Fuelled by dreams of a rural idyll, Lorna Sixsmith and her husband swap the 9 to 5 for a return to her family’s ancestral farm at Garrendenny.
They love the fields and lanes of their corner of Ireland where their black and white herd flourishes, the land where the patterns of their lives echo those of generations of Sixsmiths before them.
But a rural existence isn’t a heaven on earth. Bad weather, runaway bulls, temperamental farm machinery and cows that refuse to be milked can test anyone’s patience. But not for too long- the fields, the animals and the laughter always win out.
About the Author
Lorna is the fourth generation of Sixsmiths to farm at Garrendenny, Ireland. In 2002, Lorna swapped her Victorian Townhouse in Salisbury, pensionable teaching job and good holidays to return to her Irish roots. Lorna now combines motherhood with two passions, farming and writing.
You can catch up with what Lorna is up to via her Twitter @LornaESixsmith @LornaSixsmith.
This book was fascinating Lorna gives you a real insight into farming and the farming community. The passion she has for farming just oozed out of the pages. I had an awareness that farmers work really hard and most of them do it because they are passionate, certainly not for financial gains. Lorna is an inspirational lady, she has given up security, a good job, financial stability to move to the farming world. However, it seems from reading Lorna’s book that despite the instability, being out in all weathers and managing the uncertainity she seems to have made the best decision.
What I adored about the book was how Lorna made you feel part of her farm, she picks you up and places you directly in her farm and I felt like I was following her around for the day.
This is a must buy book, if you would like to find out more about Black and White publishers (@bwpiblishing) or to purchase the book, please click here.
A big thank you to Lorna Sixsmith and Lina (@LinaLanglee) from Black and White Publishers