Countryfile’s Adam Henson’s life on the land - read by Nicky Henson.Adam Henson is the best-known farmer in the UK. After eight years as a roving presenter on Britain’s most watched countryside show, Countryfile, he now presents his own section of the programme from his farm every Sunday. But after the TV crews leave, Adam returns to the job he loves most - working the land and looking after his livestock. This is a searchingly honest account of the highs and lows of a year of life on the farm.
It begins with the joy of new life - lambs in March. But as a promising spring turns into a wet summer, Adam falls behind with his harvest and the year begins to look more grim.
Adam inherited not just the farm from his father, Joe, but also his passion for farming. Imagination is essential for the farm’s survival and Adam has many an entertaining tale as he explores new sources of income. He explains his commitment to rescuing breeds from extinction, as well as the money-spinning work of hiring oxen out to film directors and training pigs to sit on Hollywood stars.
Life on the land is unpredictable, emotional and varied, but never dull. Here, Adam shows us what a farmer’s life is really like.
©2011 Adam Henson (P)2011 AudioGO Ltd
A great example of why anyone who works on the land would not change it regardless of everything that can go wrong. The brutal honesty of working through the hard times particularly those outside of your control and the sheer delight of the good times.
Audible addict since 2003. High School librarian who has found her bliss!
The author apparently has a well regarded television show in Britain. Unfortunately this book is sort of like listening to the audio of that show without any visuals. There are one or two brief moments of promise when the characters or settings actually come to life, but they are few and far between.
the narrator was not the same age group of the author, so it was not as comfortable to listen to as it might have been
Adam's experiences during the TB testing of his cattle and having the tests come up negative
i did not like his voice at all! he sounded phlegm-y and old to me. a younger voice would have been more listenable
Yes! be the farmer I am inside albeit not on such a grand scale.
I really enjoyed the diversity of the story. I learned a lot! that's what I wanted from this book.
Truthful inspiring and honest
A bit like.... All creatures great & small
I was a bit disappointed that Adam hadn't done the narration himself but Nicky does a fine job, and hardly noticed it wasn't Adam after a while.
The sheer honesty of the trials of being a farmer in today's world. Adam is a farmer with a heart, never takes anything for granted.
I loved this book and was disappointed to get to the end, I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it.
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