My Farming Life
My Farming Life
On New Year’s Day 2012, Emma Gray’s long-term boyfriend broke off their relationship, leaving her heartbroken – and bewildered. But that was just the first setback the year was to offer: it was followed by the tragic death of her beloved old collie, Bill, and then a serious accident – breaking her back when her quad bike overturned. Her isolated existence – four miles from the road and the nearest neighbour – no longer looked such a good or sensible idea. The question on everyone’s lips – could the woman dubbed ‘Britain’s loneliest shepherdess’ ever find lasting love? This book tells the story of how Emma picks herself up from these setbacks to become one of the country’s most successful breeders and trainers of Border Collies, and how Emma – surprising herself as well as her friends and family – finds love and lasting happiness where she least expects it.
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'A heartwarming tale of life on the land' Alan Titchmarsh
'There's love and loss, challenge and adversity, but above all it's warm, insightful and inspiring' Helen Skelton
'Will inspire any reader to look at the countryside - and all those who work there - with newfound appreciation' Jimmy Doherty
'Uplifting, charming and beautifully written' Adam Henson
Emma Gray was just twenty-three when she moved to an isolated farm in Northumberland, becoming Britain's youngest solo shepherdess. In the seasons that followed, Emma fell in love with its rolling fields, surrounding forest and sturdy farmhouse, tending her sheep and training her dogs - and even found romance.
But when Emma finds herself suddenly alone again, heartbroken and recovering from a serious accident, she wonders if her isolated existence is still such a sensible idea. Even if she recovers, how could she make a proper living on Fallowlees Farm?
In her heartwarming book, Emma tells the story of how she picked herself up and expanded her cattle herd, added more horses to her menagerie, and became one of the country's most successful breeders and trainers of Border Collies - unexpectedly discovering true love and lasting happiness along the way.
Written with warmth and humour, My Farming Life is a joyous celebration of nature and community, and a delight for anyone who's ever dreamed of living closer to the countryside.