The Dogs of Windcutter Down: One Shepherd's Struggle for Survival

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  • Title: The Dogs of Windcutter Down: One Shepherd's Struggle for Survival
  • Author: David Kennard
  • ISBN: 9780312362003
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Hardcover

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The Dogs of Windcutter Down: One Shepherd's Struggle for Survival

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  1. David Kennard and his family farm at Borough Farm on the beautiful, rugged North Devon coast The farm is home to a flock of 700 breeding ewes, plus their lambs which graze across over 400 acres Working with David is his team of 9 sheepdogs, ranging from retiree Fern, now 11 years old, down Zola and Colin who were born in February 2011.

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  1. There is no good flock without a good shepherd, and no good shepherd without good dogs These age old words of wisdom have always guided Devon sheep farmer David Kennard But as her battles to save his farm from extinction, they resonate loudly and unexpectedly than ever David knows he will be able to rely, as always, on his faithful sheepdogs Greg,Swift, Gail, Fern and Ernie But even he is surprised when the dogs aided and abetted by eccentric newcomer Jake prove to be Borough Farm s secret weap [...]


  2. Another installment from Borough Farm As someone getting into raising sheep and already training a young Border Collie, I found this book as fascinating as the first I don t know as if it would count as great literature, but Kennard tells a good story, often James Herriot esque Tales of eccentric neighbors and other rural characters populate his books However, it is really the day to day struggles to keep going as a shepherd, including coming up with a second income, in his case putting on sheep [...]


  3. Great book for anyone who enjoys farming, herding, or working dogs A lot of nuance would probably be lost on someone not familiar, but the author does a good job making the topics easily digested I loved it.


  4. This book is a light read but sheds light on the human side of the Foot Mouth Disease outbreak in the UK The shepherd also the author is struggling to hold onto his family s sheep holding by warding off sheep disease, government bureacrats, the occasional stray tourist s dog and stray sheep that make a good deed turn into a nightmare Respect for the land, the dogs and the sheep is reflected in each chapter as well as respect for the old timers who have weathered the worst of it and still cling t [...]


  5. With the price of sheep wool dropping drastically, and the aftermath of foot mouth Dave is struggling to make ends meet as a Shepherd So, as many farmers are doing, he needs to diversify He does this by a mix of breeding sheep dogs, training them and putting on sheep dog displays for summer visitors How he gets on in these ventures makes for a fascinating read.


  6. Not as much about personal relationships in this book as I would have preferred I am glad I pushed myself through it because I learned a lot about raising sheep and working outdoors in England 365 days per year I also learned how central sheepdogs are to shepherding and the close connection between the shepherd and the dogs.


  7. I liked both of the books by this author A real life look at farming from one who does it for a living Makes me grateful for my life and for this author s sharing.




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