Till the Cows Come Home

Two or three cows was all that needed to be milked as the rest were dry. Animals were fed and bedded before everyone went to church and they took life easy for the afternoon. When I was a child, Christmas week always seemed relaxed.

Author: Lorna Sixsmith

Publisher: Black & White Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785302051

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 256

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One farm. Two worlds. Three generations. 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. Warm, witty and wise, Lorna Sixsmith effortlessly mixes family memories, social history and her own hard-won insights into life on the land. Praise for Till the Cows Come Home 'A mesmerising tale of Irish farming ... From top cow Delilah to the stranger at the silage table, the jobs, joys and challenges are skilfully tied together ... Lorna Sixsmith is a natural storyteller in the vein of Alice Taylor.' – ANN FITZGERALD, author of A Year on Our Farm and journalist with Farming Independent 'A strong female farming voice and a vivid sense of a rural childhood ... Drink in rural life for the first time or get lost in pleasant memories. A must-read memoir.' – SHARON THOMPSON, author of The Abandoned

Till the Cows Come Home

As you enter from the kitchenette you get to the breakfast bar and wooden stools. It's in this room that Dad knocks up a cracking roast beef and one of his 'home-grown' turkeys at Christmas. It's here that everyone gathered after ...

Author: Sara Cox

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473672716

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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THE UPLIFTING AND HEARTWARMING LOVE LETTER TO FAMILY AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS 'Cox is a natural storyteller... she brings that authentic voice to bear in her memoir. The tone is so intimate, chatty and friendly, so you feel as though she could be sitting next to you' Hannah Beckerman, Daily Express 'endearing, engaging and very funny' Mirror 'Coxy's memoir about growing up on a farm is as funny as you'd expect, genuinely touching and has some excellent 80s and 90s details. Her love of animals is infectious' Alexandra Heminsley, Grazia 'The book is like a big warm hug, full of local characters and misadventures' Sophie Heawood, Observer 'Made me laugh out loud...I loved it!' Lynda La Plante 'Glorious springtime, haystacks and a herd of cows can all be found in this' Sunday Times Bestseller 'Warm and witty' - Express A funny and heart-warming love letter to childhood, family and growing up. Till the Cows Come Home is DJ and TV presenter Sara Cox's wonderfully written, funny coming of age memoir of growing up in 1980s Lancashire. The youngest of five siblings, Sara grew up on her father's cattle farm surrounded by dogs, cows, horses, fields and lots of 'cack'. The lanky kid sister - half girl, half forehead - a nuisance to the older kids, the farm was her very own dangerous adventure playground, 'a Bolton version of Narnia'. Her writing conjures up a time of wagon rides and haymaking and agricultural shows, alongside chain smoking pensioners, cabaret nights at the Conservative club and benign parenting. Sara's love of family, of the animals and the people around them shines through on every page. Unforgettable characters are lovingly and expertly drawn bringing to life a time and place. Sara later divided her childhood days between the beloved farm and the pub she lived above with her mother, these early experiences of freedom and adventure came to be the perfect training ground for later life. This funny, big-hearted and often moving telling of Sara Cox's semi rural upbringing is not what you'd expect from the original ladette, and one of radio's most enduring and well loved presenters.

When Cows Come Home for Christmas

When Moosha gets stuck in the space meant for the Christmas tree, the cow family is sad until Dale, a baby calf, shows them how to make the best of the situation.

Author: Dori Chaconas


ISBN: 9781415620311

Category: Christmas stories


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When Moosha gets stuck in the space meant for the Christmas tree, the cow family is sad until Dale, a baby calf, shows them how to make the best of the situation.

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The buffalo are back Goble, Paul. Her seven brothers The return of the buffaloes Gulbis, Stephen. ... Raisin, the littlest cow Chaconas, Dori. When cows come home for Christmas Chambers, Angela. How now, cow? Climo, Shirley.

Author: Rebecca L. Thomas

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440834350

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1636

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Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. • Offers easy subject access to children's picture books • Features a user-friendly organization • Provides in-depth indexing and full bibliographic detail

Till the Cows Come Home

One delightful roan cow, Brafell Lady 7th, went for 1,020 guineas; as she left the ring, the auctioneer shouted, 'How much do you want tekken off her? ... The cows will mostly be dry by Christmas, in preparation for their two ...

Author: Philip Walling

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 178649308X

Category: Nature


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'A vital, thorough and accessible history that everyone who cares about the past or the future should read.' Rosamund Young, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Secret Life of Cows _______________________________ The story of the relationship between humankind and cattle, from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Counting Sheep. To tell the story of the relationship between humankind and cattle is to tell the story of civilisation itself. Since the beginning, cattle have tilled our soils, borne our burdens, fed and clothed us and been our loyal and uncomplaining servants in the work of taming the wilderness and wresting a living from the land. There has never been a time when we have not depended on cattle. As human societies have migrated from the country to the city, the things they have needed from their cattle may have changed, but the fundamental human dependence remains. Blending personal experience, recollection, interviews with farmers, butchers and cattle breeders and studding the narrative with little-known nuggets of technical detail, Philip Walling entertainingly reveals the central importance of cattle to all our lives.

When the Cows Come Home

squeekyleaksfile: 5157329089089165135 When The Cows Come Home An Economic Motivational Speech By Rehtafeht Johannus Lihp ... against the Dark Art of Depression An illuminati Family Christmas Secret History By Finnegan L'Argent du Sang, ...

Author: Rehtafeht Lihp

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 179484533X


Page: 482

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A self help zombie apocalypse cookbook written from the perspective of the virus.

Goodnight Moo

CHRISTMAS COW BELLS A Buttermilk Creek Mystery Mollie Cox Bryan The first novel in Mollie Cox Bryan's brand-new mystery series, set in the Blue Ridge Mountains, will keep you guessing until the cows come home.... Christmas is a time for ...

Author: Mollie Cox Bryan

Publisher: Kensington Cozies

ISBN: 1496721357

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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A FRESH FICTION PICK! Welcome to Shenandoah Springs, Virginia, the bucolic small town where Brynn MacAlister keeps cows, churns cheeses—and is sharper than the ripest cheddar when it comes tosolving mysteries . . . With a foster cow in her corral and a new calf on the way, Brynn MacAlister has a lot on her plate. Especially since her micro-dairy farm is hosting the first annual cheesemakers contest at this year’s summer fair. A relative newcomer, Brynn’s hoping the contest becomes a tradition, bonding her even more strongly to the community. But when a mysterious tractor accident looks suspiciously like murder, Brynn suspects someone is up to no-gouda . . . Some folks say the lead suspect was just defending his underage daughter from a suitor more mature than a vintage provolone, but Brynn isn’t buying it. Especially when another dead body turns up and Brynn’s top cheesemaker falls under suspicion. It’s enough to make a girl bluer than her best Stilton. But not enough to stop Brynn from getting to the bottom of things. What she discovers is the small town harbors some pretty unsavory characters. And the closer Brynn gets to the killer, the deeper she gets into danger . . . Praise for Mollie Cox Bryan’s mysteries “A playful charmer!” —Woman’s World on No Charm Intended “Scrapbookers and hobby cozy fans will enjoy this delightful holiday escape.” —Library Journal on A Crafty Christmas “A font of ingenuity . . . superb entertainment.” —Mystery Scene magazine on Scrapbook of Secrets Includes Udder-ly Delicious Recipes!

Around the World

When our cows come home from the mountain pastures where they feed all summer , they will need the hay . ... When Christmas times comes , every family in Norway will tie a bunch of grain to the top of a tall pole and set it out in the ...

Author: Stella Webster Carroll Tolman



Category: Geography


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The Sacred and the Profane

The Englishman can go on celebrating Christmas till the cows come home and still be an accomplished Cameroonian in other respects. Anyway, as Elyonin had asked me, I had made myself known and talked about in the media, even though it ...

Author: Desiree Ntolo

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434399249

Category: Human-alien encounters

Page: 460

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