Sally has always loved to read, gulping down everything from Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, James Herriot, Hilary Mantel and lots and lots of history books. She currently, to her shame, owes Northumberland Libraries £37.50 in overdue library fines (sorry Hexham library). 

About the book

'It's beautiful weather today - I sit down outside the lambing shed with my back up against a pen and savour the spring sunshine. All the sheep are bedded up and everyone is fed and watered. No ewe is lambing, and I have half an hour to myself. I stretch out my feet in my wellies and push them into the warm straw ...'

Sally Urwin and her husband Steve own High House Farm in Northumberland, which they share with Mavis the Sheepdog, one very fat pony, and many, many sheep. Set in beautiful, wild landscape, and in use for generations, it's the perfect setting for Sally's (sometimes brutally) honest and charming account of farming life.

From stock sales to lambing sheds, and out in the fields in driving snow and hot summer days, A Farmer's Diary reveals the highs, lows and hard, hard work involved in making a living from the land. Filled with grit and humour, newborn lambs and local characters, this is the perfect book for anyone who has ever wondered what it's like on the other side of the fence.

Available from all good book shops. 

The paperback version of "A Farmer's Diary" will be published on 5th March 2020, and will be available in all good bookshops. 

The kindle and audio versions are available where ever you buy your audio and e-books. 

"Full of passion for the realities of life lived knee-deep in the countryside" -  Daily Mail

"From financial struggles to arguing with vegans, Sally Urwin’s new book lifts the lid on farming....A Farmer’s Diary combines humour and the stark reality of modern farming, often in the same anecdote" - The Guardian

"With her witty humour and candid descriptions, its hard not to fall in love with Sally" - The Countryman's Weekly

"Finds the fun in rural life" - Daily Mail

High House Farm



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© 2019 by Sally Urwin

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