Make Hay While the Sun Shines: A Year on the Farm (Hardback)Tom Pemberton (author)
The online phenomenon opens the gates to his family farm for a wryly funny and warm-hearted look at agricultural life, from raw milk vending machines to the pitfalls of being the farmer's son.
For six generations, the Pemberton family have farmed at Birks Farm in the picturesque town of Lytham on Lancashire's Fylde Coast, working at the heart of the area since the 1830s and supplying dairy produce to the local community ever since.
In 2016, Tom Pemberton uploaded a one-minute video to YouTube about how to use the farm shop's new raw milk vending machine. He thought a handful of people would watch it. It turns out many more did. And so he began uploading regular videos, every Tuesday, Friday and the occasional Sunday to show what he gets up to on the farm. Things don't always go to plan, especially when you're the farmer's son, but every day's a learning day and Tom approaches work as he does life in general: stay positive and don't take yourself too seriously.
Make Hay While the Sun Shines takes us behind the farm gate and follows a year on the farm: from calving cows to maintaining machinery, from mucking out to planning and building a brand-new cow shed. Tom gives us a unique insight into everyday life on a busy dairy farm with all its highs, lows and hard graft. Full of heart, amusing anecdotes and unforgettable characters like Tom's dad, Andy - aka the Ginger Warrior - this is Tom's story of determination, adventure and how to keep a smile on your face even when you're knee deep in cow poo.
Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 220 x 140 x 28 mm
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“a brilliant book”
Wow thisis such an amazing read. I really didn't want this book to end it was that much fun to read. I often find it fascinating learning about new things and different people jobs and this book didn't... More
“Interesting and informative”
I had been vaguely aware of Tom Pemberton's success on social media although I hadn't seen his videos, but I am interested in farming and how our food is produced so I was looking forward to learning more... More
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