Cows and Catastrophes includes tales of
author Brindley Hosken’s 40 years of
farming on the beautiful Lizard
Peninsula in Cornwall, where he has
lived and worked for all his life.
After 35 years of dairy farming, and in
an increasingly challenging market,
Brin made the difficult decision to
sell his cows in 2010 and now contract
rears dairy heifers.
Some of the stories told are factual,
some take a situation, turn it upside
down and approach it from a completely
different angle and others ask
important questions such as “What if
I’m a Celebrity was set on a farm?” and
“What if a tractor could write a letter
to a car?” Most are humorous; some are
sad but they are all thought provoking.
Including 32 specially commissioned
illustrations by Rory Walker, this book
will bring a wry smile to the faces of
other farmers who will recognise
situations that they too have been in.
It will also give readers who are not
involved in farming an idea about what
happens down farm lanes and in the
patchwork of fields that they pass on
their way to work each day and to help
them appreciate the tough job that
farmers today face.
- 181 Pages
- 130 mm x 197 mm