Andy Collings con Harry, me and boiled bacon: A farmer's boy in the 1960s (English Edition)It's the 1960s and school leaver John Johnson is determined to have a career in farming. His parents can't talk him out of it and having been brought up on an inner city council estate, he knows very little about farming. He finds work on a dairy farm owned by Harry and it is the start of a relationship packed with humour in which John discovers that farm work is hard work and sitting on a tractor can be a freezing experience.
But his determination wins through and he gets used to early mornings when he milks the cows and having boiled bacon for breakfast every day. With John, we experience a whole farming year during which time he is involved with seasonal tasks such as ploughing, harvesting, haymaking, carting bales and not to forget lambing and fodder beet lifting.
"A gripping, humourous read for all those interested in the countryside."
"Witty, yet serious."