The Year In Books 2018: June.
Sorry for the lack of blog posts the last month but we are having internet issues with our provider and even now trying to write this has been a battle of phone calls. So fingers crossed the signal stays till I get this written.
This review is a little different in that I have already read this one because I was lucky to be one of a few bloggers to get my hands on a copy before it's release. I have known Lorna since October 2011 where we first met at the Women in Ag conference which that year was in Kilkenny. Lorna introduced me to the world of Twitter and blogging. Till the cows come home is Lorna's third book and possibly the one I have enjoyed the most. This book takes you on a journey through her childhood growing up on a farm. It brought back so many fond memories of my own childhood on the farm.
It was her stories of walking though fields on summer evenings, silage time when the best part as a kid was eating in a field. The best food of the summer was always eaten in a field, everything tasted so good. The memories of watching my granny getting the boxes ready with flasks and sandwiches came flooding back as I read Lorna's own stories. As farms get bigger and busier the times for eating in a field or even feeding contractors is nearly gone.
I loved reading about Sam, their farm dog and the bond between farmer and dog. We didn't and still don't have a working farm dog just two spoilt house dogs. It was also nice to read her memories of calving time and how the neighbours were called to help if there was any difficult births and about the chores country kids would have compared to town kids.
This is a book for anyone, for those born on a farm as a little trip back down memory lane and also for those who weren't as a look into a different kind of childhood. I loved the memories reading this brought back of my own childhood and made me a little sad for my own boys. Their childhood would have been a little less magical and relaxed compared to mine.
There is a blog tour happen for the book and over the coming days the blogs below will post their thoughts and feelings about Till The Cows Come Home so please go have a look. You can buy this book in all good bookshops, if you do leave me a comment on what you thought of it. I have two people already waiting to read my copy !.
For the month of June I am reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society which I was hoping to see in the cinema.
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