For ten years broadcaster Paul Heiney ran his own Suffolk farm with horse rather than tractor. In this book Paul draws on
his experience in order to describe month-by-month a farming year that our great-grandparents might have recognized. Paul
shows that in traditional farming the farmer strikes a balance with nature and gives back to the land what he takes away.
Detailing the work of the farm's key players - farmer, farmer's wife, horseman, dairyman, shepherd, labourer and farmer's
boy - he considers who took centre stage at various junctures of the farming year, in a way familiar to viewers of his Victorian
Farming television series. The book includes many 1940s and 50s photographs from the archives of 'Farmer and Stockbreeder'