During one severe Yorkshire winter six hundred sheep were lost, and he had to leave the job he loved, 'the call of the curlew was still over two months away, when it came I was not there to hear it'.
His new job in Herefordshire brought different skills: hedge laying, ploughing matches, haymaking, chain harrowing and crop rotation, and inevitably, the arrival of tractor and combine harvester. About the Author Trevor Robinson was born in Huddersfield in , and worked as a shepherd and farmhand in the Yorkshire Dales and Herefordshire from the age of eight. He lives with his wife in Worcestershire. Free Returns We hope you are delighted with everything you buy from us.
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However, if you are not, we will refund or replace your order up to 30 days after purchase. He celebrates the intricate details of traditional farm life: selling rabbits at tuppence each, the village hop, sheep shearing, lambing, shire horses, haymaking, the warm welcome taste of tea on a snow-bound moor, muck spreading, cheese and bread making, trout-tickling, and killing the pig, a quiet job well done.
During one severe Yorkshire winter six hundred sheep were lost, and he had to leave the job he loved, the call of the curlew was still over two months away, when it came I was not there to hear it. About this title Synopsis: In Working with the Curlew Trevor Robinson shares his enthusiasm and joy for his work as a shepherd on the moor at Great Whernside in Yorkshire and later as a farmhand near Leominster in Hereford: "A lovely environment, very busy and hard work with no lorries, no electric motors, no tractors, just nature's own sounds.
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