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Pigs in Clover - Or How I Accidentally Fell in Love with the Good Life

Pigs in Clover - Or How I Accidentally Fell in Love with the Good Life by Simon Dawson Author
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This is an elegantly written, highly entertaining story. It made me laugh, and it made me think. I highly recommend it... it's a ten from Len!' - Len Goodman, Head Judge of Strictly Come Dancing

As of this moment in time, nobody has died, nobody has given birth and nobody has escaped. All 57 pigs, 18 sheep, 46 chickens, two ducks, two geese (the terrorists of the chicken field), two wild cats, two horses, four goslings, two goats and a one-eyed sheepdog. All where they should be. But it wasn't always like this...'

This is the true story of a Londoner who gives up his job as an estate agent in the city, moves to the wilds of Exmoor, starts a smallholding and becomes self-sufficient, with a few bumps along the way. Simon's journey from urbanite to self-sufficient smallholder is brimming with incidents - some funny and some tragic - leading him to question Mother Nature, himself, the food he eats, and his role in it all. Which makes the transition from city life to self-sufficient smallholder slow, emotional and, for him, often confusing, but it is also beautiful, warming and laugh-out-loud funny. So if you would like to spend time with an accidental smallholder who completely changed one drunken night in Devon, then join Simon, his wife and their extended family as they learn the truth of what it takes to live a self-sufficient life, before eventually becoming as happy as the proverbial pigs in clover.

Osprey Publishing Ltd; January 2013
336 pages; ISBN 9781780286143
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Title: Pigs in Clover - Or How I Accidentally Fell in Love with the Good Life
Author: Simon Dawson Author

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