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Di bovini, come di persone, ce ne sono di tutti i tipi
Alla fattoria di Kite’s Nest, nel cuore della campagna inglese, le mucche – ma anche le pecore, i maiali, le galline – vivono in piena libertà: possono scegliere autonomamente come muoversi, dove pascolare, chi frequentare, come trascorrere il loro tempo. E, lasciate libere, esprimono tutta la loro particolarissima identità: Chippy Minton, per esempio, non riesce a dormire con le zampe sporche di fango, e tutti i giorni fa ritorno al fienile per pulirsi. A Cicciotta gli uomini stanno più simpatici delle donne. Il toro Jake invece ha un vizio: sembra sia diventato dipendente dai fumi di scarico di un vecchio Land Rover. Gemima, la mucca più fiera e indipendente, saluta tutti quasi irritata, scrollando la testa. In questo ironico racconto capace di scaldare i cuori, Rosamund Young ci accompagna con grazia tra i campi della tenuta di famiglia, e ci svela come le mucche amano, giocano e si legano fino a formare amicizie in grado di durare per sempre, mostrandoci il mondo e la vita degli animali da una prospettiva totalmente nuova, e riportandoci a contatto con una natura affettuosa e materna, in una fattoria che non potremo fare a meno di sognare come casa.
- ISBN: 881167574X
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 140
This was really bad. And I speak from a point of view of knowledge. I know cows as cows who are not subject to people at all, I've been observing 'wild' ones for decades, mostly in my garden where they eat what they fancy every now and again. (They like psychedelic magic mushrooms but I've not seen
I got to page 33 out of 137. These anecdotes about animal behavior, gathered over Young’s decades of working on Kite’s Nest Farm, a small family operation in the Cotswolds, were originally published in 2003. I’m not sure what led to them being reissued recently. I liked and couldn’t fail to agree wi Leggi tutto
Most people probably don’t even consider where the milk comes from when they reach to get it from the fridge for their morning cuppa. When they do venture into the countryside, the may be vaguely aware of these black and white animals in the fields as they flash past in the car. It is only when they Leggi tutto
I read this book as it is to be our nonfiction book of the month and being a vegan was interested in learning more about cows. However as lovely as it is to name all your cows ,and I do appreciate the fact that they have free reign to a degree as to where they go the end result is still the same. It Leggi tutto
I loved the stories about the cows, and how Rosamund recognises them as individuals with their own personalities. However, I cannot fathom how she can claim to love these cows yet sells their bodies for beef
This is a wonderful little book, and a breeze to read. Young has a deep respect and affection for the animals in her charge, and a great knowledge of sustainable and ethical organic farming. Her years of experience tending to animals is a fitting testament (if you still needed it) to the fact that a Leggi tutto
I was excited to read this because I thought it would give information about the intelligence of cows but I found that this felt like Rosamund just taking notes of the day-to-day happenings on her farm, with the odd preachy section dotted throughout. I completely understand the frustrations that the Leggi tutto
Tell us about the beautiful minds of these magnificent creatures and THEN KILL THEM!!! I love it when malzoans tell people how much they "love" animals, scritching them behind the ears and under the chin as if that justifies their slaughter. My copy of this book is heading immediately to my compost p Leggi tutto
This could have been a nice little book in favor of vegetarianism and veganism, with all its cute stories about cows and hens and piglets, their families and friends, and their diverse personalities. Alas despite the decent treatment and freedom these creatures get, they still end up being butchered. Leggi tutto
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