Robin Stanes is an acknowledged expert on the traditions of farming and farm life in the westcountry. It is almost twenty years since the publication of his book Old Farm which quickly became a classic, and sadly has been out of print for many years.
In this newer work, the author has revised the original text of his earlier book and enhanced it with the inclusion of 150 historic photographs.
Text and photographs together create a truly fascinating study of a way of life on the land that has now almost completely disappeared. Horse power and traditions that are centuries old are here recalled and described in detail.
All who have had any connection with farming, or who have an interest in our agricultural past, will not fail to be absorbed by this evocative book. Old Farming Days is one of the few books to cover every aspect of the farming tradition from livestock and dairying through to harvest and the farmhouse itself.
Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 449 8, hardback, 297x210mm, 160 pages. Published 2005. Reprinted March 2013.