Pigs, Poultry and Poo: An Urbanite Couple's Journey to Country Life by Jason Gibbs

Pigs, Poultry and Poo: An Urbanite Couple's Journey to Country Life by Jason Gibbs

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"Pigs, Poultry And Poo" is the story of two people who change their lives and discover a whole new world. Their first step is a move from living and working in the city to rural life and a two-hour commute.

Over the five years recounted in the book they mature from feckless beginners to hardened country folk, shedding only the occasional tear when an animal dies. Their animal adventures start with a cat, before they move on to goats, and then chickens.

Slowly building confidence they haphazardly add cows, pigs, alpacas, geese and ducks to their smallholding, before reaching a limit.

About the author

Jason Gibbs describes himself as an IT architect and struggles to explain his job to anyone outside the industry. Having spent his whole life in suburban or urban environments, he suddenly moved to rural Hampshire seven years ago to convert a barn. The barn is still not finished, but he's now converted to the country and a life revolving around poo. Jason is lucky enough to be married to Alex. She is a lawyer who started her career at the world's largest law firm and now runs the world's joint smallest, her own one-woman firm. After law college she spent six years in the big smoke and was happy to get out to fresh air again.

Book details

216 pages
The Crowood Press Ltd
Publication date
September 2012

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