A succinct testimony to a life aligned with its owner. Rebanks has also spent decades trying to align farming in an industrialised, globalised context with his values and the demands of sustainability.  Despite the pressures, he easily concludes he wouldn’t change his life for another. 

This is my life.  I want no other. 

May you feel this way about your own life, that it fits you like a glove. 

See also my love letter to this wonderful book, including a mosaic of quotations.

Source: James Rebanks, The Shepherd’s Life (London: Allen Lane, 2015), p. 287

Photo credits: Beatrice Otto


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