We've thought about writing a book for years. For lots of reasons - including personal reasons - now felt like the right time to do it.
'A Dairy Story' is the full, no holds barred, story of the transformation of our farm. We've often described what we do here and how it's different from conventional farming. Until now we haven't told the full story of why.
The book is a memoir, which means it's also the story of us; our motivations and our hopes for the future. It’s more than a dairy story, it’s our story.
Now that we've written it, we want to get it out as quickly as possible. So, rather than tout it round publishers with all the delays that would involve, we've decided to crack on and self-publish it.
Four years ago 592 people helped us put the final pieces of our cow-with-calf dairy system in place by contributing to a crowdfunding campaign. We loved the way the platform gave us an opportunity to speak directly with people who were genuinely interested in what we are trying to achieve. So a return to Crowdfunder seemed like the right approach for this project.
Today we are inviting you to help us tell the full story behind our farm transformation by pledging support for 'A Dairy Story' via a crowdfunding campaign. By doing so, you can also secure your copy of the book.
Some of the rewards are time limited, because we'll be sending the final text to the printer in a couple of weeks. So if you're interested in having your name included as one of our generous supporters within the book, please keep this in mind.
Thank you to everyone who has encouraged us to write this book, and thank you to everyone who has supported the transformation of our farm over the past 25 years. We hope you enjoy reading our story.
Wilma & David