Buy In Person
The following shops regularly have stock of A Dairy Story. Please call ahead to confirm availability before making a special journey.
|Cream o' Galloway||Rainton Farm, Castle Douglas DG7 2DR|
|Loch Arthur Farm Shop||Beeswing, Dumfries DG2 8JQ|
|Barry Smart Newsagent||King St, Castle Douglas DG7 1LU|
|Earth's Crust Bakery||36-38 St Andrew St, Castle Douglas DG7 1EN|
|Designs Gallery & Cafe||179 King St, Castle Douglas DG7 1DZ|
|Gallovidia Books||75 St Mary St, Kirkcudbright DG6 4DS|
|Galloway Lodge||Fleetvale, Gatehouse of Fleet, DG7 2HP|
|House o' Hill||Bargrennan, Newton Stewart DG8 6RN|
|Waterstones Dumfries||79-83 High St, Dumfries DG1 1BN|
|Cairn o' Mhor||East Inchmichael, Errol, Perth PH2 7SP|
|Babbinswood Farm||Berghill Ln, Oswestry SY11 4PF|
|Old Hall Farm||Norwich Rd, Bungay NR35 2LP|
|Summerfield Books||The Old Coach House Skirsgill Business Park, Penrith CA11 0DJ|
|Valvona & Crolla||19 Elm Row, Edinburgh, EH7 4AA|
|Wellcome Collection||183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE|
If you are interested in stocking A Dairy Story, please contact us on email@example.com
A Dairy Revolution
We want cow-with-calf regenerative dairy farming to become as normal as free-range eggs.
So we are going to do everything we can to show that this approach to dairy farming is productive, efficient and affordable. That means, we're going to share everything we know.
In addition to A Dairy Story we have decided to write a handbook outlining our farming system in detail. This is being written at the moment by David and Charles, our Dairy Manager. It will include detail on our regenerative approach to farm management, as well as detail on the cow-with-calf system. We will make it available as a low cost e-book. Everyone who pre-ordered A Dairy Story via the crowdfunder will also receive a copy of the e-book as soon as it's ready.
Work has also begun on a filming project. This is about capturing as much as possible about what goes on here in a year, with the goal of turning it into a documentary, that we hope will inspire others to adopt a similar system. Filming started during spring calving, and there’s a lot still to capture. It’s a big undertaking.
After we hit the crowdfunding goal for our book, we published the short video below that includes a thank you from David, and provides a taster of the footage gathered so far.
Read the Introduction
Click the link below to download a copy of the introductory chapter. Written by Wilma, the Introduction describes a pivotal moment in the development of today’s cow-with-calf dairy farming system, and it explains the reasons why ‘A Dairy Story’ has been written.
It's difficult to put into words just how grateful we are for the support and encouragement of our customers, supporters and those who have visited our farm over the years.
Many people have helped us develop our current farming system, and many of those have done so with the hope that cow-with-calf dairy farming could become much more commonplace. We hope that too.
For that to happen will require a big shift in mindset in the industry, driven by a push from the public, encouragement from government, and an understanding of the wider benefits of agroecological farming. It will also require knowledge and experience to be shared. We hope that sharing as much as possible about what we know and have learned will help.
Our goal over the next year is to make sure that nothing about our farm transformation is left unsaid.
Wilma & David