Back in Time

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I’m halfway through reading an inspiring book, the true story of how a couple gave up conventional farming and allowed their land to revert to its natural state. They let wild ponies, deer, longhorn cattle and pigs roam and graze freely with astonishing results – an explosion of plant-life, insects, birds and mammals – many of them rare and some even endangered.

Such diversity recalls ancient times, when the earth’s species evolved side by side. As a result the book abounds with close detail but the writing is always impassioned and the message – that Nature knows best – so compelling that I find myself galloping through it, a smile never far from my lips and even the occasional tear brimming. Somehow or other, it feels like coming home …

The book is called Wilding: The return of nature to a British farm (Picador) and it’s by Isabella Tree, an established writer and co-owner of the farm. She certainly knows her onions, as they say! And the short video below offers a brief taster …

 

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3 thoughts on “Back in Time

    1. Cheers, Opher, and thanks for the reblog!

      A phrase I’ve just read in the book: “We are starting to appreciate its [nature’s] potential for doing many of the things we thought, arrogantly, we could do on our own.”

      But the book does more than preach – it marshals its evidence and persuades through proof. Such a refreshing change from all the bluster and pontification that currently abounds!

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