A brand new book packed full of light-hearted agricultural tales is now available to buy from the RSABI online shop, selected retailers or by calling 0131 364 4205. The new title is the perfect Christmas gift or stocking filler.
The new book has been compiled by Andrew Arbuckle (pictrured) and is being sold in aid of RSABI.
This book contains more than 300 funny farming stories gleaned from all parts of the country and from every sector of the agricultural industry. Some of the jokes are personal. Others are anecdotal. All reflect the fun that can be found in farming.
As an example of what is inside, the story below was contributed by John Ross, former NFUS president:
It was Newton Stewart Blackface Tup sale day. We picked up our elderly shepherd and took him to the sale. This was the highlight of his year and he was a bit rushed and excited.
He explained to us that he had recently acquired a new set of dentures and, to put it mildly, he informed us in no uncertain terms that the teeth were more than a trifle uncomfortable.
After a few drams, his views on the dentist`s professional abilities became more vocal and less diplomatic.
We eventually got him back home whereupon his wife greeted him at the door with the words “Wullie – whit hae ye din wi ma teeth?”
The author: Andrew Arbuckle was born and brought up on a family farm in North Fife later taking over the tenancy of the unit from his father. The farm specialised in growing seed potatoes and malting barley with cash crops of sugar beet and strawberries. On giving up the tenancy, he moved into full time journalism working as agricultural editor with the Courier in Dundee. A spell as a Member of the Scottish Parliament followed before once again picking up his pen and writing about the agricultural industry he loves.
Over 150 pages, including colourful cartoons. Copies of the book are available from RSABI, priced £10 plus £2 p&p. The book will be available in mid-October.
Have you picked up your copy of the companion book: “Farming is a Funny Business” – limited numbers – Buy now while stocks last!