The year starts like an afterthought, with mizzling, grey, half-hearted days,
with thin, watery sunlight, moss and rot and mud, ice on the troughs...
Discover the year through the eyes of a shepherd on the Lake District fells with this unique calendar from the author of The Shepherd's Life, featuring an original poem by James Rebanks for each month, and the author's own photography.
Taking us from snow-capped hills in January, through lambing season and a riot of June flowers, to the shorter days and wood smoke of Autumn, The Shepherd's Year is a glorious celebration of a life in nature.
James Rebanks tells us why Beatrix Potter is the Lake District writer he loves the most in this extract from The Shepherd's Life.