EIGHTEEN STORIES – five minutes each to read. Set in a sheepdog trial framework, with three stories gathered into a themed pen to represent three sheep used in each trial run.
Urban readers in particular will note the rural tags for trials faced by farmers and those living and working in rural New Zealand. Rural readers will relate to the reality and nostalgia of their industry.
Garrick Batten writes from a lifelong career in agriculture as a farmer, government adviser, diplomat, agribusinessman and consultant in New Zealand and overseas.