Love Island star, Farmer Will, is set to release his debut book, For the Love of Farming – Farmer Will’s Guide to Life in the Fields, later this year.
In the book, which White Lion Publishing will release on October 19th, 2023, Will reveals the real inner workings of his farm in the beautiful countryside of Buckinghamshire in the UK, season by season.
In each section, Will focuses on his prized possessions – his beautiful sheep and lambs, which he dutifully ‘belly bumps’, ‘bags’ and ‘dags’ as the seasons require.
As a sixth-generation farmer, Will describes his life on the farm with his indestructible cheer and charisma.
It’s relentless: the mornings are early, and sometimes things don’t go right, but is it fun? Of course, it’s fun!
In practical, illustrated step-by-step, Will describes the processes of rearing sheep, including treating them for lameness, hoof trimming and, of course, lambing, which he does with the utmost care and attention.
With his trusty pet pigs, Timon and Pumbaa, rolling over ‘just for tickles’ as Will would say, and the spitting alpacas harassing him around the clock, this is a heartwarming story of adventure and humour, rooted in Will’s passion for farming and the welfare of his animals, according to the publishers.
Farmer Will comments
“Today, I am able to tell the world about my life as a shepherd and lamb farmer, and spread a positive message of how important farming and having a connection to nature and animals is for our mental health,” Will commented.
“From my seven alpacas to two pet pigs, four amazing dogs, and, of course, my litter of lovely little pet lambs and super sheep, I love them all, great and small.”
“They make me a better person. They are the reason I wake up (literally, they need feeding) but also the reason I love what I do. And I’ll never take that for granted,” he explained.
“As you all know, I love educating people on farming through my videos and pictures, and I am so happy that I can put the work I do on the farm in a book for you lovely people.”
“The farm is home to me, and hopefully, this book called For the Love of Farming brings my home to you. The book is about a year in the life of Farmer Will and how he does it,” he concluded.
About the author:
Farmer Will, aka Will Young, is a sixth-generation farmer who works on his sheep farm in Buckinghamshire.
He has a passion for farming, and he wants more people to love farming as much as he does.
Will was never forced into a farming life – he almost became a professional footballer and an accountant before he returned to his farm and decided to invest his energy in the farm that he now adores.
He has 1.9 million followers on TikTok and was also an Islander on season 9 of ITV’s Love Island.