The Day Dad Blew Up The Cowshed by Jennifer Somervell


Tales from the Farm - The Day Dad Blew Up the Cowshed by Jennifer Somervell

Illustrations By Margery Fern

Based on a true New Zealand Story

Blowing up the cowshed - this farm tale really happened!  In the 1960s and 70s it wasn't unusual for returned serviceman and their farmer sons in New Zealand to blow things up. For Jennifer and Margery, growing up on a farm in Hawkes Bay, blowing up the cowshed was a momentous event in their childhood. Here the story is told just as they experienced it - vivid in detail, action and unforeseen consequences!

Learn about how a Taranaki farmer invented a rotary cowshed which became the milking shed of choice in New Zealand and around the world.