SERENITY SPA - Inspiration & Spirituality

The Secret Life of Cows

Delightful . . . it alters the way one looks at the world. Alan Bennett

With A Foreword by Alan Bennett

‘A lovely, thoughtful little book about the intelligence of cows.’ James Rebanks, author of The Shepherd's Life

Cows are as varied as people. They can be highly intelligent or slow to understand; vain, considerate, proud, shy, or inventive.

Although much of a cow's day is spent eating, they always find time for extracurricular activities such as babysitting, playing hide and seek, blackberry picking, or fighting a tree. This is an affectionate record of a hitherto secret world.


About Rosemund Young

Kite's Nest Farm is on the edge of The Cotswold escarpment. It is run by Rosamund, her brother Richard, and her partner Gareth. Nature is left to itself as much as possible and the animals receive exceptional kindness and consideration.

Kite's Nest Farm produces beef and lamb from 100 per cent grass-fed animals which are butchered and sold in the farm shop.



One of the most charming and touching books I have ever read. In the Paradise of Kite’s Nest Farm in the Cotswolds, cows, pigs, sheep, hens roam freely. Cherished by the author Rosamund Young and her brother Richard, these sweet animals develop totally different characters ...Hilarious and intensely moving by turns, The Secret Life of Cows also highlights the tragedy and appalling cruelty of factory farming and how fatally harmful it’s end product is to the human race. Jilly Cooper

A tiny, extraordinary book about cows and how they live; they have family groups and they certainly have friends. Now I feel that I understand cows and when I see them in the fields I feel that I can say ‘hello’. Clare Balding

This farmer's observations of her herd is a rediscovered gem. Delightful . . . it alters the way one looks at the world. Alan Bennett