The Chief Shepherdess: Lessons in Life, Love and Farming by Zoe ColvilleThe Chief Shepherdess by Zoe Colville
Zoe Colville spent years in a fancy hair salon with a long list of clients, living on cigarettes, croissants and a shoestring. It was everything she’d ever wanted. But when an unexpected and overwhelming loss caused her life to shift, she found herself on a different path. One where the only use for a hairdryer is warming new-born lambs; where the cycle of life on a farm gives new meaning to purpose, and where nature is both a strict teacher and a balm to soothe the pressures of everyday life.
Alongside her partner, Chris, Zoe is now a full-time farmer, business owner and activist. In this memoir, she speaks vivaciously, humorously and candidly about lessons learned along the way – from mental health, social media and identity to surviving as an entrepreneur in a shifting economy. Through those lessons, and through her experiences of love, loss and lambing, she discovers something even more important: that it’s always the right time to take a bold step and try something new.