Here is a collection of literary sketches and beautiful photographs celebrating the life as a rural veterinarian, offering intimate portraits of farm animals, hill farmers, wildlife rehabilitation, and the nature, culture, and landscape of the Dales in all its glory. Thanks to James Herriot, author of All Creatures Great and Small, the Dales have fame and popularity worldwide. Herriot's books introduced a huge audience to the colorful life of a rural veterinary surgeon, an interest which has endured for readers and travellers for decades. Here Neville Turner's, a working veterinary surgeon for more than three decades, celebrates the countryside, natural history, Dales heritage, music-making, and photography. Neville has marvelled at the world of nature since he was a small boy. He spent over 30 years in rural veterinary practice working on the eastern slopes of the Pennines and his professional life gave him the opportunity to establish an intimacy with the Dales over the seasons. During this time he travelled over a million miles in the Dales with a camera by his side. This book will entertain and enrich anyone with an interest in animals and birds, botanists, farmers, photographers, and people with an interest in country living and rural heritage.