Gubbeen is an exceptional insight into the running of a long-established farm that uses traditional methods cured through six generations of farming families. From how to look after your poultry, pigs and cows to cheese-making, smoking meats and growing your own fruits and vegetables, readers will delight in each section, plus the gorgeous photographs of the scenic views, adorable animals and mouthwatering food. Comprised of four voices—Tom, Giana, Fingal and Clovisse—each family member explains his or her position on the farm. Tom has worked the land all his life, following the old farming ways of his forbearers; Giana controls the dairy as well as keeping a keen eye on the poultry; their son Fingal uses the pigs to make bacon and smoked goods from the Smokehouse; and their daughter Clovisse grows vegetables, fruit, herbs and flowers in the Kitchen Garden. Recipes are included in each section to illustrate and celebrate the farm produce, resulting in a truly inspirational read.