'Life with the Ladies of Low Arvie' is the sequel to Linda Watson's first book 'The Ladies of Low Arvie' and continues the story of her farming life in Dumfries and Galloway, South West Scotland. 'The Ladies' are the herd of Black Galloway cows bought by Linda and her partner, Richard, to inhabit their 120 acres of wet and boggy land.
Their life, though exciting, is full of twists and turns and the couple have met many challenges to be overcome along the road to creating their successful business. They have struggled with these challenges at times but have always won through, aided in no small part by the kindness of new friends and farming neighbours.
The farm is set in the most beautiful of Scottish settings and they count ourselves truly fortunate to have spent the autumn of their lives in such peace and tranquility. The problems that they have faced and overcome through these years have always been tempered by the quiet beauty that surrounds them in their home. The hardships are many but the rewards are great and the sight of a batch of new calves gamboling around their mothers in their fields each autumn repays them a hundred fold for their efforts and makes the work load an easy one to bear.
Alongside farming life, Linda has found the time to fulfil a second lifelong dream to gain a University degree and the story of her four years of study, whilst also fulfilling her filial duties to her 90 year old mother, is interwoven into the tales of agricultural life.
'The Ladies of Low Arvie' was well received by a wide cross section of society and many readers requested this sequel to update the story and to hear of the way that life has continued at Low Arvie.