A 19th-century portrait of “Britain’s fattest cow” is set to raise thousands when it goes under the hammer later this month.

This is just one of the recent stories on Farmers Weekly‘s Field Day blog, which focuses on the lighter side of country life.

Updated daily by the Farmlife team, just two of the other topics it has covered recently are the story of a cow stuck in a frozen swimming pool and how snooker legend “Rocket” Ronnie O’Sullivan has taken time out of his competitive schedule to work on a farm.

And that’s before we even get to the duck-shaped potatoes, ferret nuptials or baguette-stealing squirrels.

We originally introduced Field Day in response to reader requests for occasional quirky countryside stories alongside the news, business and technical information. Because sometimes in farming, you’ve just got to smile, after all…

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