I just finished reading the book by Ralph Rice. I wish we had more farmers like him - caring, considerate, thoughtful, understanding, full of great insights and being able to share his thoughts and experiences with his readers.
The book is a treasure trove of great little stories about what it means to be a farmer, live with animals and care for them as well as for the land. Some stories are also quite humorous and show that mistakes and/or misfortune are learning opportunities.
I couldn't figure out which publishing company did the job, so I assume it is self-published.