Jeremy Hobson & Phil Rant
Many of the books currently available mention only the pleasures of owning a smallholding, this volume adopts a more pragmatic approach and discusses the many potential pitfalls.
Jeremy Hobson discusses the essential characteristics of any successful smallholding in terms of location, size, water sources, safety, security and tools and machinery.
The book explains the processes required for an all-year vegetable patch with advice on how to create an orchard. It considers practical poultry keeping and beekeeping before discussing the requirements in keeping cattle, goats, sheep, pigs, horses and alpacas.
A chapter is also included on barns, buildings, walls, fencing and grassland management.
Information on recycling, composting, rainwater storage and the natural harvest of the hedgerow are also featured.
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Beekeeping - Cattle - Goats - Land Management - Machinery - Pigs - Poultry - Sheep - Smallholding