The Smallholder's Manual

The Smallholder's Manual


By (author) Katie Thear

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  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 192mm x 246mm x 24mm | 798g
  • Publication date: 25 November 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Ramsbury
  • ISBN 10: 1861265557
  • ISBN 13: 9781861265555
  • Illustrations note: 200 colour photographs and diagrams
  • Sales rank: 332,135

Product description

Whether you are an established smallholder, or just starting to take the first tentative steps towards farming at your home, this book contains a wealth of useful information on all the key aspects of small-scale agriculture. The book covers the rural property - buying a small farm, preparing outbuildings and equipping it with machinery and tools; the land - the kitchen garden, protected cultivation, orchards and pasture; livestock - from bees, rabbits and chickens to goats, cattle and exotic species; and commercial considerations, regulations and organic farming.

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Author information

For thirteen years Katie Thear and her husband David lived on a smallholding in Essex, where they combined small-scale farming with publishing Country Smallholding magazine. Katie has advised on organic and welfare standards for poultry and livestock, and currently lectures in the UK and USA.