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    DescriptionThe 'Good Life' has never been so popular. More and more of us are searching for the perfect rural idyll - our very own piece of the countryside where we can live side by side with nature, produce our own food, and have a degree of control over what we eat. Written by an experienced and successful smallholder, "The Smallholding Manual" is ideal for existing landowners as well as those contemplating a move to the countryside. Unlike previous books in this genre, it takes the reader right from that all-important Step 1 - finding the perfect smallholding to creating a viable lifestyle. It offers a complete introduction to the myriad potential land uses and provides clear, step-by-step guides to getting to grips with enjoying a new, more fulfilling lifestyle.

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    Smallholding Manual
    The Complete Step-by-step Guide
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Liz Shankland
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 184
    Width: 210 mm
    Height: 270 mm
    Thickness: 9 mm
    Weight: 805 g
    ISBN 13: 9780857332257
    ISBN 10: 0857332252

    BIC E4L: COU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.4
    BISAC V2.8: TEC003000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14280
    BIC subject category V2: TVM
    DC23: 630
    Thema V1.0: TVM
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations
    Imprint name
    J H Haynes & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    05 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Liz Shankland runs a successful smallholding that has been home to everything from poultry and pigs to sheep and goats. She breeds pedigree pigs and has twice won the prestigious Tamworth Champion of Champions competition. A journalist and broadcaster by profession, Liz is the author of the Haynes Pig Manual and The Practical Guide to Buying and Running a Smallholding in Wales. She writes for numerous publications about farming and countryside matters, including Country Smallholding magazine.
    Table of contents
    Taking on a smallholding: pros and cons, commitment needed, financing the move. Finding the perfect place: importance of location, land needed, common pitfalls. Getting ready: learning new skills, planning how you will manage your land. Legal requirements: getting registered, dealing with red tape, livestock regulations. Essential equipment: finding the best kit to make light work of chores, health and safety. Growing fruit and veg: improving soil, extending the growing season, planting an orchard. Your first livestock: buying, caring for and rearing animals for meat. Growing feed for livestock: care of grassland, making silage and haylage. Selling your produce: regulations involved, direct sales, farmers' markets. Wildlife-friendly farming: biodiversity, habitat maintenance and creation. Showing your livestock: getting started, preparation, using shows to promote your stock.