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The Smallholder's Manual

Katie Thear

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Author(s): Katie Thear

About The Book

Whether you are an established smallholder, or just starting to take the first tentative steps towards farming at your home, The Smallholder's Manual contains a wealth of valuable information on all the key aspects of small-scale agriculture.

Topics covered include: The rural property: buying a small farm, preparing outbuilding 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. Commercial considerations, regulations and organic farming.

Illustrated with 200 diagrams and colour photographs, this practical handbook will be welcomed by the small-scale farmer in the twenty-first century.

Additional Information

Author Katie Thear
Availability In Print
Dimensions 246 x 189 mm
Extent 240 Pages - 200 colour photographs & diagrams
ISBN 9781861265555
Publication date 2002
Book Type Hardcover


  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • The Rural Property
    • Buying a Smallholding
    • The House
    • Outbuildings, Machinery and Tools
  • The Land
    • Boundaries
    • The Kitchen Garden
    • Protected Cultivation
    • The Orchard
    • Pasture and Fodder Crops
  • The Livestock
    • Bees
    • Chickens
    • Rabbits
    • Waterfowl
    • Turkey,Guinea Fowl, Quail, Peacocks and Pheasants
    • Pigs
    • Sheep
    • Goats
    • Cattle
    • Fleeces
    • Exotic species
  • Appendix 1. Working in the Countryside
  • Appendix 2. Regulations
  • Appendix 3. Coping with Pests the Organic Way
  • Glossary
  • Sources
  • Index

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