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InFocus: Try the Lowline

Come and see why Wessex Lowlines are the perfect choice for smallholders

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InFocus: Reliability in breeding alpacas

Advice from Joy Whitehead of Bozedown Alpacas, Oxfordshire

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The Woodland Trust is helping smallholders with a scheme to plant more trees

InFocus: Creating more woods

The Woodland Trust is helping smallholders with a scheme to plant more trees

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Now is the time to check your electric fence

InFocus: Check that electric fence

Autumn and winter maintenance is important, says Meriel Younger of www.electricfencing.co.uk

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Make sure your hen house is ready for winter

InFocus: Get ready for winter

Experts at The Stables Workshop in Staffordshire offer advice

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A Grandpa's Feeder

Stop losing feed to vermin

Make sure it gets to your chickens instead ... with a Grandpa Feeder

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Working with problem soils

Not surprisingly, gardening experts often have differing views on soil cultivation. While one of our organic gardening writers, Charles Dowding, favours the ‘no-dig’ method, even for heavy and difficult soils, our other writer, Brian Callaghan, argues here that some soils demand more intensive work to be of any use…

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A cuddle with the newest Breed Champion - Becky and Ivybeck Celandine, a British Guernsey milker

A goat guru

Becky Torrance manages to keep dairy goats, and breeds them to a high standard, without extensive grazing. She talked to Anke Sieker about this, and about her little smallholding in Northumberland

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From tree to fire

You can save yourself an awful lot of work in handling and processing firewood by learning the most efficient operating systems. Alan Beat has honed them over decades...

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AUSTRALIAN LOWLINE WESSEX CATTLE Picture by Adam Fradgley Pictured: A cow and new born calf amongst the cattle in the fields at the Dorset farm

InFocus: Try the Lowline

Come and see why Wessex Lowlines are the perfect choice for smallholders

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Brecon Buff geese

Slaughter: Humane dispatch

Chris Ashton takes a look at the latest slaughter regulations and associated welfare issues

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Mum with cria feeding

InFocus: Reliability in breeding alpacas

Advice from Joy Whitehead of Bozedown Alpacas, Oxfordshire

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