Welcome to the Country Smallholding website

Julie Harding

Country Smallholding is Britain’s best-selling magazine for smallholders and everyone on the team who produces it is passionate about all aspects of self-sufficiency and the good life. Therefore whether you are already living this life, surrounded by animals and home-grown crops, or are hoping to do so soon or one day in the future, then you will be able to share the team’s enthusiasm, tips and ideas when you read the magazine.

The newly revamped Country Smallholding boasts a strong focus on practical ‘How to’ advice articles, so whether you own sheep, pigs, cattle, poultry or horses, goats or alpacas, or a variety of other two- or four-legged creatures, our expert writers will explain every aspect of their care on a regular basis.

Maybe you are a passionate grower? If so our expert gardening correspondents will share myriad seasonal ideas and tips every month that will help to ensure prolific volumes of fruit and vegetables appear on your plot.

Country Smallholding looks at the lives of real smallholders every month via first person diaries and profile features – there is no better way to find out what a life on the land is really like than by reading about others who also enjoy this kind of lifestyle.

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Look out for the four pages packed full of news every month – so every reader will be able to keep abreast of all the issues affecting their world – and don’t miss the topical special reports, articles on machinery, a page of events that will interest small-scale farmers, a larger focus on products via the newly introduced Tried & Tested section, plus advice on financial and legal issues.

Country Smallholding is fortunate to have a wonderful team of expert writers with a wide array of skillsets. Find out about sheep husbandry from Tim Tyne, how to care for pigs with Liz Shankland, grow with the no dig method courtesy of Charles Dowding, and learn about all things poultry from Grant Brereton and Andy Cawthray.

A special InFocus section enables advertisers to promote their products via editorial write ups, giving readers a more in depth idea of what they have to offer.

Whether you are a seasoned smallholder, or a complete novice, we are sure that you will benefit from browsing our site and reading our new-look magazine.

If you wish to promote your business, please check our advertising section.

Country Smallholding is owned by Archant, one of Britain's biggest media groups, and it is the successor to Practical Self-Sufficiency which was launched by Katie Thear back in 1975. Katie and others, such as the legendary John Seymour, were pioneers of the self-sufficiency movement.

And don’t forget, if you love Country Smallholding, why not take a look at sister title Your Chickens – www.yourchickens.co.uk. You won’t be disappointed, plus special rates are offered to those who advertise across both titles.

Julie Harding


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