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Getting started

Thu, 16:05

If you have dreams of becoming a goatkeeper, Lee Connor has some vital advice

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Local agricultural shows are the ideal forum at which beginners to the circuit can show their sheep, says Tim Tyne, who also advises on stock selection and preparation

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Most breeds of sheep require shearing. Tim Tyne explains exactly how to tackle the vital job of shearing a sheep

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Expert Advice

Fri, 09:40

In an extract from her new book The Climate Change Garden, co-written with Sally Morgan, Country Smallholding's gardening correspondent Kim Stoddart explains how smallholders can start future-proofing their fruit-growing efforts

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Thu, 16:30

How can you widen your resilient reach beyond the veg garden? Kim Stoddart explains how native planting 'off piste' will help to entice those vital pollinators back onto your patch

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

We pick six fruit and vegetables that reap multiple-harvests every year and can be grown at home

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'How To's

Fri, 14:39

Smallholding on a Channel Island brings unique challenges — including the lack of a resident vet — but Alderney Free Range Pigs has gone from strength to strength over its decade in existence, finds Joanna Woodnutt

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Fri, 09:40

In an extract from her new book The Climate Change Garden, co-written with Sally Morgan, Country Smallholding's gardening correspondent Kim Stoddart explains how smallholders can start future-proofing their fruit-growing efforts

Read Full Story »
Thu, 16:30

How can you widen your resilient reach beyond the veg garden? Kim Stoddart explains how native planting 'off piste' will help to entice those vital pollinators back onto your patch

Read Full Story »
Thu, 16:05

If you have dreams of becoming a goatkeeper, Lee Connor has some vital advice

Read Full Story »
Friday, June 21, 2019

After meeting five years ago, Donald Hendry and Linda McFadzean now breed Highland cattle, as well as rare Whitebred Shorthorns. Julie Harding visits them on their scenic holding in Dumfries & Galloway to find out about their venture

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

We pick six fruit and vegetables that reap multiple-harvests every year and can be grown at home

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Most breeds of sheep require shearing. Tim Tyne explains exactly how to tackle the vital job of shearing a sheep

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Lifestyle

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Paul Kimber, who runs a smallholding in Paddock Wood in Kent, reveals how much he loves the strength and sound of his trusty 4x4, while his comfy chair, which is perfect when needing a break, comes a close second

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

From reducing the risk of bloat in ruminants to creating shelter belts and cricket bats, willow has myriad uses and is perfect for smallholders, finds Sally Morgan

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Itchy chickens? Grumpy birds? Issues with laying? Could your birds have Pesky Pests?

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Finding insurance can be a complicated process, especially for busy smallholders. We spoke to H&H Insurance Brokers for tips on finding the best cover for your smallholding

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