Christmas giveaway competition!
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Grab yourself a special treat in our bumper festive free prize draw. From the practical to the ultra-stylish, there’s a festive gift to enhance every type of smallholder’s life
5 FEATHERS AND BEAKY BUNDLES, WORTH £113.93 EACH
Five lucky readers will each win an amazing bundle of Feathers & Beaky goodies for their hens. Each bundle, worth over £100, includes a 15kg bag of Layers Pellets, a 5kg bag of Chicken Treat, a 5kg bag of Chicken Grit - everything you need to keep your hens and cockerels happy and healthy. There is also a stylish Chicken Feeder, Top-Fill Drinker, Peck-It Treat Dispenser, Vegetable Holder and yummy treats, including two tasty Mega Peck-It blocks, Superfood Probiotic Treat and Fresh Nest Herbs.
Tel: (01254) 54545; www.feathersandbeaky.co.uk
12 X BAGS OF CHIRBS, WORTH £8.49 EACH
Chirbs is a completely natural health supplement that is wholesome and unadulterated and made specifically for chickens. It is based on good old fashioned knowledge, as well as the latest research into poultry health and disease prevention. Chirbs is full of natural vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids which are the building blocks for everything your hens produce for you. Chirbs is a pure, natural product with no fillers, no additives and no chemicals.
1 X LA DI DA FAIR TRADE 100% CHYANGRA CASHMERE PASHMINA, WORTH £140
This beautiful cashmere pashmina can be worn as a scarf, wrap or shawl. A fair trade product, this stunning scarf is handmade in Nepal using 100% grade A, trademarked Chyangra pashmina cashmere with a classic fringe finish. Chyangra pashmina is the highest grade, finest cashmere in the world, featuring the rare fibres of the Chyangra mountain goats who live high in the isolated Himalayas over 3,000m above sea level.
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1 X FRASER & PARSLEY GOLD FOIL STATIONERY AND EGG BOX STAMP, WORTH £65
One lucky reader will receive a bespoke egg box stamp (£45) for their lovingly home laid eggs, plus a luxury chicken gold foil stationary pack (£22). The egg box stamp is the ultimate gift for any chicken lover. Either stamp directly onto a blank egg box or onto a label if recycling a box. Supplied either with black or navy ink and comes in a muslin bag. The luxury chicken gold foil stationery is available in a set of 10 and is hand pressed using a traditional hot foil press.
2 X THOMAS PETTIFER & CO WINTER CARE HAMPERS WORTH £74.42 EACH
Thomas Pettifer & Co has provided the finest horse healthcare products since 1836. In this special Christmas hamper you will find its famous Green Oils (Antiseptic Gel £9.99 and Antiseptic Spray £7.49) alongside Sw’Itch Anti-Itch formula (£9.99), Invigor8 Cooling Wash (£8.99), Extra Tail Fly Repellent (£9.99), Herbal Elixir Skin Gel (£7.99), Cetream Medicated Cream (£9.99), and Leg Shield Mud Guard (£9.99) to keep your horse in tip top shape this winter.
1 X HAYFIELD ENGLAND WINE FEDORA AND BESPOKE FEATHER PIN, WORTH £100
The festive wine fedora hat from Hayfield England is paired with a bespoke feather brooch for the ultimate Christmas gift for country-loving ladies. Crafted from 100% wool felt, the fedora is crushable and showerproof, so not only do they look fabulous, but they are well up to the task of countryside adventures! Hayfield fedoras also feature a lightly padded inner sweatband, helping to ensure that the wearer stays comfortable in their hat all day long. The wine fedora is finished with a chic black 100% leather band featuring a solid brass enamelled Hayfield England disc.
1 X SCOTTISH MADE OAK SERVING PADDLE AND CHOPPING BOARD, WORTH £105
Fife-based Scottish Made offers a range of stunning Scottish grown, sustainable wooden boards and gifts, each in a range of country designs. One lucky reader will win a large oak serving paddle (£75) with a bee etched onto the wood and which is ideal for serving antipasti, cheeses, meats or canapes. This will also come with a small 30cm oak chopping board (£30) with a fine Scottish stag etched onto it. This is simply perfect for chopping herbs, lemons or garlic.
1 X TOGGI BIRCH HAT, WILLOW SCARF AND OAK GLOVES SET, WORTH £87.99
Made from a super soft wool and alpaca mix yarn that is both breathable and antibacterial, the Birch hat (£28), Willow scarf (£40) and Oak gloves (£19.99) from Toggi combine warmth and comfort with stylish good looks. Available in wonderful wine colour, or simple snow white, these luxurious knits are designed to coordinate exquisitely with pieces from the latest Toggi outdoor collection.
1 X PAIR OF MUCKBOOT DERWENT BOOTS, WORTH £90
Unisex Derwent II boots offer quality, functionality and comfort in one product. These mid-height boots are perfect for muddy and wet conditions, whether you’re walking the dog or doing a spot of gardening. The upper is reinforced in both the toe and ankle area, while a rubber outsole with a serious tread pattern helps with grip. This all-purpose 100% waterproof wellington boot has a breathable PK mesh lining to keep you cool on warmer days.
4 X 15KG BAGS OF VETSPEC WORKING DOG PUPPY & JUNIOR FORMULA, WORTH £34.95 EACH
VetSpec Working Dog, Puppy & Junior Formula contains specific supplements to ensure optimum growth and development of young dogs from four weeks through to 12 months, after which the animal can be transferred to VetSpec Working Dog, Adult Formula. Contains 44% chicken with rice, vegetables and herbs. It is wheat gluten free, with no added artificial colours, flavours or preservatives.
Tel: (01845) 565630; www.vetspec.com
1 X SCH HANDY BIN, WORTH £95
The British-built Handy Bin HAB1, manufactured by SCH, features large pneumatic wheels to make the bin easy to manoeuvre over rough ground. The removable 39ltr bin with two rope handles has a solid steel construction, making it the perfect transporter for many outdoor objects. With the bin removed, the transporter can be used to move things that are too heavy to lift and carry around comfortably.
Tel: (01473) 328272; www.schsupplies.co.uk
1 X SUNNYSIDE SMALLHOLDING THREE PRINCIPLES FOR SELF-SUFFICIENCY BOOK AND COURSE VOUCHER, WORTH £103.99
Sunnyside is a traditional mixed farm located near Grantham in Lincolnshire where the owner grows his own food, breeds poultry, pigs, sheep and keeps bees. Over the past 10 years, Andrew Rock has developed Sunnyside to provide a way of life that is rare in the modern world. He shares his learning through a variety of smallholding and self-sufficiency training courses. His farm is also the inspiration behind the short handbook Sunnyside Smallholding Three Principles for Self-Sufficiency, which explains how to live a fulfilling, sustainable and comfortable life.
1 X 3 DONKEYS CLASSIC LADIES COVERALLS, WORTH £135
The original 3 Donkeys 2-into-1 work coveralls combine function, versatility and femininity. They consist of a jacket and trouser which join at the waist with a full-length, heavy-duty zip to allow for fast and easy removal when needed. They are hard-wearing and perfect for keeping clothes clean during any smallholding activities, or simply to wear over clothes for any tasks in a woman’s busy life. The winner will receive purple coveralls. Available in sizes 8-18.
1 X FRUITBAT WOOL SCARF, WORTH £95
One reader will have the chance to win a handcrafted British wool scarf from Somerset-based Fruitbat Textiles, a business run by Charlotte Martin that specialises in unique, luxury accessories for both men and women. Every product has been dyed by hand and handwoven in the studio into designs inspired by the beautiful, ever-changing south-west countryside. The scarf measures about 25x200cm, boasts tassels, and is made using quality Somerset wool.
1 X PAIR OF SOKAN JAPANESE SECATEURS FROM GENUS GARDENWEAR, WORTH £80
Snip, cut and prune with ease with these beautifully crafted secateurs from Sokan, Japan’s oldest brand that dates back to 1870. Renowned for their workmanship and durability, the Sokan Japanese Secateurs are uniquely hot forged from just two pieces of high carbon steel, with the blade and handle forming one piece to give a stronger tool and better balance. Packed in a distinctive box, these secateurs make a great gift for green-fingered friends and family, or simply a wonderful treat for yourself.
1 X SCRUFFS REGENT FAUX LEATHER SOFA BED, WORTH £134.99
A Scruffs Regent faux leather sofa (for your dog) is a stylish accessory for your living room. Upholstered in black or brown faux leather, with button detailing and contrasting stitching around the sides, it is perfect for any pampered pooch. A separate high-density foam cushion is covered with a striped chenille fabric and trimmed with faux leather piping to complete the sofa bed’s stylish appearance. The winner will receive a medium sized sofa bed.
3 X THE GOOD LIFE FAMILY BOARD GAMES, WORTH £29.95 EACH
Three lucky winners will each receive a fun, easy-to-play, award-winning family board game entitled The Good Life. Use your wheelbarrow to move around the board to collect fruit, vegetables, pigs and chickens to fill your garden and allotment. Seems simple. It is, but you’ll have to protect your chickens from foxes, sell your crops and livestock, avoid drought, bird flu, and stop your animals escaping.
Tel: (07932) 656625; www.thegoodlifegame.co.uk
1 FREE SUBSCRIPTION TO COUNTRY SMALLHOLDING, WORTH £33.75
Country Smallholding is a must-have magazine for all smallholders – both seasoned and new to the Good Life. It is packed full of tips, advice and features on living life off the land. Therefore what could be more appropriate this Christmas than to win a subscription to your favourite magazine, to keep you entertained through the cold months and beyond into the summer and autumn.
3 X SEVEN-BOOK BUNDLES FROM THE HISTORY PRESS, WORTH £97.96 EACH
From the joys and perils of raising pigs to creating an inspirational flower garden, The History Press has an exciting range of titles to entertain all gardeners and smallholders. Three lucky readers will each win a copy of the following four titles:
* Telling the Bees and Other Customs, the folklore of rural crafts (£12) – Mark Norman examines the customs, superstitions and stories woven into some of the world’s oldest trades.
* Animal Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland (£12.99) – Sharon Jacksties’ wonderful book combines traditional stories, little-known zoological facts and true anecdotes to create a treasure trove of stories for animal lovers of every kind.
* How to Read a Bird (£20) – this book brings to light the remarkable actions of birds through examples of species around the world, and it presents engaging vignettes about their private lives, all explained in an evolutionary context.
* Woodland Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland (£12.99) – a collection of traditional folk tales of oak, ash and thorn, of hunting forests and rebellion, timber and triumph in battle, wild ghosts and woodwoses.
* Tasting the Past: Recipes from the Second World War to the 1980s (£12) -documents the rich history of our food, its fads and its fashions combined with a practical cookbook of over 120 recipes from World War II onwards.
* Woods and People (£12.99) - the story of 20th-century forest creation, and the eureka moment in the 1980s that challenged foresters and conservationists to work together on new ideas.
* Pottery Gardener (£14.99) – the story of the incredible walled garden behind the Emma Bridgewater Stoke-on-Trent pottery factory, lovingly created by the great Arthur Parkinson. www.thehistorypress.co.uk
8 X COPIES OF KEW: WITCH’S GARDEN, WORTH £14.95 EACH
Kew: Witch’s Garden describes more than 50 of the world’s most powerful, harmful, legendary and storied plants from the screaming mandrake to calming St John’s Wort. Can you predict the weather with seaweed? This book reveals all, as well as the creation of salves for broken hearts, sore heads and protection from evil spirits. Published in collaboration with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, it tells the story of our fascination with these magical specimens.
5 X COPIES OF POTS FOR ALL SEASONS, WORTH £20 EACH
In Pots for All Seasons, author Tom Harris offers ideas for a wide range of fresh and unusual container plantings and shows you exactly how to create them. He demonstrates how to combine pots to make a container garden and how to rearrange and replace them so that the display is always lively and appealing. Packed with practical advice as well as how-to illustrations, Pots for All Seasons includes pages of photographs of glorious container plantings to inspire readers to be bold in their choice of plants, containers and arrangements.