I wanted to highlight Shelagh’s work as I was struck by the quality and realism in her drawings. As the holidays are almost upon us I thought this would be a great way to capture forever a special animal that contributes to making your Smallholding a special place.
Here are a few words from the artist describing her background and work – Happy Holidays!
Agricultural shows and country fairs are a tradition in the U.K. that bring together people to enjoy the benefits of smallholding and farming along with the local community.Read More
In September, Chicken Vet welcomed two new veterinary practices to its network of Associated Practices. To become an Associated Practice, a resident vet must have attended one of our monthly CPD training courses. Run by our team of poultry experts, the course gives a comprehensive look at backyard poultry health and husbandry and provides vets with greater knowledge and expertise when it comes to treating your chickens.Read More
Why Saving Rare Breeds?
Surely, rare breeds have become just that because they an uneconomical, difficult to look after or simply outclassed by modern breeds?Read More
There are many different types of housing that can be used to provide protection for sheep, their feed, bedding and equipment. Traditional barns, metal buildings (and similar structures) and a lower-cost to traditional housing is the modest Polytunnel. For farmers, a First Tunnels Sheep Shelter (typically a Polytunnel adapted for sheep) can quickly prove to be an invaluable and indispensable investment.Read More