Yearly Archive 2012

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Fantastic holiday gift idea for Smallholders

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!

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UK Agricultural Shows and Fairs – 2013 Complete Listing

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.

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Growing the Chicken Vet Practice Network – New Additions

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.

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Saving Rare Breeds is an unfunded conservation farming and animal sanctuary charity.

Why Saving Rare Breeds?

Sheep

Surely, rare breeds have become just that because they an uneconomical, difficult to look after or simply outclassed by modern breeds?

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Polytunnels are fantastic

growing plants in hanging baskets

FOR……….growing your favourite produce, even when the “outdoor” season has long finished and the unique properties of a Polytunnel make it a surprisingly cheap way to make large areas of land highly productive.

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Why choose Premier Polytunnels?

Spring is here, meaning it’s that time of year… The time of year when gardeners up and down the country are busy buying and building their first polytunnels or repairing and refurbishing their old tunnels.

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Polytunnels Adapted for Sheep

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.

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You too could be “Lambing Live”!

Join Kate Beavan and husband Jim at Kate’s Country School… on their 800 year old, 300 acre Monmouthshire farm, location for the first series of Lambing Live.

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