‘Written by smallholders, for smallholders’ is the proud claim of Smallholder magazine, and we don’t think we stock a more useful, practical magazine here at Newsstand.
Smallholder magazine covers every area of interest to the smallholder, bringing you the news and views from smallholding across the country. It offers practical advice for fruit and veg, pigs, sheep, horses and even alpacas, and has a dedicated poultry section. Also reviews machinery such as tractors and issues such as fencing and water, as well as coverage of property, classified ads and details of upcoming events across the UK.
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Self-sufficiency! Even the word itself sounds cheerful to us. It has been many a long century since Great Britain was self sufficient – we think you would have to go back to sometime in the 15th Century, possibly earlier to find a time where the country didn’t rely on imports to survive. Nevertheless, it is possible, and with an ever-uncertain economic climate, self-sufficiency seems the way to go.
For many city-folk it may seem like a dream, to be able to move away from the noise and stress of the urban environment and to a sleepy little village in the back end of nowhere, to raise sheep and cows and grow fruit and veg. They of course have little conception of the hard work, early mornings and tough, physical labour involved in doing this, the stress of knowing that the success or failure of your crops or animals could turn simply based upon a spell of hot or cold weather.
Don’t get us wrong, working a smallholding and achieving self-sufficiency is certainly possible – there are many across the country, no doubt readers of Smallholder magazine – but it takes a lot of graft, knowledge and effort to be successful. So, we raise a pint of home-grown cider to all the self-sufficient farmers and smallholders out there. NB