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Hobby farmers now account for the ownership of the majority of farms under 40 acres, over 100,000 such farms in Britain alone. It features frequent articles in the press on hobby farms, downsizing, living a more nature-centred life and growing your own food. It gives enormous feature attention in the press, radio and television. This is a book that will be sold on the back of such television series as Jimmy's Farm (BBC 2). Most farms are now sold to people whose main priority in country living is a lifestyle choice and making a profit is not the priority. Willy Newlands can guide you through how to farm your land, your livestock and your orchards for maximum quality of life. Hobby Farm is an invaluable guide to country living. It takes you through Artichokes and Asparagus; Beekeeping and Ducks; Goats and Pheasants; Pigs and Poultry; Potatoes and Rhubarb.
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"A detailed and witty guide for those seeking a better quality of life." -- 'Country Smallholding'
"A detailed, witty and essential guide for the apprentice smallholder." -- 'First Pasture'
"Engaging and very well written... An excellent read." -- 'Organic Gardening'
"Willy Newlands strikes a blow for the orchards, gardens and meadows of
England and for the unmatcheable pleasures." -- 'The Field'
Willy Newlands has been a journalist and travel writer for decades, but his family can trace their farming ancestry back 250 years. He lives in Lauriston Castle in Kincardineshire, and has successfully bred the Castlemilk Moorit sheep (a breed once threatened with extinction). He was an editor at 'Daily Mail' for many years and has presented programmes on Scottish television.
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Book Description Souvenir Press Ltd, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0285637681
Book Description Souvenir Press Ltd, 2006. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0285637681