October's Smallholder: Packed with everything you need for a successful smallholding (From Smallholder)
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October's Smallholder: Packed with everything you need for a successful smallholding
10:40am Wednesday 24th August 2011 in News
In October's Smallholder
LETTERS: How many eggs should you eat a day? In praise of a bucket
DIARY: Shows events and courses for October
COMPETITION: Win tickets to the East of England Autumn Show and Your Horse Live!
BEES: Why not visit the National Honey Show this year?
FORAGING:Still have a local market and a butchers? Use them or lose them - time is running out for these family run businesses
PRACTICAL SKILLS: NEW SERIESPlant and manage a small woodland
NEWS AND EVENTS:A native tree planting scheme; Home bred stock sale
CATTLE:The Belted Galloway - an all round smallholder's cow
FACT FILE: Quick reference basics to pig keeping and feeding
COUNTRYFOLK: Keep witches away from your home!
URBAN FARMING: City farm harvest; inner city allotments
GROW YOUR OWN:Cut out and keep guide to autumn in the kitchen garden; Your autumn composting queries; extending the season with a polytunnel; how wildflowers help reduce insect pests; a simple guide to Latin plant names
POULTRY PAGES. 22 PAGES OF POULTRY HELP AND ADVICE : The A-Z of poultry - continuing our major series - S is for Silkie - The hen with the distinctive plumage and a reputation for being broody; looking after layers; How to sex ducks and drakes; Your guide to running a poultry show; Open day with the Faverolles; Time to do a health check on your turkeys
GOATS: Looking at mohair - the Angora goat
BUTCHERY: Learning from a beginner's course in pork butchery
PIGS: Using pigs to manage woodland
ALPACA SPECIAL:Meet a breeder; get started in alpacas; previewing the World Alpaca event
MACHINERY: 75th anniversary for Massey Ferguson PROPERTY:Beginning a new series on rennovation - can you take on the challenge?