Christmas wouldn't be complete without the festive issue of Smallholder magazine.

A subscription makes a great gift for smallholders and allotmenteers and what Christmas stocking is complete without a magazine poking out.

This Christmas issue is a mixed bag of goodies with features including:

- Growing your own Christmas feast (SPOILER: the turkey gets it)

- Will Livingstone looking back over the past year at River Cottage

- Four calling birds: Calling duck

- Soil management on the allotment

- How to sharpen a chainsaw

- Great gifts for gardeners

- Brian Eyers on growing saffron on his smallholding in Cornwall

- Understanding turkey food labels

- Unusual working dogs

- Testing methods of deterring deer

Get your subscription online or pick up a copy from your local newsagent. It's essential Christmas reading for smallholders and allotmenteers.