Country Smallholding - - Inside This Month - Si­mon McEwan, Edi­tor

May is prob­a­bly my favourite month on the small­hold­ing – the gar­den is burst­ing into life, the live­stock are at their best and there is the prom­ise of a lovely sum­mer to come (we hope!). Many of us will be off to ru­ral shows – and maybe even take part. This month we have a spe­cial fea­ture on the many things to con­sider if you plan to start show­ing your live­stock, in­clud­ing in­ter­views with small­hold­ers who are ex­pe­ri­enced in the show ring (see page 8).

Two of our writ­ers, Tim Tyne and Sally Mor­gan, have new books out. Sally’s is called Liv­ing on One Acre or Less, and she is sum­maris­ing the key themes over our next three is­sues. See page 14 for the first part. Tim’s book, writ­ten with his wife Dot, is called Vi­able

Self-Suf­fi­ciency, and is hailed by the pub­lish­ers as the most im­por­tant book about self-suf­fi­ciency since John Seymour’s The Com­plete Book of Self

Suf­fi­ciency. Next month we will be giv­ing away 10 copies of this su­perb book. En­joy!

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