Welcome to The Smallholder Series website
The Smallholder Series' DVDs, presented by Adam Henson, have been designed to provide expert guidance for smallholders, livestock owners and anyone interested in country living and 'the good life'. Have a look at the DVD reviews.
This website hosts a constantly growing library of resources drawn from accredited sources, that will increase the smallholders knowledge on a range of topics - from managing your livestock
for peak health, to creating a productive orchard.
What's New for May 2013
The year so far has been unseasonably cold, with strong nor’easterly winds making it feel quite arctic some days, and although the grass has started into growth, it’s well behind where it should be at this time of year. Not only has this meant livestock farmers have had to keep stock in the yards for feeding rather than turn them out into the fields, but the cold has also delayed growth in the vegetable garden, which is well behind so far this year.
But never fear, nature has a way of balancing itself out, and although things may be a bit slow in the garden, given a few warm days everything will be playing ‘catch-up’ in no time – and we may well see a swarm of bees during May!
As usual, we have our Things To Do This Month that will help you plan your time managing Sheep, Chickens, Pigs and the Vegetable Plot. If you’re looking for information about a specific smallholding subject, have a quick search in our Index of Articles – and if what don’t find what you’re looking for, let us know so that we can fill the gap.
All in all, although it’s been quite a difficult spring, the swallows have arrived and are busy nest building, the lanes are full of blossom, and our newborn lambs have just gone out into the fields – read all about this year’s lambing in the Green Farm Diary.
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