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Smallholding Courses

We run various courses throughout the year at TAS HQ in the east of Scotland, including poultry keeping, sheep keeping, and an introduction to smallholding. 2016 bookings now being taken.

Smallholding Courses

guide

Introduction to Poultry Keeping

We once read somewhere that poultry is usually the first "livestock" enterprise that budding smallholders are likely to undertake. In this guide we'll take you through everything you need to know about keeping hens.

An introduction to pig keeping

recipe

Mushroom Soup

A wonderful mushroom soup, lifted by the classic combination of garlic and parsley. It can be made with variety of any mushroom, or even a mixture, but is best with a dark-gilled mushroom or chestnut mushrooms.

Mushroom Soup with Parsley & Garlic

feature

TAS T-shirts

Our TAS t-shirts feature a unique design reflecting many aspects of smallholding. They are screen-printed onto high quality, heavy-weight cotton t-shirts.

TAS t-shirts

Moving pictures

Pigs love apples

Pigs love apples

Our 10-week-old Tamworth weaners getting hand-fed apple slices.

From the Diary

  • Done

    Done

    Monday 2 May, 2016

    And 2016 lambing is over. It didn’t exactly finish on…

  • Nearly done

    Nearly done

    Monday 25 April, 2016

    We've truly had four seasons in one day here - snow, hail…

  • Still lambing

    Still lambing

    Monday 18 April, 2016

    And it’s mostly about lambing this week. The gimmer…

Latest recipes

  • Oat and mincemeat cookies

    Oat and mincemeat cookies

    We always make mincemeat before Christmas, when we're making puddings and cakes, and usually enough…

  • Tomato Soup

    Tomato Soup

    This soup is quick and easy to make and rich and tasty, despite using tinned tomatoes. You'll never…

  • Cheese and onion quiche

    Cheese and onion quiche

    An easy to make and delicious quiche, which we've made successfully with frozen eggs. Substitute…

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