Although a large part of smallholding is about the produce - meat, vegetables, fruit, fleece, and so on - running a smallholding effectively and efficiently requires a wide range of skills and techniques. These can take years to develop (as we've found!) so advice and mentoring from experienced smallholders and farmers is a tremendous help, as is sharing experiences with others.

In this section you'll find resources to help with the practical and business aspects of smallholding - equipment, skills and techniques, buildings maintenance, fencing, land management, paperwork, and so on.

The TAS forums are a great place to find answers, and to seek advice when you're stuck. There is almost always someone who has been there and done it before, so ff you can't find what you're looking for just ask!

Further Reading

Dictionary of Agriculture

Dictionary of Agriculture Jane Russell

The Smallholder's Manual

The Smallholder's Manual Katie Thear

A Start in Smallholding

A Start in Smallholding Alan Beat

The Polytunnel Handbook

The Polytunnel Handbook Andy McKee & Mark Gatter

Discovering Horse-drawn Vehicles

Discovering Horse-drawn Vehicles D.J. Smith

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