Doing It In Wellies
The initial notes scribbled on scraps of paper a few years ago were simply reflections and things learned from running Middle Farm. Not written for a reader at first but just for me.
Since I don’t come from farming stock, in fact I didn’t even grow up in the countryside it felt all the more necessary to document this special way of life. Somehow with the help of another friend, Editor and now business partner Kate Taylor, with many beautiful photographs taken by local photographer Richard Hammerton, my notes became a hardback.
Smallholding doesn’t quite fit into the ‘farming’ category nor in to town life but relies on a knowledge and balance of both to work successfully. This story is not a guide or a how-to book but tells of how we can manage to live the ‘good-life’ from holiday cottages, pigs, chickens, sheep and veg and most importantly the support and encouragement of local friends and colleagues.
It was a privilege to write and, I hope, fun to read.
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