A year long wander through our high spots and low moments, sampling the fruits of our labours. With mouthwatering recipes, practical gardening tips, henkeeping hints and glimpses into life here at The Kitchen Garden.
Even free-range poultry (the book covers ducks, geese, turkeys, guinea fowl, quail and pheasants as well as chickens) can suffer from diseases, and Victoria Roberts, a vet who is a poultry specialist, gives guidance on good management, common diseases and problems, and how to watch for the symptoms as well as what to do about them.
Description of 20 breeds of duck, 12 geese, 10 turkey colours, with history of the breed, its utility, special requirements and what makes a good bird. Follows the success of Poultry for Anyone by same author.
A practical and comprehensive guide to free- range poultry-keeping, whether commercial or small scale. Includes advice on which birds, housing, feeding, rearing, breeding and care, egg production, table bird production, legislation, selling and welfare. Previously published by Farming Press, and a classic.
The Shorthorn breed rose to a pinnacle of success in the middle of the 20th century, with huge export demand, and animals being sold for record sums - Bapton Constructor was sold for 15,000 guineas to Canada in 1956 and in 1961 Calrossie Heirloom for 13,500 guineas to the Argentine. The breed’s great benefit is its twin function, both dairy and beef.