Enjoying a relaxed rural lifestyle on a smallfarm is the dream of many New Zealanders. But running a few sheep and goats on even a modest block can be anything but relaxing if you don't have the farming know-how or experience, and don't recognise the many problems that can occur with livestock and plants.
This book has all the answers. Specifically written for New Zealand conditions, it is filled with practical advice on everything smallfarmers need to know to make their dream a successful reality:
how to manage and care for livestock, from sheep and horses to chooks and bees
how to manage pasture and trees
how to integrate the vegetable plot
how to site and build fences, drains, tracks and yards
. . . and so much more!
Clear, easily understood diagrams and photographs complement the informed, no-nonsense text, making this book an indispensable reference tool for all smallfarmers, whether on 10 acres or 100.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 05 / 2009