Author: G. Henderson
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
Category: Biography & Autobiography
First published in 1943, “The Farming Ladder” aims to explain how the reader may start and maintain a successful and profitable farm in the easiest way possible, without requiring a great deal of special knowledge or skills. With original ideas and a wealth of helpful tips, this is a volume not to be missed by existing or prospective smallholders and farmers. Contents include: “The Farm”, “The Plan”, “The Poultry”, “The Cattle”, “The Sheep”, “The Pigs”, “The Land”, “Labour”, “Corn Bins Unlimited”, “Holidays”, “The Farm Buildings”, “The Fourth Rung of the Ladder”, “Wartime Farming”, “Accounts”, “Conclusion”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially-commissioned new introduction on farming.
Author: Richard W. Hoyle
Farmers held a pivotal role in the capitalist agriculture that emerged in England in the eighteenth century, yet they have attracted little attention from rural historians. Farmers made agriculture happen. They brought together the capital and the technical and management skills which allowed food to be produced. It was they - and not landowners - who employed and supervised labour. They accepted the risk inherent in agriculture, paying largely fixed rents out of fluctuating and uncertain incomes. They are the rural equivalent of the small businessman with his own firm, employing people and producing for markets, sometimes distant ones. Our ignorance of the farmer might be justified by the claim that they are ill-documented, but in fact farmers were normally literate and kept records - day books, journals, accounts. This volume goes some way to counter the claim that a history of the farmer cannot be written by showing the range of materials available and the diversity of approaches which can be employed to study the activities and actions of individual farmers from the sixteenth century onwards. Farm records offer invaluable insights into the farming economy which are available nowhere else. In this volume accounts are used in a variety of ways - as the means to access single farms, but also in gross, as a national sample of accounts, to reveal regional variation over time. For the later nineteenth and twentieth centuries the range of sources available increases enormously and farmers - indeed farmer's wives too - emerge as articulate commentators on their own position, using correspondence to outline their difficulties in the First World War. Some even developed second careers as newspaper columnists and journalists. This book focuses attention back on the farmer and, it is hoped, will help to restore farmers to their rightful position in history as rural entrepreneurs.
Author: Kathy Hansford
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Kathy Handsford is only a pen name, my true name is Kathleen Fleming which I used for my first book for fear of upsetting my husband. Kathy Handsford is my small contribution to women's lib, why should I have to use the same name as my husband ,or father for that matter, when poetry is a very personal creation. I wrote my poetry in small booklets ,one each year, that I then sent to family and friends each Christmas with their Christmas card.I have now put all my musings into one book and here it is.
The Hidden History of Sharefarming in England from Medieval to Modern Times
Author: E. Griffiths,M. Overton
Farming to halves is the English version of sharefarming, a system of letting land familiar in Europe and the New World, but thought to never have existed in England. This book reveals its hidden history in England, overturning traditional accounts of the relationship between landlords and tenants in the course of English Agrarian development.
Author: Joan Thirsk
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Volume VIII of the Agrarian History (1978) provides a technical, social and economic history of rural England and Wales between 1914 and 1939.
My Personal Journey
Author: Michael Bishop
Category: Biography & Autobiography
From Smock To Cassock tells the fascinating story of a young boy who makes his career in farming but changes mid-life into the priesthood. Born in 1927, his father's ill health brings him to London during the Second World War where he experiences the horrors of the Blitz. While he survives the bombings, the end of the war brings the death of his father. This deeply personal loss, combined with a change in family fortunes, results in Michael seeking his own way in the world. He soon finds his passion in farming. Michael gains experience working for a variety of farmers, learning different methods and skills. Ultimately, he is able to acquire his own farm. His life continues to flourish as he marries and starts a family. Sadly tragedy strikes in the form of a disabling injury, which brings an end to this career. Before long, Michael finds himself living in a caravan. Searching for a new purpose, Michael is drawn to the Church. Completing various educational requirements, he achieves ordination into the priesthood. This autobiography details this journey and provides a fascinating story about overcoming the odds, pursuing your dreams and following your heart.
A Master's Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener, 2nd Edition
Author: Eliot Coleman
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
With more than 45,000 sold since 1989, The New Organic Grower has become a modern classic. In this newly revised and expanded edition, master grower Eliot Coleman continues to present the simplest and most sustainable ways of growing top-quality organic vegetables. Coleman updates practical information on marketing the harvest, on small-scale equipment, and on farming and gardening for the long-term health of the soil. The new book is thoroughly updated, and includes all-new chapters such as: Farm-Generated Fertility—how to meet your soil-fertility needs from the resources of your own land, even if manure is not available. The Moveable Feast—how to construct home-garden and commercial-scale greenhouses that can be easily moved to benefit plants and avoid insect and disease build-up. The Winter Garden—how to plant, harvest, and sell hardy salad crops all winter long from unheated or minimally heated greenhouses. Pests—how to find "plant-positive" rather than "pest-negative" solutions by growing healthy, naturally resistant plants. The Information Resource—how and where to learn what you need to know to grow delicious organic vegetables, no matter where you live. Written for the serious gardener or small market farmer, The New Organic Grower proves that, in terms of both efficiency and profitability, smaller can be better.
Author: Oliver Kaye
Category: Family & Relationships
A real life story disguised to protect the child involved. The story embraces powerful human emotions from possessive jealousy to extraordinary parental deceit, at the same time overcoming infertility problems and the dogged determination to get a rung on the farming ladder. A roller coaster of extreme emotions that are finally eclipsed by the shenanigans by the professionals in the Family Court system, leaving an ending that beggars belief.
Mit einem Vorwort von Alan Bennett
Author: Rosamund Young
Publisher: btb Verlag
Category: Social Science
Wie fühlt es sich an, eine Kuh zu sein? Ziemlich ähnlich wie ein Mensch. Davon ist Rosamund Young, britische Ökobäuerin der ersten Stunde, überzeugt: Kühe haben Gefühle und gehen persönliche Beziehungen ein. Sie sprechen miteinander, geben ihre Weisheit weiter, kümmern sich um den Nachwuchs, spielen Verstecken, sind beleidigt, verärgert, traurig oder aufgekratzt. Young, die auf ihrer Farm Kite‘s Nest in den Cotswolds im Herzen Englands seit vielen Jahren biologische Landwirtschaft betreibt, hat zu ihren Kühen ein ganz besonderes Verhältnis. »Ich bin keine Schriftstellerin, ich bin Ghostwriter für meine Kühe«, sagt sie. Youngs ebenso warmherziges wie charmantes Plädoyer für einen Umgang mit den Tieren auf Augenhöhe verändert unseren Blick und lässt uns staunen. »Niemand, der dieses Buch gelesen hat, wird Kühe so sehen wie zuvor.« The Guardian