Not completely devoid of handy hints, but essentially a personal memoir, written for fun, of how Chas Griffin and his family set up and tried to run an organic smallholding, starting from scratch
In 1982 the Griffiths left the security of suburbia to grow garlic in West Wales. This is a funny and sometimes touching, warts-and-all account of their first three years: of how they learned lambing and marketing and ploughing and hay-making: and of the dung-sodden joys of milking and the surreal terrors of bee-keeping. Be amused. Be very amused. 'Scenes from a Smallholding' is by turns challenging, touching, and informative; but above all, it is very funny.
“I was laughing out loud before I'd got past the copyright page. The book is a gem and Chas is a star in the making. The sort of author Richard & Judy was made for”
Scott Pack, Bookbuyer
“... a Bill Bryson "down on the farm"...”
Alan Gear, HDRA