"How To" Booklets
Due to popular demand, we
have created this page, it is where we can share
with you some of the non food items that we think you might enjoy, namely our
"How to Guides" Currently we have a couple on animal raising and welfare, and a
couple on things to build. I have been selling these on eBay and they have been
doing very well, it seems that a lot of folk out there are doing something
similar to us and benefit from some of our experience.
We have chosen to use PayPal as a payment method as it is really easy to use and gives you a degree of security whilst spending your money...
I am certain that I have said this before but there really is no substitute for good quality hands on experience, however, these little booklets will put you on the right track with some good solid advise for starting out with animals.
The booklet are A5 in size (half A4) To keep the cost of these booklet as low as possible and by definition value for money (something close to our own hearts) we have decided to send these booklets electronically (via email)...This saves money and time on postage and you get your booklet quicker.
Once we have a payment (via PayPal) we will send the booklet to your registered PayPal email address, the booklet will be an Adobe (.PDF) file which can be read by anyone with a PC.
IMPORTANT:- BEFORE YOU ORDER.
Please ensure that you are able to receive e-mails to your e-mail account, and that you are having no e-mail difficulties.
Also ensure that you are able to read an Adobe (.PDF) document, if unsure go to http://www.adobe.com/uk
Please note…Each of the booklets sold via email will have a “Not for Re-Sale” watermark on each page, we do want to share our knowledge but we do not want to give it away…we don’t love you that much! And the money generated by the sale of the booklets goes towards our animal feed bill…So buying a booklet helps us continue with this lifestyle an is very much appreciated.
Any questions please email me...thank you for looking at our sale page.
Beginners Guide to Raising Rare and Traditional Pigs - £2.75Our first love are the pigs, we started around five years ago and as "townies" with no farming background and both Emma and I being desk jockeys we had to learn "on the job" that said, since we made the break we haven't looked back...You can see our progress over the years via the updates on the left.
Emma and I thought that a "beginners" guide for raising pigs might be of benefit to anyone who is interested in taking the plunge and changing their lifestyle or even thinking about it.
Our beginners guide covers:
The booklet also includes "A Guide For New Pig Keepers" by DEFRA, this section contains all of the legal requirements needed for the successful raising of your pigs and covers:
Obtaining a County Parish Holding number (CPH)
Section on disease
The booklet is A5 in size (half A4) and contains 19 pages including photos, and we believe is a good guide to starting with pigs, written by us through our own experience.
We have also created some items that will benefit either the smallholder or the smallholding, please see the following "How to Make" Booklets.
Hedgerow Wine Making for Beginners - £2.75Emma and I started making hedgerow wine because it combines two of my favourite words…”Free” and “Alcohol” the very first wine we made was elderberry and produced a great full bodied red port like flavoured wine…delicious!...that was it we were hooked.
We have of course had our own fair share of failures or as we call them, bulk vinegar making, and following some of our attempts we have had remarkably clean drains! All that said, it is a great way to spend a late summer day collecting a hedgerow harvest and producing something that is delicious.
We are a small family who raise rare and traditional animals on our smallholding in South Lincolnshire including pigs, cows, chickens, ducks, geese and sheep. If you are interested we run a small blog style website where you can see our progress over the years www.durston.org.uk
Emma and I have already produced a few booklets which shares with you some of our experience, and you guys seem to like them very much, so we thought that a "beginners" guide for hedgerow winemaking might be of benefit to anyone who is interested in taking up one of Britain’s favourite hobbies.
Our beginners guide booklet covers:
What you’ll need
Summery (of the wine making process)
The booklet is A5 in size (half A4) and contains 20 pages (not including back and front cover)and we believe it's a good guide to starting with hedgerow wine making.