musings of a scottish smallholder

Smallholding Society August 15, 2011

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I heard on the radio today that perhaps we have become too urbanised and should move back to being more of a smallholding society.

What does that mean to me? It doesn’t mean getting land – but a change of attitude.

I was brought up in a council house in an area of deprivation, but we ate potatoes that were grown in the garden, and got eggs from our neighbour who had batam hens. We picked and ate bramble jam and nettle soup. To me that is smallholding.

It’s as easy as growing lettuce on your window sill. Everything tastes better with effort :0)