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Broad Leys are small independent British publishers specialising in books for smallholders, homesteaders, poultry keepers and organic gardeners. We have been writing and publishing in this field for over 25 years. You can read all about us here.

Hearing The Grass Grow

Katie Thear is well-known as a writer of practical books for the small farming sector and now you can read her first novel, the long awaited Hearing the Grass Grow. Find out more here

Katie has written an engaging story that is both funny and poignant. It is punctuated by a number of dramatic incidents that make the book difficult to put down. She writes with a lightness of touch and with richly drawn characters, calling on her own experience of growing up on a smallholding in North Wales at the time. More information on Hearing the Grass Grow


A selection of articles on poultry keeping and smallholding ranging from Dealing with Agressive Poultry to What to do with surplus eggs? You can find the list of poultry and smallholding articles here

Many of our visitors are looking for suppliers of poultry housing, arks, incubators, day-old chicks, feeders, drinkers and other poultry equipment. Others are looking for equipment suppliers of general interest to smallholders and homesteaders. Our new Suppliers Links pages give you information on a host of companies broken down into easy to read sections.

We've put some useful inks to organisations for you as well. Poultry, Livestock, Smallholding and Agricultural Colleges.

Starting with Bantams
Starting with Bantams

Cheesemaking and Dairying
Cheesemaking and Dairying

Successful Smallholding (NEW)
Successful Smallholding (NEW)

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