The Lore of the Land

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Lore of the Land is full of practical advice, from hanging a fence to draining land, from planting trees to hay-making making this a classic reference on land management. Accompanied by beautiful illustrations by Sally Seymour this sturdy classic covers all aspects of land husbandry. Packed full of practical advice, as well as old country living lore this book is not only paying homage to a man who spoke for a whole generation but is a valuable asset for anyone living off the ...

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Overview

Lore of the Land is full of practical advice, from hanging a fence to draining land, from planting trees to hay-making making this a classic reference on land management. Accompanied by beautiful illustrations by Sally Seymour this sturdy classic covers all aspects of land husbandry. Packed full of practical advice, as well as old country living lore this book is not only paying homage to a man who spoke for a whole generation but is a valuable asset for anyone living off the land.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781907866050
  • Publisher: Good Life Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Edition number: 30
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Anne Sears 9-10

Introduction 11-12

Chapter 1 Soils 13-19

Clay soil 14

Loam 15

Calcareous soil 16

Peat soil 16

Sandy soil 17

Gravel soil 18

Podsol 18

Chapter 2 Improvement of Land 20-38

Drainage 20

Soil treatment 36

Chapter 3 Grassland 39-75

Renovating existing pasture 43

Renovating by re-seeding 45

Grasses, clovers and herbs 49

Nurse crops 60

Grazing grassland 61

Paddock grazing 62

Hay-making 64

Weeds of grassland 68

Pests 71

Chapter 4 Walls, Hedges, Fences and Gates with a Short Word on Roads and Paths 76-99

Stone walls 76

Thorn hedges 77

Post and rail fencing 83

Wire fencing 84

Gates 90

A very short word on roads and paths 97

Chapter 5 Woodland 100-110

Chapter 6 Trees 111-163

The qualities of the commoner trees of temperate climates 115-163

Establishing trees 132

Cutting trees down 139

Converting timber 144

Firewood 154

Tree diseases 157

Food-bearing trees 159

Chapter 7 Ponds and Lakes 164-182

Making a pond 164

Stocking a pond 175

Plant life 180

Maintenance 181

Index 183

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