Scenes From A Smallholding Paperback
by Chas Griffin
In 1982 the Griffins 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.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Ebury Publishing
- Publication Date: 01/05/2005
- Category: Biography: business & industry
- ISBN: 9780091905071
- Paperback from £7.65
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Review by samsheep
I feel a bit mean giving it only 2 stars - I liked Chas, his attitude and his life choices very much indeed but the book was hard work. A hodge-podge of old articles and interspersed narrative describing his family's move to Wales to take up a smallholding and become self-sufficient. I liked the insight into the realities of the venture and the farming details, but the bad "dad" jokes throughout got more and more painful.