BBC Victorian Farm - Stephen's Book of the Farm

While watching the current BBC prorgramme 'The Victorian Farm' my wife suggested she would like a copy of the book (featured as their main point of reference), as it may be interesting to find a few tips or compare against our current small agricultural adventures (vegetable patch).

Due to it's age it's no longer covered by copyright and has been added to Google Books, for free reading or downloading. ANd can be accessed on the link below:-



  • InfamyInfamy
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    You are a star! Ive been looking for a copy of this!!
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  • Pip26
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    Great post - thanks!
  • Sobraon
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    Fantastic! Hanslope you must be a mind reader.
  • Most excellent find!
  • Yippie, saves an tiresome search! Many thanks hanslope x
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    I've just been 'reading' it.

    On the early pages it describes how to top and tail turnips and how to confine Sheep and Turnips!!
    Or that's what I thought it said!
    It actually was Sheep ON Turnips.

    I had been wondering why Turnips had to be rounded up and kept in a pen up until then!!

    And the very last page about Capons.....that was new to me!!
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  • Brilliant find, Hanslope! Thank you so much. I've not been able to watch the programme and have wondered where I could find the book. Thanks again! :beer:
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  • :beer:You have made my day!!!:rotfl::T:rotfl:
  • Thank you :)
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