Tales From the Home Farm: Live More, Spend Less, Grow Your Own Food!

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Turn the doom and gloom into a better, more enjoyable way of living. Want to eat better, save money, work those muscles without the treadmill, know where your food comes from? This could be the new, recession-proof you! Five years ago Michael Kelly chucked in the corporate life to try his hand at 'the good life'. It's been the most rewarding thing he has ever done - and you could do it too. Make your back (or front) garden work for you, or maybe an allotment? Based on his own, sometimes hilarious experiences, Michael shares what he's learned, taking us through the year on his small home farm. Included: what to grow and when. What's worth it? What's not? Hens and pigs - the ups and downs. Cooking and storing your bounty. The health benefits - physical and mental. Linking up with others - food swapping and markets, and the return of the meitheal, an Irish co-operative labor system.

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Michael Kelly is a freelance contributor to The Irish Times. He writes columns including 'My Big Week' and 'What's On' for the Irish Times Magazine, 'A New Life' in the Health supplement and 'The Irishman's Diary'. His column 'Giving Up' in the Irish Times Magazine saw him forsake each week some of the essentials of modern life electricity, mobile phone, shaving, coffee etc. He also writes for The Gloss magazine (the Urban Farmer column and Restaurant Spy). He has appeared on The Dave Fanning Show, Mooney Goes Wild and Seoige and O'Shea. He previously worked in the I.T. industry.

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'an excellent book for people who are afraid to go in the garden for fear of making a fool of themselves' -- Clare People 'full of simple, useful information, straightforwardly presented' -- Clare People 'Tales from the Home Farm by Michael Kelly is like a gentle hand guiding you into your garden' -- Clodagh McKenna, Irish Examiner 'delivers advice and insight into every aspect of home-farm living' -- Food & Wine Magazine 'a great read - even if you never break out the wellies' -- Food & Wine Magazine 'Calling all fans of 'The Good Life, this book should be your bible' -- Food & Wine Magazine 'for sheer, vital grabbing inspiration, pick up a copy of Michael Kelly's passionate and often hilarious Tales from the Home Farm' -- Irish Examiner

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