Quick Reads

Dream Garden: From a Smallholding to a Business

Andy and Adam set up a smallholding in 2011, and 3 years later sought the guidance of Monty Don to make their dream garden. Today, they own a cafe and shop. They told Preloved how they made the decision to up sticks and then to transition to open a business.

2017-03-22 00:00:10By Andy Richards and Adam Willcox

Local & Community

10 Ways The Salvation Army Will Be Helping People In Need This Christmas

Throughout the year The Salvation Army serves around 3 million nourishing meals at community and residential centres to older people, people experiencing homelessness and young families. Click through to read about what they are doing over the festive season and how you can help!

2016-12-20 00:00:57By The Salvation Army


Thrifty Chicken Coop Ideas

While we encourage our members to opt for rescue chickens, the initial cost of putting together the coop, making it safe from predators and getting right food can be high. So, we have compiled some amazing DIY features to make your coop and run that much cooler and environmentally-friendly.

2016-08-05 11:31:46By Natalie Reynolds

Hints & Tips

Dangers of Chinese Lanters

This New Year, we're urged not to light Chinese sky lanterns as they pose a threat to animals and wildlife. Read on to find out more.

2015-12-31 15:38:43By Adele Gardner


Holy Cow! 15 Incredible Cow Facts

Happy Cow appreciation day! Today is all about celebrating the UK’s most loved bovine specimen! In order to give this majestic creature the attention it truly deserves we’ve decided to make a list of facts, you probably didn’t know, showing just why we adore this four hooved mammal so much!

2015-07-14 15:04:12By Liv Serrage


A Quick Guide on the Law When Buying Livestock

Always fancied owning a cheeky herd of goats? Looking to buy a micro pig? To own livestock, there are important documents you should be aware of when buying livestock. Keep reading to find out more!

2015-02-15 10:28:07By Justine Dench


Keeping Goats Warm in Winter

This month has been all about preparing your pets for winter! We have shared information on how to care for your horses, chickens and other pets...but goats are a whole different animal all together! Learn more about caring for your goats this winter now...

2014-10-27 10:31:47By Marie Channer


Keeping Chickens Warm in Winter

Brrr! It's getting colder! Time to start preparing for the colder months, and that includes prepping our pets too, particularly if they live outdoors. Marie from Wood Green gives some advice on how to care for your chickens throughout the winter months.

2014-10-18 10:18:21By Marie Channer


Care Guide for Keeping Chickens

With our interests to live a more sustainable life growing, keeping pet chickens in our back gardens is becoming more and more popular. For those of you considering to buy or rehome chickens, we have pulled together some key points for you to consider.

2014-04-17 10:52:46By Justine Dench


Advice for Buying Pigs

Journalist and author of the 'Haynes Pig Manual', Liz Shankland, is an expert on pig keeping and smallholding. She gives us some advice on what to consider if you're thinking about buying pigs.

2013-04-24 10:35:07By Liz Shankland