Hi everyone I am thinking seriously about a smallholding business. I have no land or anything, I only have a few chickens in my yard at the moment! But, it is something I have been thinking of for a few years now. And I want to make it happen. My ideas are to buy or rent some land and building. Then, to have sections for all the animals; chickens, maybe some pigs, goats etc. Then open a cafe on site and maybe a small gift shop where I can sell my paintings and other craft things. Then while i'm setting up all of this, I could send out posters and leaflets to schools, encouraging them to bring kids along to the farm where they can explore the petting areas; where there will be educational posters explaining the life cycles of animals, and rabbits for the younger children to pet. I have the dream... now I need to know the basics. What do I need, what do I do to get here? Any advice appreciated! Kelly.