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About Anna Featherstone
Author, writer and expert self-publisher Anna Featherstone has written for The Guardian and Sydney Morning Herald and is the bestselling author of Small Farm Success Australia and the memoir, Honey Farm Dreaming.
“Look – It’s Your Book!” is Anna’s fifth non-fiction book and her fourth self-published title. She’s written it specifically to help Australian non-fiction writers understand and take control of their writing and publishing journey.
Anna presents regular writing workshops for individuals and businesses on how to turn your unique ideas, knowledge and experiences into great content that captures, captivates and connects with readers.
Passionate about bees, the bush and the beach, she admires humans with big hearts and people who make positive change wherever they are and with whatever resources they have. She can’t cook to save herself, but when she does, she loves doing it in a solar oven.
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Currently farming or dreaming of a tree change? Want to farm but don't know where to begin? Already farming but looking for fresh ideas? Researched and written especially for Australian farmers, this book will help you find your inner agripreneur.
Key questions answered include:
• Why farm?
• Have you got what it takes to be a farmer?
• How do you decide the what and where of farming?
• What ways can you value add your produce?
• How do you fast track your knowledge?
• What regulations do you need to be across?
• How do you market and sell your produce?
• What are the best ways to tap into agritourism?
• What might farming mean for your family?
Enjoy insights from producers of everything from beef to barramundi, saffron to sheep cheese, wine to walnuts. Take inspiration from market gardeners to macadamia growers, flower farmers to fruit growers, truffle growers to agritourism operators.
If you want to connect with the earth and make hay while the sun shines, this is the Australian small farming book for you.
More than a decade ago authors Andrew and Anna escaped the rat race to run their own race on a small farm that became an award winner...their only regret? Not having a book like this back then.
Review from Grass Roots Australia Magazine (Feb/Mar edition #245:
"Considering going into farming or maximising the land you have? This book is a must-read, with useful and practical information on how to get started and make it work. It covers everything from what to produce where, animal husbandry and value-adding, to regulations, marketing and tourism, and even balancing work and family. There's a wealth of practical advice in the profiles of established market gardeners and farmers such as Tammi Jonas from Jonai Farms."
If you’re ready to laugh out loud while you learn about the ups and downs of life on a small farm, come on a journey with this family who farm bees, cuddly beasties, backpackers from across the world and their own resolve during a decade of farming.
If you’ve ever dreamt about life on the land, or are indeed doing it, this book will resonate.
It’s a story about a farmyard full of animals, thousands of tourists in the garden, a hundred backpackers in the house, millions of bees in the air - and one family. What could possibly go wrong?
Discover more about the 'good life' and enjoy a good laugh from this well-reviewed, entertaining, engrossing book in which author Anna Featherstone lays bare what it's like to follow your dreams and to find success, failure and finally understanding along the way.
Beeswax recipes include: beeswax lip balms, insect repellent balm, itchy bite balm, sleep balm, moisturising and eczema Farm Balm, burn balm and more. There are also honey face mask and delicious farmhouse recipes too.