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Put your backyard to work! Enjoy fresher, organic, better-tasting food all the time as you learn to grow the vegetables and fruits your family loves; keep bees; raise livestock; and more. And when the harvest is in, learn how to cook, preserve, cure, brew, or pickle the fruits of your labor! Practical and inspirational, this guide is filled with recipes, advice, charts, illustrations, and plenty of home-grown wisdom. 366 pages, indexed, softcover.
A useful book for homesteading enthusiasts.
|Title: The Backyard Homestead|
By: Carleen Madigan, ed.
Number of Pages: 368
Vendor: Workman Publishing
|Dimensions: 9 X 7 (inches)|
Weight: 1 pound 9 ounces
Stock No: WW421386
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Also available in this series: The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner, The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects, The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals, and The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know-How.
Before becoming an editor at Storey Publishing, Carleen Madigan was managing editor of Horticulture magazine and lived on an organic farm outside Boston, Massachusetts, where she learned the homesteading skills contained in The Backyard Homestead. She enjoys gardening, hiking, foraging, baking, spinning wool, and knitting.
The Backyard Homestead is a comprehensive and accessible guide to starting a vegetable garden, raising chickens and cows, canning food, making cheese, and a whole lot more. Editor Carleen Madigan a homesteader in her own right, draws on the dozens of books about country living that Storey has published since its founding in 1983.
Because you need to brace yourself for whats on the horizon: The Backyard Homestead. This fascinating, friendly book is brimming with ideas, illustrations, and enthusiasm. The garden plans are solid, the advice crisp; the diagrams, as on pruning and double digging, are models of decorum. Halfway through, she puts the pedal to the metal, and whoosh! At warp speed, were growing our own hops and making our own beer, planting our own wheat fields, keeping chickens (ho hum), ducks, geese, and turkeys (now were talking) and milking goats, butchering lamb, raising rabbits, and grinding sausage. Oh, and tapping our maple trees, churning butter, and making our own cheese and yogurt. Peacocks, anyone? Need I say more? Well, yes. Stock up on some knitting books because next winter, youll want to grow your own sweaters, too."