Saturday, May 31, 2014
Review - The Backyard Homestead
Book - The Backyard Homestead (Produce all the food you need on j ust a quarter acre!)
Edited by - Carleen Madigan
Publisher - Storey
Paperback, 368 pages.
I found this book to be both incredibly instructive and inspiring. Inside you will find many illustrations, drawings, and encyclopedia like facts. It is fascinating and informative.
You are encouraged to start your own homestead, even if you have a small yard. You learn how much food you can produce, based on the amount of land, and your specific needs.
You will learn how to start a garden, how to take care of the garden, and the many different types of produce you can grow - fruits and vegetables. Also herbs, grains, etc. There are many little recipes in here, to inspire you with useful ways of using your harvest.
You will also learn how to take care of poultry to have your own eggs. It is like having a mini-farm!
There are so many useful items in here! There is even a section that tells you how to make your own ice cream.
Overall, it is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to start a small garden, or start a complete homestead style mini farm. Very well done!
*Disclosure - I received this book for review purposes. *