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The Backyard Homestead

Format:  Paperback,

367 pages

Publisher: Workman Pub Co

Publish Date: Feb 2009

ISBN-13: 9781603421386

ISBN-10: 1603421386

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Put your backyard to work Enjoy fresher, organic, better-tasting food all the time. The solution is as close as your own backyard. Grow the vegetables and fruits your family loves; keep bees; raise chickens, goats, or even a cow. "The Backyard Homestead" shows you how it's done. And when the harvest is in, you'll learn how to cook, preserve, cure, brew, or pickle the fruits of your labor.
From a quarter of an acre, you can harvest 1,400 eggs, 50 pounds of wheat, 60 pounds of fruit, 2,000 pounds of vegetables, 280 pounds of pork, 75 pounds of nuts.

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Publisher: Workman Pub Co
Publish Date: Feb 2009
ISBN-13: 9781603421386
ISBN-10: 1603421386
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 367
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.55
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.0 x 9.0 x 1.25

Awards and Recognitions

  • ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards, 2009 (United States)

Book description

Put your backyard to work! Enjoy fresher, organic, better-tasting food all the time. The solution is as close as your own backyard. Grow the vegetables and fruits your family loves; keep bees; raise chickens, goats, or even a cow. The Backyard Homestead shows you how it's done. And when the harvest is in, you'll learn how to cook, preserve, cure, brew, or pickle the fruits of your labor.

From a quarter of an acre, you can harvest 1,400 eggs, 50 pounds of wheat, 60 pounds of fruit, 2,000 pounds of vegetables, 280 pounds of pork, 75 pounds of nuts.

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 4.8 out of 5★ by 6reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Love this book! As a city dweller I don't have a lot of space to garden, although I love the taste of fresh veggies! This book has great ideas on how to make the best of my small area, I can't wait for spring! 01/01/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great Basic Book This is a great basic book that covers many aspects of homesteading/ mini-farming. I originally borrowed it from the library. I decided it would be a wonderful resource manual to have so I bought it. 03/20/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Very useful! This book covers EVERYTHING from gardening to animals to wine making! I highly recommend this book to anyone thinking about becoming more self-sufficient! 12/30/2010
Rated 4 out of 5★ by Great variety of information I haven't implemented the ideas yet, but this book has some great information for growing your own food. It also has a user-friendly style that I like. 04/03/2013
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great book This book provides a good starting point for self sufficiency. It's set up in a way that is very easy to read and well laid out. It specifies what to do when gardening and planting fruits and trees. Backyard chickens are also covered. I went to the store last spring, bought some chickens and found the information to be very useful. I highly recommend this book to any do it yourselfer. 05/04/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Good for novice and experienced gardeners The book is laid out in a logical way with easy to understand directions and diagrams. Contains common sense along with lots of information and references to help with the planning, planting and preserving too. 08/29/2013
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