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Carleen Madigan

Backyard Homestead - Paperback

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<div> <b>On just a quarter-acre of land, you can produce fresh, organic food for a family of four — year-round! </b> </div>

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On just a quarter-acre of land, you can produce fresh, organic food for a family of four — year-round!
This comprehensive guide to homesteading provides all the information you need to grow and preserve a sustainable harvest of grains and vegetables; raise animals for meat, eggs, and dairy; and keep honey bees for your sweeter days. With easy-to-follow instructions on canning, drying, and pickling, you’ll enjoy your backyard bounty all winter long.

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.

Specifications

Language
English
Series Title
Backyard Homestead
Publisher
Storey Publishing, LLC
Book Format
Paperback
Original Languages
English
Number of Pages
368
Author
Carleen Madigan
Title
"Backyard Homestead - Paperback"
ISBN-13
9781603421386
Publication Date
February, 2009
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)
9.00 x 7.00 x 1.00 Inches
ISBN-10
1603421386

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Average Rating:(4.6)out of 5 stars
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Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars
Pleased with order.
Very easy to order and received in a timely manner.
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This was an intriguing...
This was an intriguing book, but not really practical for my purposes. I don't have the resources or ability to really do anything, and I am not that much of a gardener so the book wasn't all that interesting to me. I skimmed over quite a bit too. This book covers just about every topic you could think of when it comes to homesteading, but it only covers a little bit of each topic. Put into actual use, this book would be nowhere near enough to help you do any of the things it talks about. You would need to read books on each specific topic or research those topics online to really figure out how to do those things. What this book IS good for, is giving you some idea of what you're getting into if you're completely clueless about all things homesteading. For example, I was curious about starting a little garden with my favorite veggies. After reading this book I now know that isn't feasible. There is a lot more to gardening even just a small garden with a few vegetables than I thought. I am glad I found all that out without putting hours of research into it. There isn't enough information in this book to really start a garden, but it's definitely enough to get a good idea of what's involved. And so it is with all the other topics they cover.All in all, it's not a bad read. But I am glad I checked it out at the library rather than reading it.
Most helpful positive review
Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars
Pleased with order.
Very easy to order and received in a timely manner.
Most helpful negative review
Average Rating:(2.0)out of 5 stars
This was an intriguing...
This was an intriguing book, but not really practical for my purposes. I don't have the resources or ability to really do anything, and I am not that much of a gardener so the book wasn't all that interesting to me. I skimmed over quite a bit too. This book covers just about every topic you could think of when it comes to homesteading, but it only covers a little bit of each topic. Put into actual use, this book would be nowhere near enough to help you do any of the things it talks about. You would need to read books on each specific topic or research those topics online to really figure out how to do those things. What this book IS good for, is giving you some idea of what you're getting into if you're completely clueless about all things homesteading. For example, I was curious about starting a little garden with my favorite veggies. After reading this book I now know that isn't feasible. There is a lot more to gardening even just a small garden with a few vegetables than I thought. I am glad I found all that out without putting hours of research into it. There isn't enough information in this book to really start a garden, but it's definitely enough to get a good idea of what's involved. And so it is with all the other topics they cover.All in all, it's not a bad read. But I am glad I checked it out at the library rather than reading it.
Very easy to order and received in a timely manner.
This was an intriguing book, but not really practical for my purposes. I don't have the resources or ability to really do anything, and I am not that much of a gardener so the book wasn't all that interesting to me. I skimmed over quite a bit too. This book covers just about every topic you could think of when it comes to homesteading, but it only covers a little bit of each topic. Put into actual use, this book would be nowhere near enough to help you do any of the things it talks about. You would need to read books on each specific topic or research those topics online to really figure out how to do those things. What this book IS good for, is giving you some idea of what you're getting into if you're completely clueless about all things homesteading. For example, I was curious about starting a little garden with my favorite veggies. After reading this book I now know that isn't feasible. There is a lot more to gardening even just a small garden with a few vegetables than I thought. I am glad I found all that out without putting hours of research into it. There isn't enough information in this book to really start a garden, but it's definitely enough to get a good idea of what's involved. And so it is with all the other topics they cover.All in all, it's not a bad read. But I am glad I checked it out at the library rather than reading it.

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Good for novice and experienced gardeners

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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