“Backyard Homesteading ~ A Back-to-Basics Guide to Self-Sufficiency” subtitled “Grow and Preserve Your Own Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts, and Berries ~ Keep Chickens, Goats, and Bees ~ Make Beer, Wine and Cider” by David Toht. Published by Creative Homeowner in 2012, it is a soft cover measuring 8½ x 10¾ inches; the price of $16.95 is printed on the back cover. It is in good used condition with some wear, the pages are clean and unmarked.
If you want to take control of the food you eat and the products you use, Backyard Homesteading will help you learn how to do it—even if you live in an urban or suburban house on a typical-size lot. Backyard Homesteading shows homeowners how to turn a yard into a productive and wholesome “homestead” that allows you to grow your own fruits and vegetables and raise farm animals, including chickens and goats. Backyard Homesteading will help you turn your yard— no matter how small it may be— into a productive area that provides homegrown food, including fruits, vegetables, honey, eggs, milk, and meat! Inside Backyard Homesteading, learn all about: GETTING STARTED including – Benefits of pure food; RAISING VEGETABLES AND HERBS including – Garden planning/layoutStructures/irrigation, Vegetable profiles, Planting techniques, Composting/healthy soil, Seasonal gardening; GROWING FRUITS, BERRIES, AND NUTS including – Planting fruit trees and bushes; Fruit profiles, Organic pest control, Grafting and pruning, Harvesting methods; RAISING CHICKENS including – The joy of chickens, Collecting eggs, Care and feeding tips, Other small animals; RAISING GOATS including – Benefits of goat milk, Structures/fencing, Care and feeding tips, Other large animals; BEEKEEPING including – Benefits of beekeeping, Care and harvesting, Building hives, Collecting honey; HARVEST HOME including – Canning/drying/freezing, Making beer, wine, cider, Making jerky and sausage, Making jams and jellies, Pickling/salting/smoking, Building root cellars. The book is richly illustrated with more than 400 color photographs and artist’s renderings, this back-to-basics guide will get you started on your path to self-sufficiency!
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