Saturday, August 29, 2009

Mini Review: The Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan

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.

This was such an awesome book! I read only the parts that interested me, hence the mini review, but it was still really, really good!

This book covers everything you've ever wanted to know about raising your own food in whatever form that may come in. From vegetables, fruits, and nuts to raising animals for meat, dairy, and eggs to keeping bees, this book has it all. It's so packed with information it's amazing!

So, if you are in the least bit interested in raising your own food you simply must check this book out!

Rating: Highly recommended!


Zara said...

Sounds like an awesome book!I'm not sure the neighbors would be too happy if I started raising a goat, but I love the idea of growing most of the vegetables and fruits that my family eats.

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