Backyard Farming on an Acre More or Less is written by people who have planned and run a successful small-scale backyard farm. Readers will learn how to decide how large or small their farm should be, what they should plant or raise based on their invidual wants and needs and available space , and how they can prevent their efforts from being wasted.
Proven, sustainabile techniques will be presented to readers so they can yield the maximum benefit of their harvest through proven best practices. England has provided us with the tools to get started.
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Now we have to use them and make it happen. Take the parts that work for you and save the rest for when you're able to use them. And above all, share this book with everyone you know. I found this book really helped to renew my enthusiasm for gardening and I can't wait to get started! Jan 16, Tessa rated it really liked it Shelves: homstead-garden. Let me tell you why I think this book by Ms.
She covers many topics like gardening, small farm livestock, preserving the harvest, crafts and several more. One of my favorite sections is the first one where Ms. England discusses the why of homesteading and the reasons you may want to think seriously about it! I learned some new things and relearned several others. I can heartily recommend it as worth a read and some note taking! Dec 12, Malika Bourne rated it it was amazing. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
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From the moment I opened the package,I was hard to put down the book, Backyard Farming. If you want to learn how to milk a goat, and I did know 50 years ago, Angela England describes the procedure so simply. Got bugs in your garden? You can easily find the answer in Backyard Farming. Here the book that covers all you need from a wiping to rag to what happens if the pressure in the pressure cooker drops. I Had lived on an acreage when I was age 5 to 11 years. I didn't make goat milk soap, but now I read how. Every thing you want to know about digging in the dirt or making a chicken coop out of scrap wood, you wil fin the answer in a easy to read in a well organized chapter.
Backyard Farming reminded in the of happiest days of my life when my family have lived on an acerage and grew mostly everything ourselves. Now, after reading Backyard Farming, I understand why my parents did things the way they did. Great book.
Perfect gift. Dec 11, Tammy rated it it was amazing. This is the perfect for anyone currently farming or just thinking about it. Angela gives us a realistic approach to creating a better life for ourselves, our children and future generations. You don't have to be a hippy, a survivalist or any other category of person to have a backyard farm that provides quality, healthy food for your family.
Mar 29, Renee rated it really liked it. Awesome book for folks interested in integrating some self-sufficiency into their lifestyle, with good visuals and lots of illustrations. Easy to follow, quick reading, and lots of plans and ideas you can actually act upon. Terrific terrific terrific!!!!!!!!
Mar 21, Katie Rybakova rated it really liked it. I've read better homesteading h books, honestly. I think she had a lot of interesting advice, but I wish this was a bit more informative. May 08, R. No overview of homesteading could ever possibly be thorough, and I think all attempts to provide a guide to doing such will therefore suffer from a lack of depth. So don't count it against this book that it really only offers a little bit of info about each potential activity on your backyard farm.
Of all the surprisingly many books that attempt to provide a guide to that entire huge undertaking, this one offers a good medium amount of info, and opinions, on each part-- not the silly bullet list No overview of homesteading could ever possibly be thorough, and I think all attempts to provide a guide to doing such will therefore suffer from a lack of depth. Of all the surprisingly many books that attempt to provide a guide to that entire huge undertaking, this one offers a good medium amount of info, and opinions, on each part-- not the silly bullet lists of the Everything Guide, not the cynical TMI of Get Your Pitchfork On, but just enough information on each thing to let you decide if you want to pursue it further.
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I worried in a few places that it seems to be telling the whole story and really isn't, but we all know to read a lot on any undertaking like raising rabbits, right, and not just go get some after the two pages devoted to it in an overview of a giant lifelong project? I enjoyed this book very much!
This will definitely be a good reference book as I expand my gardening at home. Not all of the items in the book can be done in certain parts of the country i. Big cities so you will need to know the city ordinances when doing things like raising animals. If anyone is looking to start a homestead, or are just looking to become a little more self sufficient, then this book is a must have in your library.
Backyard Farming On An Acre (More Or Less)
Jul 09, Chris Eirschele rated it really liked it. It is a good book for gardeners whose primary focus is to develop a small sustainable farm. Depending on local zoning laws, the book my be useful for making a backyard garden in a rural or semi-urban setting. The soft cover book is comprehensive and Angela England is an excellent non-fiction writer. Sep 20, Michal rated it really liked it. Loved this book! Although we won't be doing all of these things, it has great info on raising chickens for eggs and meat , goats for dairy, rabbits for meat ours are just pets , about gardens and fruit trees and sustainable living in the suburbs.
We'll be using this as a reference as we jump into some backyard farming.