The Backyard Homestead (Google eBook)

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Carleen Madigan
Storey Publishing, 2009 - House & Home - 367 pages
168 Reviews
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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This is a great overview. - Goodreads
This book is a great reference. - Goodreads
Great guide for small plot gardening. - Goodreads
Great overview of the basics. - Goodreads
Very good reference book. - Goodreads
A great introduction to many homesteading topics. - Goodreads

Review: The Backyard Homestead: Produce All the Food You Need on Just a Quarter Acre!

User Review  - Diana - Goodreads

Very informative but more in depth than I think I need right now. I don't plan to raise animals for meat or milk but the vegetable & fruit chapters were helpful. Apparently there is more to gardening than just planting, watering, and picking. Hmmmm... Read full review

Review: The Backyard Homestead: Produce All the Food You Need on Just a Quarter Acre!

User Review  - Nick - Goodreads

So many fun things to try! Read full review

Contents

Welcome
8
Start Your Own Backyard Homestead
10
The Home Vegetable Garden
17
Backyard Fruits and Nuts
85
Easy Fragrant Herbs
149
Homegrown Grains
179
Poultry for Eggs and Meat
221
Meat and Dairy
257
Food from the Wild
325
Resources
340
Appendix
348
Credits
353
Index
355
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Before becoming an editor at Storey Publishing, Carleen Madigan was managing editor of Horticulture magazine and lived on an organic farm outside Boston, Massachusetts, where she learned the homesteading skills contained in The Backyard Homestead. She enjoys gardening, hiking, foraging, baking, spinning wool, and knitting.

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