Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help anyone turn their home into a homestead, whether they’re an urban, suburban, or rural dweller. Whether planning to grow food for the family or for sale at the local farmers market, Backyard Farming provides simple instruction and essential information in a convenient reference. Here are six tips for building a farm in your own backyard from author Kim Pezza’s informative and useful series.
Choose Chickens. Chickens are multifunctional animals. You can eat their meat and eggs, they help control the bugs in the garden, and their feathers can be used for pillow making.
Harvesting and Preserving. You do not have to restrict yourself to just one method and you do not need to process your foods into just plain fruits and vegetables. For example, if you use tomatoes for sauce often, make sauce and then preserve that.
Make Your Garden Grow. Whatever your garden is being grown for, you will need to think about its development; site, size, and what the plot will be able to hold needs to be thought out.
Benefit from Bees. The honeybee is an amazing feat of nature that is extremely well organized and that produces one of the healthiest foods in the world: honey. They are also important for pollinating our own food supply, so keeping them in your garden can be extremely beneficial.
Get a Goat. Goats are available in a number of colors, sizes, and varieties, and can be used as dairy, meat working, or pet animals. They can even be used as lawnmowers in places where mowing can be difficult.
Consider Cattle. Cows can be kept for any number of reasons, including (but not limited to) supplying milk for drinking and cooking, to produce cream for homemade butter, or to provide beef for sale or at-home use.
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BACKYARD FARMING SERIES
Written by Kim Pezza
Raising Chickens: 978-1-57826-444-5, $5.95 paperback
978-1-57826-445-2, $2.99 eBook
Home Harvesting: 978-1-57826-463-6, $5.95 paperback
978-1-57826-464-3, $2.99 eBook
Growing Vegetables & Herbs: 978-1-57826-459-9, $5.95 paperback
978-1-57826-460-5, $2.99 eBook
Keeping Honey Bees: 978-1-57826-452-0, $5.95 paperback
978-1-57826-453-7, $2.99 eBook
Raising Goats: 978-1-57826-473-5, $5.95 paperback
978-1-57826-474-2, $2.99 eBook
Raising Cattle for Dairy and Beef: 978-1-57826-495-7, $5.95 paperback
978-1-57826-496-4, $2.99 eBook
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