The Backyard Homestead

Author: Carleen Madigan
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603425148
Release Date: 2009-02-11
Genre: House & Home

This comprehensive guide to homesteading provides all the information you need to grow and preserve a sustainable harvest of grains and vegetables; raise animals for meat, eggs, and dairy; and keep honey bees for your sweeter days. With easy-to-follow instructions on canning, drying, and pickling, you’ll enjoy your backyard bounty all winter long.

Mini Farming

Author: Brett L. Markham
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781602399846
Release Date: 2010
Genre: House & Home

Start a mini farm on a quarter acre or less and provide 85 percent of the food for a family of four and earn an income."

The Backyard Homestead

Author: Chad Isaacson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1545508763
Release Date: 2017-04-21
Genre:

Getting Your FREE Bonus Download this book, read it to the end and see "BONUS: Your FREE Gift" chapter after the conclusion. The Backyard Homestead: (FREE Bonus Included) 30 Lessons How To Produce All The Food You Need On Just A Quarter Acre Use this guide to help you understand the basics of starting your own urban homestead. This book describes in 30 detailed lessons how it is that you can start up your very own Urban Homestead. From the planning stage, to implementation, to maintaining your farm for many years to come, the lessons outlined in this book will navigate you through it all. In this book you will learn about: Rules, Regulations, and Zoning Compost, Fertilizer, and other Farming Methods Livestock Maintenance Networking Your Homestead And a lot more! Download your E book "The Backyard Homestead: 30 Lessons How To Produce All The Food You Need On Just A Quarter Acre" by scrolling up and clicking "Buy Now with 1-Click" button!

The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects

Author: Spike Carlsen
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603428460
Release Date: 2014-03-14
Genre: House & Home

Gardeners, small farmers, and outdoor living enthusiasts will love this compilation of 76 rustic DIY projects. From plant supports and clotheslines to a chicken coop, a greenhouse, and a root cellar with storage bins, most of the projects are suitable for complete novices, and all use just basic tools and easy-to-find materials. You’ll find techniques to build whatever your outdoor world is missing, with additional tips to live sustainably, happily, and independently.

Backyard Homesteading

Author: David Toht
Publisher: Creative Homeowner
ISBN: 9781580116039
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Genre: House & Home

Backyard Homesteading addresses the needs of many people who want to take control of the food they eat and the products they use--even if they live in a urban or suburban house on a typical-size lot. It shows homeowners how to turn their yard into a productive and wholesome "homestead" that allows them to grow their own fruits and vegetables, and raise farm animals, including chickens and goats. Backyard Homesteading covers the laws and regulations of raising livestock in populated areas and demonstrates to readers how to use and preserve the bounty they produce.

The Quarter Acre Farm

Author: Spring Warren
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 9781580054010
Release Date: 2011-03-15
Genre: Gardening

When Spring Warren told her husband and two teenage boys that she wanted to grow 75 percent of all the food they consumed for one year—and that she wanted to do it in their yard—they told her she was crazy. She did it anyway. The Quarter-Acre Farm is Warren’s account of deciding—despite all resistance—to take control of her family’s food choices, get her hands dirty, and create a garden in her suburban yard. It’s a story of bugs, worms, rot, and failure; of learning, replanting, harvesting, and eating. The road is long and riddled with mistakes, but by the end of her yearlong experiment, Warren’s sons and husband have become her biggest fans—in fact, they’re even eager to help harvest (and eat) the beautiful bounty she brings in. Full of tips and recipes to help anyone interested in growing and preparing at least a small part of their diet at home, The Quarter-Acre Farm is a warm, witty tale about family, food, and the incredible gratification that accompanies self-sufficiency.

Backyard Farming on an Acre More or Less

Author: Angela England
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101598290
Release Date: 2012-12-04
Genre: Gardening

As food prices continue to rise, more and more people have discovered that they can create their own food supply, right on their own property, and at a fraction of the price of conventional farm food that's been shipped to their local grocery from locations unknown. By raising and harvesting their own fruits, vegetables, chickens, bees, milk-bearing animals, and more, people are growing locally, sustainably, and at a fraction of the cost. However, poor planning for needs, proper use of available space, and a lack of preparedness for preserving or selling the harvest can quickly lead to wasted time and sweat. Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) is written by people who have planned and run a successful small-scale backyard farm. The authors guide readers through the essentials of planning a small-scale farm from a 1/4 acre all the way up to an acre and beyond. 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. Readers will also learn how to raise small animals such as chickens and goats for milk, eggs, and meat, and will learn the crticial practices for successfully parenting bees, growing fruit tress, and much more.

The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know How

Author: Andrea Chesman
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612122052
Release Date: 2015-09-19
Genre: Cooking

Growing vegetables and raising livestock is only the beginning of a successful homestead — that fresh food goes to waste unless you can properly prepare, cook, and preserve it. Andrea Chesman shows you how to bridge the gap between field and table, covering everything from curing meats and making sausage to canning fruits and vegetables, milling flour, working with sourdough, baking no-knead breads, making braises and stews that can be adapted to different cuts of meat, rendering lard and tallow, pickling, making butter and cheese, making yogurt, blanching vegetables for the freezer, making jams and jellies, drying produce, and much more. You’ll learn all the techniques you need to get the most from homegrown foods, along with dozens of simple and delicious recipes, most of which can be adapted to use whatever you have available.

The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner

Author: Ann Larkin Hansen
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612126982
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Genre: House & Home

This hardworking addition to the best-selling Backyard Homestead series offers expert advice on what tasks to do around your farm and when to do them — no matter where on the planet you call home. Author Ann Larkin Hansen sets the priorities for each area of the farm, including the barn, garden, orchard, field, pasture, and woodlot. For every critical turn of the year (12 in all), Hansen provides an at-a-glance to-do list along with tips and a more in-depth discussion of key topics for the season. Easy-reference charts, checklists, and record-keeping sections help you keep track of it all.

Maximizing Your Mini Farm

Author: Brett L. Markham
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781620872970
Release Date: 2012-03-21
Genre: House & Home

Mini farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Now expanding exponentially on his bestselling Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1⁄4 Acre, Brett Markham gives you tips, tricks, and planning advice on how to make the most of your mini farm. New topics include: -Soil and Fertility yy Tools and Techniques -Planting Guides and Seeders -Easy Trellising -Weed Control Techniques -Greater Food Self-Sufficiency -Making Your Own Country Wines -Making Your Own Vinegars -Making Cheese at Home -Cooking for Self-Sufficiency Keep your costs down and production high with this complete guide to maximizing your mini farm—whether it’s a rooftop urban garden, a suburban backyard, or a more substantial plot of land. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with tables, diagrams, and 200 color illustrations and author photographs.

Living on an Acre

Author: U.S. Department. of Agriculture
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780762765553
Release Date: 2010-06-01
Genre: House & Home

The classic USDA handbook to self-reliant living, now completely revised and updated.

40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead

Author: David Toht
Publisher: Creative Homeowner
ISBN: 1580117104
Release Date: 2013
Genre: House & Home

Provides details on how to build more than 40 projects--sheds, feeders, fences and other structures--to enhance readers' sustainable living. Original.

Chickens for the Backyard Homesteader

Author: Suzie Baldwin
Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
ISBN: 1580117139
Release Date: 2013-02-22
Genre: House & Home

Offers advice on choosing the best hens, discussing their care, feeding, and housing.

The Woodland Homestead

Author: Brett McLeod
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612123509
Release Date: 2015-07-10
Genre: House & Home

Put your wooded land to work! This comprehensive manual shows you how to use your woodlands to produce everything from wine and mushrooms to firewood and livestock feed. You’ll learn how to take stock of your woods; use axes, bow saws, chainsaws, and other key tools; create pasture and silvopasture for livestock; prune and coppice trees to make fuel, fodder, and furniture; build living fencing and shelters for animals; grow fruit trees and berries in a woodland orchard; make syrup from birch, walnut, or boxelder trees; and much more. Whether your property is entirely or only partly wooded, this is the guide you need to make the best use of it.

Any Size Anywhere Edible Gardening

Author: William Moss
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781591865087
Release Date: 2012-08-24
Genre: Gardening

DIVEdibles continue to be popular choices for gardeners, and beginning gardeners are no exception. Author William Moss takes a beginning gardener through all the steps needed to grow vegetables and fruits in any setting, regardless of the available (or desired) size. This book covers container gardening, vertical gardening, raised-bed gardening, and traditional methods to help gardeners everywhere bring a taste of homegrown freshness to their gardening experience./div