"Like many domesticated animals, goats require an attentive eye and constant care and upkeep. Learn how with The Dairy Goat Handbook. Whether raising them for pleasure or profit, this guide provides everything you need to know to raise a happy and healthy herd."-- Back cover
Enjoy a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and honey from your own chickens, pigs, and bees, or a holiday meal with your own heritage-breed turkey as the main attraction. Gail Damerow covers everything you need to successfully raise your own farm animals, from selecting the right breeds to producing delicious fresh milk, cheese, honey, eggs, and meat. Even with just a small plot of land, you can become more self-sufficient, save money, and enjoy healthy, delicious animal products.
Author: Carleen Madigan
Publisher: Storey Publishing
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.
Author: Kim Pezza
Release Date: 2013-01-01
"Backyard Farming: Raising Goats" is the ideal resource for the new farmer just starting out, providing a comprehensive guide for preparing and caring for the addition of goats to your backyard farm! Backyard Farming: Raising Goats is the perfect guide for beginners thinkingabout including goats to their sustainable homestead. Covering every topic from selecting and maintaining a breed, to the tools and space you'll need, to all the wonderful benefits that owning goats can provide, "Backyard Farming: Raising Goats "includes all that you need to know to get the most out of your new herd. Including time-tested tips and tricks used by expert farmers, this invaluable resource is a must-have for anyone looking to raise goats at home! EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED. Covering topics from selecting the perfect breed for your space and time requirements, to milking and culling your herd, to preparing for and raising the next generation of kids, "Backyard Farming: Raising Goats" is the all-in-one guide for the aspiring home goatherd. EASY TO FOLLOW, EASY TO UNDERSTAND. Written in simple, informative language, complete with numerous illustrations of proper techniques and housing set-ups, Backyard Farming: Raising Goats is written with first-time goatherds in mind. A GREAT ADDITION TO ANY BACKYARD FARM. The benefits of owning goats range widely: goat's milk, meat, even goat hair has its uses and markets. Easier to care for than sheep and lots of fun besides, "Backyard Farming: Raising Goats" is the perfect first step to adding livestock to your farming experience! "The Backyard Farming "series offers easy-to-use guides to help first-time farmers and homesteaders experience the satisfaction that comes from producing their own food. Rural areas with acres of land, suburban neighborhoods with small backyards, or urban environments with limited space--no matter what your situation, these books are tailored to your unique needs and resources. Each volume in this series is dedicated to a particular topic in backyard farming, whether you're planning to grow food for your family or for sale at your local farmers market. Featuring simple instructions and helpful illustrations, the "Backyard Farming" series empowers you and your family to enjoy the freshest ingredients possible--direct from your own backyard!
Author: Abigail R. Gehring
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2011-05-25
Genre: House & Home
Explains how to grow an organic garden, preserve the food one grows, build alternate-energy devices by hand, identify edible wild foods, conserve water, handcraft household items and much more, in a book with 500 full-color illustrations. Original.
Author: Leigh Tate
Release Date: 2018-06-15
Genre: House & Home
Build and Operate a Small-Scale Ranch Anywhere from your Backyard to Bug Out Bunker Whether you are looking for a farm to table solution that provides you with the freshest, most delicious meat and dairy products today, or one that will feed you and your family after the collapse of civilization--or both!--this all-in-one preparedness guide to raising your own livestock teaches you everything you need to know. It breaks down the basics including choosing which animal to raise, determining your land needs and setting up your feed operation. Packed with tips, techniques, and strategies, this helpful and handy guide teaches the skills needed for modern, ethical, and sustainable animal husbandry.