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Backyard Homesteading: A Back-To-Basics Guide to Self-Sufficiency

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Backyard Homesteading

GETTING STARTED

• Benefits of pure food

• Family recreation

• Local regulations for backyard homesteaders

• Potential yields and savings

RAISING VEGETABLES AND HERBS

• Garden planning/layout

• Structures/irrigation

• Vegetable profi les

• Planting techniques

• Composting/healthy soil

• Seasonal gardening

GROWING FRUITS, BERRIES, AND NUTS

• Planting fruit trees and bushes

• Fruit profiles

• Organic pest control

• Grafting and pruning

• Harvesting methods

RAISING CHICKENS

• The joy of chickens

• Collecting eggs

• Care and feeding tips

• Other small animals

RAISING GOATS

• Benefits of goat milk

• Structures/fencing

• Care and feeding tips

• Other large animals

BEEKEEPING

• Benefits of beekeeping

• Care and harvesting

• Building hives

• Collecting honey

HARVEST HOME

• Canning/drying/freezing

• Making beer, wine, cider

• Making jerky, sausage

• Making jams, jellies

• Pickling/salting/smoking

• Building root cellars

Synopsis:

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.  

Synopsis:

Backyard Homesteading helps any homeowner turn their yard--no matter how small it may be--into a productive area that provides homegrown food, including fruits, vegetables, honey, eggs,  milk, and meat. In addition to covering the topics of growing and raising fruits, vegetables, and common farm animals, Backyard Homesteading shows readers how to use and  preserve the bounty they produce.  

About the Author

Dave Toht, once the proud owner of eight brown-egg biddies, has more than 60 how-to books to this credit. He considers harvesting a sun-warmed tomato from his own garden one of life's sweetest pleasures. He and his wife, Rebecca, live in Olympia, Washington.

Table of Contents

Introduction
 
1. Planning Your Farmstead
 
2. Raising Table Vegetables
 
3. Growing Fruit
 
4. Raising Chickens
 
5. Raising Goats
 
6. Bee Keeping
 
7. Harvest Home: Preserving, Processing, and Keeping

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580115216
Author:
Creative Homeowner
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner
Author:
Toht, Dave
Author:
Gardening
Author:
Toht, David
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
homesteading
Subject:
backyard
Subject:
Self-Sufficiency
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Gardening
Publication Date:
20111231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
260
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
10.88 x 8.5 x 0.53 in 1.74 lb

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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.  
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Backyard Homesteading helps any homeowner turn their yard--no matter how small it may be--into a productive area that provides homegrown food, including fruits, vegetables, honey, eggs,  milk, and meat. In addition to covering the topics of growing and raising fruits, vegetables, and common farm animals, Backyard Homesteading shows readers how to use and  preserve the bounty they produce.  
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