Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less)

Author: Angela England

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101598298

Category: Gardening

Page: 432

View: 9132

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.
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Backyard Farming: Raising Goats

For Dairy and Meat

Author: Kim Pezza

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 157826474X

Category: House & Home

Page: 112

View: 8207

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!
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Backyard Farming: Raising Pigs

Author: Kim Pezza

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 157826622X

Category: House & Home

Page: 144

View: 2469

Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here! Join the Backyard Farming Movement and Turn Your Home into a Homestead! Pigs are easily among the smartest and sweetest animals you can include on your farm or homestead. Occasionally challenging and always rewarding, pigs are intelligent animals and make for a great addition to any backyard farmer’s livestock. Whether you plan to raise a single hog or a full litter of piglets, Backyard Farming: Raising Pigs is your expert guide to successfully keeping and caring for these animals. Raising Pigs covers a wide range of ownership and care issues, from selecting the right breeds and numbers for your wants and needs, housing and feeding requirements, breeding and raising piglets, and keeping your animals happy and healthy. With Raising Pigs, you will: • Learn to understand and appreciate these essential livestock investments • Build efficient housing for your pigs to minimize your workload • Learn to identify and treat a number of ailments and illnesses common to pigs • Learn proper slaughtering techniques for your animals and prepare them for sale or personal use • Discover a variety of delicious recipes using meat from your own farm ...and many more tips to help you achieve success. More than ever, people everywhere are making a return to the farming lifestyle. Backyard Farming is your source for knowledge. Join the growing movement of homesteaders looking for a healthier, happier way of life—it starts right in your very own backyard. Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Backyard Farming: Raising Chickens

From Building Coops to Collecting Eggs and More

Author: Kim Pezza

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 1578264456

Category: House & Home

Page: 128

View: 1576

Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here! Whether for eggs, meat, fun, or profit, chickens are the perfect addition to any new backyard grower’s farm. Backyard Farming: Raising Chickens is your guide to successfully caring for your flock. As a comprehensive primer for first-time chicken farmers, Raising Chickens includes detailed illustrations and informative photographs that help to ease new homesteaders into the world of backyard chicken farming. Raising Chickens takes you from start to finish: from planning out your chickens’ space, to hatching and raising new chicks, to keeping your birds happy, healthy, and well-fed, to enjoying your very own farm-fresh eggs and more. With Raising Chickens, you will: • Find the ideal breed of bird for your needs • Construct a coop to minimize your workload and maximize your enjoyment • Gather eggs for food, profit, or to hatch your own birds to add to your flock • Use the freshest eggs possible in a variety of delicious recipes …and many more tips and tricks from experienced farmers to help you avoid the most common mistakes. Raising Chickens is your first big step to joining the growing movement of homemakers and homesteaders looking to make a return to a healthier, happier way of life—and it starts right in your own backyard. Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. 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.
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Backyard Farming: Growing Garlic

The Complete Guide to Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Garlic.

Author: Kim Pezza

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 1578265096

Category: House & Home

Page: 128

View: 5024

Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here! Garlic is one of the most valuable and versatile additions you can make to your garden. Backyard Farming: Growing Garlic is your expert guide to successfully tending and harvesting garlic. Delicious when fresh and effortless to cure and preserve, garlic is a great choice for homesteads and gardens. Growing Garlic is a comprehensive primer for anyone looking to add garlic to their harvest and includes detailed instructions and informative photographs that help ensure that your garlic crop is a success. Growing Garlic covers a broad range of important topics, including selecting the right variety of garlic for your wants and needs, storage and preservation methods, recognizing common pests and diseases, and incorporating garlic into your diet, among many others. With Growing Garlic, you will: • Learn when and how to plant to get the most out of your garlic crop • Utilize garlic as the perfect companion plant to improve the health of your entire garden • Learn the various methods of planting garlic, allowing you to work within your schedule and workload • Learn to harvest your garlic and prepare it for sale or personal use • Discover a variety of delicious homestead recipes ...and many more tips and tricks from experienced farmers to help you achieve success with your garlic harvest. Growing Garlic is your first big step to joining the growing movement of homemakers and homesteaders looking to make a return to a healthier, happier way of life—and it starts right in your own backyard. Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Backyard Farming: Growing Vegetables & Herbs

From Planting to Harvesting and More

Author: Kim Pezza

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 157826460X

Category: House & Home

Page: 128

View: 6303

Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here! A bountiful vegetable garden is a mainstay of the backyard farm; when done right, it can form the foundation for all your future farming successes. Whether you’re aiming at self-sufficiency or just looking to add the freshest ingredients possible to your own kitchen table, starting your own backyard vegetable garden is the best possible first step. Backyard Farming: Growing Vegetables & Herbs is your guide to ensuring that your first garden is a success. Intended to serve as a comprehensive primer for first-time gardeners, detailed illustrations and informative photographs help to eliminate confusion and ease new homesteaders into the world of backyard farming. Growing Vegetables & Herbs takes you from start to finish: from planning out your garden, to planting and nurturing, to enjoying your first home harvest. Growing Vegetables & Herbs shows you: • How to design the best gardening layout for your space • The ins and outs of weeding, watering, and pest control to keep your garden fresh and healthy • Ways to organize your plantings to take advantage of natural complements • The equipment you will need to make your garden a success • How to harvest your vegetables and prepare your garden for the coming winter …and many more tips and tricks from experienced growers to help you avoid the most common mistakes. Join the growing movement of homemakers and homesteaders looking to make a return to a healthier, happier way of life—right in your own backyard. Growing Vegetables & Herbs will show you how. Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. 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.
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Backyard Farming: Homesteading

The Complete Guide to Self-Sufficiency

Author: Kim Pezza

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 1578265991

Category: House & Home

Page: 144

View: 5786

Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here! Join the Backyard Farming Movement and Turn Your Home into a Homestead! Backyard Farming: Homesteading is your all-in-one guide to successfully turning your rural property, suburban home, or urban dwelling into a productive food oasis. Covering every topic from finding and developing the perfect property, as well as which produce and livestock combinations are easiest to start with, Homesteading takes the anxiety and guesswork out of enjoying the backyard farming revolution. Whether you have 100 acres of open land or just a small backyard or apartment terrace, Homesteading is the comprehensive primer for anyone looking to grow their own food. Including detailed instructions and informative photographs that help ensure your backyard farm is everything you want it to be, Homesteading walks you step by step through the process of planning and implementing your sustainable lifestyle. With Homesteading, you will: • Learn what to look for when considering properties for backyard farming • Learn how to develop the property you already own into a homestead, regardless of size and space • Find out which varieties of produce and livestock are easiest for a beginner • Learn how to preserve your harvest • Discover a variety of delicious recipes using produce from your own farm ...and many more tips to help you achieve success. More than ever, people everywhere are making a return to the farming lifestyle: Homestreading is your first big step to joining the growing movement of these homemakers looking to a healthier, happier way of life—and it starts right in your own backyard. Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Backyard Farming: Home Harvesting

Canning and Curing, Pickling and Preserving Vegetables, Fruits and Meats

Author: Kim Pezza

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 1578264642

Category: House & Home

Page: 112

View: 1827

Backyard Farming: Home Harvesting is the ideal resource for the new farmer looking to make the most of his produce by preserving it for the future! Providing a comprehensive guide for preparing and preserving your hard-earned harvest, this book ensures that your backyard farm will feed you all year long! Backyard Farming: Home Harvesting is the perfect guide for beginners looking to extend the benefits of their homestead's produce. Covering every topic from selecting and maintaining the resources needed to properly preserve your food, to the various methods of preserving and how they are done, to recipes and ideas for making the best use of your preserved bounty, Backyard Farming: Home Harvesting includes all that you need to know to get the most out of your home harvest. Including time-tested tips and tricks used by expert farmers, this invaluable resource is a must-have for anyone looking to enjoy the fruits of their labor year round! EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GET STARTED. Addressing all the important areas, from selecting the ideal method for your crop, to knowing when and why to preserve, to how long each method preserves your food for, Backyard Farming: Home Harvesting is the all-in-one guide for the first-time farmer at harvest time. EASY TO FOLLOW, EASY TO UNDERSTAND. Written in simple, informative language, complete with numerous illustrations of proper techniques and preserving set-ups, Backyard Farming: Home Harvesting is written with new farmers in mind. A GUIDE THAT EVERY BACKYARD FARMER CAN USE. Whether your backyard farm raises livestock or grows crops, there is a method in this book to greatly extend your enjoyment of your harvest! From canning, to smoking; from freezing to drying, the benefits of preserving are obvious! No farmer wants to have to throw away their hard work, and Backyard Farming: Home Harvesting is the perfect guide to ensuring that no part of the harvest is wasted! 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!
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Backyard Farming: Keeping Honey Bees

From Hive Management to Honey Harvesting and More

Author: Kim Pezza

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 1578264537

Category: House & Home

Page: 128

View: 4963

Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here! Make beekeeping a part of your backyard farming experience: enjoy honey, beeswax and a more fruitful garden, as your bees will work as hard as you do to make your backyard farm a success! Backyard Farming: Keeping Honey Bees is your guide to successfully caring for your hive. As a comprehensive primer for first-time beekeepers, Keeping Honey Bees includes detailed illustrations and informative photographs that help to ease new homesteaders into the world of backyard beekeeping. Keeping Honey Bees takes you from start to finish: from planning out your bees’ space in the yard and constructing/installing your hives, to feeding and nurturing your new colony, to enjoying your very own golden honey and more. With Keeping Honey Bees, you will: • Learn the proper use of the equipment necessary to make your beekeeping a success • Construct the perfect apiary to minimize your workload and ensure a productive colony • Gather honey and beeswax for profit, or to include in your own self-sufficiency plan • Use the freshest, fullest honey possible in a variety of delicious recipes …and many more tips and tricks from experienced farmers to help you avoid the most common pitfalls you might encounter. Keeping Honey Bees is your first big step to joining the growing movement of homemakers and homesteaders looking to make a return to a healthier, happier way of life—and it starts right in your own backyard. Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. 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.
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Backyard Farming: Raising Cattle for Dairy and Beef

Author: Kim Pezza

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 1578264960

Category: House & Home

Page: 144

View: 2468

YOUR BACKYARD FARMING EXPERIENCE BEGINS HERE! Whether for milk or beef, cattle are among the most versatile livestock for your new homestead. Backyard Farming: Raising Cattle is your expert guide to successfully keeping and caring for your herd. A comprehensive primer for first-time beef and dairy cow owners, Raising Cattle includes detailed illustrations and informative photographs that help introduce these animals to your backyard farm, whether you plan to raise a single cow or bull, or an entire herd. Raising Cattle covers a broad range of ownership and care issues from selecting the right breeds and numbers for your wants and needs, housing and land requirements, breeding and raising new calves, and keeping your animals happy and healthy, to enjoying your very own farm-fresh milk, beef, and more. With Raising Cattle, you will: • Learn to understand and appreciate these essential livestock investments • Build efficient housing for your cows to minimize your workload • Prepare and care for this unique herd animal, opening up new possibilities for your backyard farm • Learn to milk your dairy cows and prepare it for sale or personal use • Discover a variety of delicious homestead recipes …and many more tips and tricks from experienced farmers to help you achieve success with your cattle. Raising Cattle is your first big step to joining the growing movement of homemakers and homesteaders looking to make a return to a healthier, happier way of life—and it starts right in your own backyard. Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Backyard Farming: Fruit Trees, Berries & Nuts

Author: Kim Pezza

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 1578265339

Category: House & Home

Page: 128

View: 1957

Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here! Add Fresh Fruit, Berries, and Nuts to Your table with Your Own Backard Orchard! Backyard Farming: Fruit Trees, Berries & Nuts shows you how to add an abundant orchard to your homestead so you can effectively expand your harvest. Covering every topic from preparing the soil for planting, to trimming and pruning the growing trees and bushes, to winterizing your orchard and enjoying your bounty, Fruit Trees, Berries & Nuts takes the guesswork out of growing and lets you enjoy the rewards of backyard farming. Whether you have room for a full orchard, or just a few potted berry bushes, Fruit Trees, Berries & Nuts is a comprehensive primer and includes detailed instructions and informative photographs that help ensure your backyard orchard is productive. With Fruit Trees, Berries & Nuts, you will: • Learn how to grow a wide range of fruits, nuts, and berries in any climate • Find the planting method that works best for you, your needs, and your available space • Find out which varieties are easiest for beginners, including tips and tricks for first-time farmers • Learn how to protect and preserve your harvest • Discover a variety of delicious recipes using produce from your own fruit trees and bushes ...and many more tips to help you achieve success. More than ever, people everywhere are making a return to the farming lifestyle: Fruit Trees, Berries & Nuts is your first big step to joining the growing movement of homemakers looking to a healthier, happier way of life—and it starts right in your own backyard. Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Backyard Farming: Canning & Preserving

Over 75 Recipes for the Homestead Kitchen

Author: Kim Pezza

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 1578265398

Category: House & Home

Page: 128

View: 8205

Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here! Make the most of your harvest with over 75 delicious canning recipes! At the end of a successful harvest, the backyard farmer will find themselves with an abundance of produce. Learning to preserve your harvest for use year-round is an essential craft. With the wide variety of uses for preserved produce, the homesteader will find Backyard Farming: Canning & Preserving the right guide to make certain your experience with home preserving is a success. Canning & Preserving takes you through every step of the most popular forms of canning, covering everything from hot water bath canning to the use of a pressure cooker, as you explore the full range of options for your preserved foods. From jams, jellies, and preserves, to pickling food and preparing savory sauces, find the perfect use for your preserved harvest. With Canning & Preserving, you will: • Explore tried-and-true food preservation methods • Learn to properly use the equipment needed to make the most of your harvest • Create flavorful syrups and juices, for use in a variety of healthy recipes • Enjoy delicious recipes year-round, using preserved foods Join the growing movement of homemakers and homesteaders looking to make a return to a healthier, happier way of life—direct to your kitchen from your own backyard. Canning & Preserving will show you how. Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Backyard Farming

Your Guide to Building the Ultimate Self Sustainable Backyard Mini Farm

Author: Sanford Evans

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781500903961

Category: Gardening

Page: 34

View: 4762

Discover:: How to Turn Your Backyard into a Thriving Micro Farm* * *LIMITED TIME OFFER! 50% OFF! (Regular Price $5.99)* * *A Step-by-Step Guide for creating the perfect self sustainable backyard farmAre you ready to learn the art of backyard farming? Being self sustained, growing organic food and creating a de-stressing and a green environment may be a few reasons for people to choose backyard farming. May it be in pursuit of a hobby or an obligation in order to reduce your bills, you can get valuable guidance from this book. This book is written for people who have plans to run a small scale farm, in their backyard. You may be a beginner or you may have started the backyard farm and want to know more about developing it, to the next level. Either way, this book covers your need. This is a simple guide, which helps you to create, maintain and sustain a farm, in your backyard.Fruits, Veggies, Fish, Micro Livestock - It's all here!This book covers every element of the backyard farm from vegetables to breeding fish. You do not have to be an expert or need to be born with a green thumb. With experience and the guidance from this book, you can paint your own thumb, green. The goal of this book is simply to take you from a beginner to discovering farming success. The book aims at explaining what backyard farming is, what can be added, who can afford to add the elements, the advantages and disadvantages of having an animal or bird in your farm and the advantages and disadvantages of the backyard farming, as a whole. In short, this would help you to cross check, whether you are doing the right thing and how to transform your small garden patch, into a full fledged farm. This book is all about creating new lives and converting an empty backyard into a thriving environment, which makes you proud.What You'll Learn in “Backyard Farming” • What Is Backyard Farming? • Preparing The Backyard Garden • Creating Your Vegetable Garden • Not Just For Vegetables • Not Just For Plants • Challenges In Creating A Backyard Farm • Why Backyard Farming – The Advantages Want to Know More?Hurry! For a limited time you can download “Backyard Farming - Your Guide to Building the Ultimate Self Sustainable Backyard Mini Farm" for a special discounted price of only $2.99 Download Your Copy Right Now!Just Scroll to the top of the page and select the Buy Button. —————TAGS: backyard farming, mini farming, urban gardening, backyard homestead, micro farming, farming books, farming, micro livestock, fish, fruits
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The Everything Backyard Farming Book

A Guide to Self-Sufficient Living Through Growing, Harvesting, Raising, and Preserving Your Own Food

Author: Neil Shelton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144056602X

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

View: 318

Self-sufficiency doesn't have to mean getting off the grid entirely. That level of independence isn't practical for most people. A backyard farm can provide an abundance of inexpensive food as well as additional income which can bring you real independence. Whether you're a first-timer who wants to start growing vegetables or an experienced gardener looking to expand a small plot into a minifarm, The Everything Backyard Farming Book has all you need, from growing fruits and vegetables to raising animals to preserving and storing food. With this common-sense guide, you will be able to take control of the food you eat - in an urban or suburban setting.
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Little Veggie Patch Co's Guide to Backyard Farming

Author: Fabian Capomolla,Mat Pember

Publisher: Plum

ISBN: 1743283644

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 3354

Spend a year with The Little Veggie Patch Co, growing vegetables in pots and homemade window boxes, or maybe even building your own vertical garden if space is tight! Each chapter in this practical guide covers a month of the year and includes advice on what is happening in the garden at that time, and which veggies, fruit and herbs you should be planting and harvesting. There are also delicious seasonal recipes using fresh produce - try the Haloumi Asparagus and Roasted Tomato Salad or the Beetroot and Chocolate Cake. The Little Veggie Patch Co's Guide to Backyard Farming is packed with fun and easy-to-follow activities such as keeping chickens, growing plants from cuttings, making cider and tomato sugo, and starting a backyard beehive. Learn how to use your home-grown produce to make delicious preserves and jams, or create garden-inspired gifts such as wooden herb markers or stencilled pots. On top of this, there are lots of activities that are perfect for kids, including sowing seeds, planting seedlings and making lemon cordial. So, it's time to get into your garden (or out on your balcony or nature strip!) and get your hands dirty. Regardless of what kind of outdoor space you have, Fabian and Mat will help you grow fresh fruit and veggies, put great food on the table and discover your own inner backyard farmer. This is a specially formatted fixed layout ebook that retains the look and feel of the print book.
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Backyard Farming

Author: Derek Hall

Publisher: Chartwell Books

ISBN: 9780785826477

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

View: 6328

Backyard farms are often valued primarily for the rural lifestyle that they provide. Often, the owners do not earn their livelihood from their farm. Generally, a small farm offers its owner a means of achieving self-sufficiency as to his and his family's own needs. Sometimes he may be able to gain extra income by selling surplus produce at farmers markets or more permanent shop facilities. This book will give the enthusiast all the information he requires to start up and maintain a small farm. A backyard farm may be one that is maintained without thought of earning income, or run as part of a lifestyle choice. Alternatively, it may be regarded simply as recreational land, to be enjoyed by the whole family, being a place where a few animals are kept, not only for the pleasure of having them around, but also for the enjoyment of what they can produce, be it new-laid eggs, milk for turning into homemade butter, or even honey. This comprehensive guide is illustrated throughout with full-color photographs and chapters that explain in detail how to grow vegetables, herbs, and fruit. Instructions on keeping bees, chickens, and livestock, and how to minimize pests, will help with ambitious farm projects. The index helps readers navigate through the book to find just the tips to help them get started with their own backyard farming.
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Backyard Farming: Composting

How to Plan, Build, and Maintain Your Own Compost System for a Healthy and Vibrant Garden

Author: Kim Pezza

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 1578265878

Category: House & Home

Page: 144

View: 1875

Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here! Give Back to Your Garden by Composting! Backyard Farming: Composting is your all-in-one guide for creating your own homestead composting plan and adding rich, nourishing humus to your garden. This guide reviews every important topic from what should and should not be composted, benefits and uses for compost, how to build a compost bin, and much more. Whether you’re composting the waste from your farm or just the scraps from your kitchen, Composting is the comprehensive primer for anyone looking to start composting and bring that “black gold” to their own garden. Including detailed instructions and informative photographs that help ensure your compost system is practical and productive, Composting takes you step by step through everything you need to nourish your garden—and build healthy, rich soil. With Composting, you will: • Choose the composting method that works best for you, your needs, and your available material • Discover how to begin a compost system and how to maintain it for optimal yield • Construct your own composting system from a variety of easy-to-follow plans • Learn how to troubleshoot any problem your compost pile might develop • Find out how best to use your compost—including indoor container gardening ...and much more to help you achieve success. More than ever, people everywhere are making a return to a self-sufficient, sustainable lifestyle. Join the growing movement of homemakers looking to a healthier, happier way of life—and it starts right in your very own backyard. Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. 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. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Backyard Farming - Canning Recipes

Over 75 Recipes for the Homestead Kitchen

Author: Kim Pezza

Publisher: Hatherleigh Press

ISBN: 9781578265343

Category: Cooking

Page: 127

View: 8592

Backyard Farming: Canning Recipes is the perfect guide for beginners looking to extend the benefits of their homestead's produce. Covering every topic from selecting and maintaining the resources needed to properly preserve your food, to the various methods of preserving and how they are done, to recipes and ideas for making the best use of your preserved bounty, Backyard Farming: Canning Recipes includes all you need to know to get the most out of your harvest. Including time-tested tips and tricks used by expert farmers, this invaluable resource is a must-have for anyone looking to enjoy the fruits of their labor year round! Series Overview: 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!
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Enchanted acre

adventures in backyard farming

Author: Gove Hambidge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Agriculture

Page: 344

View: 3227

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