The Backyard Homestead

Edited by Carleen Madigan


With just a quarter acre of land, you can feed a family of four with fresh, organic food year-round.

This comprehensive guide to self-sufficiency gives you all the information you need to grow and preserve a variety of vegetables, fruits, herbs, nuts, and grains; raise chickens for eggs and meat; raise cows, sheep, and goats for meat or milk; raise pigs and rabbits; and keep honey bees.

Simple instructions make it easy to enjoy canned, frozen, dried, and pickled produce all winter; use your own grains to make bread, pasta, and beer; turn fresh milk into delicious homemade yogurt, butter, and cheese; make your own wine, cordials, and herbal teas; and much, much more.

It truly is possible to eat entirely from your backyard.

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368 pages; 7 x 9


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