Sunday, December 13, 2009

Backyard Homestead

I saw this book advertised in a magazine a long while back. I got on the waiting list at my local library to read this book. I would not be first in line until Mid-January...geech!! I still do not like to buy books before I have a chance to look through them, which is why I usually get them out of the library first.

A while back you might remember me posting about the craft day my Mom and I went to at the living history museum. While browsing through the books in the gift shop I noticed one copy at the bottom of the shelf. PERFECT just my chance to see if I would like or better yet use this book. I must say it is a must read for people who want to be more self sufficient in producing their own food. It shows you the ins and outs of gardening, beekeeping (something we are going to try), raising your own animals, fruit trees and nut trees are just some of the topics. There is a section in the book on food preservation, making jams and jellies. Everything I need for our family to be self sufficient. I mentioned to my Mom that I've been waiting for this book and was very excited to see it there. I put it down and went on browsing the shop. We got in the car and guess what Mom got me??? YEP the book. I was So excited!!

I read through this book in one day...something I hardly ever do. Even if you do not have a lot of land this book shows you how you can make the most of what you have. If you live in the city, apartment or on a farm there are plans for each. You can even learn how to make cheese, sausage, ice cream and much much more. I am on my second time through the book. I highly recommend this book to everyone whether you are a seasoned gardener or a by trade farmer. There is a wealth of information in it.

1 comment:

Keeper of our Home said...

I have heard of that book but never read it. I am going to have to search my library for it. Thanks for the review.

~Mrs. M