Almost Everyone Dreams Of Living In The Country, Raising Food And Livestock, Being Partially Or Fully Self Sustaining, And Working Directly With The LandCountry Life Shows You How It S Done, Regardless Of Where You Live, Even If It Means Starting With A Small Window Box In The Middle Of The City Here You Ll Find The Basics Of Home Farming, Livestock Care, Gardening For Food, Raising Field Crops, And Preparing Food From The Crops And Animals One Has Raised By Hand Illustrated Throughout With Colorful Drawings And Photography, This Book Will Inspire You To Live The Country Life. Reading books gets me into trouble, much of the time I read a book about homeschooling and BAM I now homeschool my kids I read a book about eating real food, not processed and BAM I now have to grind my own wheat and make my own bread You think I d learn my lesson and stop reading But I don t.Now, thanks to The Practical Homestead I want to buy a farm and raise chickens and pigs The really scary part is that author, Paul Heiney, has convinced me this is actually possible The easy to understand instructions that cover all aspects of farm living were clear cut, organized, and laid
This book is GORGEOUS Full of plenty of detailed information, beautiful watercolour illustrations, and great photographs, this book includes information on raising livestock and growing and storing produce, as well as recipes Highly recommend. A great overview with beautiful illustrations and photographs Humorous and straightforward Each topic could easily be expanded to cover thousands of pages, so do keep that in mind, but it s a worthwhile introduction and will make you eager to get started. Despite providing an overview of such vast topics as animal husbandry, blacksmithing, and growing and storing foods, which is tricky to do in a useful way, I did learn some interesting things from this book, and it s a great jumping off point for areas of farming that I haven t been exposed to The photographs and drawings are beautiful and helpful It s divided into sections bas
I love this book Most of it is irrelevant to me as an urban homesteader because of how much focus on animals and large farm practices there is However, I understand on a real homestead, these things are very useful and necessary My favorite part about this book was the last sectio
This is simply a reprinted and renamed version of a 1998 book It seems old and is very generic. British farm practices for small holdings.
- 192 pages
- The Practical Homestead
- Paul Heiney
- 14 October 2019 Paul Heiney