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    DescriptionHome-produced food almost always begins in the vegetable garden. So, too, begins "The Backyard Homestead". Planning charts and a thorough vegetable-by-vegetable growing guide are accompanied by simple techniques for canning, drying, and freezing the garden's bounty. The plant section continues with the hows, whens, and wheres of growing fruits, herbs, and nuts. Hardworking food growers will be delighted to reward themselves with healthful herbal teas and homemade wines and cordials. Recipes and simple techniques are included for the beginning home wine maker. Part two moves from plant to animal products, beginning with an overview of chicken keeping. Readers will find charts, lists, and helpful tips for collecting, storing, and using eggs, along with advice on butchering chickens and cooking the meat. Additional chapters focus on raising larger animals, such as cows, sheep, and goats, either for their meat or for their milk. Milk producers will find plenty of information on making simple yogurt, butter, and ice cream, as well as all the basics on getting started with cheese making. Additional information on rabbits and pigs rounds out the meat-raising sections. An overview of foraging and detailed information on installing and caring for honeybees wrap up "The Backyard Homestead". Storey's trusted advice on gardening, cooking, brewing, cheese making, and raising animals proves once and for all that it truly is possible to eat entirely from the backyard.

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    The Backyard Homestead
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Carleen Madigan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 175 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 658 g
    ISBN 13: 9781603421386
    ISBN 10: 1603421386

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: FOO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T16.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WB, WMPF
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    Abridged Dewey: 641
    B&T General Subject: 300
    Ingram Subject Code: HO
    Libri: I-HO
    BISAC V2.8: HOM005000
    BIC subject category V2: VSZ
    DC22: 641
    BISAC V2.8: HOM013000
    B&T Approval Code: A84620000
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27600
    BISAC V2.8: HOM022000
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FIC042010
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: SB321 .B1434 2009
    Thema V1.0: VSZ, WMP, WB
    Illustrations note
    two colour illustrations throughout
    Storey Publishing LLC
    Imprint name
    Storey Publishing LLC
    Publication date
    31 July 2009
    Publication City/Country
    North Adams
    Review quote
    Because you need to brace yourself for what s on the horizon: "The Backyard Homestead". This fascinating, friendly book is brimming with ideas, illustrations, and enthusiasm. The garden plans are solid, the advice crisp; the diagrams, as on pruning and double digging, are models of decorum. Halfway through, she puts the pedal to the metal, and whoosh! At warp speed, we re growing our own hops and making our own beer, planting our own wheat fields, keeping chickens (ho hum), ducks, geese, and turkeys (now we re talking) and milking goats, butchering lamb, raising rabbits, and grinding sausage. Oh, and tapping our maple trees, churning butter, and making our own cheese and yogurt. Peacocks, anyone? Need I say more? Well, yes. Stock up on some knitting books because next winter, you ll want to grow your own sweaters, too.""