The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals

The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals


By (author) Gail Damerow

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  • Publisher: Storey Publishing LLC
  • Format: Paperback | 264 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 274mm x 25mm | 1,043g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2011
  • Publication City/Country: North Adams
  • ISBN 10: 1603429697
  • ISBN 13: 9781603429696
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: full colour photographs throughout
  • Sales rank: 140,959

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Targeted to urban and suburban reader who may be new to animal raising, "The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals" is a compendium of information on chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, rabbits, goats, sheep, cattle, pigs and honey bees - all of which are suitable for small-scale backyard food production. Readers will learn exactly how to raise these animals successfully, from selecting the rights breeds for the space and resources available to producing delicious cheese, honey, milk, eggs and meat. Comprehensive and details, yet readable and fun, the book includes hundreds of helpful line drawings. It also offers an appealing fold out colour section illustrating the breeds most suitable for backyard life, along with breed profiles for each animal.

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The Best Breakfast You'll Ever Eat, Courtesy of Your Backyard Animals: Gather fresh eggs for fluffy omelets.Stuff homemade sausages with meat.Fill your omelet with tangy, creamy cheese.Stir sweet honey into tea or coffee.Fry a steak or bacon as a savory side.Top off your meal with a cold glass of milk. Breakfast isn't the only meal you'll enjoy from your backyard farm... Imagine the satisfaction of feeding your family wholesome eggs, milk, meat, and honey produced by animals raised organically and humanely in your backyard. On as little land as one-tenth of an acre, you can raise healthy, productive barnyard animals and take a big step toward food independence. Learn how to: Raise chickens in brooder boxesDetermine the freshness of eggs hidden in the backyardRoast a duck or goose to perfectionMake goat-milk yogurtInterpret everyday sheep behaviorHarvest honeyRaise your own Thanksgiving turkeyManage your beef cattle to produce the best-tasting meatIncludes Full-Color at-a-Glance Breed Guide The animal-raising companion to "The Backyard Homestead."