The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals

The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals

Choose the Best Breeds for Small-Space Farming, Produce Your Own Grass-Fed Meat, Gather Fresh Eg

By Gail Damerow; Gail Damerow (Editor)

Storey Publishing, Paperback, 9781603429696, 360pp.

Publication Date: March 23, 2011

Description
Enjoy a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and honey from your own chickens, pigs, and bees, or a holiday meal with your own heritage-breed turkey as the main attraction. Gail Damerow covers everything you need to successfully raise your own farm animals, from selecting the right breeds to producing delicious fresh milk, cheese, honey, eggs, and meat. Even with just a small plot of land, you can become more self-sufficient, save money, and enjoy healthy, delicious animal products.


About the Author
Gail Damerow, author of "The Chicken Health Handbook, 2nd Edition", has written extensively on raising chickens and other livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural know-how in more than a dozen country skills how-to books, including the best-selling "Storey s Guide to Raising Chickens", "The Chicken Encyclopedia", and "Hatching and Brooding Your Own Chicks". Damerow is a regular contributor to "Backyard Poultry" and "Countryside "magazines. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, where they operate a family farm with poultry and dairy goats, a sizable garden, and a small orchard.

Gail Damerow, author of "The Chicken Health Handbook, 2nd Edition", has written extensively on raising chickens and other livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural know-how in more than a dozen country skills how-to books, including the best-selling "Storey s Guide to Raising Chickens", "The Chicken Encyclopedia", and "Hatching and Brooding Your Own Chicks". Damerow is a regular contributor to "Backyard Poultry" and "Countryside "magazines. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, where they operate a family farm with poultry and dairy goats, a sizable garden, and a small orchard.