Put your backyard to work! Enjoy fresher, organic, better-tasting food all the time. The solution is as close as your own backyard. Grow the vegetables and fruits your family loves; keep bees; raise chickens, goats, or even a cow. The Backyard Homestead shows you how it's done. And when the harvest is in, you'll learn how to cook, preserve, cure, brew, or pickle the fruits of your labor. From a quarter of an acre, you can harvest 1,400 eggs, 50 pounds of wheat, 60 pounds of fruit, 2,000 pounds of vegetables, 280 pounds of pork, 75 pounds of nuts.
The backyard homestead
North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., c2009.
367 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,23 cm.
Start your own backyard homestead
The home vegetable garden
Backyard fruits and nuts
Easy, fragrant herbs
Poultry for eggs and meat
Meat and dairy
Food from the wild.
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edited by Carleen Madigan
Includes bibliographical references (p. 354) and index.