The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals: Choose the Best Breeds for Small-Space Farming, Produce Your Own Grass-Fed Meat, Gather Fresh Eggs, Collect Fresh Milk, Make Your Own Cheese, Keep Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, Pigs,

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The Best Breakfast You'll Ever Eat, Courtesy of Your Backyard Animals:

  1. Gather fresh eggs for fluffy omelets.
  2. Stuff homemade sausages with meat.
  3. Fill your omelet with tangy, creamy cheese.
  4. Stir sweet honey into tea or coffee.
  5. Fry a steak...
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Overview

The Best Breakfast You'll Ever Eat, Courtesy of Your Backyard Animals:

  1. Gather fresh eggs for fluffy omelets.
  2. Stuff homemade sausages with meat.
  3. Fill your omelet with tangy, creamy cheese.
  4. Stir sweet honey into tea or coffee.
  5. Fry a steak or bacon as a savory side.
  6. 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 boxes
  • Determine the freshness of eggs hidden in the backyard
  • Roast a duck or goose to perfection
  • Make goat-milk yogurt
  • Interpret everyday sheep behavior
  • Harvest honey
  • Raise your own Thanksgiving turkey
  • Manage your beef cattle to produce the best-tasting meat
Includes Full-Color at-a-Glance Breed Guide

The animal-raising companion to The Backyard Homestead.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
★ 02/01/2014
Space-conscious homesteaders will enjoy learning how to raise a multitude of farm animals on as little as a tenth of an acre.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603429696
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 3/23/2011
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 198,144
  • Product dimensions: 8.48 (w) x 10.64 (h) x 0.98 (d)

Meet the Author

Gail Damerow and her husband operate a family farm in Tennessee where they keep poultry and dairy goats, tend a sizable garden, and maintain a small orchard. They grow and preserve much of their own food, make their own yogurt and ice cream from fresh goat milk, and bake their own bread. Gail has written extensively on raising chickens and other livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural skills. She shares her experience and knowledge as a regular contributor to Backyard Poultry magazine and as the author or contributor to more than a dozen country skills how-to books.

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Table of Contents

Contents
Preface
Introducing Backyard Farm Animals
How Many Animals Can You Keep?
Chickens
Turkeys
Ducks & Geese
Rabbits
Honey Bees
Goats
Sheep
Pigs
Dairy Cows & Beef Cattle
Glossary
Resources
Credits
Index

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  • Posted October 9, 2011

    Highly Recommended

    I just got this yesterday and I started it this morning and I just amazed. It is so helpful describing the different breeds of livestock. I too was raised in the city no farm animals, however farming is in my blood as I have great uncles that were farmers. I started out with chickens and then rabbits and now turkeys along with a garden all on a 1/4 acre of land. We hope to be moving next year to a bigger piece of property. This book is not part of my farming book collection. I would reccommend this book to anyone who wants to get started on sustainability and taking better care of their family.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 12, 2011

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    Just what I needed...

    perfect for me-I appreciate the honesty...written well, written from her own experiences.
    The sample was great-the layout @ chickens was a great review for me; I now NEED to purchase the entire book for my NOOK.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted April 25, 2012

    Stonestar to painfeather

    We moved camp...but yeah can i ask why u cam bak?

    1 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2013

    It was nice that it had so much more about animals, but it left

    It was nice that it had so much more about animals, but it left me with many questions. I think many of these questions will not be answered until I visit a farm.

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