By Mindy McIntosh-Shetter
The Backyard Homestead is an excellent reference source that combines farming advice with good old fashion recipes.
The Backyard Homestead provides knowledge that has been gleamed from the many books on self-sufficiency produced by Storey publishing.
The premise that The Backyard Homestead is based on is raising animals, fruits, grains, and vegetables on a quarter of an acre.
The Backyard Homestead claims that on this quarter of an acre an individual can harvest 1,400 eggs, 50 pounds wheat, 60 pounds of fruit, 2,000 pounds of vegetables, 280 pounds of pork, and 75 pounds of nuts.
The Backyard Homestead is divided into 7 chapters that cover the whole gamete of farming and more.
Chapter 1-The Home Vegetable Garden
This chapter provides the basic gardening knowledge. It covers planning, how to plan to reap more, container gardening, cool verses warm season crops, and vegetables A to Z. All in all The Backyard Homestead provides all the vegetable garden knowledge that is needed for a successful garden in the first chapter.
Chapter 2-Backyard Fruits and Nuts
In this chapter a full array of plants and care are Read the rest of this entry »