recommended reading

posted March 27, 2010

Thanks to Janike Ruginis of Skyhorse Publishing for letting us know about two wonderful new books for seasoned farmers and greenhorns alike.

Author and small farm owner Laura Childs tells us how in The Joy of Keeping Farm Animals: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Your Own Food. In this all-encompassing guide, Childs reveals exactly what it takes to start raising your own animals, including chickens, geese, goats, sheep, pigs, and cows. Childs discusses, based on her experience, everything you need to know—from how to start your own backyard barn, to how to care for your animals, to what to expect to harvest from your animals to making some extra money and saving money.

With Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre, by Brett Markham, everyone can learn a holistic approach to small-area farming. Learn how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre! Earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half of the time that an ordinary job requires.