Thursday, April 08, 2010

Hello 4H and Back-to-the-Landers!

Backyard Farms
If you're looking for practical specifics about adding animals to your sustainable living plan, the library can help.

Try general works such as The Joy of Keeping Farm Animals : the Ultimate Guide to Raising Your Own Food by Laura Childs or specific titles (goats, poultry, sheep, etc.) from the folks at Storey Books. Also try the broader work Homesteading : a Backyard Guide to: Growing Your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating Your Own Energy, Crafting, Herbal Medicine, and More edited by Abigail R. Gehring. This one offers a variety of ideas to the eco-minded, twenty-first-century homeowner.

Post by Bev Simmons