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The Backyard Homestead: Produce All The Food You Need On Just 1/4 Acre! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) Library Binding – 11 Feb 2009


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  • Library Binding: 367 pages
  • Publisher: Turtleback Books; Bound for Schools & Libraries ed. edition (11 February 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0606368825
  • ISBN-13: 978-0606368827
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 381 g
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Because you need to brace yourself for what s on the horizon: "The Backyard Homestead." This fascinating, friendly book is brimming with ideas, illustrations, and enthusiasm. The garden plans are solid, the advice crisp; the diagrams, as on pruning and double digging, are models of decorum. Halfway through, she puts the pedal to the metal, and whoosh! At warp speed, we re growing our own hops and making our own beer, planting our own wheat fields, keeping chickens (ho hum), ducks, geese, and turkeys (now we re talking) and milking goats, butchering lamb, raising rabbits, and grinding sausage. Oh, and tapping our maple trees, churning butter, and making our own cheese and yogurt. Peacocks, anyone? Need I say more? Well, yes. Stock up on some knitting books because next winter, you ll want to grow your own sweaters, too."

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