Features of The Backyard Homestead By Carleen Madigan PDF
This comprehensive guide to homesteading provides all the information you need to grow and preserve a sustainable harvest of grains and vegetables; raise animals for meat, eggs, and dairy; and keep honey bees for your sweeter days. With easy-to-follow instructions on canning, drying, and pickling, you’ll enjoy your backyard bounty all winter long.The Backyard Homestead By Carleen Madigan PDF
Also available in this series: The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner, The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects, The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals, and The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know-How.
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Before becoming an editor at Storey Publishing, Carleen Madigan was managing editor of Horticulture magazine and lived on an organic farm outside Boston, Massachusetts, where she learned the homesteading skills contained in The Backyard Homestead. She enjoys gardening, hiking, foraging, baking, spinning wool, and knitting.
Dimensions and Characteristics of The Backyard Homestead By Carleen Madigan PDF
- Publisher : Storey Publishing, LLC; 14th Printing edition (February 11, 2009)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 368 pages
- International Standard Book Number-10 : 1603421386
- International Standard Book Number-13 : 978-1603421386
- Item Weight : 1.54 pounds
- Dimensions : 7 x 1 x 9 inches
January 2, 2019
“Garden plans” are ridiculously uninformative and impractical – the “plans” in the section “Making a garden plan” give no dimensions for the bed – or indeed, no dimensions for any of the beds, and no spacing for plants. That is a recipe for failure, and it’s but one example of impractical, incomplete and random information.
The book is an extremely poor value for what it is – a cute book for daydreaming about homesteading. Not at all recommended.
September 23, 2018
This isn’t anything you wouldn’t find in snippits from a magazine like mother earth news, indexed for you. I have a 40 acre ranchette on a river, and I have a 1/4th acre in-town house.
I was hoping for a new approach or ideas to my smaller space. I have experience in range of permaculture, aquaculture, greenhouses, chickens, etc. This book isn’t how to create a wholistic or profitable dynamic farm ecology in your backyard, it isn’t about how to “literally” turn your backyard into a homestead, but just do homesteady things like canning, growing vegetables, and caring for small animals. I wasn’t impressed at all and learned nothing new in how to maximize space for efficiency which is what I was looking for. There is literally only 1 page of about 4 paragraphs that even mentions greenhouses, which to maximize space and efficiency is obviously an absolute necessity. It speaks absolutely nothing to water storage, conservation, or recycling, which is an absolute critical necessity as well.
This book did not live up to its title at all. There are many better books out there on this subject, and that specialize in the various aspects of food production and preservation. Like you want a good book on fermenting try the Art of Fermentation by Katz. You want a good book on water storage and uses check out Art Ludwigs books. It just feels like this is a bad attempt and bringing together a lot of knowledge because it all felt disconnected and not integrated into an actual plan to produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre. It wasn’t integrated enough into an actual real world case study on an actual site, an actual climate zone, actual amounts of water, actual money spent on inputs that make things like raising a cow on 1/4 acre is totally unfeasible even in the lushest of environments. And a lot of it was like that, too boiler plated, too untested without application. The stuff that was tested with application were just things I could have googled in 5 seconds.
If you are an absolute beginner just looking for a random craft project or starting your first garden this could be a good “first intro book” to get your feet wet.
July 26, 2016
April 23, 2020
This book is okay… but I think it’s just not for me. I live in deep South Texas, in the Rio Grande Valley, at the bottom-most tip of Texas, near Monterrey. We are a VERY hot climate, it is a desert. Most of the suggestions in this book are for more northern climates, maybe for Missouri, or at the very least North Texas. There is a section on suggested plants and trees for your hardiness zone…I don’t remember any listed for my zone.
This book should also have warnings about checking with local ordinances about keeping animals. I live in the city (sigh). We can’t keep poultry or livestock of any kind, at all. So most of this book is useless, but it makes it sound like you could do anything you wanted. It’s good for basics and for inspiration. It can guide you to asking the right questions on YouTube
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