The Joy of Keeping Farm Animals: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Your Own Food (Joy of Series) (Paperback)

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When the going gets rough, the rough . . . start raising their own food. In the first full-color guide of its kind, author and small farm owner Laura Childs reveals exactly what it takes to start raising your own animals, including chickens, geese, goats, sheep, pigs, and cows. Childs discusses what you can expect to harvest from your animals—from eggs to milk to meat to wool—based on her own real-life experiences. Whether you want to raise a few chickens for eggs alone, try your hand at a few goats with the aim to make your own cheese, or are looking to sustain your family and make some extra money from raising and selling beef, this is the book for you.

Childs offers general information for each breed and animal, from how to get started to what to feed and where to house the animals. This invaluable guide is the perfect first book for anyone interested in starting a backyard barnyard or a small farm—or simply dreaming about the idea.

About the Author

Laura Childs was a self-proclaimed city girl who broke away from the hectic urban life. Now living on a small, self-sustained farm in Ontario, Canada, she chronicles everyday adventures of raising goats, chickens, horses, and other animals on her Web site, She is the author of The Joy of Keeping Farm Animals and The Joy of Keeping Goats.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781602397453
ISBN-10: 1602397457
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication Date: March 18th, 2010
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Joy of Series