The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre!

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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.

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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The book that launched the best-selling series

Brimming with a bounty of information from Storey’s extensive library on growing and preserving, The Backyard Homestead is a trusted reference for fans of independent living everywhere, and the cornerstone of The Backyard Homestead series, which has a combined total of 495,000 copies in print.

Be your own local food source

Whether your backyard ambitions are modest or you’re scaling up for complete food self-sufficiency, this practical guide teaches a range of essential skills, from starting seedlings and carving a turkey to beekeeping basics and sugaring maple syrup, making the process of producing and preserving your own food accessible and satisfying at any scale.

An exciting variety of food at your fingertips

Cultivate a simple strawberry patch or start a flock of chickens; grow wheat for milling your own flour and hops for brewing your own beer. The possibilities for backyard food production are endless, and this homesteading handbook covers it all, with how-to information on growing and harvesting herbs, grains, fruits, nuts, and vegetables, as well as fresh eggs, meat, dairy, honey, and more.

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This hardworking addition to the best-selling Backyard Homestead series offers expert advice on what tasks to do around your farm and when to do them — no matter where on the planet you call home.

With just a little land, anyone can have plenty of poultry, livestock, and honey bees. This book covers everything from selecting breeds to feeding and housing, animal health, and producing delicious fresh milk, cheese, honey, eggs, and meat.

With simple, step-by-step instructions that even novices can use, this book of 76 projects is the go-to DIY resource for anyone building functional structures and essential pieces of equipment for the house, garden, yard, and root cellar.

From milling flour to curing sausage, freezing or drying vegetables to preserving fruits, this all-in-one handbook teaches everything farm-fresh food enthusiasts need to know.

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