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

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

ISBN: 1603421386

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

Author: Edited by Carleen Madigan

KDL Description:

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Suggests organic methods for growing plants and raising animals on a small plot of land, explains how to determine the proper times for planting, and provides tips for using and preserving food.

Amazon Description:

Put your backyard to work! Enjoy fresher, organic, better-tasting food all the time. The solution is as close as your own backyard. Grow the vegetables and fruits your family loves; keep bees; raise chickens, goats, or even a cow. The Backyard Homestead shows you how it’s done. And when the harvest is in, you’ll learn how to cook, preserve, cure, brew, or pickle the fruits of your labor.

From a quarter of an acre, you can harvest 1,400 eggs, 50 pounds of wheat, 60 pounds of fruit, 2,000 pounds of vegetables, 280 pounds of pork, 75 pounds of nuts.