Turn your backyard - no matter how small - into a sustainable and self-sufficient homestead for raising livestock and cultivating homegrown food!
Take control of the food you eat and the products you use, even if you live in an urban or suburban home.
- Practical instructions for growing fruit and vegetables, raising chickens and other animals, keeping bees, preserving food, making beer & wine, and more
- Covers the laws and regulations about raising livestock in populated areas
- Includes information on off-season gardening, plus new photographs and illustrations
This award-winning book addresses the needs of people who want to take control of the food they eat and the products they use, even if they live in an urban or suburban house on a typical-size lot. Backyard Homesteading shows homeowners how to turn their yard into a sustainable and self-sufficient "homestead" for raising livestock and providing homegrown food, including fruits, vegetables, honey, eggs, milk, and meat.
Backyard Homesteading also provides practical instructions for preserving food, making beer and wine, making soap, and more. Well illustrated with new photographs and illustrations, this revised 2nd edition provides important new information on attracting pollinators and an expanded section on raising chickens.