I loved all the information in this book. While I garden for my family's own use and not for market, I still learned quite a bit about efficient garden layouts, and how to plan your garden by targeted harvest days, not just according to the last frost dates. I will definitely be reading this one again!
This was a nice primer for anyone looking into getting goats. It touches on most of the subjects you need to know without going into exhaustive detail. I especially liked the segment on raising fiber goats--my other books only mention them in passing.
Loved it. The little anecdotes were short and sweet, capturing a lifestyle that is both vastly different from the small-town culture I was raised in, and in other ways exactly the same. Perfect book to curl up with on a rainy day.
I enjoyed this book. It has a practical approach to dehydrating food without pushing a particular diet agenda or another. The approach is simple for a beginner to understand, and the recipes look tasty. One thing I do wish the book had were a few charts listing estimated drying times for particular foods, so I could plan to make the most efficient use of my time and machine. Worth the read if you are interested in food preservation.
This book is a good read for anyone interested in building a barn or shed of any kind to house livestock. It's filled with examples of various types of sheds, but I found the technical information very useful. While I couldn't build a barn from this book alone, the book is in-depth enough to educate me about different choices for foundations, siding, etc in terms I can understand. A very good place to start if you're looking for some of the more technical aspects of barn-building.