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The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower's Handbook for Small-scale Organic Farming

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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!
The Joy of Keeping Goats: The Ultimate Guide to Dairy and Meat Goats

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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.
If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name: News from Small-Town Alaska

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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.
Food Drying with an Attitude: A Fun and Fabulous Guide to Creating Snacks, Meals, and Crafts

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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.
How to Build Animal Housing: 60 Plans for Coops, Hutches, Barns, Sheds, Pens, Nestboxes, Feeders, Stanchions, and Much More

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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.
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