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Backyard Homesteading All-in-One For Dummies

Brock, Todd

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1. Edition May 2019
688 Pages, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-55075-4
John Wiley & Sons

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Live a more sustainable lifestyle

Historically referred to as a government program for revitalizing undesirable living areas, "homesteading" today has come to mean the pursuit of a self-sufficient lifestyle. Homesteading can include everything from keeping bees, growing vegetables, and composting to installing solar panels, creating a rain barrel, and canning your own food,--plus much more.

Backyard Homesteading All-in-One For Dummies has a little bit of everything for the homesteader in all of us. It walks you through the basics of creating your own sustainable homestead and offers expert tips and tricks for making it as easy and successful as possible.
* Raise chickens
* Keep bees
* Compost
* Can and preserve

This book gives you everything you need to embark on your own homesteading adventure.

Introduction 1

Book 1: Creating a Garden 5

Chapter 1: Planning Your Garden 7

Chapter 2: Deciding What to Grow 41

Chapter 3: Preparing to Plant 65

Chapter 4: Planting 95

Chapter 5: Growing Your Garden 125

Chapter 6: Dealing with Weeds and Pests 155

Chapter 7: Extending Your Season 171

Book 2: Preserving the Harvest 181

Chapter 1: Canning Basics 183

Chapter 2: Water-Bath Canning 197

Chapter 3: Pressure Canning 231

Chapter 4: Pickling 269

Chapter 5: Freezing 291

Chapter 6: Drying 319

Chapter 7: Root Cellaring and Storage 357

Book 3: Making Your Own 369

Chapter 1: Brewing Beer 371

Chapter 2: Fermenting 389

Chapter 3: Baking Bread 425

Chapter 4: Making Candles and Soap 441

Book 4: Raising Animals 455

Chapter 1: Introducing Beekeeping 457

Chapter 2: Caring for Your Bee Colony 473

Chapter 3: Introducing Backyard Chickens 509

Chapter 4: Raising Your Chicken Flock 529

Chapter 5: Opting for Other Animals 553

Book 5: Building It Yourself 559

Chapter 1: Starting Small with Garden Projects 561

Chapter 2: Building a Backyard Beehive 581

Chapter 3: Building a Chicken Coop 603

Index 631
Todd Brock is a television writer and producer whose work includes PBS's Growing a Greener World, DIY Network's Fresh From the Garden, and HGTV's Ground Breakers. He is the coauthor of Building Chicken Coops For Dummies.