**This Giveaway is now Closed. Congratulations to Shirley (sswovela…)! And a big thanks to all who entered.
There’s a new homesteading book on the market, and it’s packed full of everything you need to know to get started on your own homestead.
Angela England, founder of The Untrained Housewife, has written a fantastic book entitled Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less). The focus of the book is on giving you the how-to you need to turn your backyard, however big or small it is, into a productive, sustainable mini-farm. England encourages her readers to eat healthier, save money, and live a more self-sufficient lifestyle by making the most of whatever space you have.
In this book you will find information on:
- Finding the right piece of land
- Turning your current property into a working farm
- Backyard Gardening
- Tools and skills you’ll need
- Keeping Chickens
- Raising Rabbits
- Sheep and Goats
- Backyard Beekeeping
- Harvesting and Preserving Food
- Root Cellars
- Garden Herbs
- Making Butter, Yogurt and Cheese
- Home Brewing
- Soap Making
- And more!
Seriously. I can’t think of anything else to add to the valuable information England has to offer in this book. This one ranks right up there with Carla Emery’s book, The Encyclopedia of Country Living. Not quite as thick of a volume, but definitely worth having on the bookshelf.
If you’ve been toying with the idea of turning your backyard into a space that you can use to grow food and raise animals in, Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) is a must buy.
Now For My Favorite Part!
Ms. England has so generously offered one of my lucky readers a chance to win their very own copy of Backyard Farming! Woo-hoo!!
To get in on this awesome giveaway, you can do any or all of the following for one entry each. *Leave a separate comment for each entry, as each comment is counted as the entry itself!
1. Simply leave a comment here letting me know why you’d love to own this book!
2. “Like” Backyard Farming on Facebook
3. “Like” New Life on a Homestead on Facebook (be sure to let me know if you’re already a fan there!)
4. Follow Angela England on Twitter
5. Share this giveaway on your blog, or other Social Media/Networking sites
I’ll choose one random winner on Monday, Feb. 4th, 2013 at 8pm EST. Open to US and Canada. Good luck everyone!
Angela England is a freelance writer who, along with her husband and five children, cultivates a 1/2 acre farm in their Oklahoma backyard where they manage to raise diary and meat goats, keep enough chickens for eggs and free-range poultry, and foster an intensively productive garden for fresh fruits and vegetables. Angela is the founder of UntrainedHousewife.com and enjoys guiding others in recapturing the lost arts of self-sufficient living. She also manages and maintains the Blissfully Domestic community and contributes to other sites and forums on a regular basis.
I received a copy of Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) in order to write this review. The opinions I share when writing product reviews are mine, and are always my honest opinions.