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Welcome to the Farm: How-to Wisdom from The Elliott Homestead
If you have visited Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan (and observed our 3 different working farms), then you have seen a homesteading lifestyle that you may want to try on your own. Welcome to the Farm is a comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to growing the very best food right in your own backyard. The homesteading movement is continuing to grow, as more people are stepping up to have a hand in where their food comes from. Whether you want to dabble or immerse yourself completely in the do-it-yourself, back-to-basics lifestyle, Welcome to the Farm is a comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to growing the very best food right in your own backyard. Shaye Elliott takes readers on a journey that teaches them how to harvest baskets full of organic produce, milk a dairy cow (and make butter), plant a homestead orchard, can jams and jellies, and even raise chickens and bees. From her experience running The Elliott Homestead, Shaye provides all the how-to wisdom you need to know about:
• The benefits of a home garden
• The basics of seed starting
• Building your own greenhouse
• What belongs in the winter garden
• Canning, freezing, and dehydrating techniques and recipes
• The pros and cons of caged vs. free-range chickens
• Keeping a dairy cow and what to do with all the milk
• Raising animals for meat
• Making your own cider and wine
• And so much more!
Softcover. 368 pages. Size: 7.5"w x 9"h x 0.8"d.