Farming For Beginners: The Backyard Animal Farm Guide To Farming Sheep, Raising Chickens, Turkeys, Pigs, Milking Cows, Goats, Honey Bees, Cattle Farming, ... Cows, Goats, Honey Bees, and Cattle Book 1)Farming For Beginners: The Backyard Animal Farm Guide To Farming Sheep, Raising Chickens, Turkeys, Pigs, Milking Cows, Goats, Honey Bees, Cattle Farming, … Cows, Goats, Honey Bees, and Cattle Book 1) by Frank Begley

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This wasn’t exactly what I wanted to study, It was evident when the first chapter was about cows. I won’t have enough room for a cow. Nor will I have the money to feed it. And being a vegetarian, who has trouble with cow milk in most forms (except cheese), I felt this was not up my alley.

Still the writing was easy to read. The author had a bit of a sense of humor making it not a dull read. And just past the cows chapter the other animals listed were of interest to me. Well, except pigs. What is that called when you don’t much like certain animals? I know, pigs are smart and make pets for some people, but I doubt I could ever become one of those people. I might more likely have a cow for a pet instead. But both animals are too big for me. And I don’t want to butcher animals. I know. What kind of farmer will I be? Greenhorns are allowed to be less than farmers.

Now the goats, sheep, poultry and bees fit more in my realm of interest. I have had goats and loved them. No, never killed them either. I loved the milk and the process of getting it. I had chickens, too. No kill, free-range easter egg hunts. Worst farmer ever! Loved all my animals!

Anyway, this book got into the husbandry of all these animals. And the nice part is that there are quite a few links to YouTube instructions and other websites with charts and graphs and more instruction.

I will refer back to this book often once I am settled on the land.

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