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Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre – Brett L. Markham Book Review

Love this book !  The husband bought it for me one on of our Menard trips for supplies for the new house and three years later I am still finding it useful.  It gives you a ton of information for the garden from start to finish and it works !  He even covers Chicken basics,  which convinced me we needed a few hens.

Last summer we were able to produce more then enough to feed us,  plus had more that we gave away and everything grew great.  Our food cost is reduced and next year I am picking up a few dehydrators to help store it all.  Our freezer is so full you can’t open it without things falling to the floor and all because of this one book.

A must have for anyone wanting to garden on a little piece of property.

Start a mini farm on a quarter acre or less, provide 85 percent of the food for a family of four and earn an income.

Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers everything you need to know to get started: buying and saving seeds, starting seedlings, establishing raised beds, soil fertility practices, composting, dealing with pest and disease problems, crop rotation, farm planning, and much more. Because self-sufficiency is the objective, subjects such as raising backyard chickens and home canning are also covered along with numerous methods for keeping costs down and production high. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with photographs, tables, diagrams, and illustrations.

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