Farm City Read-Alikes

Image removed. If reading Farm City prompted you to read more fabulous farm memoirs, here are a few suggestions to keep you reading this spring:

 

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The Backyard Beekeeper's Honey Handbook: A Guide to Creating, Harvesting, and Cooking with Natural Honeys Kim Flottum Flottum’s enthusiast’s guide explores the practical, back-to-the-earth beekeeping lifestyle and the artisan cultivation of honey varieties.
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Black Plants: 75 Striking Choices for the Garden Paul Bonine Striking, mysterious, sinister, and strange all describe the singular appeal of plants with black foliage, flowers, or fruit. For some gardeners, they are curiosities that yield a special thrill. For others, they are invaluable for providing contrast with brighter elements. In this compact, accessible volume, Bonine profiles 75 alluring black plants.
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Garden Anywhere: How to Grow Gorgeous Container Gardens, Herb Gardens, Kitchen Gardens, and More - Without Spending a Fortune Alys Fowler Have a small patch of soil? Or just a window box? Not a problem. Fowler, trained at the New York Botanical Garden, guides readers, with lots of photos, through the process from the ground up - from planning the garden to composting, pruning, harvesting, and propagating.
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Goat Song: A Seasonal Life, A Short History of Herding, and the Art of Making Cheese Brad Kessler "Novelist Kessler’s account of tending a small herd of milking goats in Vermont captures both the lush, poetic paradise of rural life and the raw, unrelenting drama of dairying ….[this] observant, unsanctimonious read is bound to inspire hobby farmers and consummate cheese lovers."- Publishers Weekly
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The Joy of Keeping Chickens: The Ultimate Guide to Raising Poultry for Fun or Profit Jennifer Megyesi Farmer and animal expert Megyesi discusses all the basic details of raising chickens - biology, health, food, and choosing breeds—and identifies what terms like organic and free-range really mean for poultry farmers and consumers.