Books/Publications

Comment by Rich Hamilton on December 7, 2011 at 5:11pm

Just used the search function to purchase 3 copies of this through Amazon...hope the site gets the proper credit for the purchase!

Comment by Dusty Bottoms on December 7, 2011 at 5:22pm

Rich, my understanding is that WE WILL! Not only for the books but if you decide to purchase all your holiday shopping through Amazon you can help support Farm Dreams by clicking on one of our books first then searching for/buying anything you want during that visit. Thanks so much for supporting the effort!

Comment by Rich Hamilton on December 7, 2011 at 5:33pm

Glad to, so far I'm pretty impressed with the. You might want to consider a "donate" button, for those who want to chip in a bit, but not actually buy anything...just a thought. And maybe an affiliate program with Cabella's, Cheaper than dirt, etc. - some other place selling outdoor items or argricultural products...food for thought.  :-)

Comment by Dusty Bottoms on December 7, 2011 at 6:23pm

Thanks Rich...I thought about it and that's very kind of you, but I'd rather hold off. I hope we all make this a rich community and there's two way to pay the costs; subscription fees or ad supported. I'd prefer to attempt the latter, especially since I'm working really hard to get very relevant ads and books.  With such a wonderful community here I'm sure it will work out. Thanks again!

Comment by zac on April 22, 2012 at 4:34pm

If anyone purchases or has purchased a book that they would highly recommend, please post it.  I am in research mode right now as we are buying our first home / land within 2 months.  I love books and have purchased a few on mini farming, homesteading, gardening, etc. and I am always in search of another great one to add to the library.  Thanks!

Comment by Dusty Bottoms on April 23, 2012 at 7:29am

Hi Zac,  there are SO many great books...can you tell us a little more about what you may be interested in?  I mean there's general farming, farming experiences, livestock, permaculture, gardening and so much more.

Comment by zac on April 29, 2012 at 12:42am

I just bought a beginners guide to poultry, bee keeping, canning - I love to you read em all!  I got a good one on mini farming and square foot gardening - next I'm planning on getting a "carrots love tomatoes" type of book.  I would also appreciate good books on raising rabbits, raising turkeys, and a good pig book.  If you have any other books that you just LOVE, I'll read just about any book!  

Comment by Robert H Taylor on October 13, 2012 at 3:03pm

Highly recommend the book by Steve Solomon, "Gardening When it Counts".  I personally agree with him that square foot gardening is great as a hobby, but not so great for actually producing commercial crops.  Of course there are many  exceptions and opinions, but he is right on the money with his ideas about compost and fertilizer. 

Comment by Miss hunninghake on April 9, 2013 at 10:21pm
Hi, brand new to the group and living in the country. We have 18 acres, mostly over run with cedars and such, will clear out as money and time allows. We did get some chickens and 3 goats..2 Nubians, 1 boer. Love the eggs and being with the animals in nature is really special, especially with our 3 kids (children that is). We are also working on getting the garden beds up and going, hubby has Lots of practice with that. A couple ??? though, what does sustainable gardening mean? And do the goats really need a grain, and mineral supplement? We whole heartedly want our animals to live as close to natural life as possible, without pumping them with artificial "food". But the info is soooo conflicting! I loved the accidental farmer book, learned a lot, but we aren't ready for that much yet. Love this site, thank you for the work you all are doing for your friends/families and future farming!!

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