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The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals

Gail Damerow


"Most meat breeds are in the English class, which includes Australorp, Orpington, and Cornish. Of these, the most popular is Cornish, which originated in Cornwall, England."

Location mentioned: Cornwall, England.

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The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals by Gail Damerow.


Gail Damerow has raised poultry for about five decades. She has been writing about chickens and other rural topics since 1976.  That’s when her first book came out! Since then, Gail has written and co-written many books and regularly contributes to various magazines.

You should expect lots of knowledge and helpful advice from her wonderful books. If you’re looking for valuable information on successfully raising your own animals and selecting their breeds, this book is you. If you want to learn more on how to produce honey, eggs, meat, or fresh milk, then, again, maybe this book will help you out. Or perhaps you’re looking for some encouragement on using even a small plot of land for raising animals, then let the author inspire you!

The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals book, edited by Gail Damerow, is actually the second book in the series of Backyard Homestead books.

More details:


  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 2011
  • ISBN-10: 1603429697
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603429696
  • ASIN: B0071UF8A4

As the location mentioned in this book is Cornwall, England, I thought I’d add in a picture of how beautiful Cornwall is. Photo from my personal album and it was taken many years ago! I sure hope to visit it again, maybe even when it’s not raining!


Cornwall, England. From my personal album.


P.S.: Oh, and if you’re interested, check out Gail Damerow’s “Life on the Farm” blog. It’s not just about animals – there are plenty of helpful tips on growing vegetables and even making homemade dill pickles (yum!).

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