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The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals

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 is no stranger to the world of poultry, with an impressive five decades of experience raising feathered friends. Since 1976, she’s been sharing her insights on chickens and rural topics through her writing. In fact, that’s when she published her very first book, kicking off a journey that led her to become a prolific author and contributor. “The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals” is perfect if you want to learn more.

With a wealth of knowledge under her belt, Gail’s books offer an abundance of valuable advice. Whether you’re aiming to successfully raise animals and pick the right breeds or seeking guidance on producing honey, eggs, meat, or fresh milk, her works are a goldmine of information. And if you’re considering making the most of even a small plot of land for animal husbandry, Gail’s words are bound to inspire and empower you.

With her expertise at the helm, this book is full of useful insights, perfect for those seeking to embark on a journey of animal husbandry or enhance their existing practices. So, whether you’re new to the world of farming or looking to level up your skills, Gail Damerow’s books are a must-have addition to your reading list. The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals book 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. Location for the book "The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals"


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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