Well. Although I want to play city-lot-farmer...I hate the over use of the phrase urban homesteading. Homesteading conjures up vision of Homestead Acts, Manifest Destinys, 160 Acres of land, Covered wagons, and cannibalism. (did I lose you with the cannibalism?). It is a wee bit lame to then equate what American families did 150 years ago with city slickers wanting 3 chickens and a 4x8 raised veg bed. Right? Am I alone on this?
Regardless (or irregardless, or without no regard. Thanks mom) I recently read two books that I am putting out there as GOOD. I think I have already talked JJ and Mariana into reading them...But why stop there? let's spread then knowledge on how to butcher a pig that you raised on your own little city lot (CC&R be damned). Both of these books are in the scrolly list of books on my sidebar. Go look. They are there. I swear. If you click on the scrolly book list you will go to Amazon. But Half.com is where I buy (fyi)
- The Backyard Homestead
- Made From Scratch
Now what do you think about that?