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The New Livestock Farmer – A Book Review

In Book Reviews, Pasture & Livestock, Reference by James2 Comments

What is a “new” livestock farmer? Farmers have been farming livestock for thousands of years. What has changed to deem the word “new” valid when describing livestock farmers? The change comes in the form of mixing the old with the new. More specifically mixing many of the traditional ways to raise livestock (no grain for herbivores, no antibiotics, no vaccines, …

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Butchering Poultry, Rabbit, Lamb, Goat and Pork – A Book Review

In Book Reviews, BUTCHERY, Livestock & Pasture, PORK, POULTRY, Reference by James0 Comments

Butchering Poultry, Rabbit, Lamb, Goat and Pork: The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering by Adam Danforth is the second of Adam’s two books that I have read – the first one covered beef (Read Here). This book as the title suggests covers multiple animals and like the Beef book is quite comprehensive and loaded with brilliant photos. This book …

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Farm Anatomy – A Book Review

In Book Reviews, Reference by James4 Comments

Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts & Pieces of Country Life by Julia Rothman is an informative and fun book that takes the reader through various aspects of farming. The title is fitting as the book gives a great overview of a lot of the different moving and non-moving parts of the farming life. The highlight of the book for me …

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Butchering Beef – A Book Review

In BEEF, Book Reviews, BUTCHERY, Livestock & Pasture, Pasture & Livestock, Reference by James1 Comment

Butchering Beef: The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering by Adam Danforth is a book I’d been looking forward to reading since I learned of its existence – which hasn’t been that long, only a few months now. One of the big attractions of the farming life for me is to be able to grow my own food. …