Leigh, the author of 5 Acres & Dream The Book and the blog, has just released her second book.
Critter Tales: What my homestead critters have taught me about themselves, their world, and how to be a part of it
Leigh shares her experiences with a variety of homestead animals in a comfortable, conversational way, while at the same time providing valuable information whether you are experienced, a novice, or still in the planning stage. Leigh is also hosting a giveaway of Critter Tales on her blog if you are interested. Here is the official book description.
Critter Tales is a book for everyone who is interested in farm
life, farm animals, and especially in homesteading with farm animals.
Each section begins with the author's careful research into the needs
and care of various kinds of livestock: chickens, goats, llamas,
livestock guardian dogs, guinea fowl, farm cats, pigs, and honeybees.
The tales which follow describe real-life learning about those animals:
opinionated chickens, goat drama, critters that won't stay put,
mysterious deaths, choosing the right breeds, the population dilemma,
dealing with predators, and how the animals themselves don't always
agree with "the experts." The sections conclude by discussing how each
critter fits into the author's primary homestead goal of self-reliance
Includes 92 tales, 216 photos, a list of resources, and an extensive
We look forward to reading Critter Tales and thank Leigh for sharing her experiences with us.
Until next time - Fern