I have learned so much through non-fiction accounts of people becoming farmers. Not only do the books keep me laughing, the protagonist always reels me in more to farm life, and I am smitten with everything farming entails, the good and the bad. This is part two of my Favorite Farm Books. Five more for your perusal.
A memoir about a woman who finds love and a farm but finds that her true love is the farm. Moving, but very funny!
My favorite author is back with this sweet journal of life on a farm. A full of year of journal entries, whimsical drawings (by an illustrator), and beautiful imagery.
This was a different type of farming book than the kind I usually indulge in. It takes place in different settings through the years, his time visiting a monastery that grows mushrooms, Mexico to grow coffee, a permaculture farm, a charity farm, his own church farm, and a Jewish retreat center/farm. All giving valuable lessons on farming but also intertwining our search for spiritual nurturing and God’s undeniable presence in food and farms.
This book is full of great pictures and absolute step-by-step guides to take the anxiety out of getting bees. It touts itself as the Absolute Beginner’s Guide which sums me up perfectly!
The first book that got me hooked on medicinal herbs and started me on this journey of ours. It is full of herbs, their properties, how to grow them, and how to make a few basic medicines.