It is with great excitement that I am announcing my very first book!
A Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese will be released in October from New Society Publishers. The book is currently available for pre-order through New Society Publishers' website and through Amazon.com. New Society does offer a 20% discount for preorders, and you will also be able to order directly through me once it is released.
Without further ado, here's a little bit of information on what you'll find in the book:
While chickens preen in the spotlight, geese are the historic unsung heroes of small farms and homesteads. Providing weed control, large eggs, and entertainment, and acting as "security" over other animals, geese are the ultimate modern homesteading companion.
The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese covers everything you need to know to raise geese, including:
Profiles of breeds and how to select the best one for your needs
How to "imprint" goslings on a person
Feeding, housing, animal health, and cold weather care
Using geese for weed control, soil improvement, and as "watch-geese"
Cooking with goose eggs and meat
Additional coverage includes a look at the rich history of geese on farms in North America and Europe that will enhance any goose keeper's enjoyment of these intelligent and unique birds.
This practical guide is a must-have essential for the kitchen table of homesteaders, small farmers, permaculturists, and professional farmers looking to add the power of geese to their land.
I have been busy working on this book over the fall and winter and it is a delight to be able to finally share it with all of you! Hopefully some of you have been considering adding geese to your homesteads or may have some geese already and would like to learn more.