Building Projects for Backyard Farmers and Home Gardeners Book Review

So many great projects

I’ve gardened for a number of years now and have had chickens for three years as well. We are always looking for projects to make things nicer on our little suburban homestead.

Mr. Gleason’s book is a wealth of great ideas and has twenty-one different building projects that you can make to use around your yard and garden.

I thought the variety of projects was wonderful, everything from a simple raised bed, to a green house using recycled windows. You can also make a worm bin, a potato planter, and there are a number of different types of trellises for peas, squash, grapes and a really cool tiered lettuce rack, that will be my first project!  There are also instructions for building a green house, top bar beehive and a rabbit hutch.

The instructions are step-by-step, including photographs and material lists.  The author also includes some profiles of his local backyard gardeners and farmers, telling about what they are doing, which was really interesting.

I do not have much building experience but I would feel comfortable trying many of these project – and plan to do just that over the next few years.

A great book if you’re looking to make some handmade additions for your backyard homestead. Highly recommended!

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