The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner

The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner


What to Do & When to Do It in the Garden, Orchard, Barn, Pasture & Equipment Shed
by Ann Larkin Hansen

Storey Publishing, 2017

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This planner offers expert advice on what tasks to do around your farm and when to do them — no matter where on the planet you call home. 






Author Ann Larkin Hansen sets the priorities for each area of the farm, including the barn, garden, orchard, field, pasture, and woodlot. For every critical turn of the year (12 in all), Hansen provides an at-a-glance to-do list along with tips and a more in-depth discussion of key topics for the season.

Easy-reference charts, checklists, and record-keeping sections help you keep track of it all.

Whether it's pruning your apple trees or tuning up your tractor, knowing when to do each chore is key to a well-run farm. Ann Larkin Hansen divides each season into early, mid, and late sections and details what needs to be done during each to keep your garden, field, pasture, orchard, beeyard, barn, coop, equipment shed, woodlot, and wildlife habitate in good order. After setting seasonal priorities, every chapter examines a specific topic – such as cover crops, honey bees, and making hay – that's especially relevant for that sub-season. This practical, informative volume also provides plenty of room for your own record-keeping.




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