We were in Tractor Supply the other day getting cat litter, when I noticed that they had a $5 book bin. Now when I go to TSC, the books are one of the first place that I go to. So imagine my surprise when some of the books that I wanted were in the $5 bin! These books were $29 originally! What a bargain! So what did I do? I bought 3 books! One was about food preserving. One was about 200 recipes for cheese.(Did I mention that I'm going to be making cheese sometime this year?) Another one was about Homesteading.
I started reading the one about homesteading first. Like EVERY book that I get about homesteading, I'm kind of disappointed. I guess it's because I'm expecting more. More info about, well, homesteading. I guess they are, but not about things that I want to learn about. Most homesteading magazines and books seem to be written for people that live in the city! They don't write them so that people in the country who have a little bit of experience with homesteading, can learn something.
I was reading one the other day about chickens and some of the diseases that they could catch. I thought,"Great! Everyone can learn something about different diseases." I mean, I have chickens, but don't really know much about diseases that they can catch. So I read the article. Do you know what they said to do about chickens that were sick? They said to take it to the vet. THE VET!!!! I'm not going to take a chicken to a vet! I know some people might get mad at me for this but, I kind of consider chickens as a disposable livestock. We don't pet our chickens, we don't name our chickens, we don't really pay attention to our chickens. That is, unless they get into my garden, and then I REALLY pay attention to my chickens.I mean, I LIKE my chickens but, I will not take a chicken to the vet! A vet visit will cost more than the chicken is worth! So in my opinion, the book about chickens was useless.
Then I got another homesteading book. 60% of the book was about how to buy land. I already HAVE land. I understand that some of you don't. But, I believe you would know what to look for when and if you ever decided to get some. It's not real hard people. So why would a really big book dedicate that much space about buying land? I don't know, maybe I'm looking into it too much. I just wish that I could find something that I could learn from. I find the homesteading topic very interesting. I just wish there were more books or magazines about it. Hey, maybe I should write one!!!! hehehehe
So until next time,
Small Farm Girl, future writer?