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The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese
By (author): Kirsten Lie-Nielsen
Kirsten Lie-Nielsen

Imprint:

New Society Publishers - Gabriola Island

ISBN:

9780865718616

Product Form:

Paperback

Form detail:

Trade, Adhesive bound
Paperback , Trade, Adhesive bound
English

Audience:

General Trade
Sep 25, 2017
$21.99 CAD
Active

Dimensions:

9in x 7.5 x 0.29 in | 299 gr

Page Count:

144 pages

Illustrations:

1 Plates, color
100% recycled content
FSC certified – mixed sources SW-COC-001271
New Society Publishers
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Animal Husbandry
Animal husbandry|Veterinary nutrition|Zoology and animal sciences|Self-sufficiency and ‘green’ lifestyle
  • Short Description

Raise a gaggle of geese, the unsung heroes of the small farm

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.

Raise a gaggle of geese, the unsung heroes of the small farm



Raise a gaggle of geese, the unsung heroes of the small farm

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.

  • Author writes regularly for Hobbyfarms.com, motherearthnews.com, Grit magazine , Backyard Poultry magazine , and her blog hostilevalleyliving.com
  • The Modern Homesteader's Guide to Keeping Geese will teach the reader how to raise their own gaggle of geese for their farm in the way that best benefit the needs of both the farmer and the geese
  • It will help to dispel the idea that geese are simply pugnacious protectors, and explain how a bonded goose can be a great companion.
  • The book will examine the history and modern uses of geese for various practical farming tasks such as weeding and guarding, making it appealing to both hobby and professional farmers
  • Takes an in-depth look at the different types of geese in America today, and how each breed has its own distinct personalities and traits.
  • The book addresses caring for geese, including special considerations for cold weather and appropriate shelter.
  • Includes details on raising goslings and treating various illnesses that might affect these birds

Kirsten Lie-Nielsen grew up on a farm and has been raising geese and enjoying the quirky personalities and practicality of these beautiful birds for most of her life. Always intrigued by self-sufficiency and working with her hands, Kirsten and her partner are restoring a 200-year old farm in Liberty, Maine, where they raise animals and grow vegetables and native medicinal herbs. Kirsten writes about her experiences and the lessons of life on the farm for publications such as Grit and Mother Earth News, Backyard Poultry , and Hobbyfarms.com. She also blogs about the good life at hostilevalleyliving.com.

"If you are considering bringing geese into your life, this is an excellent resource to help get you started. In addition to detailed, easy-to-read information on everything from choosing breeds to keeping geese healthy, the author's bond with her geese is clear throughout. Get ready to ditch your pre-conceived notions about geese, and start enjoying the benefits of adding these useful, entertaining birds to your backyard or homestead."
— Victoria Redhed Miller, author, Pure Poultry: Living well with heritage chickens, turkeys and ducks, and the award-winning book Craft Distilling.

"It's always a joy to read a book written by someone who so clearly loves the subject about which they are writing. Such is the case with this book. Between the beautiful photographs and charming stories, Kirsten's infectious love of geese has even made me think about getting a few more goslings for our pond."
— Deborah Niemann, author, Homegrown and Handmade, Ecothrifty, and Raising Goats Naturally and the blog ThriftyHomesteader.com

"Everyone should have geese. Kristen does a great job extolling all the virtues of these great additions to any farm or homestead. Read this book for all you need to know about geese… and then get yourself some."
— Dyan Twining, co-founder Urban Coop Company

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