Books

Here is a partial list of books that we think may be useful to both the experienced and the new farmer.

General Farm Management:

Five Acres and Independence: A Handbook for Small Farm Management
by Maurice G. Kains.

Small-Scale Livestock Farming: A Grass-Based Approach for Health, Sustainability, and Profit
by Carol Ekarius

Horsekeeping on a Small Acreage: Facilities Design and Management
by Cherry Hill

Farm Equipment and How to Use It
by Harry C. Hamsower

Medicine – Homeopathic and Traditional:

The Complete Herbal Handbook for Farm and Stable
by Juliette de Baïracli Levy

Farm Animal Surgery
by Susan L. Fubini DVM

Veterinary Book for Sheep Farmers
by David C. Henderson

Sheep and Goat Medicine
by D. G. Pugh DVM MS, and N. (Nickie) Baird DVM MS DACVS

Goat Medicine
by Mary C. Smith

 

Animal Care:

Storey’s Guide to Raising Ducks: Breeds, Care, Health
by Dave Holderread

Raising the Home Duck Flock
by Dave Holderread

Storey’s Guide to Raising Dairy Goats: Breeds, Care, Dairying
by Jerry Belanger

Sheep Book: Handbook For The Modern Shepherd, Revised & Updated
by Ronald B. Parker

Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep: Breeds, Care, Facilities
by Paula Simmons

Raising Sheep the Modern Way . Updated and Revised Edition
by Paula Simmons

 

Fun and Enlightening:

Enslaved by Ducks
by Bob Tarte

The Pig Who Sang to the Moon: The Emotional World of Farm Animals
by Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

The Dogs of Bedlam Farm: An Adventure with Sixteen Sheep, Three Dogs, Two Donkeys, and Me
by Jon Katz

 

Crafts:

In Sheep’s Clothing
by Nola Fournier