Book: The Urban Farm Handbook


Posted by Angie | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 23-04-2012

We just returned from an extended weekend trip. How lovely it was! The children’s grandparents kept them for the weekend while Andy & I went to Nashville, IN and Bloomington, IN. We had a reception to attend Saturday evening, but the rest of the time we had to ourselves. We enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Janko’s Little Zagreb in Bloomington on Friday evening, walked around the Indiana University campus, and did some relaxing. The weather was a little rough so we didn’t get to spend as much time outside as we had hoped, but that’s okay. Friday night we stayed at the Brown County Inn. I made a mistake in booking that room… I though that it was in Brown County State Park. It was actually in Nashville. The price was too steep for the quality of the room and the walls were paper thin… we could hear everything in the hallway and in the room next door. So on Saturday night we stayed at the Artist’s Colony Inn in Nashville. It was much nicer… clean room, nice staff, very quiet, and our stay included a breakfast buffet in their restaurant. We had a great time, but it was so wonderful to see the kids when we returned and get back to normal today.

Today I just wanted to write a quick review of The Urban Farm Handbook. I heard about this book from the GNOWFGLINS blog, and checked it out from the library. I got sidetracked with Paleo information while having this book so I didn’t get to read it cover to cover. But after browsing through it I’ve decided that it’s one I would like to add to my personal library. It isn’t just for the urban farmer. There are great tips in there for getting started eating healthy and local if you live in the city, but there are also more extensive tips if you want to implement these practices yourself. There was a small section on beekeeping that I would like to explore more thoroughly. Great recipes including those for bacon, ham, sausage. Lots of information on canning, including fermentation. The list goes on. Unfortunately, the book is in high demand so I have to return in to the library, but it’s already been added to my Amazon wish list.

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