The Walden Effect: Farming, simple living, permaculture, and invention.

Critter Tales

Critter TalesDid you enjoy Five Acres and a Dream? If so, you'll be glad to hear that Leigh Tate has a sequel out. Critter Tales details her experiments with chickens, goats, llamas, livestock guardian dogs, guinea fowl, farm cats, pigs, and honeybees.

In the process, she's realistic but sympathetic about the trials that face folks new to animal husbandry in a farm setting. Readers follow along as she and her husband jump through the emotional hurdle of killing beloved chickens, figure out how to use water guns to train goats, and build innovative strawbale shelters for pigs. Learning from her mistakes means you won't be fated to repeat them, but at the same time the author's engaging photos and stories will make you yearn to create critter tales too. Before you know it, you may be juggling livestock guardian dogs, chemical-free honeybees, and guineas of your very own.

Sound like your cup of tea? Leigh has agreed to send a paperback copy of Critter Tales to one lucky reader. To enter, follow the instructions on the rafflecopter giveaway below. Good luck!

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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