I've been waiting for a good time to do a giveaway of these two books and this is the perfect opportunity. Since it's Urban Homesteading Giveaway Week, today's items up for grabs are the two, wonderfully pictographic books by Ashley English. As part of the Homemade Living series from Lark Books, they are a great way to start your library of homesteading books or add to it.
The first book, Keeping Chickens with Ashley English, includes detailed information from selecting a breed to where to get them, housing options, feeding, health, hatching and raising chicks and recipes. This book also includes profiles of people who have taken on the chicken-rearing challenge as well as two projects with exploded woodworking illustrations and photos: a simple nesting box and a mobile chicken tractor.
The second book, Canning & Preserving with Ashley English: All You Need to Know to Make Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Chutneys & More, will inspire you to begin canning and, if you are already a canning queen (or king), get you champing at the bit in anticipation for this year's harvest.
Topics include necessary tools, canning basics, safety and ingredients as well as recipes for, well, jams, jellies, pickles, chutneys and more. She wraps it up with seasonal recipes like Fig and Thyme Jam, Beet and Sage Relish and Rhubarb and Amaretto Chutney. Ashley will help take the fear out of canning for newbies and give new spark to recipes for seasoned canners.
How to enter
If you are interested in entering the random drawing for these two books, please add your name to the comments of this post. You have until midnight PST this Friday, February 25th to enter. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Good luck!
Make sure you check out Sunday's post where you can enter to win a swanky looking rain barrel I'm giving away.
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