Welcome To The Farm is the comprehensive, fully-illustrated guide to growing the very best food right in your own backyard. Shaye Elliott invites you to the Elliott Homestead, where she shows you how to:
- harvest baskets full of organic vegetables
- milk a dairy cow (and make butter)
- plant a homesteading orchard
- can jams and jellies
- raise chickens, sheep, pigs, and bees
- and so much more!
Shaye Elliott is the founder of the popular blog The Elliott Homestead and author of two farm-to-table cookbooks, From Scratch and Family Table. She is a chicken keeper, cow milker, pig wrangler, and avid gardener, and she spends much of her summer preserving a variety of foods for the winter larder. Shaye lives with her husband, Stuart, and their children in Malaga, Washington.
I'll share with you the benefits of the home garden, basics of composing, gardening methods, maximizing productivity, the basics of seed starter, growing herbs, and the garden by season.
What Others Are Saying
I absolutely love this book! Well written and beautiful photos. I am excited to read more and pursue my dreams of having a small farm. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us. - CS
The first thing you notice about this book is how gorgeous the cover is. The photos draw you in and it immediately makes you want to go plant something. Well organized and down to earth. I haven't finished it yet but this very readable book gives excellent information about homesteading. - Erin Hewitt
This is one of the best homesteading books I have yet to read. It's very informative and well-written with beautiful pictures. I am savoring every page and I'm so inspired. Shaye Elliott is a natural teacher who possesses knowledge, heart, and a great sense of humor. I highly recommend this book along with both of her cookbooks. - S Home
There are no words for how much I LOVE this book! "Welcome to the Farm" is full of helpful tips, great stories and useful advice for everyone. And I mean everyone. I live in the suburbs with my family and have a simple backyard garden, we compost and preserve our foods and this book has given me so much new advice that I've never thought of myself of heard from anyone else. There are also chapters on the more typical farm/homesteader subjects such as backyard chickens, butchering your meats, etc. I didn't think I would read those chapters but they were so interesting and written so well that I read those as well 🙂 It's a great book for those who have their own farm as well as those who are doing the best they can with what they have in the suburbs!