Our little farm : adventures in sustainable living
[T]he German forester [Peter Wohlleben] invites readers into his home for the first time in Our Little Farm, describing the steps he and his wife, Miriam, have taken to live sustainably and in harmony with nature. Peter and Miriam moved from the city to a remote forest lodge in the early nineties. Amidst juggling careers and raising a young family, they learned how to plant and rotate crops, harvest and preserve nature's bounty, and tend to the unique needs of their animals and environment. Along the way, they made mistakes and abandoned some projects (sheep raising was not their thing) but maintained a sense of joy in their shared goal. Brimming with insights, wisdom, and tips on everything from constructing farm buildings to choosing the perfect chicken, Our Little Farm shows that, with a little grit, humor, and self-compassion, it's possible to live according to our values and to care for the earth even as we care for ourselves, our homes, and our families.
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- ISBN: 9781771646253 (hardcover)
- Physical Description 215 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
|Formatted Contents Note:
Daring to dream -- Selecting tools and gear -- Planning, planning, and more planning -- Discouraging uninvited guests -- Deciding on staples -- Adding menu choices -- Branching out into berries -- Including fruit (and nut) trees -- Enjoying flavor, color, and exotics -- Preserving the bounty -- Starting with chickens -- Living with goats and sheep -- Building home sweet home -- Choosing feed -- Buzzing with bees -- Deciding how far to go.
Translated from the German.