Monday, March 21, 2011

A Good Book!

I bought this book a couple weeks ago and can not put it down. 
I am bringing it with me everywhere, so in my spare moments I can glean from it. 

by Carleen Madigan

Accessible and well-organized are two words that come to mind as I devour this book. 
For me isn't so much a how-to book, while it does have that aspect, it is more like an
idea book...a book full of possibilities.  I am choosing to implement parts but not the whole 
and that is what I like about it.  Selecting what works and is beneficial for our family 
and our 1/2 acre urban farm in the middle of Phoenix. If you are like me and want to
get back to basics,the land and to be sustainable.  This is the perfect book
 to cut your teeth on and to dream of all the wonderful possibilities!

Let me know what you think!



  1. Even tho we have lots of room for growing...I always like to learn how to grow it in a small space.For future reference.Thanks for sharing this information.

    Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

  2. Hi Caroline, I love gardening books and this looks like a good one! You know, even though you can find almost anything on-line, it's nice to sit down with a book in your hands and a cup of tea and just relax! Jill

  3. Glad to know about that one.

  4. This looks like very interesting reading!!!

  5. Hi Caroline,
    I am off to purchase this at Amazon. I too want to get back to basics and grow our own food. We already have fresh eggs from the chickens:) I even want to learn how to can this year, like my grandmother used to. Thanks for the tip.
    ~Debra xxx
    Capers of the vintage vixens

  6. Sounds like a good book. I love gardening books. Share something that you use the Magical Michael Basil for. I'm looking forward to trying these new herbs.

  7. This looks like a wonderful book! Thanks for Sharing it...I've got one to share for next weeks Barn Hop too! thanks for your note on my blog makeover! Glad you like!!!

  8. I love that book! I reference mine all the time-such a great resource! Thanks for linking up to the Homestead Barn Hop this week!

  9. Thanks for the heads up on the book. Will have to check it out.
    'hugs from afar'

  10. Oh, I like this. My husband wants to do a garden - we're limited with sun and space - but, maybe we can get some good ideas from this,
    thanks for sharing,

  11. We have this book! I really like it- have read through some of it but need to finish...

  12. This book has been on my "gotta have" list for a long time. I have it down on my paperback swap list. Can't wait for a chance to read it even more now!

  13. i've seen this...gotta check it out sometime!

  14. Looks like a great book! LOVE your yard and chickens!

  15. Looks like a good book. I recently posted about another one called Animal, Vegetable, Miracle By Barbara Kingsolver that I think you would also enjoy.

    Cindy Bee

  16. Thanks for sharing I am going to Amazon right now!
    I need all the help I can get!
    Hope you have a lovely day!

  17. Hi Caroline, This sounds like a wonderful book. I am such a novice at gardening but I am trying to learn. I have been browsing your archives and you have such a beautiful home and yard. Love the chicken house! I am now a follower.


Thank you so much for your sweet comments!

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