You know a book is good when your daughter picks it up and reads it before you get a chance.
But when your husband takes the book to work and reads it as soon as your daughter finishes it, and comes home saying things like, "Let's make some butter tonight!", or, "Can you call the bee store and find out if they still have bees?", you know you better start reading.
And reading Home Dairy and Keeping Bees with Ashley English is time well spent, especially if you're ready to try your hand at some advanced homesteading skills. Reading Ashley's books is like chatting with a friend about starting a new hobby - she knows the history, the how-to, and uses words like heretofore. I love that word!
But Ashley goes beyond chatting about hobbies - her words and images inspire action. Not only have we been spreading homemade butter on our toast every morning, we also have a bee box sitting in the middle of the living room waiting for a coat of paint, and a date on the calendar to pick up bees at the end of next month!
Now if only we could make room in the backyard for a cow . . . (though I should add here that that's just my crazy talk - Ashley's book isn't about keeping cows, but all about making your own dairy products at home).
So if you're interested in becoming a bee keeper, or an artisan cheese maker, or even if you'd just like to make a batch of sour cream or honey ice cream, look no further than Ashley English's newest additions to her Homemade Living series - Keeping Bees and Home Dairy. She'll help you get started on your new homesteading hobby - or get your daughter and husband started so you can enjoy the fruits of their labor.
Interested in winning your own copy of Keeping Bees or Home Dairy? Sterling Publishing has kindly offered to host a giveaway to readers of my blog. Leave a comment and I'll announce two winners one week from today - March 28, 2011.
Stay tuned, as I'll be announcing two more giveaways this week. Are you feeling lucky? Well, me too - thanks for stopping by.