Ann, surely does sound like a book I would love to read. I am writing this book and author into my book of "to dos", so I have it on hand. We are pretty much self-sufficient here, as far as meat and vegies.
Ducks, we eat
Chicken, we eat
Eggs, we eat
Vegetables, we eat all winter, I am an avid food preserver
Unfortunately, we don't have a milk cow, cause we would be utilizing her products too, not to say that I am not thinking of it. Between my sister and I (and any kids that wanna try out milking a cow), the bases would all be covered. I love fresh cow's milk, and truly long for a day when we can have this in our hands (a little pun here).
Would love to get a couple of beefers too, we have the room, just the motivation to do so.
We had some venison the other night that my son-in-laws brother had shot recently. I honestly could not have telled the difference between it and beef, not a single bit of game flavour at all, it was yummy. If only my husband was a hunter. Until then (and that will never happen), we will have to rely on the others that love to hunt and bring us these foods for our table. Have a wonderful day, best of this great life. Cindi