16 Farm Fresh Books for Spring Reading

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Can you feel it?  Spring is right around the corner!  It seems difficult to fathom when you are knee-deep in snow but there is life brimming below the earth surface in anticipation of the warm breezes that will heading our way.  Now is the best time to pick up some farm fresh books to read to help you plan your garden, get ideas for crafts, discover new recipes or even prepare to start beekeeping this Spring.

These are a few of my new favorite selections on my bookshelf, I hope they inspire you to think lovely thoughts of Spring and to pick up a new hobby or two!

16 Farm Fresh Books for Spring Reading

Always Look on the Bright Side: Celebrating Each Day to the Fullest

Over 500 lovely suggestions for living life to the fullest.  A fabulous way to begin your renewal in Spring.

Backyard Beekeeper – Revised and Updated, 3rd Edition 

Backyard Beekeeper makes the tradition of beekeeping an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime that will appeal to gardeners, crafters, and cooks everywhere. The expanded edition gives you even more information on “greening” your beekeeping with sustainable practices, pesticide-resistant bees, and urban and suburban beekeeping.

Body Into Balance: An Herbal Guide to Holistic Self-Care

Learn to use herbs effectively as an integral part of your daily self-care routine for treatment of diseases and improvement of well-being.

Buck, Buck, Moose: Recipes and Techniques for Cooking Deer, Elk, Moose, Antelope and Other Antlered Things

Buck, Buck, Moose is the first comprehensive, lushly photographed, full-color guide to working with and cooking all forms of venison, including deer, elk, moose, antelope and caribou.

Cable Left, Cable Right: 94 Knitted Cables

Expert knitter Judith Durant, eliminates the mystery of cable patterns with detailed, in-depth instructions for creating 94 different styles of cable, from perfectly plain to fantastically fancy

Country Life Coloring Book

With 45 ready-to-color pages include a mixture of intricately hand-lettered phrases and charming scenes of farm life and outdoor beauty — including chickens, honey bees on flowers, and barns. It’s a great pick for sustainable chicks who love the adult coloring book craze!

Cupboard To Table Cookbook

Discover new ways to serve ingredients you already have in your pantry, fridge or freezer.

Every Which Way Crochet Borders: 139 Patterns for Customized Edgings

Crocheting is our DIY passion this year and this book offers step-by-step instructions and symbol charts for 139 creative new border designs within reach for beginning and advanced crocheters alike. If you’re ready to chart your own crocheted course, Edie Eckman offers plenty of helpful design advice, including how to choose an appropriate border for each project and how to incorporate an element from the main stitch pattern into a new border design.

Want to learn more about gardening, preserving, and raising rock star chicks?  Be sure to also check out my book, Getting Laid: Everything You Need to Know About Raising Chickens, Gardening and Preserving — with Over 100 Recipes!

16 Farm Fresh Books for Spring Reading

Learn to Timber Frame 

The first guide to timber framing written specifically for beginners.

Medical Medium Life-Changing Foods: Save Yourself and the Ones You Love with the Hidden Healing Powers of Fruits & Vegetables

Information about healing included highly targeted regimens of nutrition, supplements, and lifestyle adjustments, with fruits and vegetables playing a major role.

Melissa’s Southern Cookbook

Chock full of traditional Southern favorites and updated delights.

Natural Color: Vibrant Plant Dye Projects for Your Home and Wardrobe 

Using sustainable methods and artisanal techniques, designer, artist, and professor Sasha Duerr details achievable ways to apply these limitless color possibilities to your home and wardrobe.

Natural Hair Coloring: How to Use Henna and Other Pure Herbal Pigments for Chemical-Free Beauty

Natural hair care expert Christine Shahin shows you how to use nontoxic plant pigments — henna, indigo, amla, and cassia — to color your hair naturally, whatever your hair type or ethnicity.

Spit that Out!: The Overly Informed Parent’s Guide to Raising Healthy Kids in the Age of Environmental Guilt

Lighthearted yet authoritative, Spit That Out! cuts through the information overload, sorts cloth from disposable, and empowers readers to make simple but impactful changes.

The Help Yourself Cookbook for Kids

60+ easy plant based recipes kids can make to stay healthy and save the world

The Homestead Planner & Logbook: Record All Your Important Information for Easy, One-Stop Reference 

Easily keep track of the work you’ve put into your homestead or small farm – or figure out the work you need to put into it – with the help of this convenient planner. Ideal for homesteaders and small farmers working anything from 2 to 40 acres.

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Do you have any new farm fresh books for Spring reading on your bookshelf?  Please feel free to share and suggest!


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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an author and sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky. When she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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    • Vennesa K
    • February 28, 2018
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    I would like to read Cupboard To Table Cookbook

    • Ellie Wright
    • February 28, 2018
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    Melissa’s Southern Cookbook for sure.

    • farmermomwife
    • February 28, 2018
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    I’d like to read The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah.

    • Ed
    • February 28, 2018
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    “Lincoln in the Bardo” by George Saunders!

    • Amy Deeter
    • February 28, 2018
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    The Mars Room by Rachel Kushner

    • pelicanfreak
    • February 28, 2018
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    Cupboard To Table Cookbook

    !!! Sounds suuuper handy and inspirational.

    • Lorena Keech
    • February 28, 2018
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    Anything by Robyn Carr.

    • Seyma Bennett
    • February 28, 2018
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    I want to read the book “Every Day”.

    • Juanita May
    • February 28, 2018
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    Cupboard To Table Cookbook

    • Yona Williams
    • February 28, 2018
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    I’d like to read the Writer’s Market 2018.

    • Brian L
    • February 28, 2018
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    The Help Yourself Cookbook for Kids—> listed on this page. My son needs to learn better cooking skills.

    • BRYAN E.
    • February 28, 2018
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    Just purchased this one to read —> Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America’s Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Steve Coll

    • slehan
    • February 28, 2018
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    I could really use this one: The Homestead Planner & Logbook: Record All Your Important Information for Easy, One-Stop Reference
    Thanks for the contest.
    slehan at juno dot com

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    Out of the ones you mentioned the book “Learn to Timber Frame ” sounds interesting and useful! Thanks and God Bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol dot com

    • Michelle H.
    • February 28, 2018
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    I want to catch up on books written by Karen Kingsbury.

    • Peggy Rydzewski
    • February 28, 2018
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    One of the ones I would like to read is he Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

    • Sonya Allstun
    • February 28, 2018
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    want to read The Rooster Bar by John Grisham love his books

    • AEKZ2
    • February 28, 2018
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    I would like to read The Thirst by Jo Nesbo

    • Jennifer H.
    • February 28, 2018
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    I would like to read A Plague of Giants.

    • John H.
    • February 28, 2018
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    I would say The Hobbit.

    • krystal wethington
    • February 28, 2018
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    I’m not sure yet but summer fun.

    • Leela
    • February 28, 2018
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    Getting Laid: Everything You Need to Know About Raising Chickens, Gardening and Preserving ― with Over 100 Recipes!
    I’m looking into getting chickens.

    • Jerry Marquardt
    • February 28, 2018
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    I am looking at reading The Great Gatsby in depth once again for the twelfth time this coming month.

    • Roxann
    • February 28, 2018
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    I want to read The Hunger Games.

    • Karen DeVaney
    • February 28, 2018
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    It’s hard to pick one book that I am anxious to read, but I am trying to read through the whole series of The Chronicles of St. Mary’s by Jodi Taylor.

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    I’m wanting to read A Wrinkle in Time soon. Especially with the new movie coming out.

    • Eileen Boyce
    • February 28, 2018
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    want to read Chaos.

    • Janine
    • February 28, 2018
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    I’m going to read unbroken

    • donna porter
    • February 28, 2018
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    It by Stephen King is a book I have been wanting to read.

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