I have never really given much thought or consideration to keeping geese on our homestead. I was given the opportunity to review “The Modern Homesteader’s Guide to Keeping Geese” by Kirsten Lie-Nielsen.
I’ve honestly always been a little intimidated by geese, they seemed aggressive and territorial to me. After reading the book , I’m understanding that, like with most animals, it has much more to do with how they are raised and their breeding than anything. I feel a lot more comfortable with the idea of keeping geese then I used to.
I can tell you that this book covers all of the bases on keeping geese. It even includes recipes for geese and geese eggs. Who knows, I’m pretty intrigued now, maybe one of these days we will have geese around here. I’ve just got to get Farmer Derek on board with the idea. 😉
The Modern Homesteader’s Guide to Keeping Geese
While chickens preen in the spotlight, geese are the historic unsung heroes of small farms and homesteads. Providing weed control, large eggs, and entertainment, and acting as “security” over other animals, geese are the ultimate modern homesteading companion.
The Modern Homesteader’s Guide to Keeping Geese covers everything you need to know to raise geese, including:
Profiles of breeds and how to select the best one for your needs
How to “imprint” goslings on a person
Feeding, housing, animal health, and cold weather care
Using geese for weed control, soil improvement, and as “watch-geese”
Cooking with goose eggs and meat
Additional coverage includes a look at the rich history of geese on farms in North America and Europe that will enhance any goose keeper’s enjoyment of these intelligent and unique birds.
This practical guide is a must-have essential for the kitchen table of homesteaders, small farmers, permaculturists, and professional farmers looking to add the power of geese to their land.
For more posts on poultry: