Sunday, August 7, 2016

Making Connections with Farm Anatomy for Foodie Reads 2016


As I forge ahead with the Foodie Reads 2016 Challenge, D picked a book at our only remaining local bookstore that I can't help but love. So, I grabbed it after he fell asleep and read it from cover to cover. Then I sneaked back into his room and placed it on his bed right where it was when I slid it away from him.

Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life by Julia Rothman* has no plot, no characters, and no story. It's just a sweet book with charming illustrations. There's everything from edible flower to parts of animals and from how to make candles to how to brew dandelion wine.

We will likely never live on a farm, but we have talked about having a chicken coop and a bee hive. D excitedly explained the egg breeds, meat breeds, and dual breeds. "Mom, after she's done laying, we can make soup." Good idea.

And, when he saw the section about pig breeds, he tried to identify his cousin Ari's pigs that we had met this summer.


"I'm pretty sure that Bertha is this kind," he declared, gesturing at the illustration of the Hampshire. I agreed.


I can't wait to use this book as a reference and try some of the recipes included. I'm also anxiously awaitng her latest book that comes out in November, Food Anatomy. We've pre-ordered it. Can't wait!

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Here's what everyone else read in August 2016: here.

2 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to have bee hives too. So far I'm settling for lots of bee friendly flowers.

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  2. I made pets of my laying hens. They all have names. When they quit laying they get to live out their life enjoying retirement....we are a union household LOL. We raise meat chickens for eating. They are only around for 6-8 weeks so you don't get attached. I still have one of my original hens, she is now nearly 10 yrs old and will be moving with us to our new home.

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