Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Gardeners' and Poultry Keepers' Guide

Shelter Publications has taken an interest in publishing replica editions of old, out-of-print books that offer helpful information that hasn't been improved upon over the years. The third in their series is The Gardeners' and Poultry Keepers' Guide,
There's certainly plenty of solid information and useful sketches of poultry coops, houses and runs in this little gem. I'm delighted to see a publisher bringing books like this back to life. I'm encouraged that they see enough interest in such books to present them to a general audience.
The previous two are Shelters, Shacks & Shanties by Daniel C. Beard, founder of the Boy Scouts, originally published in 1914. Wildwood Wisdom by Ellsworth Jaeger, originally published in 1945, "contains 500 richly illustrated pages of woodcraft lore rarely seen today."
Thanks, Shelter, for taking this interest. I have several additional candidates I intend to submit to them for consideration. How about Franklane Sewell's Poultry Manual and Herbert Myrick's Turkeys and How to Grow Them?

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