Best Audience: Duck herders, Chicken Mums and Dads, Urban Farmers, Country farmers, and folk who want to keep Geese
When I first entertained keeping a watch goose, I didn’t find a lot of resources on geese, especially the kind of practical, down-to-earth guides that Kirsten Lie-Nielsen has provided in The Modern Homesteader’s Guide to Keeping Geese. What I needed, beyond the basics on nutrition, raising ‘em up, and Goose health was an idea of how Geese might fit into my urban farm. I was looking for confirmation that my crazy watch-goose idea was likely to work.
Kirsten gave me terrific insight into how geese function within the context of a farm (large or small) and how their personalities and values tailor them to various jobs. Did you know that Guard Goose (or Watch Goose) is actually real? Not just real, but a bonafide farm job that’s been around for centuries, Guard Geese share a proud tradition of service, as do Weeder Geese. I loved learning about how their inherent personalities lend themselves to these jobs, making them.
The Modern Homesteader’s Guide to Keeping Geese brushes over the personality traits and inclinations of a handful of the most popular breeds of geese to choose from. She includes practical information on some of the potential pitfalls and challenges of keeping geese with tips for mitigating them. Her suggestions for how to include geese in an existing flock and when one might entertain a single goose are helpful, as well.
If you’re entertaining geese to your farm or flock or are thinking of starting a goose-haven of your own, The Modern Homesteader’s Guide to Keeping Geese is a must-have.
The Bottom Line: The Modern Homesteader’s Guide to Keeping Geese by Kirsten Lie-Nielsen has earned a permanent place on my bookshelf.
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