Shepherdess: Notes from the Field by Joan Jarvis Ellison
First book I read about raising sheep. Very fun informative book that I read several times.
Raising Sheep the Modern Way by Paula Simmons was the first book I found at our small, local library that was dedicated to raising sheep. The only book they had.
Reading Paula Simmons heightened my interest. I knew that sheep had wool, but after reading Paula Simmons I discovered that wool was a lot more interesting that I had ever realized. With that in mind I read many other books from Paula Simmons. Among my favorites,
Turning Wool into a Cottage Industry.
After moving to our farm I continued to read. One of the books that changed my outlook on raising livestock was Quality Pasture by Allan Nation. I am so glad that I found this book. It changed the direction that we decided to go with farming. Encouraged us to put up good quality fence before buying livestock as well as raising our livestock on pasture and not the barn.
More Sheep, More Grass, More Money by Peter Schroedter
Small-Scale Livestock Farming A Grass-Based Approach for Health, Sustainability and Profit by Carol Ekarius
Teach Yourself Visual Handspinning by Judith MacKenzie McCuin
Goats Produce Too! The Udder Real Thing Volume 11 by Mary Jane Toth
Milk Soap Making: The Smart and Simple Guide to Making Lovely Milk Soap From Cow Milk, Goat Milk, Buttermilk, Cream, Coconut Milk or Any Other Animal by Anne L. Watson
Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery
Starting and Running Your Own Small Farm Business by Sarah Beth Aubrey
Spinning Wool Beyond the Basics by Anne Field
Farm to Fork, Cooking Local, Cooking Fresh
The Spinner's Book of Yarn Designs: Techniques for Creating 80 yarns by Sarah Anderson
Teach Yourself VISUALLY Hand-Dyeing by Barbara Perry
Harvesting Color: How to Find Plants and Make Natural Dyes by Rebecca Burgess