Our Homestead Story
The First Years
Here’s the hilarious story of the Castleberry family’s decision to opt for a more self-sufficient lifestyle, and how, with absolutely no previous experience, they undertook the ultimate “unit study”: they bought a farm and began to learn as they go!
You’ll laugh until you cry, and all while learning a lot about farm life and about yourself. Their sense of humor makes the book a joy to read. Not one drop of the family’s experiences were wasted!
Those of you who have loved the Castleberry Farm Mystery series, this is the true story of the family who wrote those, their real experiences when they moved out on the farm.
Table of Contents
- Cows Will be Cows
- How We Got Our Farm
- Laying Hens Can be Lots of Fun
- Our Very Own Garden and Orchard
- Raising Meat Chickens and Turkeys
- Horse Fever!
- Milking the Family Cow
- Beef Ranching On a Small Scale
- Butchering the Beef
- Did You Say Sheep?
- Fixing Up the Farmhouse
- Getting the Outbuildings in Shape
- Stuff That Goes on Inside the House
- Just Living Here
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About the Authors
Steve & Susie Castleberry have raised eight children in Poplar, Wisconsin and are the co-authors of 15 books.
|Dr. Steve Castleberry, a professor in the University of Minnesota Duluth’s Marketing Department, was appointed the Faculty Athletic Representative at UMD in July 2014.
Castleberry, who oversees UMD’s marketing and graphic design major, joined the Labovitz School of Business and Economics faculty in 1992 and among the classes he currently teaches is Sports Marketing, which he helped create. Over the past several years he has worked closely with Bulldog athletics, providing support with an extensive sports marketing internship program and also lending his expertise in the areas of sponsorships, event management and fan experiences.
Prior to his arrival at UMD, he held positions at Northern Illinois University (UARCO Professor of Sales and Marketing endowed chair) and the University of Georgia.
Among the honors that have been bestowed on Steven Castleberry are the Horace T. Morse Distinguished Teaching Award, Hormel Meritorious Teaching Award, Beta Gamma Sigma Professor of the Year Award, Ideal Industries Excellence in Teaching Award, Merrell Dow Outstanding Teacher of the Year, NCR Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Undergraduate Program, UMD Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award and the LSBE Faculty Service Award. He and his wife, Susie, have eight children and reside in Poplar, Wisconsin