I should state up front that although I am not new or inexperienced with firearms, I am however new to the world of handguns. Ever since I can remember I’ve had a distinct fascination with guns in general and pistols are no exception.
I had the privilege of growing up around firearms, primarily rifles and shotguns. I remember the first time I heard the report of my Dad’s .30-30 Winchester Model 94 lever gun…I was probably five years old and was hooked! I shot .22 short as a young kid at camp and had a .177 cal AR-15 style air rifle from about 10 years old. I had toy guns galore and I used to shoot my air rifle with great enthusiasm as a young fella.
The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre!
I recently purchased the book The Backyard Homestead by Carlene Madigan (ISBN-10 1603421386 / ISBN-13 978-1603421386). I found it to be a great introduction on the various fruits, nuts, vegetables, animals, and other items that you can have yourself; even in your urban backyard. This is a great book to keep around for getting ideas for next year’s garden, figuring out how to preserve your harvest, and even giving me some ideas on how to incorporate animals into your food sovereignty plan.
Also, if any friends, family members, or spouses are reluctant to explore producing their own food, this is a great book to leave laying around for them the possibly pickup. Covering most topics that a backyard homesteader may want to research, this book does make things seem quite simple and accessible to most people.