The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

The Dirty Life: On Farming, Food, and Love by Kristin Kimball

Folks, This Ain't Normal: A Farmer's Advice for Happier Hens, Healthier People, and a Better World by Joel Salatin 

The Accidental Farmers: An urban couple, a rural calling and a dream of farming in harmony with Nature by Tim Young 

The Meat Hook Meat Book: Buy, Butcher, and Cook Your Way to Better Meat by Tom MylanMichael Harlan Turkell 

The Ethical Meat Handbook: Complete Home Butchery, Charcuterie and Cooking for the Conscious Omnivore by Meredith Leigh

Idiot's Guides: Foraging by Mark Vorderbruggen

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara KingsolverSteven L. HoppCamille KingsolverRichard A. Houser

It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways by Dallas Hartwig


Fias Co Farm -  Fias Co Farm's website is the first place we look when we need goat information. We also buy their Molly's Herbal Wormer #1 with wormwood and #2, a weekly wormer, that we give the goats. She has excellent information on goat husbandry, from birthing to feeding to natural and conventional medications and doses. 

Tennessee Meat Goats - Suzanne Gasparotto is a no nonsense, tell it how it is goat farmer. We rely on her articles to give it to us straight, which sometimes means "call Dr. Tucker." 

The Chicken Chick - Kathy Shea Mormino is an outstanding chicken momma, and her site has a load of informative articles that we relied on daily in the early days of chickens.

Texas Naturals Feed - Our pigs get Texas Naturals Feed, and they thrive on it. We are prepared to move our chickens to their feed if we can find a market for an appropriately priced egg.

Coyote Creek Farm Organic Feed Mill - Someday, if the market allows, we will move to Coyote Creek feeds. They supply feed in bulk. We would simply need to justify the cost.

Jeffers Pet - If we cannot get our supplies from Tractor Supply Company, we turn to Jeffers. They have decent prices and usually have a coupon code.

Appleby Community Farms - Cindy and Bryan Pruett are some of the nicest folks around. They operate a CSA in the Nacogdoches, TX area, and are helping Chubby Dog Farm market our pork. She makes the most incredible kombucha, and we took her class and are starting our own kombucha from her scoby mother. We are looking forward to their fall hootenanny this year. Good people!

Chubby Dog Farm Amazon Store - CDF has an Amazon store where we have linked lots of products, from books to garden to cooking, that we use daily around the farm. We get 6% of anything ordered through our store, so give it a look. You can also find a link in the main menu of our website.