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Food Production Systems

For the backyard or small farm


This Is a DVD You Will Watch Over and Over

If you asked me what is the biggest mistake we made in the creation of “Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm”, I would say we put too much on one DVD.  The information on this one 110 minute DVD is a compilation of knowledge gained over years of practical application and research that would make a PhD’s head spin.


In fact we include a free bonus DVD of over 60 supporting documents just to help you get the most out of “Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm”.  To give you an idea of how extensive this DVD really is here is the entire DVD Menu…


Not long ago humans fed themselves, provided for their on needs and were largely self sufficient. They knew how to feed themselves, how to take care of animals, what to plant and what to do when something went wrong. Our new DVD, “Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm” is your guide to recapturing that lost knowledge.


This DVD is special because it was created by a family that has actually done it, the things we will teach you to do and more importantly not to do we have already done. We will reveal to you our successes and our failures, some of them very costly to the tune of thousands of dollars so you never have to make them yourself.


The results if you follow our methods, systems and hard proven techniques will be as much self sufficiency as you decide you want in your backyard. In this DVD you will learn about every component of our self sufficient food production model including…


Section 1:  Overview

  • Why we began this journey
  • Soil types and climate of the site

 Section 2:  Water

  • Water sources and qualities of water
  • How much water do you need?
  • Rain water collection systems
  • Wells
  • Ponds

Section 3:  Garden

  • Garden location
  • Size – how much area do you need?
  • Bio-Intensive gardening overview
  • Fertility
  • Watering the garden
  • Wind
  • Sun and shade
  • Bugs and insects
  • Vegetable varieties and seed saving
  • Getting started

Section 4:  Rabbits

  • Housing and protection
  • Watering systems
  • Feeding
  • Breeds
  • Reproduction
  • Other resources

Section 5:  Home Butchering   

  • Tools
  • Butchering a rabbit
  • Tanning hides
  • Butchering poultry
  • Other animals

Section 6:  Poultry

  • Chicken breeds
  • Feeding
  • Watering
  • Housing and egg collecting
  • Predator protection
  • Getting started

Section 7:  Dogs

  • Why dogs?
  • Dog training
  • Feeding
  • Housing
  • Size and breeds
  • Final thoughts

Section 8:  Perennials: Orchards, Food Forests, and Edible Landscaping

  • Locations and micro climates
  • Watering
  • Fertility
  • Using geese for fertility
  • Tree varieties
  • Planting and care of trees
  • Getting started

Section 9:  Other Essentials

  • Calorie crops
  • Solar food dehydration
  • Home made herbicide test
  • Fire ants
  • Injuries
  • Hog panels and tee posts
  • Water levels and mapping contours
  • Rocket stove and hay box cooker
  • In The Wake; a manual for outliving civilization
  • Propagating leuceana

What other people are saying about: Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm


"This is the most comprehensive video I've seen on how to become self-reliant.  There just isn't anything like it out there.   What they present is hard won information gathered from actually living it.  Growing your own food is a critical part of being a prepper and this video will save you a significant amount of time in getting your systems up and ready."

Jack Spirko - host of The Survival Podcast www.thesurvivalpodcast.com


With high production values, the authenticity of lived experience, a script sharp as nails, and good narration, this film makes a tremendous contribution to the practical literature of permaculture”.

Peter Bane, Publisher of The Permaculture Activist Magazine No. 75, Spring 2010 www.parmacultureactivist.net


Nature is easily understood, but for most people nature is too obivious. This DVD set gets at the basics and essentials for successfully growing food in an easy to understand and practical way”.

Malcolm Beck – author of numerous books on organic methods and founder of Gardenville Composting and Recycling www.malcolmbeck.com


..a professional quality home video, providing an astonishingly detailed overview of self-sufficient skills, from gardening and food forests to rainwater collection, gardening, composting, raising and butchering rabbits and poultry, tanning pelts, drying food and more. Food Production Systems was filmed in Texas and optimized for southern climates, however, northern viewers will also find it highly educational”.

Thomas Elpel, author of Botany in a Day and many other books and videos related to sustainable living. www.hollowtop.com


Is it worth less than a case of beer for information that could save you tens of thousands of dollars over your lifetime? Just go and buy it already! I think it is very well done”.

Dougless Barnes writing for Interesting Times Magazine, vol. 4, 2010



"These are great people, serious and capable in every project that they take on. The DVD is a class act - your vision, design, and implementation will benefit from knowing what they did, how they did it, and what they learned. I urge all - those with a notion of a dream, those with a vision, those who are part-way through, and those that are done that can enjoy another's story well-told - to buy one for yourself and for someone who could use one."

Dick Pierce – permaculture teacher and founder of the Austin Permaculture Guild www.austinperm.com


"Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm is a well produced DVD on becoming self-sustaining. Food production, rainwater collection, meat animal care and harvesting....Lots of information! Order the DVD from the web site, or buy it at The Natural Gardener or Callahan's General Store.”

Carol Ann Sayle – owner and farmer of Boggy Creek Farm (Austin's oldest urban farm) www.boggycreekfarm.com


Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm” has all the information you need to become self-reliant and sustainable. It comes with basic “how to” DVD with demonstrations on a wide variety of subjects and a bonus resource DVD. A real bargain really well done!” -Jacque Gates, owner of Bastrop Producers Market, Inc. www.bastropproducersmkt.com

The video shows well thought plans for the American homestead. The demonstration of how to humanly butcher a rabbit is worth the price alone. If you’ve ever thought about how you would have to live without being able to buy supplies at a retail store, this video is for you. I highly recommend this video to everyone”.

Doug Stambler, Something Special LLC., a sustainabale living business


Unbelievable how much useful information is literally packed into this DVD! This American family did all the research for you, even tested it out, and then presented it in a easy to understand and entertaining format. Every time I watch it, I not only learn something but also am inspired to implement the back to the earth living methods on my own property”.

April Holtzmann, director of Camp Tonkawa, a naturalist and primitive skills learning center. www.camptonkawatexas.com

There are some things in life that are best learned with lots of tedious trial and error, and hands on experience. Small scale sustainable agriculture tends to be one of those areas. Books are helpful but to really how to produce your own food it helps to see it happen. A jump start in this process is "Food Production Systems For a Backyard or Small Farm." The family shows the viewer many details of the systems they have developed and are using on their farm. They are honest in explaining what has worked and what has not and explains why, this should save alot of time and money for anyone wanting to follow down the path of self sufficiency and sustainable living.”

Matt Hess, Education Director. www.Worldhungerrelief.org

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