We don't have pretty coffee table books in our farmhouse. What we have is a basket full of Storey's.
Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens
and Beef Cattle
and, well, everything!
If you have farm animals and you haven't discovered these books, I just don't know how you have done it. They are a great reference for us newby farm people. They cover all the basics plus a little more.
And they are fun to read ~ if you like farm animals, that is.
Right now, on my bedside table you'll find Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats.
You might even consider it a romance if you are deciding which doe gets the handsome buck. ;)