Sue Weaver


Sue Weaver began writing professionally in 1969 when her first article was published in The Western Horseman magazine. Since then she’s written hundreds of articles, first specializing in horse magazines, then publications affiliated with Hobby Farms magazine. She’s also written eleven books, four in the Hobby Farms series for i-5 Publishing and seven for Storey Publishing. All relate to livestock or poultry including pigs, goats, sheep, cattle, chickens, donkeys, llamas and alpacas. She is a self-taught writer.

Sue lives on a 29-acre property in the southern Ozarks, along with her husband of 40 years and a huge animal family composed of horses, full-size and miniature; a donkey; Classic Cheviot sheep; Boer, Nubian, Alpine, Sable, and mixed breed goats; a llama, a water buffalo; a pet Jersey-Holstein steer; a tame razorback hog; guinea fowl; and a passel of dogs, most of which are former rescues. The money she earns from her writing ventures is used solely to buy feed for her animal friends.

~ Print books by Sue Weaver ~

Chickens; Tending a Small-Scale Flock, 2nd Edition (i-5 Publishing; 2005 and 2011)

Sheep; Small-Scale Sheep Keeping for Pleasure and Profit (i-5 Publishing; 2005)

Goats; Small-Scale Herding for Pleasure and Profit (i-5 Publishing; 2006)

Llamas and Alpacas; Keeping a Small-Scale Camelid Herd (i-5 Publishing; 2009)

Storey's Guide to Raising Meat Goats; Managing, Breeding, Marketing, 2nd Edition [written under the pseudonym, Maggie Sayer] (Storey Publishing; 2007 and 2010)

The Donkey Companion; Selecting, Training, Breeding, Enjoying and Caring for Donkeys (Storey Publishing; 2008)

Storey's Guide to Raising Miniature Livestock: Goats, Sheep, Donkeys, Pigs, Horses, Cattle, Llamas (Storey Publishing; 2010)

The Backyard Goat; an Introductory Guide to Keeping and Enjoying Pet Goats, from Feeding and Housing to Making Your Own Cheese (Storey Publishing; 2011)

The Backyard Cow; an Introductory Guide to Keeping a Productive Family Cow (Storey Publishing; 2012)

The Backyard Sheep; an Introductory Guide to Keeping Productive Pet Sheep (Storey Publishing; 2013)

Homegrown Pork; Humane, Healthful Techniques for Raising a Pig for Food (Storey Publishing; 2013)

~ Smashwords ebooks by Sue Weaver ~

Sue Weaver's Goat Book (2013)

Thrifty Horse Keeping; Buying and Keeping Horses without Going Broke (2013)

Sue Weaver's Sheep Book (coming soon)

Where to find Sue Weaver online


Horse Tails: History and Beyond, part 1
Price: Free! Words: 5,320. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Pets & livestock » Farm animals, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Animals
Horse Tails: History and Beyond is a collection of five short magazine articles that full-time animal writer Sue Weaver wrote in 1991. Their themes are the magical milt (hippomanes), the folklore of coat color, veterinary bloodletting, and two articles about horse faeries. She plans to search her published article archive for similar items to use to compile more free ebooks like this one. Enjoy!
Introducing the Water Buffalo
Price: Free! Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 . Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Animals, Nonfiction » Home & Garden » Pets & livestock » General
Sue Weaver has been writing professionally for over 40 years. She has hundreds of published magazine articles, 5 Smashwords ebooks, and 11 print books about farm animals to her credit. Sue fell in love with water buffaloes after writing a Hobby Farms magazine article about them. After reading this free ebook, she hopes you will too.

Sue Weaver's tag cloud

carabao    caring for horses    faeries    faery    fairies    fairy    folk lore    folklore    horse    horse care    horse keeping    horsekeeping    horses    kerbau    kerbaw    lore    magic    magick    ponies    pony    water buffalo    water buffaloes   

Smashwords book reviews by Sue Weaver

  • Loose Screw (Dusty Deals Mystery Series) on July 11, 2012

    This is a beautifully written cozy with nicely developed characters. I'll definitely read more by this author. One thing bothers me: the story revolves around a group of Native American artifacts decorated with eagle feathers. Federal law prohibits the possession of eagle feathers except by Native Traditionals and even they must have permits. Also, I've been burning sage for 25 years and have never had a bunch flare up in flames--dried sage smolders, that's why it's called smudging. I wish the author had done a little more research.
  • Bubba and the Dead Woman on Dec. 27, 2013

    Wonderful, wonderful! I downloaded Bubba and the Dead Woman because it was free and ended up buying the rest of the series. Great writing, fun characters...what's not to love about the Bubba books!