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Farm Appliances: And How to Make Them
Farm Appliances
And How to Make Them
Paperback      ISBN: 1558218882
Originally published in 1887 by Orange Judd Co., this guide provides suggestions for the construction of homemade farming, gardening, and homesteading devices. The variety of appliances and tools covered is remarkable from water-heating vats and wells to land levelers and vegetable cleaners. In addition to practical advice for building these devices, the entries provide pictorial (some 200 b&w sketches are included) and written insight into American agricultural history. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Keeping Chickens: Getting the Best from Your Chickens
Keeping Chickens
Getting the Best from Your Chickens
Paperback      ISBN: 0715336258
Introduces the physical characteristics, behavior, and life cycle of chickens and offers practical advice on everything from egg-laying and maintaining a healthy hen house to egg incubation and healthcare.
How to Raise Goats: Everything You Need to Know: Meat, Milk, Fiber & Pet Goats Breed Guide & Purchasing Proper Care & Healthy Feeding Showing Advice
How to Raise Goats
Everything You Need to Know: Meat, Milk, Fiber & Pet Goats Breed Guide & Purchasing Proper Care & Healthy Feeding Showing Advice
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 076033157x
As pets or livestock, goats are increasingly popular animals on farms large and small. Easier and cheaper to keep than many larger animals, they will keep a pony company, pull a cart, and produce the perfect milk for many artisan cheeses or meat for some of the most up-and-coming ethnic cuisines. For anyone thinking of acquiring a goat or starting a herd--for whatever reason--this book is an essential resource. Written by an authority on goat breeding and behavior, this approachable guide covers every component of raising goats for fun or profit, meat or milk. Beginning with the basics--history and behavior, types and breeds--Carol Amundson answers all of a prospective owners questions about getting a goat, from land requirements and regulations to choosing or assessing particular animals or breeds. In a clear and engaging way, she goes into the details of housing and feeding, breeding and milking, training and showing, transporting and marketing goats of all kinds--as well as the dos and donts of keeping them healthy from birth to old age. Concise, complete, and easy-to-use, this is a reference that no goat owner should be without.
The Backyard Sheep: An Introductory Guide to Keeping Productive Pet Sheep
The Backyard Sheep
An Introductory Guide to Keeping Productive Pet Sheep
Paperback      ISBN: 1603429670
With Sue Weaver's expert guidance, it's easy to raise sheep in your own backyard, whether for fleece and milk (and the wonderful cheese, yogurt, and butter you can make from it) or as companionable pets. Weaver covers absolutely everything beginners need to know to keep sheep safe, healthy, and maximally productive.
Keeping Bees
Keeping Bees
Hardcover      ISBN: 0753719851
Tuna: A Love Story
A Love Story
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0307267156
Examines the natural history of the tuna, one of the world's most endangered marine animals, revealing how the increasing demand for sushi has caused a devastating overfishing of the tuna and detailing the implications of its potential extinction.
Farm City: The Education of an Urban Farmer
Farm City
The Education of an Urban Farmer
Paperback      ISBN: 0143117289
When Novella Carpenter---captivated by the idea of backyard self-sufficiency as the daughter of two back-to-the-earth hippies---moves to a ramshackle house in inner-city Oakalnd and discovers a weedchoke, garbage-strewn abandoned lot next door, she closes her eyes and pictures heirloom tomatoes, a beehive, and a chicken coop. What starts out as a few egg-laying chickens leads to turkeys. geese, and ducks. And not long after, along came two 300-pound pigs. And no, these charming and eccentric animals aren't pets. Novella is raising these animals for dinner. An unforgettably charming memoir, full of hilarious moments, facinating farmer's tips, and a great deal of heart, Farm City offers a beautiful meditation on what we give up to live the way we do today.
The Good Good Pig: The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood
The Good Good Pig
The Extraordinary Life of Christopher Hogwood
Paperback      ISBN: 0345496094
A naturalist who spent months at a time living on her own among wild creatures in remote jungles, author Montgomery was more comfortable with animals than with people. So she gladly opened her heart to a sick piglet, with no inkling that this piglet would not only survive but flourish--and she soon found herself engaged with her small-town community in ways she had never dreamed possible. Unexpectedly, Christopher provided this traveler with something she had sought all her life: an anchor to family and home. This book celebrates Christopher Hogwood in all his glory, with his boundless zest for life and his large, loving heart, a great big Buddha master. Sy reveals what she and others learned from this generous soul who just so happened to be a pig--lessons about self-acceptance, the meaning of family, the value of community, and the pleasures of the sweet green Earth.--From publisher description.An ardent nature lover describes her unique friendship with a pig named Christopher Hogwood, a once sickly piglet who helped her develop a new relationship with neighbors in her small-town community.
Backyard Market Gardening: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Selling What You Grow
Backyard Market Gardening
The Entrepreneur's Guide to Selling What You Grow
Paperback      ISBN: 0962464805
The Good Food Revolution: Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities
The Good Food Revolution
Growing Healthy Food, People, and Communities
Hardcover      ISBN: 1592407102
A MacArthur "Genius Award" recipient and co-launcher of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! program describes his early experiences as a sharecropper's son and a KFC executive before building a preeminent urban farm to feed, educate and employ thousands of at-risk youths.