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Keeping Chickens with Ashley English: All You Need to Know to Care for a Happy, Healthy Flock
Keeping Chickens with Ashley English
All You Need to Know to Care for a Happy, Healthy Flock
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1600594905
Have you heard the news: chickens have left the farm and made themselves at home in neighborhoods everywhere! For anyone ready to put their eggs in this basket, here is the perfect beginner’s guide to raising chickens, with information on choosing a breed, acquiring the chicks, and housing, feeding, and caring for them. Plus, it provides the lowdown on eggs, including “egg”celent recipes, and profiles of people who have taken on the chicken-rearing challenge. Includes two projects with exploded woodworking illustrations and photos: a simple nesting box and a wildly creative mobile chicken tractor
The Atlas of American Artisan Cheese
The Atlas of American Artisan Cheese
Paperback      ISBN: 1933392347
Presents 345 cheesemakers in the United States, with each profile describing the cheesemaker and its history, cheeses, location, and availability.
Let It Rot: The Gardener's Guide to Composting
Let It Rot
The Gardener's Guide to Composting
Paperback      ISBN: 1580170234
Shows how to recycle waste materials to create compost, discusses the uses of compost and equipment used, and includes instructions for building compost containers
Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food
Four Fish
The Future of the Last Wild Food
Paperback      ISBN: 014311946x
A seafood journalist who has written for National Geographic traces the history of bass, cod, salmon and tuna fishing while assessing the critical state of today's commercial fishing industry, citing the roles of over-fishing and fish farming while recommending specific protections. Reprint.
The End of Food
The End of Food
Paperback      ISBN: 0547085974
The best-selling author of The End of Oil takes a close-up look at the modern food system to reveal how we make, market, and consume food and examines the dangerous impact of chemicals and destructive farming techniques, food contamination, and disease, as well as what needs to be done to address the situation. Includes new afterword. Reprint.
Urban Beekeeping: A Guide to Keeping Bees in the City
Urban Beekeeping
A Guide to Keeping Bees in the City
Paperback      ISBN: 1904871690
Now, more than ever before, is the time to keep honey bees. Taking you through the beekeepers year this book covers all the essential requirements for small-scale beekeeping and considers the advantages for urban bees over their country living relations as well as giving advice on bees and children, neighbors and pets. It covers where and how to buy bees, transportation, legal issues, positioning the hive, planning the arrival, routine and management, cleaning the hive, swarming, equipment, health and safety, security, training, resources set up and running costs as well as collecting and producing honey, beeswax, candles, soap and other by-products.
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.
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.
Storey's Guide to Raising Meat Goats: Managing, Breeding, Marketing
Storey's Guide to Raising Meat Goats
Managing, Breeding, Marketing
Paperback      ISBN: 1603425829
Goat meat production is the fastest growing segment of U.S. agriculture, and an estimated 70 percent of all meat consumed globally is from goats. Storey's Guide to Raising Meat Goats is the essential reference on raising, caring for, and marketing meat goats. This updated edition gives caprine producers the vital information they need to start a meat-goat business or expand their current operation.
Against the Grain: How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization
Against the Grain
How Agriculture Has Hijacked Civilization
Hardcover      ISBN: 0865476225
The author of Last Stand and Grassland argues that agriculture has enslaved humanity rather than set it free, revealing the limitations placed on humanity by the domestication of plants and animals. 75,000 first printing.