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The Backyard Homestead

By Carleen Madigan
  • ISBN Code: : 1603425144
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : House & Home
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : the-backyard-homestead.pdf

Book Excerpt :

This comprehensive guide to homesteading provides all the information you need to grow and preserve a sustainable harvest of grains and vegetables; raise animals for meat, eggs, and dairy; and keep honey bees for your sweeter days. With easy-to-follow instructions on canning, drying, and pickling, you’ll enjoy your backyard bounty all winter long. Also available in this series: The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner, The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects, The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals, and The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know-How.

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Book Short Summary:

Put your wooded land to work! This comprehensive manual shows you how to use your woodlands to produce everything from wine and mushrooms to firewood and livestock feed. You’ll learn how to take stock of your woods; use axes, bow saws, chainsaws, and other key tools; create pasture and silvopasture for livestock; prune and coppice trees to make fuel, fodder, and furniture; build living fencing and shelters for animals; grow fruit trees and berries in a woodland orchard; make syrup from birch, walnut, or boxelder trees; and much more. Whether your property is entirely or only partly wooded, this is the guide you need to make the best use of it.

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  • Publisher : Penguin
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Book Short Summary:

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Book Short Summary:

The Dairy Goat Handbook explains everything goat keepers need to know about their animals, from the best ways to keep them healthy to methods for making delicious goat cheese. The Dairy Goat Handbook is a guidebook for those who would like to raise dairy goats - or dream of raising dairy goats—and want to know how to begin and maintain a successful herd. There are other books on the business of keeping dairy goats, but none quite like this. Written by a dairy goat farmer, this guide combines a deep knowledge of the animals themselves with fifteen years of experience running a successful business. Fully illustrated with photographs of life on a working dairy farm—the goats, the farm, the dairy equipment, and the cheese and milk—this book explains as well as celebrates the life of a dairy goat farmer. The author, Ann Starbard, owns Crystal Brook Farm in Sterling, Massachusetts, where she and her husband raise dairy goats and make fresh goat cheese that they sell onsite, at farmers' markets, and at restaurants. Ann explains the details of raising goats and running a dairy in simple, clear, easy-to-understand language; this is a book for everyone interested in the business of raising dairy goats.

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  • Pdf File: the-weekend-homesteader.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Weekend Homesteader is organized by month—so whether it’s January or June you’ll find exciting, short projects that you can use to dip your toes into the vast ocean of homesteading without getting overwhelmed. If you need to fit homesteading into a few hours each weekend and would like to have fun while doing it, these projects will be right up your alley, whether you live on a forty-acre farm, a postage-stamp lawn in suburbia, or a high rise. You'll learn about backyard chicken care, how to choose the best mushroom and berry species, and why and how to plant a no-till garden that heals the soil while providing nutritious food. Permaculture techniques will turn your homestead into a vibrant ecosystem and attract native pollinators while converting our society's waste into high-quality compost and mulch. Meanwhile, enjoy the fruits of your labor right away as you learn the basics of cooking and eating seasonally, then preserve homegrown produce for later by drying, canning, freezing, or simply filling your kitchen cabinets with storage vegetables. As you become more self-sufficient, you'll save seeds, prepare for power outages, and tear yourself away from a full-time job, while building a supportive and like-minded community. You won't be completely eliminating your reliance on the grocery store, but you will be plucking low-hanging (and delicious!) fruits out of your own garden by the time all forty-eight projects are complete.

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  • Pdf File: welcome-to-the-farm.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A fresh, new guide to the backyard lifestyle The homesteading movement is continuing to grow, as more people are stepping up to have a hand in where their food comes from. Whether you want to dabble or immerse yourself completely in the do-it-yourself, back-to-basics lifestyle, Welcome to the Farm is a comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to growing the very best food right in your own backyard. Shaye Elliott takes readers on a journey that teaches them how to harvest baskets full of organic produce, milk a dairy cow (and make butter), plant a homestead orchard, can jams and jellies, and even raise chickens and bees. From her experience running The Elliott Homestead, Shaye provides all the how-to wisdom you need to know about: The benefits of a home garden The basics of seed starting Building your own greenhouse What belongs in the winter garden Canning, freezing, and dehydrating techniques and recipes The pros and cons of caged vs. free-change chickens Keeping a dairy cow and what to do with all the milk Raising animals for meat Making your own cider and wine And so much more! Welcome to the Farm is aimed to serve homesteaders and urban-farmers alike, guiding them through the beginning stages of small-area farming and utilizing whatever amount of space they have available for optimal and delicious food production.

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  • Pdf File: storey-s-basic-country-skills.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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Book Short Summary:

Robyn O’Brien is not the most likely candidate for an antiestablishment crusade. A Houston native from a conservative family, this MBA and married mother of four was not someone who gave much thought to misguided government agencies and chemicals in our food—until the day her youngest daughter had a violent allergic reaction to eggs, and everything changed. The Unhealthy Truth is both the story of how one brave woman chose to take on the system and a call to action that shows how each of us can do our part and keep our own families safe. O’Brien turns to accredited research conducted in Europe that confirms the toxicity of America’s food supply, and traces the relationship between Big Food and Big Money that has ensured that the United States is one of the only developed countries in the world to allow hidden toxins in our food—toxins that can be blamed for the alarming recent increases in allergies, ADHD, cancer, and asthma among our children. Featuring recipes and an action plan for weaning your family off dangerous chemicals one step at a time The Unhealthy Truth is a must-read for every parent—and for every concerned citizen—in America today.

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Book Short Summary:

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Book Short Summary:

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  • Pdf File: buehler-s-backyard-boatbuilding.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Everybody has the dream: Build a boat in the backyard and sail off to join the happy campers off Pogo Pogo, right? But how? Assuming you aren't independently wealthy, if you want a boat that's really you, you gotta build it yourself. Backyard boatbuilding has its problems. Building in fiberglass is itchy, smelly, and yields a product that yachting maven L. Francis Herreshoff once called "frozen snot." Ferrocement, once all the rage, has pretty much sunk from favor, if you catch the drift. But there's still wood, right? Ah, wood. Nature's perfect material. You can build in the time-honored traditions of the Golden Age of Yachting, loving crafting intricate joints in rare tropical hardwoods, steaming swamp oak butts to sinuous shapes, holding the whole thing together with nonferrous fastenings that cost a buck or better each. Does that sound like boatbuilding for everyperson? What about the currently fashionable wood/epoxy boatbuilding? You butter regular old wood with Miracle Whip, stick it together in the shape of a boat, and off you go, right? Epoxy works, but They don't exactly give it away; nor is it exactly a benign substance. Suiting up like Homer Simpson heading for a fun-filled day at the nuclear power plant isn't exactly the aesthetic boatbuilding experience many of us are looking for. Where does that leave us? In the capable hands of George Buehler, who honors the timeless traditions of the sea all right, but those from the other side of the boatyard tracks. Buehler draws his inspiration from centuries of workboat construction, where semiskilled fishermen built rugged, economical boats from everyday materials in their own backyards, and went to sea in them in all kinds of weather, not just when it was pleasant. Buehler's boats sail on every ocean and perform every task, from long-term liveaboards in Norwegian fjords to a traveling doctor's office in Alaska. This book contains complete plans for seven cruising boats--from a 28-foot sailboat to a 55-foot power cruiser. All the information you need is here, including step-by-step instructions honed by nearly 20 years of supplying boat plans to backyard builders--and helping them out when they get into trouble. Buehler is anarchic, heretical, and occasionally profane; his book is West Coast counterculture meets traditional hardchine workboat construction, leavened with hardnosed common sense and penny-pinching economy. This book is for those who look around them and see that much of what is done in the world today--whether in yachting or politics or economics or interpersonal relationships--is based not on logic but on conforming and meeting other people's expectations. This book is most definitely NOT about either. It is about the realization of dreams. If you believe that everyone who wants a cruising boat can have one . . . If you see beauty beneath the fish scales and work scars of a commercial fishing boat . . . If you want to build a simple, rugged, economical, good-looking cruising boat--power or sail--using everyday lumberyard materials and few skills other than perseverance, this is the book for you. Buehler's Backyard Boatbuilding tells you how to build extraordinary boats using the most ordinary skills and materials, with complete plans, instructions, and specifications for seven real cruising boats ranging from a 28-foot sailboat to a 55-foot power cruiser. "Build wooden boats the Buehler way, which is to say inexpensively, yet like the proverbial brick outhouse."--WoodenBoat Richly flavored with personal advice and anecdotes as well as a wealth of valuable information."--American Sailing Association "Everyone will revere this book."--The Ensign

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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Book Code : 0061982776
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 548
  • Pdf File: a-splintered-history-of-wood.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In a world without wood, we might not be here at all. Without wood, we wouldn't have had the fire, heat, and shelter that allowed us to expand into the colder regions of the planet. If civilization somehow did develop, our daily lives still would be vastly different: there would be no violins, baseball bats, chopsticks, or wine corks. The book you are now holding wouldn't exist. At the same time, many of us are removed from the world where wood is shaped and celebrated every day. That world is inhabited by a unique assortment of eccentric craftsmen and passionate enthusiasts who have created some of the world's most beloved musical instruments, feared weapons, dazzling architecture, sacred relics, and bizarre forms of transportation. In A Splintered History of Wood, Spike Carlsen has uncovered the most outlandish characters and examples, from world-champion chainsaw carvers to blind woodworkers, the Miraculous Staircase to the Lindbergh kidnapping case, and many more, in a passionate and personal exploration of nature's greatest gift.

The Backyard Cow

By Sue Weaver
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing
  • Book Code : 1603428275
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 353
  • Pdf File: the-backyard-cow.pdf

Book Short Summary:

You don’t need acres of land to keep a cow healthy, happy, and productive. You can raise one right in your own backyard, producing more than enough milk for a single family — up to six gallons per day! The Backyard Cow covers everything you need to know, from selecting the right breed to understanding your cow’s behavior. With helpful advice on daily maintenance, milking, and bovine health care, you’ll soon be enjoying the pleasures of fresh milk, yogurt, cheese, and much more.

The Backyard Goat

By Sue Weaver
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  • Publisher : Storey Publishing
  • Book Code : 160342699X
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 892
  • Pdf File: the-backyard-goat.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Pulling carts around the farm or serving as loyal pack animals, goats are naturally hardworking and make for friendly companions. This straightforward guide teaches you how to choose, house, feed, train, and breed the best goats for your space and needs. Whether you want to churn out fresh dairy products, harvest soft cashmere for knitting, or keep goats as playful pets, The Backyard Goat makes it easy to enjoy the benefits of owning goats, with no experience necessary.

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  • Total of Pages : 256
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Book Short Summary:

Homemade Shouldn't Be Hectic Do you wish you could slow down and create a home you and your family love and enjoy spending time in? Melissa K. Norris, author of The Made-from-Scratch Life and voice of the Pioneering Today podcast, offers down-to-earth tips and guidance to help you learn how to... bake old-fashioned recipes (everything from biscuits to shepherd's pie) with quick, stress-free steps grow, harvest, and preserve culinary and medicinal herbs (with DIY tutorials for soaps, salves, and balms) make your own cultured and fermented foods at home following simple instructions for buttermilk, sour cream, sourdough, and more simplify your routine and declutter your home with room-by-room guides and Depression-era wisdom Open your heart to God-given rest and discover practical and tangible ways you can craft your home into a refuge for yourself and the ones you love.

The Backyard Sheep

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  • Total of Pages : 224
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  • Members : 453
  • Pdf File: the-backyard-sheep.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Raise a flock of sheep in your backyard. Even with a limited amount of space, you can enjoy homegrown fleece and fresh milk, as well as the endearing company of these family-friendly animals. Sue Weaver provides all the instructions you need for selecting a breed; housing and feeding; harvesting fleece; and milking. With simple recipes for making cheese and yogurt, and tips on processing fleece for wool, you’ll enjoy the varied and numerous rewards of keeping sheep.

Backyard Homestead

By Luke Smith
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  • Publisher : Luke Smith
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 149
  • Category : House & Home
  • Members : 508
  • Pdf File: backyard-homestead.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Discover how to master essential homesteading skills and produce all the food you and your family need right in your own backyard Have you ever considered growing plants and raising your own animals for self-sustenance and profit, but are put off by the time commitment it may require? Do you want to take control over what you eat and reduce your dependence on chemical-laden commercial produce? If you've looked for answers to any of the questions above before, then keep reading... In this definitive guide to homesteading, Luke Smith shows you how to turn your backyard into a sustainable farm for raising livestock like chickens, goats, cattle, and bees for their products, as well as providing organic, homegrown fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Among the pages of Backyard Homestead, you're going to discover: ● Cogent reasons to start your own backyard homestead, no matter where you live right now ● Foolproof tips to pick the perfect spot in your home backyard to start your garden ● Steps to help you set up your very first or next backyard garden to ensure a healthy, bountiful yield ● Strategies to help you maintain a healthy soil that is just right for your plants ● Step-by-step instructions to build and set up your own barn or convert a prefabricated shed into a barn ● Everything you need to know about efficiently raising healthy chickens, goat, cattle, and bees in your backyard for fun and profit ● ...and much, much more! It doesn't matter whether you're completely new to homesteading or you're a seasoned farmer looking to pick up new tips to help you better manage your garden and flock, Backyard Homestead is a comprehensive guide that is designed to help you confidently grow and produce your own food. Ready to take your homesteading skills to the next level? Scroll to the top of this webpage and click the "Buy Now" button to get started right away!

The Woodland Homestead

By Brett McLeod
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing
  • Book Code : 1612123503
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : House & Home
  • Members : 803
  • Pdf File: the-woodland-homestead.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Put your wooded land to work! This comprehensive manual shows you how to use your woodlands to produce everything from wine and mushrooms to firewood and livestock feed. You’ll learn how to take stock of your woods; use axes, bow saws, chainsaws, and other key tools; create pasture and silvopasture for livestock; prune and coppice trees to make fuel, fodder, and furniture; build living fencing and shelters for animals; grow fruit trees and berries in a woodland orchard; make syrup from birch, walnut, or boxelder trees; and much more. Whether your property is entirely or only partly wooded, this is the guide you need to make the best use of it.

The Backyard Sheep

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  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing
  • Book Code : 1603428488
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 785
  • Pdf File: the-backyard-sheep.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Raise a flock of sheep in your backyard. Even with a limited amount of space, you can enjoy homegrown fleece and fresh milk, as well as the endearing company of these family-friendly animals. Sue Weaver provides all the instructions you need for selecting a breed; housing and feeding; harvesting fleece; and milking. With simple recipes for making cheese and yogurt, and tips on processing fleece for wool, you’ll enjoy the varied and numerous rewards of keeping sheep.

The Backyard Cow

By Sue Weaver
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing
  • Book Code : 1603428275
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 709
  • Pdf File: the-backyard-cow.pdf

Book Short Summary:

You don’t need acres of land to keep a cow healthy, happy, and productive. You can raise one right in your own backyard, producing more than enough milk for a single family — up to six gallons per day! The Backyard Cow covers everything you need to know, from selecting the right breed to understanding your cow’s behavior. With helpful advice on daily maintenance, milking, and bovine health care, you’ll soon be enjoying the pleasures of fresh milk, yogurt, cheese, and much more.

An Absolute Beginner's Guide to Keeping Backyard Chickens

By Jenna Woginrich
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing
  • Book Code : 1635865190
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 413
  • Pdf File: an-absolute-beginner-s-guide-to-keeping-backyard-chickens.pdf

Book Short Summary:

With delightful photographs, Jenna Woginrich chronicles the life journey of three chickens (Amelia, Honey, and Tilda) from fluffy, newly hatched bundles to grown hens laying eggs of their own. Following their progress from day to day and week to week, you'll learn everything you need to know to be successful in raising and keeping a happy, healthy flock. Topics covered include understanding chicken behavior; housing and feeding requirements; and hygiene and basic health care. Both entertaining and educational, this highly accessible book provides just the right amount of information to get started and enjoy the pleasures of keeping backyard chickens.

Backyard Farming: Composting

By Kim Pezza
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Hatherleigh Press
  • Book Code : 1578265878
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : House & Home
  • Members : 925
  • Pdf File: backyard-farming.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here! Give Back to Your Garden by Composting! Backyard Farming: Composting is your all-in-one guide for creating your own homestead composting plan and adding rich, nourishing humus to your garden. This guide reviews every important topic from what should and should not be composted, benefits and uses for compost, how to build a compost bin, and much more. Whether you’re composting the waste from your farm or just the scraps from your kitchen, Composting is the comprehensive primer for anyone looking to start composting and bring that “black gold” to their own garden. Including detailed instructions and informative photographs that help ensure your compost system is practical and productive, Composting takes you step by step through everything you need to nourish your garden—and build healthy, rich soil. With Composting, you will: • Choose the composting method that works best for you, your needs, and your available material • Discover how to begin a compost system and how to maintain it for optimal yield • Construct your own composting system from a variety of easy-to-follow plans • Learn how to troubleshoot any problem your compost pile might develop • Find out how best to use your compost—including indoor container gardening ...and much more to help you achieve success. More than ever, people everywhere are making a return to a self-sufficient, sustainable lifestyle. Join the growing movement of homemakers looking to a healthier, happier way of life—and it starts right in your very own backyard. Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. Whether planning to grow food for the family or for sale at the local farmers market, Backyard Farming provides simple instruction and essential information in a convenient reference.

2015 A Practical and Easy Emergency Preparedness Hand book

By Rebecca Louderman
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : R. Louderman
  • Book Code : 1620507269
  • Total of Pages : 94
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 381
  • Pdf File: 2015-a-practical-and-easy-emergency-preparedness-hand-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This handbook is a practical approach to providing for yourself & your family in the event of the unthinkable. A recent survey showed over 75% of Americans fear, the U.S. economy will fall. No less the man made and natural disasters that looms over our heads daily. in the event of a catastrophe, what does the future look like for you and your family? Watch your local news & you can actually see it unfold. Riots, looting, home invasions, fire set a blaze, food is scarce & crime goes through the roof! There is little to no work & this is just the beginning of the chaos to follow. After spending thousands of dollars unnecessarily & years of research trying to find answers, it became apparent people need an easy to follow informative book. This had book will help guide you through the process which can be daunting to say the least. I have compiled useful information, actual Web Sites, books I found helpful, equipment you will need & much more.......Good luck to you all!

Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less)

By Angela England
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1615642803
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 564
  • Pdf File: backyard-farming-on-an-acre.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For urban and country dwellers alike, a quarter acre is all the space you need to farm all the food you need! Homesteading allows you to feed your family healthy meals harvested right from your own backyard while also reducing your environmental footprint. Live off the land you have. Plant a successful and sustainable farm-on a quarter acre to a full acre and beyond-where you can raise your own fruits, vegetables, chickens, bees, milk-bearing animals, and more. Local, organic food is attainable to you at a fraction of the cost with your own self-contained operation. Angela England runs her family's successful, small-scale farm, and she teaches you how you can do the same. Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) guides you through the essentials of planning a small farm-decide what should be grown or raised, and implement proven and sustainable homesteading techniques. Learn everything you need to know to maximize your space, yield, and harvest. It's not glamorous, but it is rewarding, so prepare to get a little dirt under your fingernails and see what kind of gardening and farming magic you-and your land!-are capable of.

Homesteading

By Nancy Ross
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Vdv Publishing
  • Book Code : 1508056498
  • Total of Pages : 41
  • Category : Gardening
  • Members : 443
  • Pdf File: homesteading.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Do you want to learn how to live more self sufficient by using the tools of homesteading? Whether you want to learn how to raise your own livestock, garden for yourself, or preserve your own food this book will help! Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... The Basics of Homesteading Raising Your Own Livestock in Your Backyard The Magic of Gardening for Your Own Food Preserving Your Food for Winter Making Your Own Clothes Making Your Own Household Items Much, Much, More!

Backyard Foraging

By Ellen Zachos
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing
  • Book Code : 1603428496
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Nature
  • Members : 147
  • Pdf File: backyard-foraging.pdf

Book Short Summary:

There’s food growing everywhere! You’ll be amazed by how many of the plants you see each day are actually nutritious edibles. Ideal for first-time foragers, this book features 70 edible weeds, flowers, mushrooms, and ornamental plants typically found in urban and suburban neighborhoods. Full-color photographs make identification easy, while tips on common plant locations, pesticides, pollution, and dangerous flora make foraging as safe and simple as stepping into your own backyard.

Storey's Curious Compendium of Practical and Obscure Skills

By How-To Experts at Storey Publishing
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing
  • Book Code : 1635861926
  • Total of Pages : 344
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 557
  • Pdf File: storey-s-curious-compendium-of-practical-and-obscure-skills.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Have you ever wondered how to capture a swarm of bees? Predict the weather by the clouds? And just how do you darn a pair of socks, anyway? Anyone curious about the myriad ways people have taught themselves to make, grow, and build things will find everything they’ve ever wondered about in this colorful, inviting volume. With dozens of useful and intriguing visual tutorials selected from Storey’s extensive library of how-to books, you can learn how to carve a turkey, create a butterfly garden, set up a dog agility course, keep a nature sketchbook, navigate by the stars, and more. Whether you plan to “do it yourself” or just love reading about how things are done, this rich compendium will educate, fascinate, spark conversation, and inspire new hobbies and experiences.

Storey's Guide to Raising Turkeys, 3rd Edition

By Don Schrider
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing
  • Book Code : 1603429093
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 382
  • Pdf File: storey-s-guide-to-raising-turkeys-3rd-edition.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Turkeys are an excellent source of succulent meat, rich eggs, and nutrient-dense manure, and raising them is a rewarding and profitable activity for many farmers. With helpful tips on acquiring organic certification, processing both meat and eggs, and marketing your products, you’ll have all the information you need to successfully raise your own healthy and productive turkeys.

The Rabbit-Raising Problem Solver

By Karen Patry
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing
  • Book Code : 1612124666
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Pets
  • Members : 667
  • Pdf File: the-rabbit-raising-problem-solver.pdf

Book Short Summary:

While rabbits are well-known for being cute and fuzzy creatures, they can also be very difficult to care for. Whether you’re an experienced rabbit farmer or building your first hutch for a pet bunny, The Rabbit-Raising Problem Solver has answers to all of your most pressing questions. In a handy question-and-answer format Karen Patry expertly addresses every aspect of rabbit care, including housing, feeding, breeding, kindling, health, and behavior. This informative, easy-to-use guide has reliable, humane solutions that will keep your animals healthy and happy.

Homegrown Pork

By Sue Weaver
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing
  • Book Code : 1603428828
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 170
  • Pdf File: homegrown-pork.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Raising a pig for meat is easy to do, even in a small space like a suburban backyard. In just five months, a 30-pound shoat will become a 250-pound hog and provide you with more than 100 pounds of pork, including tenderloin, ham, ribs, bacon, sausage, and more. Homegrown Pork covers everything you need to know to raise your own pig, from selecting a breed to feeding, housing, fencing, health care, and humane processing. Invite all your friends over for a healthy and succulent pork dinner!

An Introduction to Heritage Breeds

By D. Phillip Sponenberg,Jeannette Beranger,Alison Martin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Storey Publishing
  • Book Code : 1612124623
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Members : 589
  • Pdf File: an-introduction-to-heritage-breeds.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Developed for the particular needs of the working farm, heritage breeds have proved invaluable to small-scale agricultural production for centuries. This comprehensive guide explains why conserving heritage breeds remains important and how they often can be a better choice for the modern farmer than conventional animals. With profiles of heritage poultry, sheep, cattle, and more, you’ll learn how to select and successfully raise the breed that is right for your specific needs. Enjoy the benefits of resilient livestock while preserving genetic diversity for future generations.