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The Amish Bride (The Women of Lancaster County Book 3)

Harvest House Publishers, 2012

Bestselling authors Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould offer readers The Amish Bride , Book 3 in the Women of Lancaster County series, which tells the stories of young Plain women as they explore their roots, connect with family, and discover true love. Ella Bayer and Ezra Gundy are in love and hope to marry someday, but she is a young Mennonite woman while he is an Amish man. Though both Plain, one of them will have to forsake what they ...
  
  











  



  
Gaining Ground: A Story of Farmers' Markets, Local Food, and Saving the Family Farm

Lyons Press, 2013

One fateful day in 1996, upon discovering that five freight cars’ worth of glittering corn have reaped a tiny profit of $18.16, young Forrest Pritchard undertakes to save his family’s farm. What ensues—through hilarious encounters with all manner of livestock and colorful local characters—is a crash course in sustainable agriculture. Pritchard’s biggest ally is his renegade father, who initially questions his career choice and eschews ...
  
  











  



  
The Foxfire Book: Hog Dressing, Log Cabin Building, Mountain Crafts and Foods, Planting by the Signs, Snake ...

Anchor, 1972

In the late 1960s, Eliot Wigginton and his students created the magazine Foxfire in an effort to record and preserve the traditional folk culture of the Southern Appalachians. This is the original book compilation of Foxfire material which introduces Aunt Arie and her contemporaries and includes log cabin building, hog dressing, snake lore, mountain crafts and food, and "other affairs of plain living."
  
  











  



  
Pastured Poultry Profit$
Joel Salatin

Polyface, 1996

A couple working six months per year for 50 hours per week on 20 acres can net $25,000-$30,000 per year with an investment equivalent to the price of one new medium-sized tractor. Seldom has agriculture held out such a plum. In a day when main-line farm experts predict the continued demise of the family farm, the pastured poultry opportunity shines like a beacon in the night, guiding the way to a brighter future.
  
  











  



  
The Small-Scale Poultry Flock: An All-Natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market ...

Chelsea Green Publishing, 2011

The most comprehensive guide to date on raising all-natural poultry for the small-scale farmer, homesteader, and professional grower. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock offers a practical and integrative model for working with chickens and other domestic fowl, based entirely on natural systems. Readers will find information on growing (and sourcing) feed on a small scale, brooding (and breeding) at home, and using poultry as insect and weed ...
  
  











  



  
Beekeeping For Dummies
Howland Blackiston

For Dummies, 2009

Now updated -- your guide to becoming a successful backyard beekeeper Interested in raising honey bees? This friendly, practical guide presents a step-by-step approach to starting your own beehive, along with expert tips for maintaining a healthy colony. You get the latest on honey bee medication and treatments, harvesting and marketing your honey, and the impact the sudden disappearance of the honey bee has on our environment and economy. To ...
  
  











  



  
The Seasons on Henry's Farm: A Year of Food and Life on a Sustainable Farm

Agate Surrey, 2010

Henry's Farm, run by Henry Brockman, is in central Illinois — some of the richest farming land in the world. There, he and his family — five generations of farmers, including sister Terra, the author — have bucked the traditional agribusiness conventional wisdom by farming in a way that's sensible, sustainable, and focused on producing healthy, nutritious food in ways that doesn't despoil the land. Terra Brockman tells the story of her ...
  
  











  



  
Little Britches: Father and I Were Ranchers
Ralph Moody

Bison Books, 1991

Ralph Moody was eight years old in 1906 when his family moved from New Hampshire to a Colorado ranch. Through his eyes we experience the pleasures and perils of ranching there early in the twentieth century. Auctions and roundups, family picnics, irrigation wars, tornadoes and wind storms give authentic color to Little Britches . So do adventures, wonderfully told, that equip Ralph to take his father's place when it becomes necessary.   ...
  
  











  



  
Tarantula Keeper's Guide
Stanley A. Schultz

Sterling Pub Co Inc, 1984

Here is the definitive word on tarantulas for collectors of exotic pets, and for life science students specializing in arachnids (spiders and their relatives). The book opens with a detailed description of the tarantula's origins, anatomy, and physiology. Comprehensive information on care, housing, and feeding is provided for all who want to keep one or more tarantulas as pets or for scientific research. And for those who prefer to do it ...
  
  











  



  
The Encyclopedia of Country Living 10th (tenth) edition Text Only
Carla Emery, 2008
  
  











  



  
Butchering Poultry, Rabbit, Lamb, Goat, and Pork: The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering ...

Storey Publishing, LLC, 2014

Using detailed, step-by-step photography of every stage of the process, Adam Danforth shows you exactly how to humanely slaughter and butcher chickens and other poultry, rabbits, sheep, pigs, and goats. From creating the right pre-slaughter conditions to killing, skinning, keeping cold, breaking the meat down, and creating cuts of meat you’ll recognize from the market, Danforth walks you through every step, leaving nothing to chance. He also ...
  
  











  



  
Buffalo for the Broken Heart: Restoring Life to a Black Hills Ranch
Dan O'Brien

Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2002

For twenty years Dan O’Brien struggled to make ends meet on his cattle ranch in South Dakota. But when a neighbor invited him to lend a hand at the annual buffalo roundup, O’Brien was inspired to convert his own ranch, the Broken Heart, to buffalo. Starting with thirteen calves, “short-necked, golden balls of wool,” O’Brien embarked on a journey that returned buffalo to his land for the first time in more than a century and a half. ...
  
  











  



  
Chicken Health For Dummies

For Dummies, 2013

Everything you need to care for and keep happy, healthy chickens With directives on diagnosing and treating sick or ailing chickens, as well as general information on how to keep chickens in peak condition, Chicken Health For Dummies is your go-to guide on how to best care for and keep chickens. Inside, you'll get everything you need to know about chicken health and wellness: an encyclopedia full of common and not-so-common diseases, ...
  
  











  



  
Farmacology: Total Health from the Ground Up

William Morrow, 2013

In Farmacology , practicing family physician and renowned nutrition explorer Daphne Miller brings us beyond the simple concept of "food as medicine" and introduces us to the critical idea that it's the farm where that food is grown that offers us the real medicine. By venturing out of her clinic and spending time on seven family farms, Miller uncovers all the aspects of farming—from seed choice to soil management—that have a direct and ...
  
  











  



  
The Market Gardener: A Successful Grower's Handbook for Small-scale Organic Farming

New Society Publishers, 2014

Les Jardins de la Grelinette is a micro-farm located in eastern Quebec, just north of the American border. Growing on just 1.5 acres, owners Jean-Martin and Maude-Helène feed more than two hundred families through their thriving CSA and seasonal market stands and supply their signature mesclun salad mix to dozens of local establishments. The secret of their success is the low-tech, high-yield production methods they’ve developed by focusing ...
  
  











  



  
Permaculture: A Designers' Manual
Bill Mollison

Tagari Publications, 1988

Permaculture (permanent agriculture) is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems. It is the harmonious integration of landscape and people providing their food, energy, shelter, and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way. Without permanent agriculture there is no possibility of a stable social order. Permaculture ...
  
  











  



  
A Chicken in Every Yard: The Urban Farm Store's Guide to Chicken Keeping

Ten Speed Press, 2011

Got a little space and a hankering for fresh eggs? Robert and Hannah Litt have dispensed advice to hundreds of urban and suburban chicken-keepers from behind their perch at Portland’s Urban Farm Store, and now they’re ready to help you go local and sustainable with your own backyard birds. In this handy guide to breeds, feed, coops, and care, the Litts take you under their experienced wings and share the secrets to:   Picking the breeds ...
  
  











  



  
Culinary Magic at the Regenerative Design Institute, 2013

Creating community through food, farm, and permaculture. This visually stunning cookbook describes the culture on a permaculture farm and philosophy about food and community, as well as providing excellent recipes. Written by an Institute of Integrative Nutrition Graduate, Carin McKay, the cookbook also contains essays from Permaculture teacher Penny Livingston-Stark and Ecology of Leadership teacher James Stark. Photography is by Michael Rauner ...
  
  











  



  
Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food
Gene Baur

Touchstone, 2008

Leading animal rights activist Gene Baur examines the real cost of the meat on our plates -- for both humans and animals alike -- in this provocative and thorough examination of the modern farm industry. Many people picture cows, sheep, pigs, and chickens as friendly creatures who live happily within the confines of a peaceful family farm, arriving as food for humans only at the end of their sun-drenched lives. That's what Gene Baur had ...
  
  











  



  
Reading the Forested Landscape: A Natural History of New England
Tom Wessels

Countryman Pr, 1997

Reading the Forested Landscape is a full and original portrait of New England's forests, tracing their evolution from precolonial days to the present through an examination of the patterns we see today. This book teaches us to read a landscape the way we might solve a mystery. Each chapter addresses a form of forest disturbance common in New England - fire, logging, and blight are examples - and depicts it in an extraordinary, full-page etching. ...
  
  











  








   



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