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The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It
John Seymour

DK Publishing, 2009

The Self Sufficient Life and How to Live It is the only book that teaches all the skills needed to live independently in harmony with the land harnessing natural forms of energy, raising crops and keeping livestock, preserving foodstuffs, making beer and wine, basketry, carpentry, weaving, and much more. Our 2009 edition includes 150 new full-color illustrations and a special section in which John Seymour, the father of the back to basics ...


Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre
Brett L. Markham

Skyhorse Publishing, 2010

Start a mini farm on a quarter acre or less, provide 85 percent of the food for a family of four and earn an income. Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, ...


The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love
Kristin Kimball

Scribner, 2011

"This book is the story of the two love affairs that interrupted the trajectory of my life: one with farming—that dirty, concupiscent art—and the other with a complicated and exasperating farmer." Single, thirtysomething, working as a writer in New York City, Kristin Kimball was living life as an adventure. But she was beginning to feel a sense of longing for a family and for home. When she interviewed a dynamic young farmer, her world ...


The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals: Choose the Best Breeds for Small-Space Farming, Produce ...
Gail Damerow

Storey Publishing, LLC, 2011

Imagine a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and honey from your own chickens, pigs, and bees. Or a holiday meal with your own heritage-breed turkey as the main attraction. With The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals, even urban and suburban residents can successfully raise chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, rabbits, goats, sheep, cows, pigs, and honey bees. It’s easier than you think, and it can be done on small plots of ...


Gail Gibbons

Holiday House, 1990

An introduction, in simple text and illustrations, to farming and the work done on a farm throughout the seasons.


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

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 ...


Sustainable Market Farming: Intensive Vegetable Production on a Few Acres
Pam Dawling

New Society Publishers, 2013

Across North America, an agricultural renaissance is unfolding. A growing number of market gardeners are emerging to feed our appetite for organic, regional produce. But most of the available resources on food production are aimed at the backyard or hobby gardener who wants to supplement their family's diet with a few homegrown fruits and vegetables. Targeted at serious growers in every climate zone, Sustainable Market Farming is a ...


Small-Scale Livestock Farming: A Grass-Based Approach for Health, Sustainability, and Profit
Carol Ekarius

Storey Publishing, LLC, 1999

Carol Ekarius' natural, organic approach to livestock management produces healthier animals, reduces feed and health care costs, and maximizes your profit. Includes case studies of successful farmers, nitty-gritty details of every facet of livestock farming, and fascinating insights on how to work with nature instead of against it.


You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Start & Succeed in a Farming Enterprise
Joel Salatin

Polyface, 1998

Have you ever desired, deep within your soul, to make a comfortable full-time living from a farming enterprise? Too often people dare not even vocalize this desire because it seems absurd. It's like thinking the unthinkable. After all, the farm population is dwindling. It takes too much capital to start. The pay is too low. The working conditions are dusty, smelly and noisy: not the place to raise a family. This is all true, and more, for most ...


Farm Flop: A City Dweller's Guide to Failing on a Farm in Two Years Or Less

Unitatis Books, 2014

Follow the journey of a young suburban family who left the city to buy ten acres and begin farming. Having armed themselves with years of book reading and small animal keeping, the Rose family set off to the country to start their farm dream, only to find ourselves returning to the city less than two years later. Inside you will discover stories and tips on: finding good land, developing ponds, rotational cattle grazing, how to not get ripped ...


Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) (Living Free Guides)
Angela England

ALPHA, 2012

Plan and plant a successful and sustainable backyard farm — from a quarter acre to a full acre and beyond — right in your own backyard. By raising and harvesting their own fruits, vegetables, chickens, bees, milk-bearing animals, and more, people are growing locally, sustainably, and at a fraction of the cost. Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) is written by someone who has planned and run a successful small-scale farm. Angela ...


What I know of farming: a series of brief and plain expositions of practical agriculture as an art based upon ..., 2011

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


The First Book of Farming
Charles Landon Goodrich

Qontro Classic Books, 2010

The First Book of Farming is presented here in a high quality paperback edition. This popular classic work by Charles Landon Goodrich is in the English language, and may not include graphics or images from the original edition. If you enjoy the works of Charles Landon Goodrich then we highly recommend this publication for your book collection.


The Complete Guide to Small Scale Farming: Everything You Need to Know About Raising Beef Cattle, Rabbits, ...
Melissa Nelson

Atlantic Publishing Group Inc., 2010

Starting a small scale farm is the dream of Americans young and old, from those who watched the majesty of the great western farm in films during their youth to those who spent their childhood actually working on a farm. However, for many of these individuals it is a matter of logistics and cost that keeps them from realizing their dreams. Raising beef cattle, ducks, rabbits, and any other small animals such as sheep, goats, or chickens takes ...


Farming: A Hand Book
Wendell Berry

Counterpoint, 2011

The America many people would like to believe in is convincingly explored in this volume of poems by a writer close to the heart of things. The sanity and eloquence of these poems spring from the land in Kentucky where Wendell Berry was born, married, lives, farms, and writes. From classic pastoral themes both lyrical and reflective, to a verse play, to a dramatic narrative and the manic, entertaining, prescient ravings of Berry’s Mad Farmer, ...


Farms with a Future: Creating and Growing a Sustainable Farm Business
Rebecca Thistlethwaite

Chelsea Green Publishing, 2013

What makes a farm sustainable and successful? And what special qualities and skills are needed for someone to become a successful farmer? Rebecca Thistlethwaite addresses these and other crucial questions in this uniquely important book, which is a must-read for anyone who aspires to get into farming, or who wants to make their farm business more dynamic, profitable, and, above all, sustainable. Over an entire year, the author and her ...


Worm Composting: The Ultimate Guide to Worm Composting for Life (worm composting, composting, organic ..., 2014

Are You Ready To Master Worm composting?? Today only, get this Amazon bestseller for just $2.99. Regularly priced at $5.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. Let get started.... This book contains proven steps and strategies for comprehending the basics of worm composting and how you can really make the best out of it! In this day and age, “going green” is becoming a popular trend. There are numerous ...


Farming with Dynamite A Few Hints to Farmers, 2012

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.


The Complete Illustrated Guide to Farming
Philip Hasheider, Samantha Johnson

Voyageur Press, 2014

Crop Rotation Crop rotation, like green manures, dates back to the dawn of agriculture. It fell into disuse with the advent of modern chemical fertilizers and monocropping, but this was to the peril of soil health, so rotational cropping is considered a vital spoke in the wheel of organic farming today. In its simplest form, crop rotation is the act of planting something different in a field every year. A rotational sequence is usually for a ...


Born-Again Dirt: Farming to the Glory of God
Noah Sanders

Rora Valley Publishing, 2013

Do you desire to glorify God through the way you farm? Are you tired of reading books on farming and food production that ignore God as Creator? Have you ever wondered what agriculture would look like if it was based on the Bible instead of on evolution, Mother Nature, or the latest manipulations of life by science? In Born Again Dirt, Noah Sanders encourages Christian farmers to evaluate their farming methods in light of Scripture. This ...



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