An introduction to raising farm animals cover such topics as an animal's personality, feeding, housing, care, and dealing with neighbors. When is the right time to shear a sheep? Is there a market for manure? What time of day is best to collect eggs? What is the correct way to milk a goat? What does a duck eat? Can a cow and a sheep share the same pasture? Which types of rabbits are easiest to raise? The perfect book for anyone who has ever dreamed of having that little place in the count..
"The book is thoroughly illustrated with many unusual charts and with clear diagrams of all construction. A well-planned volume."--Library Journal.Over 116,000 copies sold. A selection of Homeowner's "Do-It-Yourself" Book Club and Rodale Book Club. Covers tools, materials, foundations, framing, sheathing, wiring, plumbing, and finish work for barns, woodsheds, garages, fencing, and animal housing. 264,000 copies in print.
Cows and horses, donkeys and mules, sheep and goats, pigs and fowl, even llamas are living on small farms and in backyard barnyards throughout the United States. But how and where are these critters being housed? Author Carol Ekarius knows. In How to Build Animal Housing, she provides dozens of plans--with illustrated, step-by-step instructions--for species-specific shelters that are well ventilated, safe, appropriate for the animals, appealing, convenient, and a solid value for their owners...
Filled with tips on buying setting up, and cleaning a woodstove, plus dozens of recipes. Filled with tips on buying, setting up, cleaning, and enjoying a woodstove with breakfast, dinner, and dessert recipes from Cooper's eclectic collection.
The Scythe Book: Mowing Hay, Cutting Weeds, and Harvesting Small Grains with Hand Tools [2005 Paperback]
In the last few years, interest in the scythe has grown remarkably; and so have the sales of The Scythe Book. Now Peter Vido, who has written two outstanding articles for Small Farmer’s Journal on the use of the scythe, has contributed an addendum for this book on the practical use of the scythe based on his own extensive research and experience.