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We offer a wide range of carefully selected books chosen by experienced homesteaders and farmers. Look no further, these are the best!

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Barnyard in Your Backyard
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..
$24.95
Basic Butchering of Livestock and Game (1986, Paperback)
Describes useful tools, equipment, and techniques, demonstrates how to butcher beef, pork, veal, lamb, venison, poultry, and small game, and discusses meat inspection, processing, and preserving ..
$16.95
Beekeeping by Richard E. Bonney (1993, Paperback)
For the professional and hobbyist, a detailed review of a full-year cycle of beekeeping, including managing colonies, taking the crop, coping with disease, and selecting equipment. The reader learns how to manage bees and keep them. ..
$18.95
Building Small Barns, Sheds and Shelters by Monte Burch
"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. ..
$18.95
Getting Started With Beef and Dairy Cattle by Heather Smith Thomas (2005, Hardcover)
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$26.95
Hive Management by Richard E. Bonney (1991, Paperback)
Offers concise, up-to-date information on beekeeping tasks, including how to prevent, capture, and control swarms, when and how to harvest honey, and dealing successfully with queens Offers concise, up-to-date information on beekeeping tasks, including how to prevent, capture, and control swarms, when and how to harvest honey, and dealing successfully with queens. ..
$16.95
How to Build Animal Housing by Carol Ekarius
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...
$24.95
How to Grow More Vegetables Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine
How to Grow More Vegetables, Eighth Edition: (and Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops) Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can Imagine [2012 Paperback] Decades before the terms “eco-friendly” and “sustainable growing” entered the vernacular, How to Grow More Vegetables demonstrated that small-scale, high-yield, all-organic gardening methods could yield bountiful crops over multiple growing cycles using minimal resources in a suburban environment. The ..
$19.99
Keeping Livestock Healthy by N. Bruce Haynes (2001, Paperback)
KEEPING LIVESTOCK HEALTHY is one of the recognized classics in its field. Small Farmer's Journal called it "a major contribution to available farm veterinary literature." Modern Veterinary Practice wrote: ". . . highly recommended to all livestock owners." And Farmstead Magazine said, "So admirably organized and indexed that its information is instantly available." Now completely revised and updated, this fourth edition draws on the very latest research from ..
$19.95
Root Cellaring by Mike and Nancy Bubel, Mike Bubel (1991, Paperback)
Trying economic times cause people to turn to the basics, such as canning, sewing, and even root cellaring. Storing vegetables in a cellar isn't simply about tossing potatoes in a box. It requires careful planning, proper storage facilities, and excellent technique. Whether in the city or country, in a closet or a basement, there's always a way to store vegetables all winter long, and authors Mike and Nancy Bubel guide readers with clarity and simplicity. Anyone can learn to store fru..
$14.95
Seed to Seed: Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Vegetable Gardeners
Seed to Seed is a complete seed-saving guide that describes specific techniques for saving the seeds of 160 different vegetables. This book contains detailed information about each vegetable, including its botanical classification, flower structure and means of pollination, required population size, isolation distance, techniques for caging or hand-pollination, and also the proper methods for harvesting, drying, cleaning, and storing the seeds.  Seed to Seed is widely ackn..
$24.95
Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats by Jerome D. Belanger (2000, Paperback)
For 17 years readers have turned to Storey Books for advice on raising animals. Our Modern Way series of six books has sold more than 1,000,000 copies. In an effort to provide readers with the best how-to animal books on the market we are completely updating all six Modern Way titles and re-introducing them as part of our Guide to Raising series. Written by experts, these guides give novice and experienced livestock farmers all they need to know to successfully keep and profit from animals. E..
$19.95
Storey's Guide to Raising Horses by Heather Smith Thomas (2010, Hardcover)
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$29.95
Storey's Guide to Raising Poultry by Leonard S. Mercia (2000, Paperback)
For 17 years readers have turned to Storey Books for advice on raising animals. Our Modern Way series of six books has sold more than 1,000,000 copies. In an effort to provide readers with the best how-to animal books on the market we are completely updating all six Modern Way titles and reintroducing them as part of our Guide to Raising series. Written by experts, these guides give novice and experienced livestock farmers all they need to know to successfully keep and profit from animals. Ea..
$18.95
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Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep by Carol Ekarius, Paula Simmons (2000, Paperback)
For 17 years readers have turned to Storey Books for advice on raising animals. Our Modern Way series of six books has sold more than 1,000,000 copies. In an effort to provide readers with the best how-to animal books on the market we are completely updating all six Modern Way titles and reintroducing them as part of our Guide to Raising series. Written by experts, these guides give novice and experienced livestock farmers all they need to know to successfully keep and profit from animals. Ea..
$19.95
Storey's Guide to Raising Turkeys (2000, Paperback)
Storey's Guide to Raising Turkeys by Leonard S. Mercia (2000, Paperback) For 17 years readers have turned to Storey Books for advice on raising animals. Our Modern Way series of six books has sold more than 1,000,000 copies. In an effort to provide readers with the best how-to animal books on the market we are completely updating all six Modern Way titles and reintroducing them as part of our Guide to Raising series. Written by experts, these guides give novice and experienced livesto..
$18.95
Texas Bug Book
Texas Bug Book by C. Malcolm Beck, Howard Garrett, Malcolm Beck (2005, Paperback, Revised) Praise for Texas Bug Book: "Definitive ...This book is a must-have for any organic library!" —Texas Organic News "Overall this [book] is probably the best of its kind. Given the excellent photography and affordability, it is definitely worth the purchase." —Whole Earth "Texas Bug Book, unlike many of the characters it describes, is a keeper—highly recommend..
$29.95
Texas Organic Vegetable Gardening
Texas Organic Vegetable Gardening by C. Malcolm Beck, Howard J. Garrett, J. Howard Garrett, Malcolm Beck (1999, Paperback) Texas Organic Vegetables Gardening shows you how to have healthy soil and pest- and disease-free crops without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers. The colorful book also describes the growth habits, culturing, harvesting, and storage of more than 100 edible plants as well as provides commonly associated with each. ..
$23.95
The Chicken Health Handbook by Gail Damerow (1994, Paperback)
Covers nutrition, infectious disease, immunity, anatomy, parasites, and incubation. "A first-rate guide for the small producer . . . Flawless."--Booklist Packed with relevant information for all breeds and ages, this book covers nutrition, disease, immunity, and anatomy. Written for the chicken fancier and nonspecialist. This book covers nutrition, disease, immunity, and anatomy for all breeds and ages. ..
$19.95
The New Seed-Starter's Handbook by Mike and Nancy Bubel
Describes the advantages of starting seeds indoors, discusses containers, growing media, light, and water, and tells how to transplant young plants into the garden. ..
$19.70
The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control
The Organic Gardener's Handbook of Natural Pest and Disease Control by Barbara W. Ellis, Deborah L. Martin, Fern Marshall Bradley (2010, Paperback, Original) A guide to the latest science-based advice for battling garden problems the organic way includes an examination of 200 popular plants, an insect and disease encyclopedia with all-new photos and the most up-to-date organic control techniques and products. Original. ..
$24.99
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The Sustainable Vegetable Garden by Carol Cox, John Jeavons
Presents the basic principles of biointensive gardening with tips on what to grow, preparing growing beds, and planning and planting crops This introduction to biointensive gardening shows that it is not only possible but easy to grow astonishing crops of healthful organic vegetable and fruits, while conserving resources and helping the soil. ..
$12.99
Woodstove Cookery by Jane Cooper
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. ..
$12.95
A Guide to Canning, Freezing, Curing and Smoking Meat, Fish and Game (2002, Paperback)
A Guide to Canning, Freezing, Curing and Smoking Meat, Fish and Game by Wilbur F. Eastman Jr. (2002, Paperback) This no-nonsense guide to canning, freezing, curing, and smoking meat, fish, and game is written in down-to-earth, informative, everyday language. The third edition of this perennial bestseller is completely revised and updated to comply with the latest USDA health and safety guidelines. Includes dozens of delicious recipes for homemade Beef Jerky, Pemmican, Venison Mincemeat, C..
$16.95
Blue Book Guide To Canning
Learn to can the safe and easy way. The 100th Anniversary Edition of the Ball Blue Book is your complete guide to home canning and preserving. This book teaches you everything you need to know about Canning and Preserving, High-Acid Foods, Soft Spreads, Pickled Foods, Low-Acid Foods, Special Diet, Sweet and Savory Combinations, Freezing, Dehydrating and more. It's 128 pages of illustrated step-by-step instructions are easy to follow and understand. Soft cover. ..
$14.95
The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest (2002, Paperback, Revised)
Remember how grandmother's cellar shelves were packed with jars of tomato sauce and stewed tomatoes, pickled beets and cauliflower, and pickles both sweet and dill? Learn how to save a summer day - in batches - from the classic primer, now updated and rejacketed. Use the latest inexpensive, timesaving techniques for drying, freezing, canning, and pickling. Anyone can capture the delicate flavors of fresh foods for year-round enjoyment and create a well-stocked pantry of fruits, vegetables..
$18.95
Preserve It Naturally (New 3rd Edition)
This is our New Third Edition complete with a new Chapter on Raw and Living Foods and more Recipes.. We lovingly wrote and photographed this beautiful all-color book: This is THE book on dehydrating! Everything you wanted to know about dehydration and more can be found in this informative book. Chapters on fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, herbs, nuts, grains, dairy products, crafts, cake decorating, potpourri, sachets, macrame beads, dough art, wreaths, raw and living foods and much more. Rec..
$19.00
The Scythe Book: Mowing Hay, Cutting Weeds, and Harvesting Small Grains
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. ..
$18.00
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