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A Hands-On, Step-By-Step Sustainable-Living Guide
By David Toht
A companion volume to Backyard Homesteading, 40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead provides details on how to build more than 40 projects to enhance readers' sustainable living. Even if the...
Complete Instructions For The Kimball Whizbang
By Herrick Kimball
Every small-farm and backyard poultry producer dreams of a machine that will do the nasty job of feather plucking. With the publication of Anyone Can Build A Tub-Style Mechanical Chicken Plucker that ...
By Herrick Kimball
Every small-farm and backyard poultry producer needs a good scalder to quickly and efficiently scald their homegrown poultry prior to plucking. Precise scalding translates to fast, complete and easy p...
The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering
By Adam Danforth
Beef cattle are large animals, requiring significant land and expense. Humane slaughtering and efficient butchering will give you the best return on the cattle you process, and Adam Danforth’s compr...
The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering
By Adam Danforth
Locally raised animals, humanely slaughtered and expertly butchered—that is the best meat we can eat. With Adam Danforth’s full-color comprehensive manual, you can learn the skills necessary to ta...
Discover Paleo, Fight Food Lies, And Reclaim Your Health
By Liz Wolfe, NTP
Worry about cholesterol. Avoid red meat. Eat whole grains. Could it all be a lie? We live in an era of health hype and nutrition propaganda, and we’re suffering for it. Decades of avoiding egg yolks...
Sensible Advice and Savvy Answers for Raising Backyard Chickens
By Lissa Lucas & Traci Torres, The experts at My Pet Chicken
The backyard chicken is the new “it” pet—and with good reason: These birds are personable, beautiful, and (mostly) low maintenance. But they’re not without their quirks and sometimes puzzling ...
No matter where you live, you can have farmstead fresh eggs!
By Terry Blonder Golson
From the cities to the suburbs, backyards are filled with the sounds of clucking like never before as more people invest in having a closer connection to the food they eat and discover the rewards (an...
An Easy, Organic Way to Deter Pests, Prevent Disease, Improve Flavor, and Increase Yields in Your Vegetable Garden
By Josie Jeffery
With its unique split-page mix-and-match system, The Mix & Match Guide to Companion Planting is a colorful visual gardening guide to which vegetables, fruits, and herbs grow best with one another, and...
An eclectic selection of inspiring project plans, useful tips, and how-to advice for people who enjoy growing their own food.
By Herrick Kimball
Herrick Kimball, inventor of the world-famous Whizbang chicken plucker, Whizbang cider press, Whizbang garden cart and Whizbang wheel hoe has packed the pages of this book with a diverse selection of ...

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Animal Health

The Best of Ruminations 2001-2007
By Cheryl K Smith
Keep your goats healthy! Whether you're planning to get a goat or have had a herd for years, you'll find yourself referring to this practical guide again and again. It contains reprints of some of t...
A Veterinary Guide to Horses, Cattle, Pigs, Goats & Sheep
By N. Bruce Haynes, D.V.M.
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 Prac...
Detecting, Diagosing, Treating
By Laura Lawson
This book gives you everything you need to know about successfully Detecting, Diagnosing and Treating lambs. This book will show you how to handle scours, digestive, respiratory, eye, foot, worm and o...
The True Story Behind the USDA’s War on a Family Farm
By Linda Faillace
Linda and Larry Faillace dreamed of raising sheep and making cheese in rural Vermont. They followed USDA rules, and worked hard for years. Their family business began to succeed when, without warning,...
And Her Newborn Lambs
By Laura Lawson
This book covers preparation for breeding and lambing, lambing and care of the ewe and lambs after lambing. It will introduce you to the authors revolutionary concept of using diagnostic check shee...
By Gail Damerow
A must-have reference for the small flock owner, Gail discusses the problems and diseases common to chickens of all breeds and all ages. It also explains how to hatch healthy chicks, provide proper nu...
10th Edition
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The Merck Veterinary Manual is the most comprehensive, reliable reference for veterinary professionals. Trusted for more than 50 years, this reference now features hundreds of full-color images, in...
By David C. Henderson
This comprehensive and detailed volume is aimed at helping the sheep farmer to increase the productivity and profitability of the sheep enterprise and to improve the welfare of sheep by upgrading the ...
Caring For Cats, Dogs, Chickens, Sheep, Cattle, Rabbits and More!
By C. E. Spaulding and Jackie Clay
This easy-to-use reference guide provides everything you need to know about caring for and treating pets and barnyard animals. With complete chapters on cats, cows, dogs, goats, horses, pigs, poultry,...

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Bees

A Practical Guide
By Richard Bonney
Whether you’re a beginner beekeeper or one with a season or two of experience, Richard Bonney tells you how to keep bees, not just have them. This new book by the acclaimed author of Hive Managem...
A Seasonal Guide for Beekeepers
By Richard E. Bonney
Here is a guide that offers concise, up-to-date information on the whole range of beekeeping tasks, including: How to prevent, control, and capture swarms. What you can tell from an ou...
Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture New Edition
By Ross Conrad
The various chemicals used in beekeeping have, for the past decades, held Varroa Destructor, a mite, and other major pests at bay, but chemical-resistance is building and evolution threatens to overta...

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Cattle

A Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, and Cattle
By Gail Damerow
Barnyard In Your Backyard is the essential primer for first-time farmers. Each chapter spotlights a single animal and provides simple, clear instructions on what it takes to keep your livestock health...
By John J. Mettler, Jr., D.V.M.
This is the book for anyone who hunts, farms, or buys large quantities of meat. The author takes the mystery out of slaughtering and butchering everything from beef and veal, to venison, pork, and lam...
The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering
By Adam Danforth
Beef cattle are large animals, requiring significant land and expense. Humane slaughtering and efficient butchering will give you the best return on the cattle you process, and Adam Danforth’s compr...
By Gail Damerow
A well-made fence brings peace of mind If you keep livestock or tend a garden that’s vulnerable to wildlife predators, you know that a good fence is essential for protecting your investment. But...
By Heather Smith Thomas
Get your animals off to the best possible start with advice on all the basics of cattle farming. You’ll learn how to: Select the breed that best suits your goals; Raise a thriving contented calf; ...
A Veterinary Guide to Horses, Cattle, Pigs, Goats & Sheep
By N. Bruce Haynes, D.V.M.
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 Prac...
Using Dogs, Donkeys & Llamas to Protect Your Herd
By Janet Vorwald Dohner
Well-trained hardworking dogs, donkeys and llamas are an increasingly popular and effective solution to livestock predation. Properly selected and managed, these guardian animals protect sheep, goats,...
By Phyllis Hobson
A freezer full of fine beef at half meat market costs (and much less than that if you raise the hay and grain too)? That’s just one of the many rewards of raising your own beef calf! The work inv...
A Practical Handbook
By Jerome Belanger
Anyone considering raising small-scale livestock will find this book as useful today as it was originally published in 1974. With over 100,000 copies sold, this clearly written guide provides impor...
By Carol Ekarius
A natural, organic, grass-based approach to livestock management for healthier animals, reduced feed and healthcare costs, and maximum profitability. Through case studies of successful farmers, nit...
Health – Handling – Breeding
By Heather Thomas Smith
This definitive handbook will help both beginners and experienced cattle owners grow healthy, sturdy beef stock. Whether you want to raise one or two animals or run a full-scale beef production ope...
Goats • Sheep • Donkeys • Pigs • Horses • Cattle • Llamas
By Sue Weaver
This latest addition to Storey’s venerable Guide to Raising Series gives you the essential, expert instruction and advice you need to successfully raise miniature livestock. Sue Weaver clearly ex...
choosing abundant wellness for your creatures
By Katherine A. Drovdahl MH, CR, DipHIr, CEIT
Whether you are new to the world of herbs and essential oils, or well seasoned in them, this book is for you! Covering farm animals, exotics, reptiles, poultry, bees, pets and more, this herbal tak...
By Gail Damerow
Imagine a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and honey from your own chickens, pigs, and bees. How about a holiday meal with your own heritage-breed turkey as the main attraction. With The Back...
By John Holmes
In this classic working-dog training manual, the author explains dog-training essentials and backs them up with clear reasons. He has an understanding of dogs unsurpassed in the written word. This ...
From Farm to Table
By Cole Ward
For more than 30 years, master butcher Cole Ward has been teaching chefs, butchers, farmers, caterers and meat-lovers how to cut and prepare their own meat. Now you can, too: In four episodes, master ...
Caring For Cats, Dogs, Chickens, Sheep, Cattle, Rabbits and More!
By C. E. Spaulding and Jackie Clay
This easy-to-use reference guide provides everything you need to know about caring for and treating pets and barnyard animals. With complete chapters on cats, cows, dogs, goats, horses, pigs, poultry,...
By Eugene L. Fytche
Eugene Fytche, a retired engineer, has owned a commercial sheep flock near Ottawa, Ontario, for over twenty years. His own problems with coyotes led him to conduct extensive research into predator dam...

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Cookbooks

From Cheddar & Brie To Butter & Yogurt
By Debra Amrein-Boyes
Now it’s easy to make artisanal-quality cheeses in your kitchen, using just this book and a few easy-to-find cheesemaking supplies. Illustrated, step-by-step instructions cut out all guesswork ab...
The Complete Guide To Making and Selling Artisan Cheeses
By Paul Kindstedt
This book is the essential resource for aspiring and experienced cheesemakers. It is packed with cheesemaking history, technique, artistry, and business strategies. Features include a fully illustrate...
A Memoir of Suburban Homesteading with 125 Recipes
By Janice Cole
Chicken and Egg tells the story of veteran food writer Janice Cole, who, like so many other urbanites, took up the revolutionary hobby of raising chickens at home. From picking out the perfect coop to...
Eat Better, Spend Less!
By Tawra Kellam and Jill Cooper
Penny pinching guru Tawra Jean Kellam has told her story to millions of listeners and readers on the radio, in women’s magazines (including Woman’s Day and Woman’s World) and on the web. Now she...
Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens…Naturally
By Lisa Steele
More than ever, Americans care about the quality and safety of the food they eat. They’re bringing back an American tradition: raising their own backyard chickens for eggs and companionship. And the...
By Rytek Kutas
Great Sausage Recipes and Meat Curing is the most comprehensive book available on sausage making and meat curing and has sold more than 500,000 copies worldwide. It is easily understood, contains a wi...
How-To Techniques for Making and Enjoying 100 Sausages at Home
By Susan Mahnke Peery and Charles G. Reavi
Healthy homemade sausage sizzling in your kitchen! There is no mistaking that mouthwatering aroma, rich with herbs and spices. This New Revised Edition of Home Sausage Making is a combination ho...
Recipes for 50 Cheeses from Artisan Cheesemakers
By Janet Hurst
Here is everything you need to know to make cheese at home! Expert advice from experienced cheesemakers includes easy and basic recipes for butter, yogurt, mozzarella, and chévre as well as advanced,...
Lamb With All the Trimmings
By Jill Stanford Warren
This cookbook brings the delightful flavor of lamb to America’s supper table. Whether you’re looking for a quick recipe, an everyday meal or something for that festive occasion, you’ll find it h...
100 Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
By Ken Haedrich
Make every meal maple. No other sweetener delivers the clean, distinct flavor and subtle bouquet of real maple syrup. Of course it’s perfect on pancakes, but farm cooks have known for centuries th...
Sensible Advice and Savvy Answers for Raising Backyard Chickens
By Lissa Lucas & Traci Torres, The experts at My Pet Chicken
The backyard chicken is the new “it” pet—and with good reason: These birds are personable, beautiful, and (mostly) low maintenance. But they’re not without their quirks and sometimes puzzling ...
Traditional Techniques Using Salt, Oil, Sugar, Alcohol, Vinegar, Drying, Cold Storage, and Lactic Fermentation
By The Gardeners and Farmers of Terre Vivante
Typical preserving produce books nearly always assume that modern “kitchen gardeners” will boil or freeze their vegetables and fruits. This book deliberately ignores freezing and high-temperature ...
Small Batches and Simple Techniques
By Ellie Topp and Margaret Howard
Preserving Made Easy is the perfect book for today’s busy cooks who still want to prepare and enjoy the homemade goodness of fresh fruits and vegetables. These recipes were selected for their delici...
A Complete Guide for Every Meal of the Day
By Erica Palmcrantz & Irmela Lilja
Raw food is more than a diet. It’s a lifestyle and a movement. The stories of weight loss, increased energy, healthy-looking skin, and better digestion are seemingly endless. However, many people...
Celebrating the Goodness of Fresh Vegetables
By Andrea Chesman
Andrea Chesman is a cook and gardener who knows what it’s like to be staring down pounds of vegetables and panicking about how to use them all before it’s too late. Simple. Delicious. Planned to f...
Everything You Need To Know About Home Smoking!
By Chris Dubbs & Dave Heberle
In Smoking Food you will learn that smoking is an art, not a science. Chris Dubbs and Dave Heberle fearlessly reveal that art’s essentials—and how simple they can be. They explain how to choose ...
A Guide to Unexpected Cuisine
By Peter A. Gail
The definitive guide to gathering, preparing and savoring the entire dandelion in everything from appetizers to “coffee” and dessert. Learn the colorful history, medicinal potential, nutritiona...
No matter where you live, you can have farmstead fresh eggs!
By Terry Blonder Golson
From the cities to the suburbs, backyards are filled with the sounds of clucking like never before as more people invest in having a closer connection to the food they eat and discover the rewards (an...
By Kathy Farrell-Kingsley
Butter, yogurt, ricotta, and other fresh dairy products have been made in home kitchens around the world for centuries. They are not difficult to make, require no complicated aging techniques, and off...
By Brinna B. Sands
This complete guide to the baking arts contains over 1500 recipes. In it, you’ll learn how to make a wide variety of yeast breads, sweet breads, pastries, and desserts—and even pastas and sourdough...
At Home on the Range
By Jane Cooper
A wood cookstove, for me? Sure, if you like delicious food, want to save money, and believe that a stove should do more than cook food. But isn’t it difficult to use? There are some techniques to...

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E-books

A Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens by the Experts at Backyard Poultry Magazine
By Ryan Slabaugh
You’ve made the decision: It’s time to get chickens. You’re not going to let any of those lingering doubts keep you from your dream of having chickens any longer. Now, you need to figure out ho...

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Food Preparation & Storage

The Complete Guide To Making and Selling Artisan Cheeses
By Paul Kindstedt
This book is the essential resource for aspiring and experienced cheesemakers. It is packed with cheesemaking history, technique, artistry, and business strategies. Features include a fully illustrate...
Complete Instructions For The Kimball Whizbang
By Herrick Kimball
Every small-farm and backyard poultry producer dreams of a machine that will do the nasty job of feather plucking. With the publication of Anyone Can Build A Tub-Style Mechanical Chicken Plucker that ...
By Herrick Kimball
Every small-farm and backyard poultry producer needs a good scalder to quickly and efficiently scald their homegrown poultry prior to plucking. Precise scalding translates to fast, complete and easy p...
By John J. Mettler, Jr., D.V.M.
This is the book for anyone who hunts, farms, or buys large quantities of meat. The author takes the mystery out of slaughtering and butchering everything from beef and veal, to venison, pork, and lam...
A Low-Cost Wood-Fired Mud Oven, Simple Sourdough Bread, Perfect Loaves
By Kiko Denzer and Hannah Field
Kiko Denzer and Hannah Field, maker and baker, invite you into the artisan tradition. First, build a masonry oven out of mud. Then mix flour and water for real bread “better than anything you can buy...
The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering
By Adam Danforth
Beef cattle are large animals, requiring significant land and expense. Humane slaughtering and efficient butchering will give you the best return on the cattle you process, and Adam Danforth’s compr...
The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering
By Adam Danforth
Locally raised animals, humanely slaughtered and expertly butchered—that is the best meat we can eat. With Adam Danforth’s full-color comprehensive manual, you can learn the skills necessary to ta...
Everything You Need to Know to Make Great-Tasting Beer
By Dave Miller
It’s here! The only book you’ll ever need to brew great-tasting beer at home. If you can boil water and combine ingredients, you can learn skills to make top-notch beer. Dave Miller’s Homebrewin...
Recipes for 75 Delicious Cheeses
By Ricki Carroll
The classic home cheese making primer has been updated and revised to reflect the increased interest in artisanal-quality cheeses and the availability of cheese making supplies and equipment. Here ...
How-To Techniques for Making and Enjoying 100 Sausages at Home
By Susan Mahnke Peery and Charles G. Reavi
Healthy homemade sausage sizzling in your kitchen! There is no mistaking that mouthwatering aroma, rich with herbs and spices. This New Revised Edition of Home Sausage Making is a combination ho...
Discover the Homegrown Goodness of Putting Up Your Own Fruits, Vegetables & Herb
By Nancy Chioffi and Gretchen Mead
Enjoy your abundant harvest of garden-fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the year by following the simple, satisfying home-preserving techniques in Keeping the Harvest. A reliable, easy-to-use ...
By Phyllis Hobson
Try the newest old-fashioned way to preserve food! Easy, economical, and nutritious, drying is a natural, great-tasting alternative to canning or freezing. Whether you use the sun, your oven, or...
100 Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
By Ken Haedrich
Make every meal maple. No other sweetener delivers the clean, distinct flavor and subtle bouquet of real maple syrup. Of course it’s perfect on pancakes, but farm cooks have known for centuries th...
A Complete Guide for Every Meal of the Day
By Erica Palmcrantz & Irmela Lilja
Raw food is more than a diet. It’s a lifestyle and a movement. The stories of weight loss, increased energy, healthy-looking skin, and better digestion are seemingly endless. However, many people...
Natural Cold Storage of Fruits and Vegetables
By Mike and Nancy Bubel
Root cellaring, as many people remember but only a few people still practice, is a way of using the earth’s naturally cool, stable temperature to store perishable fruits and vegetables. Root cellari...
Celebrating the Goodness of Fresh Vegetables
By Andrea Chesman
Andrea Chesman is a cook and gardener who knows what it’s like to be staring down pounds of vegetables and panicking about how to use them all before it’s too late. Simple. Delicious. Planned to f...
Everything You Need To Know About Home Smoking!
By Chris Dubbs & Dave Heberle
In Smoking Food you will learn that smoking is an art, not a science. Chris Dubbs and Dave Heberle fearlessly reveal that art’s essentials—and how simple they can be. They explain how to choose ...
No matter where you live, you can have farmstead fresh eggs!
By Terry Blonder Golson
From the cities to the suburbs, backyards are filled with the sounds of clucking like never before as more people invest in having a closer connection to the food they eat and discover the rewards (an...
By Kathy Farrell-Kingsley
Butter, yogurt, ricotta, and other fresh dairy products have been made in home kitchens around the world for centuries. They are not difficult to make, require no complicated aging techniques, and off...
Secrets, Recipes and Know-How for Making 115 Great-Tasting Wines
By Gene Spaziani & Ed Halloran
Here are 115 delectable wine recipes to guide you through everything from making your very first batch of kit wine to mastering advanced techniques for making wine from fresh grapes. ...
How to Make And Use Your Own High-Performance, Sun-powered Food Dehydrator
By Eben Fodor
Solar food drying is the healthy, sustainable way to preserve high-quality, locally grown foods. Food drying has become very popular in recent years, with electric food dryers now available in almost...

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Foraging

The Gardener’s Guide to Growing and Storing Vegetable and Flower Seeds
By Marc Rogers
Looking for something to add excitement and interest to your garden? Try raising and saving seeds for your own vegetables and flowers! Saving seeds is a time-honored tradition — one that more and...
A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants
By Samuel Thayer
Samuel Thayer draws upon a lifetime of experience with edible wild plants, sharing his in-depth knowledge of foraging with authority, enthusiasm and humor. Gain an intimate understanding of all the...
in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places
By Steve Brill
Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places shows readers how to find and prepare more than five hundred different plants for nutrition and better health, i...
By Alexander Schwab
Novices eager to collect tasty wild mushrooms will find this unique guide invaluable. Unlike others, it focuses only on those types that are both safe to eat and delicious. Most important, it prese...
A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants
By Samuel Thayer
We are surrounded by free groceries gourmet, organic, super-nutritious foods —that we have never tasted and do not recognize. This book not only identifies these fruits, nuts, grains and vegetable...
A Complete Guide for Every Meal of the Day
By Erica Palmcrantz & Irmela Lilja
Raw food is more than a diet. It’s a lifestyle and a movement. The stories of weight loss, increased energy, healthy-looking skin, and better digestion are seemingly endless. However, many people...
Step-By-Step Techniques For Collecting And Growing More Than 100 Vegetables, Flowers, And Herbs
By Carole B. Turner
Save money by saving your own seeds from vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Dozens of charts and over 300 step-by-step illustrations show you how to determine when seeds are ready for harvest, how to ...
A Hands-On Guide to Growing Berries, Brambles, and Vine Fruit in the Home Garden
By Stella Otto
If you are an avid flower or vegetable grower, but missing out on the joys of fruit gardening, this book and The BackYard Orchardist are for you. With more than 16 years of hands-on experience, Ste...
Surviving With Nothing But Your Bare Hands And What You Find In The Woods
By John McPherson and Geri McPherson
Packed with in-depth instruction and photos, Ultimate Guide to Wilderness Living teaches you the skills needed to survive and live in the wild using only those things found in the woods. Featuring ...

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Gardening

The Gardener’s Guide to Growing and Storing Vegetable and Flower Seeds
By Marc Rogers
Looking for something to add excitement and interest to your garden? Try raising and saving seeds for your own vegetables and flowers! Saving seeds is a time-honored tradition — one that more and...
How to Maintain a Small Acreage for Long-Term Health, Biodiversity, and High-Quality Timber Production
By Ann Larkin Hansen, Mike Seversen, & Dennis L. Waterman
Whether you own a few acres of woodland or many, A Landowner’s Guide to Managing Your Woods will help you become an active and effective steward of your forest. Beginning with an explanation of the ...
Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening
By Louise Riotte
Learn the secrets of companion planting for successful gardening. Vegetables and fruits, like people, have natural friends they prefer to be with — and some they prefer to keep away from. Other pl...
Natural Pest Control for Home and Garden
By Loren Nancarrow & Janet Hogan Taylor
If you’ve ever had a swarm of fruit flies in your kitchen or a gopher wreaking havoc in your yard, you may have wondered what a conscientious gardener or homeowner can do short of heavy-duty chemica...
Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long
By Eliot Coleman
For most of us, the end of summer signals an end to our enjoyment of fresh homegrown produce and vegetables. In Four-Season Harvest, Eliot Coleman explains why it doesn’t have to be this way. He sho...
How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard
By Jessi Bloom
Many gardeners fear chickens will peck away at their landscape, and chicken lovers often shy away from gardening for the same reason. But you can keep chickens and have a beautiful garden, too! Fresh ...
38 Plans for Your Health and Well-Being
By Dorie Byers
Even if you’ve never gardened before, you can care for yourself and your family using time-tested herbal remedies harvested from your own medicinal herb garden. Customize a garden to suit your space...
A Complete Guide to Growing, Using & Enjoying More Than 100 Herbs
By Tammi Hartung
This is the definitive guide to planting, growing, harvesting, and using 101 popular herbs. A step-by-step primer for gardeners of every level, it includes in-depth information on seed selection; p...
By Dick Raymond
The best of Dick Raymond’s vegetable gardening wisdom is illustrated with full-color photos and at-a-glance charts that make his methods accessible to any gardener. With Dick’s help, you’ll b...
The Gardener’s Guide to Composting
By Stu Campbell
This is the book that helped spark the composting movement and taught gardeners everywhere how to recycle waste materials to create useful, soil-nourishing compost. This updated edition features in...
A Practical Guide to Using Mulch in the Garden and Landscape
By Stu Campbell
Eliminate weeding forever! Mulch protects the soil, minimizes weeds, contributes to plant health, encourages earthworms, reduces water needs, and cuts down on the gardener’s labor. In Mulch It! y...
From Artichokes to Zuiki Taro, A Gardener’s Guide to Over 100 Delicious and Easy to Grow Edibles
By Eric Toensmeier
There is a fantastic array of vegetables you can grow in your garden, and not all of them are annuals. In Perennial Vegetables the adventurous gardener will find information, tips, and sound advice on...
Companion Planting and Other Secrets of Flowers
By Louise Riotte
Companion planting is simply planning your garden to take advantage of the natural friendships between plants. In Roses Love Garlic, you’ll discover how flowers help or hinder nearby vegetables...
Starting Your Own Flowers, Vegetables, Fruits, Berries, Shrubs, Trees and Houseplants
By Lewis Hill
Plant propagation? That’s starting your own flowers and vegetables, inside and out. It’s raising shrubs and trees for your property, creating your own orchard—even growing many houseplants from...
Step-By-Step Techniques For Collecting And Growing More Than 100 Vegetables, Flowers, And Herbs
By Carole B. Turner
Save money by saving your own seeds from vegetables, herbs, and flowers. Dozens of charts and over 300 step-by-step illustrations show you how to determine when seeds are ready for harvest, how to ...
An Organic Guide to Growing, Processing and Using Nutritious Whole Grains for Home Gardeners and Local Farmers
By Gene Logsdon
More and more people are seeking out locally grown foods, including those they grow themselves, yet one of the main stumbling blocks has been finding local sources for grains. In this revised editi...
A guide for the Organic Orchardist
By Michael Phillips
Apples represent “organic’s final frontier” for many backyard and commercial growers. The number of insect pests and diseases that can plague the popular fruit have made a completely organic app...
A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden
By Stella Otto
If you are an avid flower or vegetable grower, but missing out on the joys of fruit gardening, this book and The BackYard Berry Book are for you. With more than 16 years of hands-on experience, Stella...
A Complete Guide to Growing Fruits and Nuts in the Home Garden
By Leonard Perry & Lewis Hill
Bring the mouth-watering deliciousness of fresh fruit into your garden. From small fruits like strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries to orchard fruits, such as apples, pears, peaches, cherrie...
By Barbara Damrosch
The classic, even better! Remarkably complete, this is the one: the indispensable one-volume reference guide to gardening simply, beautifully, and well. It is jam-packed with useful information, old-f...
By Tanya L.K. Denckla
Grow over 765 varieties of vegetables, herbs, fruits and nuts, while controlling pests and diseases organically. Includes easy-to-read charts and graphs for improving any type of soil/water/nutrien...
Earth-Safe Controls
By Barbara Pleasant
Identify and control weeds for a super garden! Weeds are fascinating plants that tell us a great deal — but only if we learn to listen. This easy-to-use reference from gardening expert Barbara Pl...
An Easy, Organic Way to Deter Pests, Prevent Disease, Improve Flavor, and Increase Yields in Your Vegetable Garden
By Josie Jeffery
With its unique split-page mix-and-match system, The Mix & Match Guide to Companion Planting is a colorful visual gardening guide to which vegetables, fruits, and herbs grow best with one another, and...
An eclectic selection of inspiring project plans, useful tips, and how-to advice for people who enjoy growing their own food.
By Herrick Kimball
Herrick Kimball, inventor of the world-famous Whizbang chicken plucker, Whizbang cider press, Whizbang garden cart and Whizbang wheel hoe has packed the pages of this book with a diverse selection of ...
Discover Ed’s High-Yield W-O-R-D System for All North American Gardening Regions
By Edward C. Smith
Vegetable gardeners get the last WORD. . . And discover a whole new way to garden! Now you can enjoy higher yields with less work by using the WORD system of gardening: Wide rows, Organic methods, Rai...
How to Grow a Bounty of Food in Pots, Tubs, and Other Container
By Edward C. Smith
By growing vegetables in containers, even novice gardeners can reap a bounty of organic food in very small spaces. Anyone can harvest tomatoes on a patio, produce a pumpkin in a planter, or grow brocc...
Year-Round Vegetable Production Using Deep-Organic Techniques and Unheated Greenhouses
By Eliot Coleman
Learn how to successfully, and profitably, harvest fresh vegetables all year-round in even the coldest climates. Eliot Coleman offers clear, concise details on greenhouse construction and maintenan...
By Linda Tilgner
What’s a lazy gardener? Anyone who enjoys the pleasures of gardening but doesn’t want to be chained to their garden — in other words, all of us! In this delightful but oh-so-practical book...
By Editors of Countryside Magazine
The Good Life starts with planting, growing, harvesting, preserving, and eating fresh produce right from your own backyard. This Countryside Good Life Guide shows how to start your own transplants, bu...

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Goats

By Lois Hetherington
The ideal introduction to keeping goats – covering housing, feeding and breeding goats, rearing young, milking, dairy produce, by-products and showing. Includes a comprehensive veterinary section...
A Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, and Cattle
By Gail Damerow
Barnyard In Your Backyard is the essential primer for first-time farmers. Each chapter spotlights a single animal and provides simple, clear instructions on what it takes to keep your livestock health...
The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering
By Adam Danforth
Locally raised animals, humanely slaughtered and expertly butchered—that is the best meat we can eat. With Adam Danforth’s full-color comprehensive manual, you can learn the skills necessary to ta...
A Complete Guide to Commercial Goat Farming
By Alan Mowlem
A complete guide to commercial goat farming, dealing with all aspects of the business and based on scientific principles, combined with practical experience with a large herd of goats. The book covers...
The Best of Ruminations 2001-2007
By Cheryl K Smith
Keep your goats healthy! Whether you're planning to get a goat or have had a herd for years, you'll find yourself referring to this practical guide again and again. It contains reprints of some of t...
The Udder Real Thing Volume II Cheese Making & More…..
By Mary Jane Toth
A great book for the “kid” in all of us! Mary Jane, like everyone else who raises goats, soon had an overabundance of milk and started to develop her own recipes. That endeavor grew into this grea...
60 Plans for Coops, Hutches, Barns, Sheds, Pens, Nestboxes, Feeders, Stanchions, and Much More
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 b...
Everything You Need To Know
By Carol Amundson
Whether you want to raise a dairy barn full of milkers, one hundred meat goats for market, a herd of Angoras for mohair fiber, or a few Pygmies as pets, this book is for you. Expert, hands-on advice m...
A Veterinary Guide to Horses, Cattle, Pigs, Goats & Sheep
By N. Bruce Haynes, D.V.M.
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 Prac...
Using Dogs, Donkeys & Llamas to Protect Your Herd
By Janet Vorwald Dohner
Well-trained hardworking dogs, donkeys and llamas are an increasingly popular and effective solution to livestock predation. Properly selected and managed, these guardian animals protect sheep, goats,...
By Cheryl K. Smith
Raise goats and reap the rewards. Raising Goats For Dummies provides you with an introduction to all aspects of owning, caring for, and the day-to-day benefits of raising goats. Raising Goats For D...
By Editors of Countryside Magazine
If you have already discovered the joys of gardening and the benefits of dining on home-grown produce, now take the next step: “grow” your own meat, milk and eggs. It’s easier than you might ...
A Practical Handbook
By Jerome Belanger
Anyone considering raising small-scale livestock will find this book as useful today as it was originally published in 1974. With over 100,000 copies sold, this clearly written guide provides impor...
By Carol Ekarius
A natural, organic, grass-based approach to livestock management for healthier animals, reduced feed and healthcare costs, and maximum profitability. Through case studies of successful farmers, nit...
Breeds – Care – Dairying – Marketing New Edition
By Jerry Belanger
The Best Advice on raising dairy goats. This indispensable, fully illustrated guide provides the very latest practical information for dairy goat owners. All of the essentials are covered here, includ...
Managing – Breeding – Marketing New Edition
By Maggie Sayer
In this essential handbook, author Maggie Sayer covers every aspect of acquiring, caring for, managing and marketing meat goats. It includes topics such as planning for profitability, breed selecti...
Goats • Sheep • Donkeys • Pigs • Horses • Cattle • Llamas
By Sue Weaver
This latest addition to Storey’s venerable Guide to Raising Series gives you the essential, expert instruction and advice you need to successfully raise miniature livestock. Sue Weaver clearly ex...
By Gail Damerow
Imagine a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and honey from your own chickens, pigs, and bees. How about a holiday meal with your own heritage-breed turkey as the main attraction. With The Back...
Caring For Cats, Dogs, Chickens, Sheep, Cattle, Rabbits and More!
By C. E. Spaulding and Jackie Clay
This easy-to-use reference guide provides everything you need to know about caring for and treating pets and barnyard animals. With complete chapters on cats, cows, dogs, goats, horses, pigs, poultry,...
By Eugene L. Fytche
Eugene Fytche, a retired engineer, has owned a commercial sheep flock near Ottawa, Ontario, for over twenty years. His own problems with coyotes led him to conduct extensive research into predator dam...

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Homestead Construction

The Complete How-To Book
By Ralph Wolfe
If you want to save money If you want to build it yourself, but lack experience. For small buildings, barns, cottages and camps, even homes. This one-of-a-kind book will save you mo...
A Hands-On, Step-By-Step Sustainable-Living Guide
By David Toht
A companion volume to Backyard Homesteading, 40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead provides details on how to build more than 40 projects to enhance readers' sustainable living. Even if the...
Simple Plans For a Remarkably Productive Home-Scale Cidermaking System
By Herrick C. Kimball
Imagine how nice it would be to easily make gallons and gallons of your own fresh, wholesome, sweet apple cider at home without spending a small fortune on equipment. That dream can be a reality with ...
By Monte Burch
Extend your working, living and storage areas with low-cost barns, sheds and animal shelters. Building Small Barns, Sheds & Shelters provides basic, easy-to-follow construction methods for attractive ...
By Charles McRaven
Concrete and steel may weigh as much, but nothing can rival stone for its beauty and durability. Building With Stone is an introduction to the art and craft of creating stone structures and projects b...
45 Building Plans for Housing Your Flock
By Judy Pangman
Whether you keep one hen or 1,000 hens, you will find a housing plan in this comprehensive book. Coops range from fashionable backyard structures to large-scale, movable shelters. You will also fin...
An inspiring guide to self-sufficiency
By Rex A. and LaVonne Ewing
A down-to-earth guide to building solar-powered log homes, complete with how-to illustrations and photos, plus enlightening stories from log home owners across the country. Follow the authors’ journ...
By Gail Damerow
A well-made fence brings peace of mind If you keep livestock or tend a garden that’s vulnerable to wildlife predators, you know that a good fence is essential for protecting your investment. But...
101 easy-to-make things for your garden, home or farm
By Ken Braren & Roger Griffith
If you want to save time and money, or make your life easier and more productive, look through this book. We believe you will find something that will be easy for you to build, even with only hand too...
60 Plans for Coops, Hutches, Barns, Sheds, Pens, Nestboxes, Feeders, Stanchions, and Much More
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 b...
By Roger Marshall
From the simplest cold frame to the most elaborate freestanding tropical paradise, there is a greenhouse plan in this collection to suit every gardener’s needs. Roger Marshall guides you through ...
Over 25 Low-Cost Plans
By Monte Burch
More than two dozen attractive, practical and useful pole building plans are fully presented, projects to improve your yard, farm, or homestead. Pole Building Projects include: Small and Big Ba...
14 Original Designs with Step-by-Step Building Instructions
By Matthew Wolpe & Kevin McElroy
Backyard chickens meet contemporary design! Matthew Wolpe and Kevin McElroy give you 14 complete building plans for chicken coops that range from the purely functional to the outrageously fabulous. O...
A Home Construction Guide for All Climates
By Paul Lacinski and Michel Bergeron
Straw Bale Houses are beautiful to look at, comfortable to live in, and fun to build. Straw, a remarkable agricultural by-product, can be used in a surprising variety of climates, from the web rainfor...
All About Post and Beam Building
By Jack Sobon and Roger Schroeder
If you have only dreamed about the beauty of building with timbers, this book will open your eyes. It will convince you that this method is not only practical today for homes and other buildings, bu...

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Homesteading

How to start, equip, operate, and enjoy your place in the country
By The Editors of Countryside Magazine
Countryside & Small Stock Journal is a country magazine with a twist. A simple living magazine with an attitude. A lifestyle magazine with a viewpoint. And now, all that is a book! Whether your mai...
How to start, equip, operate, and enjoy your place in the country
By The Editors of Countryside Magazine
Now, for the second time, you can get all the valuable information in a whole year’s worth of Countryside in one handy volume. Whether your main interest is gardening or goats, woodlots or weeds, co...
By Wilbur F. Eastman, Jr.
Learn the safe, practical, and inexpensive ways to best preserve your meat, fish, and game. This no-nonsense guide to canning, freezing, curing, and smoking meat, fish, and game is written in down-...
Complete Instructions For The Kimball Whizbang
By Herrick Kimball
Every small-farm and backyard poultry producer dreams of a machine that will do the nasty job of feather plucking. With the publication of Anyone Can Build A Tub-Style Mechanical Chicken Plucker that ...
By Herrick Kimball
Every small-farm and backyard poultry producer needs a good scalder to quickly and efficiently scald their homegrown poultry prior to plucking. Precise scalding translates to fast, complete and easy p...
3rd Edition
By Abigail R. Gehring
Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. Escape to an era before...
Third Edition. Revised and Expanded
By Rink Mann
This little book swept maple sugarin’ buffs off their feet when it first appeared and is still the top-selling guide to the craft after nearly 30 years in print. Like the previous editions, this one...
A Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, and Cattle
By Gail Damerow
Barnyard In Your Backyard is the essential primer for first-time farmers. Each chapter spotlights a single animal and provides simple, clear instructions on what it takes to keep your livestock health...
By John J. Mettler, Jr., D.V.M.
This is the book for anyone who hunts, farms, or buys large quantities of meat. The author takes the mystery out of slaughtering and butchering everything from beef and veal, to venison, pork, and lam...
A Complete Out-of -the-City Guide to On-Site Water and Sewage Systems, Including Pumps, Plumbing, Water Purification and Alternative Toilets
By Max Burns
This indispensable guide will save those who live or spend their leisure time in rural areas time, money and headaches. Packed with solid, easy-to-understand advice and clear, detailed illustration...
The Country Pond Maker’s Guide to Building, Maintenance and Restoration
By Tim Matson
The bible of pond-making in a fully redesigned 30th-anniversary edition. There is nothing like a pond. What else can simultaneously increase your aesthetic pleasure, offer recreational opportunities, ...
Discover Paleo, Fight Food Lies, And Reclaim Your Health
By Liz Wolfe, NTP
Worry about cholesterol. Avoid red meat. Eat whole grains. Could it all be a lie? We live in an era of health hype and nutrition propaganda, and we’re suffering for it. Decades of avoiding egg yolks...
A Critique of Capitalist Democracy And a Guide To Understanding the New Normal
By Jerome D. Belanger
You don’t have to follow the news closely to be aware that these are tumultuous times. Every American should read this book to understand what has happened to the American Dream — and what the New ...
By Rolfe Cobleigh
Dating from the Golden Age of American Farming, this volume is both a tribute to days gone by and a resource for present day homeowners, farmers, and ranchers striving toward greater self-sufficiency....
1001 Labor-Saving Devices for Farm, Garden, Dairy and Workshop
By Skyhorse Publishing
The traditional American devices contained in this intriguing compilation date from an era long before milking machines, pesticide sprayers, and industrial hay balers. Yet the simple inventions descri...
A Guide for Doers & Dreamers
By Sue Robishaw
An entertaining and informative account of over 20 years of self-sufficient country living. Includes descriptions of their water-pumping windmill, solar food dryer, and photovoltaic system. Anyo...
Using Dogs, Donkeys & Llamas to Protect Your Herd
By Janet Vorwald Dohner
Well-trained hardworking dogs, donkeys and llamas are an increasingly popular and effective solution to livestock predation. Properly selected and managed, these guardian animals protect sheep, goats,...
Apply 25 Guiding Principles/Develop New Crops & New Markets/Maximize Net Profits Per Acre
By Ron Macher
Macher shares proven methods for farming smarter and explores today’s new crops, new livestock, and new markets that translate into new ways to make money. You’ll learn how to exploit lucrative...
Making Natural, Skin-Nourishing Soap
By Casey Makela
Learn the time-honored secrets of making moisturizing, skin-nourishing soaps with milk! Create this sought-after soap at home using the specialized yet simple techniques Casey Makela has developed in ...
Self Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre
By Brett L. Markham
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 w...
A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants
By Samuel Thayer
We are surrounded by free groceries gourmet, organic, super-nutritious foods —that we have never tasted and do not recognize. This book not only identifies these fruits, nuts, grains and vegetable...
A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance
By John & Martha Story
Over 150 expert authors contributed their specialized knowledge and experience in creating this large reference guide to living a more independent, satisfying life. Whether it’s making ice cream or ...
Home Tanning Leathers & Furs
By Phyllis Hobson
Fur hats and mittens. Leather vests. Belts. Knife sheaths. Wallets. These are just a few of the things that you can make by home tanning and hand-working your own furs and leathers. In Tan Your Hid...
choosing abundant wellness for your creatures
By Katherine A. Drovdahl MH, CR, DipHIr, CEIT
Whether you are new to the world of herbs and essential oils, or well seasoned in them, this book is for you! Covering farm animals, exotics, reptiles, poultry, bees, pets and more, this herbal tak...
A Hands-On Guide to Growing Berries, Brambles, and Vine Fruit in the Home Garden
By Stella Otto
If you are an avid flower or vegetable grower, but missing out on the joys of fruit gardening, this book and The BackYard Orchardist are for you. With more than 16 years of hands-on experience, Ste...
By Gail Damerow
Imagine a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and honey from your own chickens, pigs, and bees. How about a holiday meal with your own heritage-breed turkey as the main attraction. With The Back...
A Primer of Tools & Methods
By Charles McRaven
Discover the practical simplicity of blacksmithing. Setting up your own forge and crafting everyday items is easier than you might think. Charles McRaven, and accomplished blacksmith, guides you step-...
Live a simpler, less dependent lifestyle —without feeling deprived
By Jerome D. Belanger
Self-sufficient living can mean a healthier life, a way to protect the earth, or a way to save money. This guide helps readers find their perfect degree of self-reliance in the areas of food, shelter,...
A Guide to Unexpected Cuisine
By Peter A. Gail
The definitive guide to gathering, preparing and savoring the entire dandelion in everything from appetizers to “coffee” and dessert. Learn the colorful history, medicinal potential, nutritiona...
40th Anniversary Edition
By Carla Emery
Practical advice, invaluable information and collected wisdom for folks and farmers in the country, city, and anywhere in between. Includes how to cultivate a garden, buy land, bake bread, raise farm ...
By John Holmes
In this classic working-dog training manual, the author explains dog-training essentials and backs them up with clear reasons. He has an understanding of dogs unsurpassed in the written word. This ...
From Farm to Table
By Cole Ward
For more than 30 years, master butcher Cole Ward has been teaching chefs, butchers, farmers, caterers and meat-lovers how to cut and prepare their own meat. Now you can, too: In four episodes, master ...
By Ed and Carolyn Robinson
The 50-year-old Homestead Classic! This is the book that encouraged thousands to go “back to the land” to find a better life after the Great Depression and World War II. Now let it guide you...
Simple Recipes for Tinctures, Teas, Salves, Tonics, and Syrups
By Joyce A. Wardwell
Using simple recipes and generations of herbal healing wisdom, Joyce Wardwell will teach you how to: * Gather, dry, store, and blend 25 common herbs * Make and use teas, tinctures, oils, s...
How to Find, Filter, Store, and Conserve It
By Stu Campbell
If you live in the country or suburbs, you’ve had, are having, or will have water problems. What’s yours? Not enough water? Too much? Tastes terrible? The pump quits? The water’s contaminated...
A Guide to Composting Human Manure
By Joseph Jenkins
Humanure: waste or resource? Joseph Jenkins boldly steps where no author has gone before. Considered by many a “moving” book, The Humanure Handbook will surprise you with its timely relevance, del...
By Editors of Countryside Magazine
Here’s how you get to those wonderful moments when you sit outside and revel in your homesteading accomplishments. Uncover planning tips for The Good Life, your own goals and site preference, perman...
Making Herbal and Vegetable-Based Soaps
By Susan Miller Cavitch
It’s fun to make your own natural soaps at home! Susan Miller Cavitch takes the mystery out of soapmaking, sharing her formulas for making high-quality vegetable-based soaps that are good for your s...
A Guide to Safe, Healthy & Efficient Woodburning
By Stephen Bushway
Here is the essential layman's guide to both the latest improvements and the age-old wisdom of heating with wood. As a chimney sweep, Stephen presents woodburners with all the information necessary t...
A Comprehensive Guide to Starting and Running a Certified Organic Farm
By Ann Larkin Hansen
Whether you’re just starting out or transitioning from traditional farming techniques, this comprehensive guide has everything you need to know about growing and marketing organic produce, grains, m...
An eclectic selection of inspiring project plans, useful tips, and how-to advice for people who enjoy growing their own food.
By Herrick Kimball
Herrick Kimball, inventor of the world-famous Whizbang chicken plucker, Whizbang cider press, Whizbang garden cart and Whizbang wheel hoe has packed the pages of this book with a diverse selection of ...
Using and growing the wild plants of the United States and Canada
By Frank Tozer
A must-have for foragers, botanists, herbalists, gardeners, permaculturists and anyone who wants to learn more about wild plants, this insightful guide provides interesting and valuable uses for more ...
Surviving With Nothing But Your Bare Hands And What You Find In The Woods
By John McPherson and Geri McPherson
Packed with in-depth instruction and photos, Ultimate Guide to Wilderness Living teaches you the skills needed to survive and live in the wild using only those things found in the woods. Featuring ...
A Comprehensive Guide for Emergency Planning and Crisis Survival
By Matthew Stein
Disasters often strike without warning and leave a trail of destruction in their wake. Yet armed with the right tools and information, survivors can fend for themselves and get through even the toug...
By Eugene L. Fytche
Eugene Fytche, a retired engineer, has owned a commercial sheep flock near Ottawa, Ontario, for over twenty years. His own problems with coyotes led him to conduct extensive research into predator dam...
At Home on the Range
By Jane Cooper
A wood cookstove, for me? Sure, if you like delicious food, want to save money, and believe that a stove should do more than cook food. But isn’t it difficult to use? There are some techniques to...

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Horses

By Gail Damerow
A well-made fence brings peace of mind If you keep livestock or tend a garden that’s vulnerable to wildlife predators, you know that a good fence is essential for protecting your investment. But...
60 Plans for Coops, Hutches, Barns, Sheds, Pens, Nestboxes, Feeders, Stanchions, and Much More
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 b...
A Veterinary Guide to Horses, Cattle, Pigs, Goats & Sheep
By N. Bruce Haynes, D.V.M.
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 Prac...
A Practical Handbook
By Jerome Belanger
Anyone considering raising small-scale livestock will find this book as useful today as it was originally published in 1974. With over 100,000 copies sold, this clearly written guide provides impor...
By Carol Ekarius
A natural, organic, grass-based approach to livestock management for healthier animals, reduced feed and healthcare costs, and maximum profitability. Through case studies of successful farmers, nit...
Breeding – Care – Facilities
By Heather Smith Thomas
A comprehensive guide to raising horses! Whether you are an experienced horse handler or are planning to own your first horse, Storey’s Guide to Raising Horses is the only book on horse care you...
Goats • Sheep • Donkeys • Pigs • Horses • Cattle • Llamas
By Sue Weaver
This latest addition to Storey’s venerable Guide to Raising Series gives you the essential, expert instruction and advice you need to successfully raise miniature livestock. Sue Weaver clearly ex...

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Llamas

By Gail Damerow
A well-made fence brings peace of mind If you keep livestock or tend a garden that’s vulnerable to wildlife predators, you know that a good fence is essential for protecting your investment. But...
60 Plans for Coops, Hutches, Barns, Sheds, Pens, Nestboxes, Feeders, Stanchions, and Much More
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 b...
By Editors of Countryside Magazine
If you have already discovered the joys of gardening and the benefits of dining on home-grown produce, now take the next step: “grow” your own meat, milk and eggs. It’s easier than you might ...
A Practical Handbook
By Jerome Belanger
Anyone considering raising small-scale livestock will find this book as useful today as it was originally published in 1974. With over 100,000 copies sold, this clearly written guide provides impor...
Care – Showing – Breeding – Packing – Profiting
By Gale Birutta
Everything you need to know to raise lovable, profitable llamas Llamas are fast becoming one of the best choices for backyard livestock, and this comprehensive guide will give you the expert advice...

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Pigs

A Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, and Cattle
By Gail Damerow
Barnyard In Your Backyard is the essential primer for first-time farmers. Each chapter spotlights a single animal and provides simple, clear instructions on what it takes to keep your livestock health...
The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering
By Adam Danforth
Locally raised animals, humanely slaughtered and expertly butchered—that is the best meat we can eat. With Adam Danforth’s full-color comprehensive manual, you can learn the skills necessary to ta...
By Gail Damerow
A well-made fence brings peace of mind If you keep livestock or tend a garden that’s vulnerable to wildlife predators, you know that a good fence is essential for protecting your investment. But...
60 Plans for Coops, Hutches, Barns, Sheds, Pens, Nestboxes, Feeders, Stanchions, and Much More
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 b...
A Veterinary Guide to Horses, Cattle, Pigs, Goats & Sheep
By N. Bruce Haynes, D.V.M.
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 Prac...
By Editors of Countryside Magazine
If you have already discovered the joys of gardening and the benefits of dining on home-grown produce, now take the next step: “grow” your own meat, milk and eggs. It’s easier than you might ...
A Practical Handbook
By Jerome Belanger
Anyone considering raising small-scale livestock will find this book as useful today as it was originally published in 1974. With over 100,000 copies sold, this clearly written guide provides impor...
Goats • Sheep • Donkeys • Pigs • Horses • Cattle • Llamas
By Sue Weaver
This latest addition to Storey’s venerable Guide to Raising Series gives you the essential, expert instruction and advice you need to successfully raise miniature livestock. Sue Weaver clearly ex...
Care – Facilities – Management – Breed Selection
By Kelly Klober
Clear illustrated information about every aspect of pig raising. Choosing the right breeds, feeding and housing, health, butchering and pork processing, fitting and showing, and pigs as a business....
By Gail Damerow
Imagine a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and honey from your own chickens, pigs, and bees. How about a holiday meal with your own heritage-breed turkey as the main attraction. With The Back...
Caring For Cats, Dogs, Chickens, Sheep, Cattle, Rabbits and More!
By C. E. Spaulding and Jackie Clay
This easy-to-use reference guide provides everything you need to know about caring for and treating pets and barnyard animals. With complete chapters on cats, cows, dogs, goats, horses, pigs, poultry,...

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Poultry

Complete Instructions For The Kimball Whizbang
By Herrick Kimball
Every small-farm and backyard poultry producer dreams of a machine that will do the nasty job of feather plucking. With the publication of Anyone Can Build A Tub-Style Mechanical Chicken Plucker that ...
By Herrick Kimball
Every small-farm and backyard poultry producer needs a good scalder to quickly and efficiently scald their homegrown poultry prior to plucking. Precise scalding translates to fast, complete and easy p...
A Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, and Cattle
By Gail Damerow
Barnyard In Your Backyard is the essential primer for first-time farmers. Each chapter spotlights a single animal and provides simple, clear instructions on what it takes to keep your livestock health...
The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering
By Adam Danforth
Locally raised animals, humanely slaughtered and expertly butchered—that is the best meat we can eat. With Adam Danforth’s full-color comprehensive manual, you can learn the skills necessary to ta...
An Absolute Beginner’s Guide Raising Chickens from Hatchlings to Laying Hens
By Jenna Woginrich
Do you want to raise chickens but don’t know where to begin? Then you need Chick Days, an entertaining photographic guide that chronicles the life journey of three chickens (Amelia, Honey, and Tilda)...
A Memoir of Suburban Homesteading with 125 Recipes
By Janice Cole
Chicken and Egg tells the story of veteran food writer Janice Cole, who, like so many other urbanites, took up the revolutionary hobby of raising chickens at home. From picking out the perfect coop to...
45 Building Plans for Housing Your Flock
By Judy Pangman
Whether you keep one hen or 1,000 hens, you will find a housing plan in this comprehensive book. Coops range from fashionable backyard structures to large-scale, movable shelters. You will also fin...
The Homestead (3rd) Edition The Permaculture Guide to Happy Hens and Healthy Soil
By Andy Lee and Patricia Foreman
This is the book that tells you how to integrate small flocks of poultry in with family food production. There is a “back to the land” movement happening across the world, and it’s happening in ...
Keeping Micro-flocks of Laying Hens as Garden Helpers, Compost Makers, Bio-recyclers and Local Food Suppliers
By Patricia Foreman
Chickens have become the mascot of the local food movement. A desire for sustainable, clean, wholesome food and superior soil quality has led more and more suburban and city dwellers to keep laying he...
By Gail Damerow
A well-made fence brings peace of mind If you keep livestock or tend a garden that’s vulnerable to wildlife predators, you know that a good fence is essential for protecting your investment. But...
By A Backyard Poultry Anthology
If you missed the first year of Backyard Poultry— here’s your second chance. The complete collection of articles and photos from 2006 is now a book! This large 8-1/2 x 11 full-color anthology co...
How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard
By Jessi Bloom
Many gardeners fear chickens will peck away at their landscape, and chicken lovers often shy away from gardening for the same reason. But you can keep chickens and have a beautiful garden, too! Fresh ...
Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens…Naturally
By Lisa Steele
More than ever, Americans care about the quality and safety of the food they eat. They’re bringing back an American tradition: raising their own backyard chickens for eggs and companionship. And the...
A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Guinea Fowl on a Small Scale
By Jeannette S. Ferguson
This book is a delightful and informative guide to raising guinea fowl on a small scale. It covers the life of a guinea from egg to adult, including incubation, feeding, housing, training, and common ...
Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guinea Fowl
By Gail Damerow
If you want to incubate, hatch, and brood chicks yourself, rather than buying them from a hatchery, this is the guide you need. Poultry authority Gail Damerow explains exactly how to hatch healthy...
60 Plans for Coops, Hutches, Barns, Sheds, Pens, Nestboxes, Feeders, Stanchions, and Much More
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 b...
Everything You Need to Know
By Christine Heinrichs
How to Raise Chickens by Christine Heinrichs. Whether you want to raise 5 chickens or 50, whether you have a 40-foot city lot or a 40-acre farm, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook make...
By Christine Heinrichs
The wondrous world of poultry encompasses chickens, ducks, geese, swans, turkeys, guinea fowl, peacocks, pheasants, quail, partridge, pigeons, ostriches, emus, and rheas. Poultry expert Christine H...
A Veterinary Guide to Horses, Cattle, Pigs, Goats & Sheep
By N. Bruce Haynes, D.V.M.
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 Prac...
Using Dogs, Donkeys & Llamas to Protect Your Herd
By Janet Vorwald Dohner
Well-trained hardworking dogs, donkeys and llamas are an increasingly popular and effective solution to livestock predation. Properly selected and managed, these guardian animals protect sheep, goats,...
Everything You Need to Know to Raise Your Own Backyard Flock
By Jay Rossier
Tens of thousands of people in all areas of the country enjoy raising Chickens, whether for food or companionship. Of course, you may want to read Living With Chickens just for the sheer joy of it. ...
Sensible Advice and Savvy Answers for Raising Backyard Chickens
By Lissa Lucas & Traci Torres, The experts at My Pet Chicken
The backyard chicken is the new “it” pet—and with good reason: These birds are personable, beautiful, and (mostly) low maintenance. But they’re not without their quirks and sometimes puzzling ...
Net $25,000 in 6 months on 20 acres
By Joel Salatin
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 agricultu...
Small Batches and Simple Techniques
By Ellie Topp and Margaret Howard
Preserving Made Easy is the perfect book for today’s busy cooks who still want to prepare and enjoy the homemade goodness of fresh fruits and vegetables. These recipes were selected for their delici...
Ten Years of Success
By Jody Padgham
Raising Poultry on Pasture: Ten Years of Success has over 130 illustrated articles. It’s divided into 14 chapters and is fully indexed for ease of reference. The enormous range of viewpoints and ...
By Editors of Countryside Magazine
If you have already discovered the joys of gardening and the benefits of dining on home-grown produce, now take the next step: “grow” your own meat, milk and eggs. It’s easier than you might ...
A Practical Handbook
By Jerome Belanger
Anyone considering raising small-scale livestock will find this book as useful today as it was originally published in 1974. With over 100,000 copies sold, this clearly written guide provides impor...
14 Original Designs with Step-by-Step Building Instructions
By Matthew Wolpe & Kevin McElroy
Backyard chickens meet contemporary design! Matthew Wolpe and Kevin McElroy give you 14 complete building plans for chicken coops that range from the purely functional to the outrageously fabulous. O...
By Carol Ekarius
A natural, organic, grass-based approach to livestock management for healthier animals, reduced feed and healthcare costs, and maximum profitability. Through case studies of successful farmers, nit...
By Gail Damerow
This informative book for both beginning and experienced chicken owners covers breed selection, building feeders and shelters, how to collect and store your eggs to maintain freshness (or hatching), c...
Breeds – Care – Health
By Breeds – Care – Health
Dave Holderread provides the information you need to raise ducks successfully, covering everything from choosing the right breeds (including rare breeds and hybrid ducks) to breeding and rearing pract...
Goats • Sheep • Donkeys • Pigs • Horses • Cattle • Llamas
By Sue Weaver
This latest addition to Storey’s venerable Guide to Raising Series gives you the essential, expert instruction and advice you need to successfully raise miniature livestock. Sue Weaver clearly ex...
Chickens, Turkeys, Ducks, Geese, Guineas, Gamebirds
By Glenn Drowns
A diverse flock of poultry can provide free-range meat, a rainbow of eggs, and endless entertainment—all delivered from the confines of your backyard or small farm. Glenn Drowns, an expert on rare b...
By Don Schrider
Not only are turkeys an excellent source of succulent meat, rich eggs, and nutrient-dense manure, but they are curious, social, and friendly as well: a perfect and profitable choice for many farmers. ...
By Carol Ekarius
This definitive guide to North American barnyard and wild fowl includes a brief history of each breed, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, and colorful photography of more than 128 b...
choosing abundant wellness for your creatures
By Katherine A. Drovdahl MH, CR, DipHIr, CEIT
Whether you are new to the world of herbs and essential oils, or well seasoned in them, this book is for you! Covering farm animals, exotics, reptiles, poultry, bees, pets and more, this herbal tak...
By Gail Damerow
Imagine a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and honey from your own chickens, pigs, and bees. How about a holiday meal with your own heritage-breed turkey as the main attraction. With The Back...
A Complete Guide to Raising the Home Flock
By Dave Holderread
One of the classics of waterfowl management. This easy-to-read book with good illustrations and diagrams, takes you from the egg through incubation, gosling stage, feeding, housing, mating, health and...
By Gail Damerow
New and indispensable for all chicken enthusiasts! Beginners and old pros alike will welcome Gail Damerow’s latest contribution to the poultry world, The Chicken Encyclopedia, a listing of more t...
By Gail Damerow
A must-have reference for the small flock owner, Gail discusses the problems and diseases common to chickens of all breeds and all ages. It also explains how to hatch healthy chicks, provide proper nu...
Everything You Need to Know . . . and Didn’t Know You Needed to Know About Backyard and Urban Chickens
By Andy Schneider & Brigid McCrea Ph.D.
Keeping backyard chickens is a fun, simple way to reconnect with the earth, the community and your food sources, even with limited space in your backyard. Let the Chicken Whisperer (poultry persona...
By John Holmes
In this classic working-dog training manual, the author explains dog-training essentials and backs them up with clear reasons. He has an understanding of dogs unsurpassed in the written word. This ...
No matter where you live, you can have farmstead fresh eggs!
By Terry Blonder Golson
From the cities to the suburbs, backyards are filled with the sounds of clucking like never before as more people invest in having a closer connection to the food they eat and discover the rewards (an...
An all-natural approach to raising chickens and other fowl for home and market growers
By Harvey Ussery
A comprehensive guide to whole-systems, mixed-flock poultry husbandry. Lively, thoughtful, and engaging, it is filled with essential information on basic care, housing, pasturing the flock and putting...
Caring For Cats, Dogs, Chickens, Sheep, Cattle, Rabbits and More!
By C. E. Spaulding and Jackie Clay
This easy-to-use reference guide provides everything you need to know about caring for and treating pets and barnyard animals. With complete chapters on cats, cows, dogs, goats, horses, pigs, poultry,...
A Kid’s Guide to Raising and Showing
By Gail Damerow
If you have a chicken, or are thinking about getting one, you probably have many questions: What type of chicken should I raise? Where will I keep my chickens? How can I help my chick...

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Preserving

By Wilbur F. Eastman, Jr.
Learn the safe, practical, and inexpensive ways to best preserve your meat, fish, and game. This no-nonsense guide to canning, freezing, curing, and smoking meat, fish, and game is written in down-...
400 delicious and creative recipes for today
By Judi Kingry and Lauren Devine
From the experts, the new bible in home preserving. Ball® Home Canning Products are the gold standard in home preserving supplies, the trademark jars on display in stores every summer from coast to c...
Canning, Pickling, Jamming, and So Much More
By John and Val Harrison
Did your tomato plant produce twice as many tomatoes as you’d planned? Grow too much cabbage? Harvest too many blueberries? If so, here is practical advice on how to bottle, dry, freeze, and even sa...
Discover the Homegrown Goodness of Putting Up Your Own Fruits, Vegetables & Herb
By Nancy Chioffi and Gretchen Mead
Enjoy your abundant harvest of garden-fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the year by following the simple, satisfying home-preserving techniques in Keeping the Harvest. A reliable, easy-to-use ...
By Phyllis Hobson
Try the newest old-fashioned way to preserve food! Easy, economical, and nutritious, drying is a natural, great-tasting alternative to canning or freezing. Whether you use the sun, your oven, or...
Traditional Techniques Using Salt, Oil, Sugar, Alcohol, Vinegar, Drying, Cold Storage, and Lactic Fermentation
By The Gardeners and Farmers of Terre Vivante
Typical preserving produce books nearly always assume that modern “kitchen gardeners” will boil or freeze their vegetables and fruits. This book deliberately ignores freezing and high-temperature ...
Small Batches and Simple Techniques
By Ellie Topp and Margaret Howard
Preserving Made Easy is the perfect book for today’s busy cooks who still want to prepare and enjoy the homemade goodness of fresh fruits and vegetables. These recipes were selected for their delici...
Natural Cold Storage of Fruits and Vegetables
By Mike and Nancy Bubel
Root cellaring, as many people remember but only a few people still practice, is a way of using the earth’s naturally cool, stable temperature to store perishable fruits and vegetables. Root cellari...
Enjoy Local Produce Year-Round
By Janet Chadwick
A wonderful thing is happening in home kitchens. People are rediscovering the joys of locally produced foods and reducing the amount of the grocery budget that’s spent on packaged items, out-of-seas...
By Carol W. Costenbader
Gardeners, cooks, and all who love wholesome foods will want this comprehensive guide. Presented with a full array of techniques, even busy folks can develop a healthful, well-stocked pantry using pre...

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Rabbits

A Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, and Cattle
By Gail Damerow
Barnyard In Your Backyard is the essential primer for first-time farmers. Each chapter spotlights a single animal and provides simple, clear instructions on what it takes to keep your livestock health...
The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering
By Adam Danforth
Locally raised animals, humanely slaughtered and expertly butchered—that is the best meat we can eat. With Adam Danforth’s full-color comprehensive manual, you can learn the skills necessary to ta...
60 Plans for Coops, Hutches, Barns, Sheds, Pens, Nestboxes, Feeders, Stanchions, and Much More
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 b...
A Veterinary Guide to Horses, Cattle, Pigs, Goats & Sheep
By N. Bruce Haynes, D.V.M.
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 Prac...
A Practical Handbook
By Jerome Belanger
Anyone considering raising small-scale livestock will find this book as useful today as it was originally published in 1974. With over 100,000 copies sold, this clearly written guide provides impor...
Goats • Sheep • Donkeys • Pigs • Horses • Cattle • Llamas
By Sue Weaver
This latest addition to Storey’s venerable Guide to Raising Series gives you the essential, expert instruction and advice you need to successfully raise miniature livestock. Sue Weaver clearly ex...
Breeds – Care – Facilities
By Bob Bennett
Newly revised and updated, Storey’s Guide to Raising Rabbits tells you everything you need to know to raise rabbits successfully. Packed with practical information, this book covers every aspect ...
By Gail Damerow
Imagine a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and honey from your own chickens, pigs, and bees. How about a holiday meal with your own heritage-breed turkey as the main attraction. With The Back...
Caring For Cats, Dogs, Chickens, Sheep, Cattle, Rabbits and More!
By C. E. Spaulding and Jackie Clay
This easy-to-use reference guide provides everything you need to know about caring for and treating pets and barnyard animals. With complete chapters on cats, cows, dogs, goats, horses, pigs, poultry,...

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Renewable Energy

A Complete Out-of -the-City Guide to On-Site Water and Sewage Systems, Including Pumps, Plumbing, Water Purification and Alternative Toilets
By Max Burns
This indispensable guide will save those who live or spend their leisure time in rural areas time, money and headaches. Packed with solid, easy-to-understand advice and clear, detailed illustration...
An inspiring guide to self-sufficiency
By Rex A. and LaVonne Ewing
A down-to-earth guide to building solar-powered log homes, complete with how-to illustrations and photos, plus enlightening stories from log home owners across the country. Follow the authors’ journ...
Harness Nature’s Free Energy to Heat and Power Your Grid-Tied Home Updated & Expanded 2nd Edition
By Rex A. Ewing and Doug Pratt
This straight-talking book cuts through the green energy hype and explains how grid-connected homeowners can be smart about their energy future. Solar and wind-generated electricity, solar water he...
Clean Power from Water
By Scott Davis
Highly illustrated and practical, Microhydro is the first complete book on the topic in many years. Covering both AC and DC systems, it first introduces the important principles on which microhydro is...
Renewable Energy Options for Homeowners Updated 3rd Edition
By Rex A. Ewing
Take a step toward self-reliance by harnessing free energy from the sun, wind, water, and the earth to power your home. Power with Nature will get you started on the right path, whether you are connec...
The essentials of collecting, moving, storing, purifying and protecting your water supply.
By Countryside staff
Be water smart in the country. Learn the essentials of collecting, moving, storing, purifying and protecting your water supply. Learn how to purify water in an emergency, use free water from the sky...
A Guide to Composting Human Manure
By Joseph Jenkins
Humanure: waste or resource? Joseph Jenkins boldly steps where no author has gone before. Considered by many a “moving” book, The Humanure Handbook will surprise you with its timely relevance, del...
A Guide to Rural Energy Independence, Off-grid and Sustainable Living
By William H. Kemp
As oil prices continue to rise, many people are starting to think about how to unhook from the electricity grid. The Renewable Energy Handbook focuses completely on off-grid, sustainable living and ru...
How to Make And Use Your Own High-Performance, Sun-powered Food Dehydrator
By Eben Fodor
Solar food drying is the healthy, sustainable way to preserve high-quality, locally grown foods. Food drying has become very popular in recent years, with electric food dryers now available in almost...
A Guide to Small and Micro Wind Systems 2nd Edition
By Paul Gipe
Take your first step in getting off the electric grid with this introductory guide to wind energy systems by one of the world’s leading experts on wind power. Wind Energy Basics provides detailed...

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Sheep

Sheep Dog Training, Handling and Trialling
By Glyn Jones
Glyn Jones is an outstanding trainer of sheepdogs – treating every dog as an individual, and continuing to practice and develop an art first inherited from his father. This book explains the evol...
A Beginner’s Guide to Raising Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, and Cattle
By Gail Damerow
Barnyard In Your Backyard is the essential primer for first-time farmers. Each chapter spotlights a single animal and provides simple, clear instructions on what it takes to keep your livestock health...
By Murray Long
Breeding Stud Sheep shows how to establish and manage a successful sheep stud. All aspects of stud breeding are covered, including where and how to buy your sheep, selecting the right breeding stock f...
The Comprehensive Photographic Guide to Humane Slaughtering and Butchering
By Adam Danforth
Locally raised animals, humanely slaughtered and expertly butchered—that is the best meat we can eat. With Adam Danforth’s full-color comprehensive manual, you can learn the skills necessary to ta...
By Gail Damerow
A well-made fence brings peace of mind If you keep livestock or tend a garden that’s vulnerable to wildlife predators, you know that a good fence is essential for protecting your investment. But...
60 Plans for Coops, Hutches, Barns, Sheds, Pens, Nestboxes, Feeders, Stanchions, and Much More
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 b...
A Veterinary Guide to Horses, Cattle, Pigs, Goats & Sheep
By N. Bruce Haynes, D.V.M.
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 Prac...
Lamb With All the Trimmings
By Jill Stanford Warren
This cookbook brings the delightful flavor of lamb to America’s supper table. Whether you’re looking for a quick recipe, an everyday meal or something for that festive occasion, you’ll find it h...
Detecting, Diagosing, Treating
By Laura Lawson
This book gives you everything you need to know about successfully Detecting, Diagnosing and Treating lambs. This book will show you how to handle scours, digestive, respiratory, eye, foot, worm and o...
Using Dogs, Donkeys & Llamas to Protect Your Herd
By Janet Vorwald Dohner
Well-trained hardworking dogs, donkeys and llamas are an increasingly popular and effective solution to livestock predation. Properly selected and managed, these guardian animals protect sheep, goats,...
The True Story Behind the USDA’s War on a Family Farm
By Linda Faillace
Linda and Larry Faillace dreamed of raising sheep and making cheese in rural Vermont. They followed USDA rules, and worked hard for years. Their family business began to succeed when, without warning,...
And Her Newborn Lambs
By Laura Lawson
This book covers preparation for breeding and lambing, lambing and care of the ewe and lambs after lambing. It will introduce you to the authors revolutionary concept of using diagnostic check shee...
By Peter Schroedter
After 20 years raising sheep in Manitoba’s Interlake region, Peter and Linda Schroedter figure they’re ready to share a bit of their hard-earned knowledge. More Sheep, More Grass, More Money is...
By Editors of Countryside Magazine
If you have already discovered the joys of gardening and the benefits of dining on home-grown produce, now take the next step: “grow” your own meat, milk and eggs. It’s easier than you might ...
A Practical Handbook
By Jerome Belanger
Anyone considering raising small-scale livestock will find this book as useful today as it was originally published in 1974. With over 100,000 copies sold, this clearly written guide provides impor...
Sheep Handling, Wool Science, and Shearing With Blades
By Kevin Ford
Kevin began shearing with instruction from Bernie Nohilly, a relative of his father’s, in the village of Kilskeagh, during a month’s visit to Galway, Ireland, in 1975. In 1991 he spent two months ...
The Low Cost Costwold Way (A Better Ewe & Big Bucks, Too)
By Nathan Griffith
Filled with great ideas for a profitable Cotswold flock, this book also shows how you can earn more money regardless of breed. See how today’s shepherds are getting up to six times the usual net ...
By Backyard Poultry Magazine
Find the "due date" for any ewe bred on any date, even in leap years. Record all the most important flock data out in the field or barn, for easy transfer to the main database. Accommodate up to...
By Carol Ekarius
A natural, organic, grass-based approach to livestock management for healthier animals, reduced feed and healthcare costs, and maximum profitability. Through case studies of successful farmers, nit...
By
Designed to be used in the barn, Storey’s Barn Guide to Sheep provides clear, step-by-step help with oversized, heavy-duty pages provide dozens of procedures with simple, straightforward illustratio...
Goats • Sheep • Donkeys • Pigs • Horses • Cattle • Llamas
By Sue Weaver
This latest addition to Storey’s venerable Guide to Raising Series gives you the essential, expert instruction and advice you need to successfully raise miniature livestock. Sue Weaver clearly ex...
Breeds – Care – Facilities
By Paula Simmons & Carol Ekarius
A must-have for any sheep farmer. This extensively revised and updated version of the classic Raising Sheep the Modern Way includes information on selection housing space requireme...
choosing abundant wellness for your creatures
By Katherine A. Drovdahl MH, CR, DipHIr, CEIT
Whether you are new to the world of herbs and essential oils, or well seasoned in them, this book is for you! Covering farm animals, exotics, reptiles, poultry, bees, pets and more, this herbal tak...
By Gail Damerow
Imagine a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and honey from your own chickens, pigs, and bees. How about a holiday meal with your own heritage-breed turkey as the main attraction. With The Back...
An Introductory Guide to Keeping Productive Pet Sheep
By Sue Ann Weaver
With Sue Weaver’s expert guidance, it’s easy to raise sheep in your backyard, whether for fleece and milk (and the cheese, yogurt, and other delicious things you can make from it) or as companiona...
A Braided Wool Rug From Roving
By Letty Klein & Ann Brown
Quickly and easily make salable heirloom quality rugs from wool—without special tools or supplies. The authors provide excellent illustrations and descriptions, drawings to clarify techniques, as ...
By David C. Henderson
This comprehensive and detailed volume is aimed at helping the sheep farmer to increase the productivity and profitability of the sheep enterprise and to improve the welfare of sheep by upgrading the ...
By Eugene L. Fytche
Eugene Fytche, a retired engineer, has owned a commercial sheep flock near Ottawa, Ontario, for over twenty years. His own problems with coyotes led him to conduct extensive research into predator dam...

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