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      101.

      CHICKENS IN FIVE MINUTES A DAY

      Murray McMurray Hatchery
      Paperback

      Price: $19.99

      Having chickens has never been as easy and fun as with Murray McMurray Hatchery's Chickens in Five Minutes a Day.

      This from-zero-to-go guide to raising a flock of chickens in your backyard…

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      Having chickens has never been as easy and fun as with Murray McMurray Hatchery's Chickens in Five Minutes a Day.

      This from-zero-to-go guide to raising a flock of chickens in your backyard gives you the easiest route to amazing fresh eggs, as well as tried-and-true shortcuts. Tending chickens becomes a snap with this handy book's help.

      McMurray Hatchery has been sending out birds for home flocks for nearly 100 years and is one of the biggest names in the industry, shipping more than 2 million chickens and other fowl each year. With this experience comes knowledge: on how to raise fun and productive chickens the easy way, on simple feeding, the best coops, worry-free watering, hygiene, and pest control.

      Raising chickens is one of the most rewarding home farm activities you can share with your family. The great flavor of the eggs, as reflected by the bright orange color of the yokes, is unrivalled by those found in supermarkets. Chickens also make great pets, fun to watch and keep around. Now it's easier than ever with the smart techniques and approaches prescribed by one of America's most well-known hatcheries.


      102.

      THE MOBILE POULTRY SLAUGHTERHOUSE

      Ali Berlow
      Paperback

      Price: $14.95

      If you are raising chickens, turkeys or other poultry for meat and lack easy access to a humane, local slaughterhouse, this guide shows you how to put together a slaughtering and processing unit that…

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      If you are raising chickens, turkeys or other poultry for meat and lack easy access to a humane, local slaughterhouse, this guide shows you how to put together a slaughtering and processing unit that will accommodate any type of poultry and can be moved from farm to farm. These units can be funded, built and used by a community of small farmers, or you can develop one by yourself and use it as part of a business. The Mobile Poultry Slaughterhouse covers the mechanics of constructing the unit, government regulations, the permitting process, sanitation, safety, and much more.


      103.

      THE BACKYARD SHEEP

      Sue Weaver
      Paperback

      Price: $16.95

      With Sue Weaver's expert guidance, it's easy to raise sheep in your own backyard, whether for fleece and milk (and the wonderful cheese, yogurt and butter you can make from it) or as companionable pe…

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      With Sue Weaver's expert guidance, it's easy to raise sheep in your own backyard, whether for fleece and milk (and the wonderful cheese, yogurt and butter you can make from it) or as companionable pets. The Backyard Sheep covers absolutely everything beginners need to know to keep sheep safe, healthy and maximally productive.


      104.

      GOATS PRODUCE TOO! VOLUME 2


      Paperback

      Price: $16.95

      Goats Produce Too! is a complete guide to making practically every variety of goat cheese. If other books have left you feeling like a failure, don't despair: Here's the book that will make you an exp…

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      Goats Produce Too! is a complete guide to making practically every variety of goat cheese. If other books have left you feeling like a failure, don't despair: Here's the book that will make you an expert! Author Mary Jane Toth provides clear guidance on pasteurizing and preserving milk by canning and freezing, as well as how to make butter, delectable desserts, cultured buttermilk and creamy yogurt. A whole section covers soapmaking and "udder" nonedibles, and goat meat gets its own chapter. The information in this book works equally well for cow's milk.


      105.

      KEEPING A FAMILY COW

      Joann S. Grohman
      Paperback

      Price: $19.95

      The cow is the most productive, efficient creature on earth. She gives you fresh milk, cream, butter and cheese, and promotes human health and happiness. She helps the homesteaders and small farmers w…

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      The cow is the most productive, efficient creature on earth. She gives you fresh milk, cream, butter and cheese, and promotes human health and happiness. She helps the homesteaders and small farmers who offer her bounty up to the community with a chance at turning a profit. She provides rich manure for your garden or land, and enriches the quality of your life as you benefit from the resources of the natural world.

      Originally published in the early 1970s as The Cow Economy and reprinted many times since, Keeping a Family Cow is the book that launched thousands of holistic small-scale dairy farmers and families raising healthy cows in accordance with their true nature.

      This Chelsea Green edition of a nearly 40-year-old classic has been revised and updated to incorporate new information on the raw milk debate, the conversation about A1 vs. A2 milk, totally grass-fed dairies, practical advice for everyday chores, updated procedures for cow emergencies, and more.

      The book offers answers to frequently asked first-time questions, such as: "Should I get a cow?" and "How much space do I need?" In addition to answering these important questions, the book provides extensive information on:

      • The health benefits of untreated milk
      • How to milk a cow effectively and with ease
      • Choosing a dairy breed
      • Drying off your cow
      • Details on calving and breeding
      • The importance of hay quality and how to feed your cow properly
      • Fencing and pasture management
      • Housing, water systems and other supplies
      • Treating milk fever and other diseases and disorders
      • Making butter, yogurt and cheese
      Keeping a Family Cow not only has stood the test of time, but it remains the go-to inspirational manual for raising a family milk cow-nearly 40 years after its first publication. Joann Grohman has a lifetime of practical experience that has been bound into this one volume and presented in the spirit of fun and learning. She started milking cows in 1975 and says she can no longer imagine life without one. Health and happiness can't be teased apart, Grohman says, and a family dairy cow supports both of these essential life qualities.


      106.

      THE FIELD GUIDE TO FLEECE

      Deborah Robson & Carol Ekarius
      Paperback

      Price: $14.95

      With this compact, portable reference in hand, crafters can quickly and easily look up any of 100 sheep breeds, the characteristics of their fleece, and the kinds of projects for which their fleece is…

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      With this compact, portable reference in hand, crafters can quickly and easily look up any of 100 sheep breeds, the characteristics of their fleece, and the kinds of projects for which their fleece is best suited. Each breed profile includes a photo of the animal and information about its origin and conservation status, as well as the weight, staple length, fiber diameter, and natural colors of its fleece. This is a great primer for beginners, and a handy guide for anyone who loves working with fleece!


      107.

      CHICKENS FOR THE BACKYARD HOMESTEADER

      Suzie Baldwin
      Paperback

      Price: $14.95

      Chickens are back! More-relaxed suburban and urban ordinances on raising and housing chickens, plus the desire for homeowners to become more self-sufficient as "backyard homesteaders," has led to rene…

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      Chickens are back! More-relaxed suburban and urban ordinances on raising and housing chickens, plus the desire for homeowners to become more self-sufficient as "backyard homesteaders," has led to renewed interest across the country in keeping chickens. Chickens for the Backyard Homesteader is packed with tips, strategies and advice that gives readers the confidence to look after their hens and avoid common problems.


      108.

      40 PROJECTS FOR BUILDING YOUR BACKYARD HOMESTEAD

      David Toht
      Paperback

      Price: $16.95

      Backyard Homesteading addresses the needs of many people who want to take control of the food they eat and the products they use-even if they live in an urban or suburban house on a typical-size lot. …

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      Backyard Homesteading addresses the needs of many people who want to take control of the food they eat and the products they use-even if they live in an urban or suburban house on a typical-size lot. It shows homeowners how to turn their yard into a productive and wholesome "homestead" that allows them to grow their own fruits and vegetables and raise farm animals, including chickens, ducks and goats. Backyard Homesteading covers the laws and regulations of raising livestock in populated areas and demonstrates to readers how to use and preserve the bounty they produce.

      This wonderful resource also:

      • Speaks to the homeowner who wishes to be self-sufficient and provide wholesome, homegrown food to his or her family
      • Shows how to turn even a small urban or suburban yard into a productive, efficient small farm
      • Covers vegetable gardens, beekeeping and raising farm animals, including chickens, ducks and goats
      • Runs the gamut from planting seeds to canning your own vegetables, from raising farm animals to preserving your own meat and poultry
      This is truly a how-to guide for people who want to take control of what they eat and the products they use.


      109.

      HOMEGROWN PORK

      Sue Weaver
      Paperback

      Price: $18.95

      Raising a pig is easy to do, even in a small space like a suburban backyard. In just five months, a 30-pound shoat will become a 250-pound hog and provide you with 100 pounds of pork, including tender…

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      Raising a pig is easy to do, even in a small space like a suburban backyard. In just five months, a 30-pound shoat will become a 250-pound hog and provide you with 100 pounds of pork, including tenderloin, ham, ribs, bacon, sausage, and more. For anyone who wants to raise a pig for meat in a backyard or on a small farm, Homegrown Pork explains exactly how to do it, humanely and safely. Livestock expert Sue Weaver covers everything from selecting a breed with great flavor and bringing your shoat home to feeding, housing, fencing, health care, and humane processing.


      110.

      CHOOSING AND KEEPING PIGS

      Linda McDonald-Brown
      Paperback

      Price: $19.95

      Backyard pig keeping is growing in popularity, both as a food source (as demonstrated by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay) and as pets. Pigs are easy to rear, breed and feed, and they are hardy and adapta…

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      Backyard pig keeping is growing in popularity, both as a food source (as demonstrated by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay) and as pets. Pigs are easy to rear, breed and feed, and they are hardy and adaptable animals that help clear ground, recycle waste and fertilize soils.

      This practical and accessible guide is the ideal beginner's handbook and includes expert advice on:

      • How to choose and purchase a quality animal and how to help preserve rare breeds
      • Equipment, housing and fencing
      • Moving and handling
      • Feeding, nutrition and pasture
      • Pig health care and common diseases
      • Selecting a boar or sow for breeding, hogging, farrowing, taking care of piglets and pedigree breeding
      • Preparing for slaughter, butchering and subsequent storage
      • Showing pigs in competitions.
      Choosing and Keeping Pigs also includes a history of pig keeping and a comprehensive directory of 30 traditional and rare breeds. This unique reference provides all the information a pig keeper requires.

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