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    131.

    BEYOND THE CHICKEN

    Kelly Klober
    Paperback

    Price: $24.00

    In this book, poultry-expert Kelly Klober explores the world of poultry beyond the chicken. Filled with humorous personal anecdotes and practical advice on feeding, housing, pricing and marketing, thi…

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    In this book, poultry-expert Kelly Klober explores the world of poultry beyond the chicken. Filled with humorous personal anecdotes and practical advice on feeding, housing, pricing and marketing, this book is a must-read for any lover of poultry, especially the small farmer seeking an alternative to the ubiquitous chicken.


    132.

    LIVESTOCK PROTECTION DOGS

    O. Dawydiak & D. Sims
    Paperback

    Price: $24.95

    Livestock Protection Dogs provides comprehensive information on livestock guard dogs. This popular guide covers the selection, training and care of guardian dogs; flock guardian dogs; and profiles of…

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    Livestock Protection Dogs provides comprehensive information on livestock guard dogs. This popular guide covers the selection, training and care of guardian dogs; flock guardian dogs; and profiles of guardian dog breeds. Specific tips offer instruction for guarding sheep, guarding bird flocks and exotic livestock, and temperament testing potential guardian dog puppies. Livestock Protection Dogs can help you reduce loss from livestock predators. Ranchers, farmers, hobby farm owners and anyone with animals will be interested in using guardian livestock dogs as an ecologically sound and economical alternative for livestock protection.

    Livestock Protection Dogs features:

    • The importance of livestock guardian dogs
    • The effectiveness of guardian dogs on different types of livestock
    • Puppy temperament testing
    • Guardian dog breeds and what to look for in a guardian livestock dog
    • Ecological and economical advantages of livestock guardian dogs
    … and more!


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    ALL FLESH IS GRASS

    Gene Logsdon
    Paperback

    Price: $19.95

    Amid mad cow scares and consumer concerns about how farm animals are bred, fed and raised, many farmers and homesteaders are rediscovering the traditional practice of pastoral farming. Grasses, clover…

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    Amid mad cow scares and consumer concerns about how farm animals are bred, fed and raised, many farmers and homesteaders are rediscovering the traditional practice of pastoral farming. Grasses, clovers and forbs are the natural diet of cattle, horses and sheep, and are vital supplements for hogs, chickens and turkeys. Consumers increasingly seek the health benefits of meat from animals raised in green paddocks instead of in muddy feedlots.

    In All Flesh Is Grass: The Pleasures and Promises of Pasture Farming, Gene Logsdon explains that well-managed pastures are nutritious and palatable; they’re virtual salads for livestock. Leafy pastures also hold the soil, foster biodiversity, and create lovely landscapes. Grass farming might be the solution for a stressed agricultural system based on an industrial model and propped up by federal subsidies.

    In his clear and conversational style, Logsdon explains historically effective practices and new techniques. His warm, informative profiles of successful grass farmers offer inspiration and ideas. His narrative is enriched by his own experience as a “contrary farmer” on his artisan-scale farm near Upper Sandusky, Ohio.

    All Flesh Is Grass will have broad appeal to the sustainable commercial farmer, the home-food producer and all consumers who care about their food.


    134.

    GRIT GUIDE TO HOMESTEAD DIY PROJECTS

    GRIT
    Paperback

    Price: $6.99

    In this newest addition to the Barnyard Series, you'll discover information on making raised garden beds; building a chicken tractor; constructing your own workbench; and much more. The Guide to Homestead DIY Projects contains easy, do-it-yourself projects ranging from homemade tomato cages and chicken feeders, to plans for building a garden shed or root cellar.

    Whether you want to improve your garden, care for your livestock, or just kick your feet up, this guide covers it all. Learn how to build a better trellis, a hay feeder for smaller livestock, or a porch swing using recycled wood pallets.

      Other articles include:
    • 3 Easy-to-Build Outdoor Benches – Build one or more of these attractive outdoor benches, sized to fit your needs.
    • How to Build a Hitching Post – Keep your livestock under control with this DIY project.
    • Backyard Bread Oven – Build this easy adobe cooker in a weekend.
    • Build a Compost Tumbler – Rapidly rot your way to rich and healthy garden soil.
    • How to Build a Stone Culvert – Learn how to build a stone culvert with dry-stacked and flared wing walls to divert water.
    • Quonset Hut Homestead – In two months, and for less than $35K, one couple created a self-sufficient homestead.

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