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51.

HONEY BEE HOBBYIST

Norman Gary, PhD
Paperback

Price: $14.95

Beekeeping isn't just for the professional farmer-bees can be kept in any situation, from the simple backyard patio and garden to large expanses of farmland. A comprehensive and attractive beekeeping …

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Beekeeping isn't just for the professional farmer-bees can be kept in any situation, from the simple backyard patio and garden to large expanses of farmland. A comprehensive and attractive beekeeping guide from Hobby Farm Press (the same folks who bring you Hobby Farms and Hobby Farm Home magazines), Honey Bee Hobbyist takes readers from finding their bees, housing them, collecting honey and using their produce for pleasure and possible profit. This colorful book includes entertaining chapters on the history of bees and beekeeping, and serves as an extensive introduction to help novice beekeepers fully understand this exciting hobby!

52.

STOREY'S GUIDE TO RAISING TURKEYS, 3RD EDITION

Don Schrider
Paperback

Price: $19.95

Here is everything you need to know to raise turkeys successfully, from selecting the right breeds to housing, feeding, breeding, health care, marketing, and much more. This all-new edition of the bes…

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Here is everything you need to know to raise turkeys successfully, from selecting the right breeds to housing, feeding, breeding, health care, marketing, and much more. This all-new edition of the best-selling classic covers a wide range of breeds, humane raising practices, pastured feeding methods, organic certification standards, and on-farm processing guidelines.

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THE MINI FARMING HANDBOOK

Brett Markham
Paperback

Price: $14.95

Best-selling author Brett Markham's new handbook gives us the mini farming basics along with in-depth tips on vegetable gardening, fermenting, composting and self-sufficiency in a handy new format and…

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Best-selling author Brett Markham's new handbook gives us the mini farming basics along with in-depth tips on vegetable gardening, fermenting, composting and self-sufficiency in a handy new format and design. It includes:

  • Soil management and making your own fertilizer
  • Crop rotation and cover cropping
  • Composting
  • Seed starting and timing/planning
  • Raised beds and pest management
  • PVC trellising and planting spacers
  • Raising chickens, making your own chicken plucker, and butchering
  • Growing fruit/nut trees and vines
  • Food preservation (canning and freezing)
  • Fermenting wine, vinegar and cheese

With the full-color photographs that made the original Mini Farming so popular, as well as step-by-step drawings, projects, graphs and tables, you'll have everything you need for your new or established mini farm at your fingertips. So dive in and learn how to begin and cultivate your own mini farm on less than a quarter acre.

54.

GRIT GUIDE TO MODERN HOMESTEADING THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY

GRIT
Paperback

Price: $6.99

In this new and exciting guide from GRIT, you'll discover information on fixing up old farmhouses; financing rural properties; raising sheep, cattle, pigs and poultry; and much more. The Guide to Mod…

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In this new and exciting guide from GRIT, you'll discover information on fixing up old farmhouses; financing rural properties; raising sheep, cattle, pigs and poultry; and much more. The Guide to Modern Homesteading is filled cover-to-cover with articles on finding your dream rural property, buying and affording it, and how to maintain it once it's yours.

The expert advice here will guide you in your homestead hunt, so that you can locate the property that's just right for you and your family. Read five points to consider before moving to the country. Learn about septic systems that will help you save money on design and maintenance. Find out how livestock, in addition to providing meat and eggs, can mow lawns, work garden soil, dig stumps and more.

Other articles include:

  • How to Live on a Rural Property Even if You Can't Afford It - There's always a way to live the life you want!
  • Quonset Hut Homestead - In two months, and for less than $35,000, one couple created a self-sufficient homestead.
  • Barns and Outbuildings - Plan with the future in mind, advises a longtime farmer whose "small" operation has outgrown several barns and sheds - and isn't done yet.
  • Go Solar - Install a renewable energy system for home heating, hot water and electricity.
  • Living in a Tiny Home - Learn what it's like to live within 128 square feet.
  • Rules for Raising Livestock - Here's a primer on the basic guidelines for raising livestock, including feed, living space and manure.

55.

ORGANIC FARMING

Peter Fossel
Paperback

Price: $24.99

Organic Farming is the seed you need to get your organic farm growing. This essential guidebook explains everything you need to know to begin and maintain a healthy, productive and profitable organic …

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Organic Farming is the seed you need to get your organic farm growing. This essential guidebook explains everything you need to know to begin and maintain a healthy, productive and profitable organic farm, from organic certification to planting crops to marketing your produce. If you're thinking of starting an organic farm or making the transition to organics, you're in good company. The market for organic food increases every year, as does the number of organic producers: In the past two decades, the number of organic farms and businesses has more than tripled. And whether you're growing crops or raising animals, you'll need some helpful advice as you get started. Organic Farming can help … its pages are full of inspiring and educational wisdom from author Peter V. Fossel, who has farmed organically for more than 25 years. Find out how to farm without pesticides, how to find your way through the rules and regulations surrounding organic certification, and how to develop a marketing strategy. A list of resources also points the way to other books, websites and organizations that focus on organic farming, including state standards. Organic Farming is the ideal practical handbook to fulfilling your dreams.

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