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    151.

    BACK TO BASICS: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO TRADITIONAL SKILLS

    Abigail R. Gehring
    Hardcover

    Price: $24.95

    Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills, the kind employed by our forefathers, and adapt them for a better life in the 21st century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color gu…

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    Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills, the kind employed by our forefathers, and adapt them for a better life in the 21st century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. Countless readers have turned to Back to Basics for inspiration and instruction, escaping to an era before power saws and fast-food restaurants and rediscovering the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener and more self-sufficient lifestyle.

    Now newly updated, the hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts and illustrations in Back to Basics will help you dye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with hand tools, and make treats such as blueberry peach jam and cheddar cheese. The truly ambitious will find instructions on how to build a log cabin or an adobe brick homestead. More than just practical advice, this is also a book for dreamers. Even if you live in a city apartment you will find your imagination sparked, and there's no reason why you can't, for example, make a loom and weave a rag rug. Complete with tips for old-fashioned fun (square dancing calls, homemade toys and kayaking tips), this may be the most thorough book on voluntary simplicity available.


    152.

    MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO LIVING ON LESS, 4TH EDITION

    Mother Earth News
    Paperback

    Price: $6.99

    Live simply: save money, smile more. This theme runs through the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Living on Less special edition. In its 100 pages, you'll find expert advice, tips, instructions and more to …

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    Live simply: save money, smile more. This theme runs through the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Living on Less special edition. In its 100 pages, you'll find expert advice, tips, instructions and more to help you live a more self-sufficient life. Its guidance covers everything from building better soil with free organic fertilizers to constructing tiny homes that are cozy, affordable and inspiring. The fourth edition of this handy guide will have you living on less and loving it!

    Read reliable information about building a compact cabin or simple shelter that's enjoyable and affordable. Grow your own healing garden and find good health just outside your front door. Discover simple tips for creating nutrient-rich, root-welcoming soil, and grow your most abundant garden yet. Learn where to find healthy, farm-fresh eggs. Follow delicious recipes for making your own homemade root beer, ginger ale, grape soda and more.

    Other articles include:

    • Adding Insulation Can Save You Money: Figure out whether you should add insulation to your home, and which pieces of the job you can do yourself.
    • Easy Ways to Preserve Fresh Food: Your guide to canning, freezing, dehydrating and other simple, seasonal storage methods.
    • Instant, No-Dig Garden Beds: Create or expand your food garden with this time-saving technique.
    • Want Milk? Get Goats: Dairy goats can supply your family with delicious milk, yogurt and cheese. The fun of raising these gregarious animals is just a bonus.
    • Disease Prevention Basics: These techniques can prevent many of the diseases that plague your vegetables. They include wide spacing, trellising and careful use of organic pesticides.


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    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.


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    GAINING GROUND

    Forrest Pritchard
    Paperback

    Price: $18.95

    In Gaining Ground, author Forrest Pritchard recounts his ambitious and often hilarious endeavors to save his family's seventh-generation Virginia farm in the Shenandoah Valley. Through much trial and …

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    In Gaining Ground, author Forrest Pritchard recounts his ambitious and often hilarious endeavors to save his family's seventh-generation Virginia farm in the Shenandoah Valley. Through much trial and error, he not only saves Smith Meadows from insolvency but turns it into a leading light in the sustainable, grass-fed, organic farm-to-market community.

    There is nothing young Farmer Pritchard won't try. Whether he's selling firewood and straw, raising free-range chickens and hogs, or acquiring a flock of Barbados Blackbelly sheep, his learning curve is steep and always entertaining. Pritchard's world crackles with colorful local characters-farmhands, butchers, market managers, customers, fellow vendors, pet goats, policemen-bringing the story to warm, communal life. His most important ally, however, is his renegade father, who initially questions his son's career choice and eschews organic foods for the generic kinds that wreak havoc on his health. Soon after his father's death, the farm becomes a recognized success and Pritchard must make a vital decision: to continue serving the local community or answer the exploding demand for his wares with lucrative Internet sales and shipping deals.

    More than a charming story of honest food cultivation and farmers markets, Gaining Ground tugs on the heartstrings. Written with humor and pathos, Pritchard's story reconnects us to the land and the many lives that feed us.


    155.

    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.


    156.

    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.


    157.

    RAISING GOATS NATURALLY

    Deborah Niemann
    Paperback

    Price: $24.95

    Complete self-sufficiency may seem out of reach, but for more and more of us, increasing our self-reliance as much as possible is the order of the day. Incorporating dairy goats as the centerpiece of …

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    Complete self-sufficiency may seem out of reach, but for more and more of us, increasing our self-reliance as much as possible is the order of the day. Incorporating dairy goats as the centerpiece of a diversified homestead can be the key to achieving this goal, and Raising Goats Naturally will show you how.

    By working with nature, you can raise dairy goats and produce your own milk, cheese, meat, fertilizer, leather, fiber, and soap -- all without relying on drugs or following the factory farm model. By observing your own animals closely and educating yourself about their specific needs, you can create an individualized plan for keeping them healthy and maximizing their productivity. This unique, fully-illustrated guide will teach you to help your herd thrive with:

    • Breed-specific descriptions to help you choose the right goats for your goals and lifestyle
    • Detailed information on housing, fencing, breeding, health, milking, and nutrition
    • Complete recipes and instructions for making your own cheese, dairy products, and soap, as well as cooking with goat meat.
    Packed with personal experiences backed up by expert veterinary advice and scientific studies, Raising Goats Naturally brings together a wealth of practical information on raising goats for the love of it and using their milk and meat to become more self-reliant.

    Deborah Niemann is a homesteader, writer and self-sufficiency expert who has raised livestock for over 10 years. The author of Homegrown and Handmade and Ecothrifty, she presents extensively on skills for living a self-reliant life.


    158.

    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.


    159.

    MAKING YOUR SMALL FARM PROFITABLE

    Ron Macher
    Paperback

    Price: $19.95

    Whether you're buying a new farm or jump-starting an old one, with Ron Macher's down-to-earth advice on planning, farming and marketing you'll soon make your farm profitable- and find satisfaction doi…

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    Whether you're buying a new farm or jump-starting an old one, with Ron Macher's down-to-earth advice on planning, farming and marketing you'll soon make your farm profitable- and find satisfaction doing it. Macher shares proven methods for farming smarter and explores today's new crops and livestock that translate into new ways to make money.


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    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.

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