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      111.

      THE RABBIT BOOK

      Samantha Johnson
      Paperback

      Price: $17.99

      This invaluable resource contains everything you need to know about selecting and caring for healthy rabbits, whether you keep pet bunnies or exhibit animals as youth projects for the National FFA Org…

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      This invaluable resource contains everything you need to know about selecting and caring for healthy rabbits, whether you keep pet bunnies or exhibit animals as youth projects for the National FFA Organization or 4-H. Advice on feeding, housing and much more will help you set up your own rabbitry. Learn about maintaining clean hutches and nest boxes, breeding trios and raising kits, and diagnosing and treating health problems. The Rabbit Book gathers information about showing many different kinds of rabbits at fairs and events, including fancy, Angora, and commercial meat breeds. Beautifully illustrated with color photography, this guidebook covers everything you need to know to succeed.

      112.

      AN INTRODUCTION TO HERITAGE BREEDS

      Sponenberg, Beranger, Martin
      Paperback

      Price: $19.95

      Heritage breeds matter, and they are often a better choice than conventional breeds for small farms and backyards. This eloquent and inviting visual guide explains why conserving heritage breeds is im…

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      Heritage breeds matter, and they are often a better choice than conventional breeds for small farms and backyards. This eloquent and inviting visual guide explains why conserving heritage breeds is important and shows you how you can raise these breeds yourself, helping to preserve them and benefiting from them at the same time. Written by three experts from the Livestock Conservancy, this book includes chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, rabbits, pigs, sheep, goats, cattle, donkeys and horses, detailing each breed's specific needs and characteristics so that you can select the one that's right for you. Whichever breed you choose, you'll find thorough, comprehensive information on how to raise it successfully.

      113.

      BIRD BRAINS

      Budd Titlow
      Hardcover

      Price: $29.95

      Through a hundred short vignettes accompanied by stunning avian portraits, Bird Brains takes a look at the antics, behaviors, and idiosyncrasies of wild birds from the viewpoint of a professional wild…

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      Through a hundred short vignettes accompanied by stunning avian portraits, Bird Brains takes a look at the antics, behaviors, and idiosyncrasies of wild birds from the viewpoint of a professional wildlife biologist and award-winning wildlife photographer. Titlow's engaging stories, complemented by vivid images, provide a fascinating compendium of wild bird lore perfectly suited to the 65-million-plus birders across the United States.

      114.

      GRIT GUIDE TO BACKYARD CHICKENS, 5TH EDITION

      GRIT
      Paperback

      Price: $6.99

      As the backyard chicken movement continues to grow, GRIT magazine is pleased to bring readers the fifth edition of GRIT Guide to Backyard Chickens. With 100 pages filled with all things chickens, this…

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      As the backyard chicken movement continues to grow, GRIT magazine is pleased to bring readers the fifth edition of GRIT Guide to Backyard Chickens. With 100 pages filled with all things chickens, this special guide covers everything you need to know about raising and keeping chickens, whether you live on a 100-acre farm or in a city suburb. There are more than 57 keys to having a healthy, productive flock that you can benefit from - via eggs and meat! - and enjoy.

      Nearly 20 articles fill this glossy-paged resource, and they are penned by the top experts in the poultry industry. Whether you are just starting your chicken-raising adventure or are a seasoned chicken farmer, you will find something in this guide worth crowing about, whether it be a tip to keep predators away or instructions on building the perfect chicken tractor. Every reader can find something to benefit from here.

      Read proven advice on chicken breed selection, heritage breeds and modern hybrids. Discover how to use your flock to turn over your garden soil and keep pests away. Learn how to build a weatherproof, pest-proof chicken feeder that discourages mold and mice. Facts about other poultry are also covered, with nine facts you didn't know about the humble turkey and how to add waterfowl to your backyard flock.

      Also included are delicious recipes that you can enjoy (and know that most or all of the ingredients came from you own backyard). They include Cheesy Egg Casserole, Vanilla Pound Cake, Moroccan Chicken With Eggplant-Zucchini Ragout, Lancaster Country Casserole, and much more.

      More articles include:

      • Hatch a Flock: Insider tips on incubating eggs.
      • Eggscellent-Laying Heritage Hens: Rare domesticated animals need engaged stewards to survive.
      • Get Smart! Protecting the Flock From Predators: Knowing the enemy is the first step to keeping your chickens safe.
      • Building the Whizbang Plucker: Take the tedium out of processing meat chickens.
      • Portable DIY Chicken Tractors for Any Budget: Tested over time, here are three portable laying-hen coops that might suit your homeplace.

      115.

      MOTHER EARTH NEWS & GRIT SIMPLE LIVING RESOURCE SET


      Paperback

      Price: $30.00

      Is there a more rewarding feeling than sitting down for dinner with your family, knowing more than half of your meal came from your own backyard? With the invaluable information contained in the MOTHE…

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      Is there a more rewarding feeling than sitting down for dinner with your family, knowing more than half of your meal came from your own backyard? With the invaluable information contained in the MOTHER EARTH NEWS and GRIT Simple Living Resource Set, you can start working toward filling your pantry, refrigerator and dining room table with the fruit of your own labors. You'll also save money on bills, learn to live off the land, discover how to raise chickens, rabbits and bees, and so much more.

      The best articles that have been featured in MOTHER EARTH NEWS and GRIT have been compiled into 100-page guides, ranging in topic from building beehives to enjoying fresh food all year. This six-guide set is full of tips, advice, instructions and recipes that will help you live a more self-sufficient life. Undertake eight easy projects for energy savings. Read up on pressure canning basics and safely preserve food (and save money at the grocery store and farmers market). Discover how to make your own compost for increased garden productivity. And keep animals right in your backyard for fresh eggs, meat and honey.

      The set includes:
      MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Organic Gardening
      Written for both beginners and seasoned gardeners, this 100-page guide is filled with articles that will make your garden healthy and bountiful for growing vegetables, fruits and herbs.

      MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Fresh Food All Year
      This guide is filled with articles on instructions for preserving food, whether it's canning, freezing or dehydrating. Plus, you can read about backyard chickens, the best ways to store fresh vegetables, how to make cheap garden beds and so much more.

      MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Self-Reliance and Country Skills
      Being able to successfully run a self-sufficient homestead, no matter whether you live on 1 acre or 10, provides you with benefits such as money saved on bills, healthy and nutritious food, homemade remedies, and so much more.

      GRIT Guide to Backyard Rabbits
      With more than 41 keys to rabbit-raising success, this information-rich guide from GRIT has 20 great articles about raising rabbits, either for pets, show or meat.

      GRIT Guide to Backyard Chickens
      Filled with all things chickens, this special guide covers everything you need to know about raising and keeping chickens, whether you live on a 100-acre farm or in a city suburb.

      GRIT Guide to Backyard Bees and Honey
      This colorful guide is filled with some of the best articles on keeping bees, building your own beehives, cooking with honey, and identifying different types of bees.

      116.

      BACKYARD CHICKENS GUIDE TO COOPS AND TRACTORS


      Paperback

      Price: $21.99

      Keeping chickens isn't just for farms! The backyard chicken revolution has coops popping up in neighborhoods all over. Home-raised chickens provide a great source of superior, organic eggs that are as…

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      Keeping chickens isn't just for farms! The backyard chicken revolution has coops popping up in neighborhoods all over. Home-raised chickens provide a great source of superior, organic eggs that are as close as your backyard. Chickens also make good pets and provide free fertilizer-and lots of fun. Backyard Chickens Guide to Coops and Tractors offers plans and photos for 16 custom coops built by real chicken owners (including three portable designs known as "tractors"). Read their stories and learn from their experiences, then head out to the backyard to start your own flock.

      117.

      THE BACKYARD CHICKEN BOOK: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE

      H. Lee Schwanz
      Paperback

      Price: $16.95

      A small flock of poultry can supply all of the eggs your family needs during the year. And, after your hens have completed their egg-laying days, there will be meat for barbecuing or roasting. Luckily…

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      A small flock of poultry can supply all of the eggs your family needs during the year. And, after your hens have completed their egg-laying days, there will be meat for barbecuing or roasting. Luckily, a small flock takes a relatively small amount of space and is easy to manage.

      If your family is among the growing number interested in raising chickens for eggs or meat, The Backyard Chicken Book contains all the essential information for hatching, brooding, rearing, and managing family-sized poultry flocks. The first step in deciding on a family flock is determining what breed will work best for your needs. For example, you can go with a laying breed that produces top-quality eggs but provides little meat, such as the White Leghorn. Or, you could select a dual-purpose Rhode Island Red or New Hampshire that provides fewer eggs but much better meat. In addition to helping you select your type, this handy guide will also tell you what you need to know about:

      • Providing housing for home poultry flocks
      • Rearing the laying flock pullets
      • Managing laying problems
      • Fighting pests and disease
      • Raising other poultry such as ducks, turkeys, geese, bantams and guinea fowl
      Enhanced with full-color photos and dozens of illustrations, The Backyard Chicken Book is the perfect guide for the first-time poultry raiser.

      118.

      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 RABBIT-RAISING PROBLEM SOLVER

      Karen Patry
      Paperback

      Price: $19.95

      Whether you're raising your rabbits as pets or for meat, you need solid, accurate, easy-to-access information to keep your animals healthy and happy. This Q&A resource from expert Karen Patry has the answers to all your questions about everything from housing and feeding to breeding, kindling, health and disease, behavior, and more. Whether you're raising one pet rabbit or running a commercial rabbit farm, this accessible guide is the resource you need.

      120.

      MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO LIVING ON LESS, 5TH EDITION

      Mother Earth News
      Paperback

      Price: $6.99

      Save money this year with hundreds of self-reliance tips found in the 5th edition of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Living on Less. It's filled with expert advice, tips and instructions for a sustaina…

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      Save money this year with hundreds of self-reliance tips found in the 5th edition of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Living on Less. It's filled with expert advice, tips and instructions for a sustainable life. From saving money on groceries to easy projects for instant energy savings, the ideas in this guide let you enjoy the luxury of living on less.

      Read 65 self-reliant tips that cover every facet of your life. Learn how to grow $700 worth of food within only 100 square feet. Discover how to raise chickens for meat. Spend less and grow better crops by saving seeds. Compare the pros and cons of your green heating choices and find which choice is best for you and your home.

      Other articles includes:

      • Cut Costs, Not Quality: How to Afford Better Food - The path to super-nutritious food at affordable prices offers many entry points. We pilot you through the diverse options in this guide to shopping smart and eating well.
      • Grow More Food in Less Space (With the Least Work!) - Blending the best principles of biointensive and square-foot gardening yields a customized, highly productive growing system.
      • Simple Tips for Better Garden Soil - Instead of thinking of your soil as an input-output system, treat it as a living food web that you feed and protect.
      • Grow a Healing Garden - Plant medicinal herbs to find good health just outside your door.
      • Cozy, Affordable and Inspiring Tiny Homes - Start small, and you can enjoy mortgage-free living in a hand-built home.

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