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Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here! Join the Backyard Farming Movement and Turn Your Home into a Homestead!Pigs are easily among the smartest and sweetest animals you can include on your farm or homestead. Occasionally challenging and always rewarding, pigs are intelligent animals and make for a great addition to any backyard farmer’s livestock.Whether you plan to raise a single hog or a full litter of piglets, Backyard Farming: Raising Pigs is your expert guide to successfully keeping and caring for these animals.
American city girl marries Irish dairy farmer; cooking, growing, foraging, fishing, preserving, and baking ensue: 150 delightful classic Irish recipes updated for the modern home cook.The Farmette Cookbook documents Imen McDonnell’s extraordinary Irish country cooking journey, which began the moment she fell in love with an Irish farmer and moved across the Atlantic to County Limerick. This book’s collection of 150 recipes and colorful stories chronicles nearly a decade-long adventure of learning to feed a family (and several hungry farmers) while adjusting to her new home (and nursing a bit of homesickness).
Who hasn’t daydreamed at one time or another about selling produce at a farmer’s market, keeping chickens, or planting an orchard of fruit trees? Inside every do-it-yourselfer is a longing for a more independent lifestyle and the satisfaction that can come from getting one’s hands dirty while turning some earth.Whether one is thinking about a second home in the country, starting a part-time farm, or going back to the land, Living on an Acre is the classic USDA handbook, offering a comprehensive and fully updated guide to:• The benefits of rural versus urban life• What to consider when remodeling an older house• How to build a barn• Growing for self-sufficiency versus growing for profit• Beekeeping• Raising livestock• Land conservation• And much more!
Since its publication by Sierra Club Books in 1977, The Unsettling of America has been recognized as a classic of American letters. In it, Wendell Berry argues that good farming is a cultural development and spiritual discipline. Today’s agribusiness, however, takes farming out of its cultural context and away from families. As a result, we as a nation are more estranged from the land—from the intimate knowledge, love, and care of it.Sadly, his arguments and observations are more relevant than ever.
In its rich detail, this book provides the first comprehensive history of the agricultural development of the Oregon Country. Based on extensive research in Hudsons’s Bay Company documents, missionary records, and military and private papers, this book traces the crucial transition of the Pacific Northwest from a fur-trading outpost to an agricultural settlement – a process which also saw the shift from British to American jurisdiction in the area.
Domesticated small animals, from the cow to the rabbit, have been enjoyed by human owners around the world since the dawn of civilization, nearly 12,000 years ago. From pets to beasts of burden and even just a friendly face in the barn, animals like these produce thousands of products you use around the house every day and can be a great addition to your home, property, or small farm.
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