The Backyard Homestead

The Backyard Homestead Author Carleen Madigan
ISBN-10 9781603425148
Release 2009-02-11
Pages 368
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This comprehensive guide to homesteading provides all the information you need to grow and preserve a sustainable harvest of grains and vegetables; raise animals for meat, eggs, and dairy; and keep honey bees for your sweeter days. With easy-to-follow instructions on canning, drying, and pickling, you’ll enjoy your backyard bounty all winter long.



The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals

The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals Author Gail Damerow
ISBN-10 9781603426978
Release 2011-02-28
Pages 360
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Enjoy a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and honey from your own chickens, pigs, and bees, or a holiday meal with your own heritage-breed turkey as the main attraction. Gail Damerow covers everything you need to successfully raise your own farm animals, from selecting the right breeds to producing delicious fresh milk, cheese, honey, eggs, and meat. Even with just a small plot of land, you can become more self-sufficient, save money, and enjoy healthy, delicious animal products.



The backyard homestead mini farm and garden log book

The backyard homestead  mini farm  and garden log book Author John Jeavons
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924001091531
Release 1983
Pages 197
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The backyard homestead mini farm and garden log book has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The backyard homestead mini farm and garden log book also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The backyard homestead mini farm and garden log book book for free.



The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects

The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects Author Spike Carlsen
ISBN-10 9781603428460
Release 2014-03-14
Pages 296
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Gardeners, small farmers, and outdoor living enthusiasts will love this compilation of 76 rustic DIY projects. From plant supports and clotheslines to a chicken coop, a greenhouse, and a root cellar with storage bins, most of the projects are suitable for complete novices, and all use just basic tools and easy-to-find materials. You’ll find techniques to build whatever your outdoor world is missing, with additional tips to live sustainably, happily, and independently.



The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know How

The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know How Author Andrea Chesman
ISBN-10 9781612122052
Release 2015-09-19
Pages 368
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Growing vegetables and raising livestock is only the beginning of a successful homestead — that fresh food goes to waste unless you can properly prepare, cook, and preserve it. Andrea Chesman shows you how to bridge the gap between field and table, covering everything from curing meats and making sausage to canning fruits and vegetables, milling flour, working with sourdough, baking no-knead breads, making braises and stews that can be adapted to different cuts of meat, rendering lard and tallow, pickling, making butter and cheese, making yogurt, blanching vegetables for the freezer, making jams and jellies, drying produce, and much more. You’ll learn all the techniques you need to get the most from homegrown foods, along with dozens of simple and delicious recipes, most of which can be adapted to use whatever you have available.



The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner

The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner Author Ann Larkin Hansen
ISBN-10 9781612126982
Release 2017-10-03
Pages 208
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This hardworking addition to the best-selling Backyard Homestead series offers expert advice on what tasks to do around your farm and when to do them — no matter where on the planet you call home. Author Ann Larkin Hansen sets the priorities for each area of the farm, including the barn, garden, orchard, field, pasture, and woodlot. For every critical turn of the year (12 in all), Hansen provides an at-a-glance to-do list along with tips and a more in-depth discussion of key topics for the season. Easy-reference charts, checklists, and record-keeping sections help you keep track of it all.



The Dairy Goat Handbook

The Dairy Goat Handbook Author Ann Starbard
ISBN-10 9780760347317
Release 2015-06-05
Pages 192
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"Like many domesticated animals, goats require an attentive eye and constant care and upkeep. Learn how with The Dairy Goat Handbook. Whether raising them for pleasure or profit, this guide provides everything you need to know to raise a happy and healthy herd."-- Back cover



40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead

40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead Author David Toht
ISBN-10 1580117104
Release 2013
Pages 255
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Provides details on how to build more than 40 projects--sheds, feeders, fences and other structures--to enhance readers' sustainable living. Original.



Urban Homesteading

Urban Homesteading Author Rachel Kaplan
ISBN-10 9781616080549
Release 2011
Pages 292
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Teaches self-reliance, sustainability, and green living in urban areas, from growing food with limited space and making solar cookers to raising chickens.



Backyard Homesteading

Backyard Homesteading Author David Toht
ISBN-10 9781580116039
Release 2012-11-01
Pages 256
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Backyard Homesteading addresses the needs of many people who want to take control of the food they eat and the products they use--even if they live in a urban or suburban house on a typical-size lot. It shows homeowners how to turn their yard into a productive and wholesome "homestead" that allows them to grow their own fruits and vegetables, and raise farm animals, including chickens and goats. Backyard Homesteading covers the laws and regulations of raising livestock in populated areas and demonstrates to readers how to use and preserve the bounty they produce.



Backyard Farming Homesteading

Backyard Farming  Homesteading Author Kim Pezza
ISBN-10 9781578265992
Release 2016-09-06
Pages 144
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Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here! Join the Backyard Farming Movement and Turn Your Home into a Homestead! Backyard Farming: Homesteading is your all-in-one guide to successfully turning your rural property, suburban home, or urban dwelling into a productive food oasis. Covering every topic from finding and developing the perfect property, as well as which produce and livestock combinations are easiest to start with, Homesteading takes the anxiety and guesswork out of enjoying the backyard farming revolution. Whether you have 100 acres of open land or just a small backyard or apartment terrace, Homesteading is the comprehensive primer for anyone looking to grow their own food. Including detailed instructions and informative photographs that help ensure your backyard farm is everything you want it to be, Homesteading walks you step by step through the process of planning and implementing your sustainable lifestyle. With Homesteading, you will: • Learn what to look for when considering properties for backyard farming • Learn how to develop the property you already own into a homestead, regardless of size and space • Find out which varieties of produce and livestock are easiest for a beginner • Learn how to preserve your harvest • Discover a variety of delicious recipes using produce from your own farm ...and many more tips to help you achieve success. More than ever, people everywhere are making a return to the farming lifestyle: Homestreading is your first big step to joining the growing movement of these homemakers looking to a healthier, happier way of life—and it starts right in your own backyard. Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. Whether planning to grow food for the family or for sale at the local farmers market, Backyard Farming provides simple instruction and essential information in a convenient reference. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Homestead Cooking Food Preservation Basics

Homestead Cooking  Food Preservation Basics Author Lindsey Appleford
ISBN-10 1500519863
Release 2014-07-16
Pages 38
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HOMESTEAD COOKING Food Preservation Basics Canning and freezing your garden vegetables lets you enjoy the taste of summer produce year around. I know food preservation sounds intimidating, especially canning, but don't let it scare you. This easy-to-follow guide will have you happily and safely canning your tomatoes and freezing your green beans in no time. Table of ContentsIntroductionChapter 1: Food Preservation 101: Basic Terms and DefinitionsChapter 2: Avoid Contamination: Best Food Safety PracticesChapter 3: Freezing and Drying: The Lighter Side of Food PreservationChapter 4: Water Bath Canning: Tomatoes and Pickles and Salsas, Oh My!Chapter 5: Building Steam: Introduction to Pressure CanningConclusion



Backyard Farming Canning Preserving

Backyard Farming  Canning   Preserving Author Kim Pezza
ISBN-10 9781578265398
Release 2014-10-28
Pages 128
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Your Backyard Farming Experience Begins Here! Make the most of your harvest with over 75 delicious canning recipes! At the end of a successful harvest, the backyard farmer will find themselves with an abundance of produce. Learning to preserve your harvest for use year-round is an essential craft. With the wide variety of uses for preserved produce, the homesteader will find Backyard Farming: Canning & Preserving the right guide to make certain your experience with home preserving is a success. Canning & Preserving takes you through every step of the most popular forms of canning, covering everything from hot water bath canning to the use of a pressure cooker, as you explore the full range of options for your preserved foods. From jams, jellies, and preserves, to pickling food and preparing savory sauces, find the perfect use for your preserved harvest. With Canning & Preserving, you will: • Explore tried-and-true food preservation methods • Learn to properly use the equipment needed to make the most of your harvest • Create flavorful syrups and juices, for use in a variety of healthy recipes • Enjoy delicious recipes year-round, using preserved foods Join the growing movement of homemakers and homesteaders looking to make a return to a healthier, happier way of life—direct to your kitchen from your own backyard. Canning & Preserving will show you how. Backyard Farming is a series of easy-to-use guides to help urban, suburban, and rural dwellers turn their homes into homesteads. Whether planning to grow food for the family or for sale at the local farmers market, Backyard Farming provides simple instruction and essential information in a convenient reference. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Backyard Projects for Today s Homestead

Backyard Projects for Today s Homestead Author Chris Gleason
ISBN-10 9781440315374
Release 2011-02-17
Pages 160
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Maximize your outdoor living spaces through creative woodworking! Today's challenging economic climate has motivated many homeowners to stay in their current homes rather than upgrade, and this has sparked a major trend in what is often called the "don't move: improve!" movement. By putting a small amount of money (and some time) into sprucing-up your backyard, you can create a veritable oasis with the projects in this book. Not only can these projects improve quality of life, but building them can also be a great financial decision. Backyard Projects for Today's Homestead includes: 20 illustrated step-by-step projects that are within the skill level of beginning woodworkers Information on choosing durable materials, working with reclaimed lumber, applying finishes appropriate for outdoor wear More than just outdoor furniture - includes chicken coops, decking, gates, etc



City Farmer

City Farmer Author Lorraine Johnson
ISBN-10 9781553655190
Release 2011
Pages 250
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Celebrates the innovative and inspiring ways that ubran dwellers are reimagining our cities as places of food production. Original.



Welcome to the Farm

Welcome to the Farm Author Shaye Elliott
ISBN-10 9781493030422
Release 2017-04-01
Pages 368
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A fresh, new guide to the backyard lifestyle The homesteading movement is continuing to grow, as more people are stepping up to have a hand in where their food comes from. Whether you want to dabble or immerse yourself completely in the do-it-yourself, back-to-basics lifestyle, Welcome to the Farm is a comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to growing the very best food right in your own backyard. Shaye Elliott takes readers on a journey that teaches them how to harvest baskets full of organic produce, milk a dairy cow (and make butter), plant a homestead orchard, can jams and jellies, and even raise chickens and bees. From her experience running The Elliott Homestead, Shaye provides all the how-to wisdom you need to know about: The benefits of a home garden The basics of seed starting Building your own greenhouse What belongs in the winter garden Canning, freezing, and dehydrating techniques and recipes The pros and cons of caged vs. free-change chickens Keeping a dairy cow and what to do with all the milk Raising animals for meat Making your own cider and wine And so much more! Welcome to the Farm is aimed to serve homesteaders and urban-farmers alike, guiding them through the beginning stages of small-area farming and utilizing whatever amount of space they have available for optimal and delicious food production.



The Perfect Pumpkin

The Perfect Pumpkin Author Gail Damerow
ISBN-10 9781603427418
Release 2012-01-02
Pages 224
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The big orange pumpkin is no longer just for Halloween! Gail Damerow shows you how to cultivate more than 95 varieties of pumpkin, and provides recipes for pumpkin pies, muffins, and even pumpkin beer. You’ll also learn how to use pumpkins in a variety of craft projects, from carving unique jack-o’-lanterns to creating pumpkin-scented creams and soaps. With tips on growing giant pumpkins, preserving your harvest through the winter, and much more, The Perfect Pumpkin will delight pumpkin lovers of all sensibilities.