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.



Mini Farming

Mini Farming Author Brett L. Markham
ISBN-10 9781626367753
Release 2010-04-01
Pages 240
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Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, this book covers everything you need to know to get started: buying and saving seeds, starting seedlings, establishing raised beds, soil fertility practices, composting, dealing with pest and disease problems, crop rotation, farm planning, and much more. Because self-suf?ciency is the objective, subjects such as raising backyard chickens and home canning are also covered along with numerous methods for keeping costs down and production high. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with photographs, tables, diagrams, and illustrations.



2015 A Practical and Easy Emergency Preparedness Hand book

2015 A Practical and Easy Emergency Preparedness Hand book Author Rebecca Louderman
ISBN-10 9781620507261
Release 2012
Pages 94
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This handbook is a practical approach to providing for yourself & your family in the event of the unthinkable. A recent survey showed over 75% of Americans fear, the U.S. economy will fall. No less the man made and natural disasters that looms over our heads daily. in the event of a catastrophe, what does the future look like for you and your family? Watch your local news & you can actually see it unfold. Riots, looting, home invasions, fire set a blaze, food is scarce & crime goes through the roof! There is little to no work & this is just the beginning of the chaos to follow. After spending thousands of dollars unnecessarily & years of research trying to find answers, it became apparent people need an easy to follow informative book. This had book will help guide you through the process which can be daunting to say the least. I have compiled useful information, actual Web Sites, books I found helpful, equipment you will need & much more.......Good luck to you all!



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 Woodland Homestead

The Woodland Homestead Author Brett McLeod
ISBN-10 9781612123509
Release 2015-07-10
Pages 240
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Put your wooded land to work! This comprehensive manual shows you how to use your woodlands to produce everything from wine and mushrooms to firewood and livestock feed. You’ll learn how to take stock of your woods; use axes, bow saws, chainsaws, and other key tools; create pasture and silvopasture for livestock; prune and coppice trees to make fuel, fodder, and furniture; build living fencing and shelters for animals; grow fruit trees and berries in a woodland orchard; make syrup from birch, walnut, or boxelder trees; and much more. Whether your property is entirely or only partly wooded, this is the guide you need to make the best use of it.



Maximizing Your Mini Farm

Maximizing Your Mini Farm Author Brett L. Markham
ISBN-10 9781620872970
Release 2012-03-21
Pages 272
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Mini farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Now expanding exponentially on his bestselling Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1⁄4 Acre, Brett Markham gives you tips, tricks, and planning advice on how to make the most of your mini farm. New topics include: -Soil and Fertility yy Tools and Techniques -Planting Guides and Seeders -Easy Trellising -Weed Control Techniques -Greater Food Self-Sufficiency -Making Your Own Country Wines -Making Your Own Vinegars -Making Cheese at Home -Cooking for Self-Sufficiency Keep your costs down and production high with this complete guide to maximizing your mini farm—whether it’s a rooftop urban garden, a suburban backyard, or a more substantial plot of land. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with tables, diagrams, and 200 color illustrations and author photographs.



The Grow Your Own Food Handbook

The Grow Your Own Food Handbook Author Monte Burch
ISBN-10 9781628739794
Release 2014-04-01
Pages 272
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Growing your own food is a hot topic today because of the high cost of transporting food long distances, the heightened problem of diseases caused by commercially grown foods, concerns of the overuse of chemicals in mass food production, and the uncertain health effects of GMOs. Many people—from White House executives to inner-city kids—have recently discovered the benefits of homegrown vegetables and fruits. Community gardens, and even community canning centers, are increasingly popular and have turned roof-top gardening into a great and healthy food source. And on a smaller scale, some plants can even be grown in containers for the smallest backyard or patio. The possibilities for growing your own food are endless! The Grow Your Own Food Handbook informs you how to grow all types of vegetables, fruits, and even grains on your own land or in any small space available to you and your family. Also included is information on specific health benefits, vitamins, and minerals for each food, as well as detailed instructions for fall and winter food growing. Learn how to grow for your family, harvest and store all types of home-grown produce, and find joy in eating foods planted with your own hands.



The Weekend Homesteader

The Weekend Homesteader Author Anna Hess
ISBN-10 9781620879528
Release 2013-12-13
Pages 432
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Organized by month, this homesteading manual will guide you through short projects which you can use to slowly acclimate to the alternate lifestyle without becoming overwhelmed.



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.



Chickens for the Backyard Homesteader

Chickens for the Backyard Homesteader Author Suzie Baldwin
ISBN-10 1580117139
Release 2013-02-22
Pages 142
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Offers advice on choosing the best hens, discussing their care, feeding, and housing.



The Quarter Acre Farm

The Quarter Acre Farm Author Spring Warren
ISBN-10 9781580054010
Release 2011-03-15
Pages 336
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When Spring Warren told her husband and two teenage boys that she wanted to grow 75 percent of all the food they consumed for one year—and that she wanted to do it in their yard—they told her she was crazy. She did it anyway. The Quarter-Acre Farm is Warren’s account of deciding—despite all resistance—to take control of her family’s food choices, get her hands dirty, and create a garden in her suburban yard. It’s a story of bugs, worms, rot, and failure; of learning, replanting, harvesting, and eating. The road is long and riddled with mistakes, but by the end of her yearlong experiment, Warren’s sons and husband have become her biggest fans—in fact, they’re even eager to help harvest (and eat) the beautiful bounty she brings in. Full of tips and recipes to help anyone interested in growing and preparing at least a small part of their diet at home, The Quarter-Acre Farm is a warm, witty tale about family, food, and the incredible gratification that accompanies self-sufficiency.



Miraculous Abundance

Miraculous Abundance Author Perrine Hervé-Gruyer
ISBN-10 9781603586436
Release 2016-03-14
Pages 272
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The Bec Hellouin model for growing food, sequestering carbon, creating jobs, and increasing biodiversity without using fossil fuels When Charles and Perrine Hervé-Gruyer set out to create their farm in an historic Normandy village, they had no idea just how much their lives would change. Neither one had ever farmed before. Charles had been circumnavigating the globe by sail, operating a floating school that taught students about ecology and indigenous cultures. Perrine had been an international lawyer in Japan. Each had returned to France to start a new life. Eventually, Perrine joined Charles in Normandy, and Le Ferme du Bec Hellouin was born. Bec Hellouin has since become a celebrated model of innovative, ecological agriculture in Europe, connected to national and international organizations addressing food security, heralded by celebrity chefs as well as the Slow Food movement, and featured in the inspiring César and COLCOA award-winning documentary film, Demain ("Tomorrow"). Miraculous Abundance is the eloquent tale of the couple’s evolution from creating a farm to sustain their family to delving into an experiment in how to grow the most food possible, in the most ecological way possible, and create a farm model that can carry us into a post-carbon future—when oil is no longer moving goods and services, energy is scarcer, and localization is a must. Today, the farm produces a variety of vegetables using a mix of permaculture, bio-intensive, four-season, and natural farming techniques--as well as techniques gleaned from native cultures around the world. It has some animals for eggs and milk, horses for farming, a welcome center, a farm store, a permaculture school, a bread oven for artisan breads, greenhouses, a cidery, and a forge. It has also become the site of research focusing on how small organic farms like theirs might confront Europe’s (and the world’s) projected food crisis. But in this honest and engaging account of the trials and joys of their uncompromising effort, readers meet two people who are farming the future as much as they are farming their land. They envision farms like theirs someday being the hub for a host of other businesses that can drive rural communities—from bread makers and grain millers to animal care givers and other tradespeople. Market farmers and home gardeners alike will find much in these pages, but so will those who’ve never picked up a hoe. The couple’s account of their quest to design an almost Edenlike farm, hone their practices, and find new ways to feed the world is an inspiring tale. It is also a love letter to a future in which people increasingly live in rural communities that rely on traditional skills, locally created and purveyed goods and services, renewable energy, and greater local governance, but are also connected to the larger world.



DIY Projects for the Self Sufficient Homeowner

DIY Projects for the Self Sufficient Homeowner Author Betsy Matheson
ISBN-10 9781589235670
Release 2011-02-01
Pages 160
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"Step-by-step, how-to projects for home rain collection, solar panels, food storage, solar energy systems, eco-friendly improvements, bee keeping, and more"--Provided by publisher.



Living on One Acre Or Less

Living on One Acre Or Less Author Sally Morgan
ISBN-10 0857843303
Release 2016-03-31
Pages 224
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You don't need a huge parcel of land to start your own mini-farm and live more self-sufficiently. With an acre, or even a half-acre, you can juggle a job, family, and still grow fruit and veg and even have some chickens, pigs or sheep. Sally Morgan takes the reader through the basics of a starting your own smallholding, including planning and setting up, growing your own fruit and vegetables, keeping chickens, pigs and sheep - all while making use of sustainable and organic principles. This inspirational book is perfect for anyone who aspires to take control of their food supply, or who wants to do more with the land they've got.



The Homesteading Handbook

The Homesteading Handbook Author Abigail R. Gehring
ISBN-10 9781616082659
Release 2011-05-25
Pages 272
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Explains how to grow an organic garden, preserve the food one grows, build alternate-energy devices by hand, identify edible wild foods, conserve water, handcraft household items and much more, in a book with 500 full-color illustrations. Original.



The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner

The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner Author Ann Larkin Hansen
ISBN-10 1612126979
Release 2017
Pages 208
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This practical workbook offers a detailed calendar of what to do when on a small farm or homestead -- from pruning apple trees to brooding chicks -- and shows how to organize each season's tasks efficiently and effectively.