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Grasslands and herbivore production in Europe and effects of common policies

by Alex De Vliegher, Bert Van Gils, Alain Peeters* & Christian Huyghe Quae (March 20, 2014)

The European project Multisward (http://www.multisward.eu/multisward_eng/) aims at supporting developments and innovations in grassland use and management in different European farming systems (including low-input...


Raising Goats Naturally: The Complete Guide to Milk, Meat and More

by Deborah Niemann New Society Publishers (September 23, 2013)

Produce your own milk, cheese, meat, fiber, fertilizer and more


Pure Poultry: Living Well with Heritage Chickens, Turkeys and Ducks

by Victoria Redhed Miller New Society Publishers (October 21, 2013)

Hatching a sustainable life with heritage poultry


Keeping a Family Cow: The Complete Guide for Home-Scale, Holistic Dairy Producers, 3rd Edition

by Joann S. Grohman Chelsea Green Publishing (September 30, 2013)

The cow is the most productive, efficient creature on earth. She will give you fresh milk, cream, butter, and cheese, build human health and happiness, and even turn a profit for homesteaders and small farmers...


The New Horse-Powered Farm: Tools and Systems for the Small-Scale, Sustainable Market Grower

by Stephen Leslie & Lynn Miller Chelsea Green Publishing (March 05, 2013)

In an era when fuel is a primary concern, draft horses are seen by many as the solution to small-scale, resilient farming with a closed-loop system. Horses bring farmers back to the roots of what it means to...


The Small-Scale Poultry Flock: An All-Natural Approach to Raising Chickens and Other Fowl for Home and Market Growers

by Harvey Ussery & Joel Salatin Chelsea Green Publishing (October 07, 2011)

The most comprehensive guide to date on raising all-natural poultry for the small-scale farmer, homesteader, and professional grower. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock offers a practical and integrative model for...


Humane and Healthy Poultry Production: A Manual for Organic Growers

by Karma Glos & Jocelyn Langer Chelsea Green Publishing (April 15, 2011)

Part of the NOFA guides. Includes information on:

  • Organic poultry basics
  • Establishing the facilities (housing and equipment, choosing and using litter, outdoor access, brooding, grazing and pasturing)
  • Purchasing...


Organic Dairy Production

by Sarah Flack & Jocelyn Langer Chelsea Green Publishing (April 28, 2011)

Part of the NOFA guides. Includes information on:

  • Soils, the foundation of health (manure management)
  • Crop production and grazing management (forage species, pasture management, setting up a grazing system)...


Brave and Loyal

by Cat Urbigkit Skyhorse (January 03, 2017)

Learn about the brave dogs who help guard livestock around the world!

Wolf populations in the Rocky Mountains have reached recovery goals due in large part to an environmentally friendly method of predator control...


Where the Blind Horse Sings

by Kathy Stevens & Elizabeth Marshall Thomas Skyhorse (August 01, 2009)

More than anything else, this is a book about love. In this deeply moving account, you will hear about Rambo, a sheep who informs the staff when another animal is in trouble; and Paulie, a former cockfighting...


Animal Camp

by Kathy Stevens Skyhorse (September 08, 2010)

Picking up where she left off in Where the Blind Horse Sings, Kathy Stevens regales us with more tales of the rescued animals at Catskill Animal Sanctuary (CAS), some touching, some hilarious, all provocative....


Chickens

by Janet Lembke Skyhorse (November 01, 2012)

Framed by the author's personal experience with backyard hens, Chickens: Their Natural and Unnatural Histories explores the history of the chicken from its descent from the dinosaurs to the space-age present....


The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading

by Nicole Faires Skyhorse (March 10, 2011)

Can you make your own bread (sans bread machine)? Grow a garden all winter? What can you use instead of toilet paper? What if the power went out for a month? What if the grocery store closed? Can you make a...


Country Grit

by Scottie Jones Skyhorse (September 05, 2017)

Scottie Jones lived a typical suburban, professional life in Phoenix until her husband, Greg, got into a near-fatal car accident. While recovering, he became convinced that they needed a change and a simpler...


The Truth About Animals

by Lucy Cooke Basic Books (April 16, 2018)

Mary Roach meets Bill Bryson in this "surefire summer winner" (Janet Maslin, New York Times), an uproarious tour of the basest instincts and biggest mysteries of the animal world

Humans have gone to the Moon...


How to Raise Chickens for Meat

by Michelle Marine Skyhorse (March 03, 2020)

If self-sufficiency and raising your own food is important to you, this book will help you pull together a complete farm-to-table experience.

Gone are the days when grandma headed to the chicken coop in search...


Sky Ranch

by Bobbi Phelps Skyhorse (June 16, 2020)

A city girl is uprooted and moved to the farm, where she must overcome her fears and learn to live life in a rougher way.

Once Bobbi Phelps married an Idaho rancher, she discovered what it was like to live in...


Self-Sufficiency

by Abigail R. Gehring Skyhorse (November 10, 2010)

Now, more than ever, people across the country are turning toward simpler, greener, and quieter ways of living—whether they’re urbanites or country folk. Following in the footsteps of Back to Basics and...


The Self-Sufficiency Handbook

by Alan Bridgewater & Gill Bridgewater Skyhorse (February 15, 2011)

Anyone considering a shift to a greener way of living must get this inspirational and practical guide. With easy-to-read layouts and simple text, it runs the full ecological gamut, from geothermal heating to...


The Joy of Hobby Farming

by Michael Levatino & Audrey Levatino Skyhorse (April 01, 2011)

When the farm is a lifestyle, but not quite a way to earn a living, it's considered hobby farming. Most of us want to live a sustainable and healthy life in which we protect the environment and keep it safe...


Urban Homesteading

by Rachel Kaplan & K. Ruby Blume Skyhorse (April 27, 2011)

The urban homesteading movement is spreading rapidly across the nation. Urban Homesteading is the perfect "back-to-the-land" guide for urbanites who want to reduce their impact on the environment. Full of practical...


50 Do-It-Yourself Projects for Keeping Chickens

by Janet Garman Skyhorse (July 17, 2018)

Get ready to jump into the world of chickens, one DIY project at a time. Owning and raising chickens doesn’t have to be an expensive hobby. With imagination, simple tools, and salvaged or bargain materials,...


The Good Living Guide to Keeping Sheep and Other Fiber Animals: Housing, Feeding, Sh

by Janet Garman Good Books (February 19, 2019)

A comprehensive and inspiring guide small-scale fiber farming and wool crafting.

Fiber crafts--such as knitting, weaving, and crocheting--continue to surge in popularity, with sites like Ravelry (a social media...


Raising a Healthy Rabbit

by Nancy Searle Storey Publishing, LLC (July 21, 2000)

Raise your rabbit the right way!

Friendly and easy to care for, rabbits make ideal family pets. But how do you keep a pet rabbit happy and healthy? How can you tell if your rabbit is sick? What would you do if...


The Basics of Western Riding

by Charlene Strickland & Martha Josey Storey Publishing, LLC (November 12, 2012)

Get in the saddle and experience the thrills, challenges, and fun of Western riding! In this comprehensive introductory guide, veteran trainer Charlene Strickland covers everything from safe horse handling procedures...


A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens

by Melissa Caughey Storey Publishing, LLC (April 01, 2015)

Chickens make wonderful pets, and Melissa Caughey provides all the information kids need to raise healthy chickens and have lots of fun doing it. Covering everything from feeding, housing, and collecting eggs...


The Encyclopedia of Animal Predators

by Janet Vorwald Dohner Storey Publishing, LLC (May 16, 2017)

Learn to identify threatening species through tracks, scat, and the damage they leave behind. Fascinating profiles of more than 50 predatory mammals, birds, and reptiles teach farmers, ranchers, homesteaders,...


Do Unto Animals

by Tracey Stewart & Lisel Ashlock Artisan (October 20, 2015)

#1 New York Times bestseller and USA Today bestseller

The more we know about the animals in our world and the better we care for them, the better our lives will be. Former veterinary technician and animal advocate...


The Best Fences

by James Fitzgerald Storey Publishing, LLC (January 11, 1984)

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles...


Your Goats

by Gail Damerow Storey Publishing, LLC (September 21, 2012)

Suitable for farm work, as pets, and a source of fiber, goats are amazingly versatile animals. This informative and encouraging guide, designed for kids ages 9 and up, explains everything children need to know...


How to Speak Chicken

by Melissa Caughey Storey Publishing, LLC (November 28, 2017)

Best-selling author Melissa Caughey knows that backyard chickens are like any favorite pet — fun to spend time with and fascinating to observe. Her hours among the flock have resulted in this quirky, irresistible...


QueenSpotting

by Hilary Kearney Storey Publishing, LLC (April 30, 2019)

At the heart of every bee hive is a queen bee. Since her well-being is linked to the well-being of the entire colony, the ability to find her among the residents of the hive is an essential beekeeping skill....


Barnheart

by Jenna Woginrich Storey Publishing, LLC (November 16, 2011)

With humor and poise, Jenna Woginrich describes her adventurous self-education in homesteading. Poignant offbeat observations on learning to farm by trial and error punctuate the story of her quest to find a...


The Horse Training Problem Solver

by Jessica Jahiel & Cherry Hill Storey Publishing, LLC (April 22, 2015)

Training a horse can be a frustrating experience for rider and animal alike. From dealing with a horse that won’t listen to rectifying erratic behavior, this guide covers hundreds of common training challenges...


101 Arena Exercises for Horse & Rider

by Cherry Hill & Carla Wennberg Storey Publishing, LLC (December 07, 2012)

Take your riding to a new level! Bringing together recognized classic exercises for both English and Western riders plus her own original patterns and maneuvers, Cherry Hill provides an array of drills that...


Building Small Barns, Sheds & Shelters

by Monte Burch Storey Publishing, LLC (December 10, 2012)

Build your own outbuildings and enjoy the space to do more of what you love. From simple toolsheds and animal shelters to smokehouses and low-cost barns, Monte Burch guides you through everything you need to...


Dear County Agent Guy

by Jerry Nelson Workman Publishing Company (May 03, 2016)

“Jerry Nelson’s column comes from the true heart of the Midwest. He has the true voice, the slow twang. He knows wheat from barley. He knows hardware, he knows vegetation, he knows people.”—Garrison...


Your Calf

by Heather Smith Thomas Storey Publishing, LLC (December 07, 2012)

Designed for kids ages 9 and up, this friendly and encouraging guide introduces children to the fun and rewarding experience of raising a calf. With age-appropriate instructions, clear photographs, and easy-to-read...


The Field Guide to Fleece

by Carol Ekarius & Deborah Robson Storey Publishing, LLC (August 27, 2013)

With this compact portable reference in hand, crafters can quickly and easily look up any of 100 different sheep breeds, the characteristics of their fleece, and the kinds of projects for which their fleece...


The Cattle Health Handbook

by Heather Smith Thomas Storey Publishing, LLC (March 11, 2009)

In this practical guide, Heather Smith Thomas provides easy-to-execute solutions for a variety of common medical situations that can afflict your animals, including bacterial diseases, parasites, and nutritional...


Your Rabbit

by Nancy Searle Storey Publishing, LLC (April 12, 2013)

Designed for children ages 9 and up who are interested in raising rabbits, this comprehensive guide covers all aspects of rabbit care with an encouraging tone and age-appropriate language. Nancy Searle provides...


How to Think Like a Horse

by Cherry Hill Storey Publishing, LLC (June 30, 2011)

In this fascinating best seller, Cherry Hill explores the way horses think and how it affects their behavior. Explaining why certain smells and sounds appeal to your horse’s sensibility and what sets off his...


Stablekeeping

by Cherry Hill & Richard Klimesh Storey Publishing, LLC (December 26, 2012)

Your horses deserve a comfortable and well-kept stable. In this easy-to-use guide, Cherry Hill shows you how to design and maintain an efficient and safe stable environment. With clear instructions and more...


Cherry Hill's Horsekeeping Almanac

by Cherry Hill Storey Publishing, LLC (July 12, 2012)

Keep your horse happy and healthy throughout the entire year. Veteran trainer Cherry Hill provides a comprehensive month-by-month guide to horse care that includes seasonal stable chores and maintenance procedures...


101 Ground Training Exercises for Every Horse & Handler

by Cherry Hill Storey Publishing, LLC (May 08, 2012)

Ground training is the key to a safe and pleasurable riding experience. Designed for easy reference while working with your horse, this guide can be hung on a post. Riders of all disciplines and skill levels...


Made from Scratch

by Jenna Woginrich Storey Publishing, LLC (April 30, 2014)

In a hectic world of mass-produced food, clothing, and entertainment, it’s easy to miss out on the simple pleasures of doing things for yourself. Young web designer Jenna Woginrich chronicles her adventures...


Your Sheep

by Paula Simmons & Darrell L. Salsbury Storey Publishing, LLC (December 26, 2012)

Whether you're getting your first sheep or would like to learn more about caring for and showing the sheep you have, Your Sheep has the information you need to be successful. Paula Simmons and Darrell Salsbury...


The Horse Doctor Is In

by Brent Kelley Storey Publishing, LLC (August 02, 2012)

This practical guide to equine health care is filled with sound advice that is presented in a warm and approachable tone. Experienced veterinarian Brent Kelley offers proven methods for dealing with a variety...


Storey's Guide to Training Horses, 2nd Edition

by Heather Smith Thomas Storey Publishing, LLC (June 24, 2010)

Safely and successfully train your own horse. Stressing the importance of understanding equine behavior, Storey’s Guide to Training Horses provides a series of progressive exercises that can easily be adjusted...


What Every Horse Should Know

by Cherry Hill Storey Publishing, LLC (April 08, 2011)

Train your horse to embrace a life around humans. Focusing on developing the skills vital for every domesticated horse, this guide stresses the importance of creating an atmosphere where both trainer and horse...