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The Joys of Maple Syrup Season
Tap into the joys of maple syrup season with this sweet advice, plus a recipe for homemade maple sugar, from THE GARDEN MAKER’S BOOK OF WONDER by @finchandfolly creator Allison Vallin Kostovick. Photo by Allison Vallin Kostovick.
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Foraging and Feasting on Fall Acorns
Did you know that you can make your own flour out of foraged acorns? In HOW TO FORAGE FOR WILD FOODS WITHOUT DYING, expert forager Ellen Zachos teaches you how to identify, harvest, and prepare fallen acorns to use in baked goods, soups, and more. #ForagingBook #Foraging #AcornFlour
a hand is holding a small snail in front of a seedless book on the ground
Foraging and Feasting on Fall Acorns
Did you know that you can make your own flour out of foraged acorns? In HOW TO FORAGE FOR WILD FOODS WITHOUT DYING, expert forager Ellen Zachos teaches you how to identify, harvest, and prepare fallen acorns to use in baked goods, soups, and more. #Foraging #ForagingBooks #AcornFlour
The axe is a tool that has shaped human history like few others. In AMERICAN AXE, forester, axe collector, former competitive lumberjack, and author Brett McLeod pays tribute to this iconic instrument of settlement and industry with rich history, stunning photography, and profiles of the most collectible vintage axes. History, Human History, Stunning Photography, Lumberjack, Axes, Human
AMERICAN AXE
The axe is a tool that has shaped human history like few others. In AMERICAN AXE, forester, axe collector, former competitive lumberjack, and author Brett McLeod pays tribute to this iconic instrument of settlement and industry with rich history, stunning photography, and profiles of the most collectible vintage axes.
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THE WOODLAND HOMESTEAD
Put your wooded land to work! In this comprehensive guide to making your land more productive and living more self-sufficiently, author Brett McLeod shows you how to use your woodlands to produce everything from wine and mushrooms to firewood and livestock feed. #Homesteading #HomesteadingBooks
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THE SEVEN-STEP HOMESTEAD
Start building the backyard microfarm of your dreams! In THE SEVEN-STEP HOMESTEAD, avid homesteader Leah M. Webb gives readers a practical outline for producing more food: start with two raised beds and easy crops, expand the growing area at your own pace, add berries, fruit trees, and storage crops, and enjoy a year-round harvest from your own backyard! Photo by Thomas C. Webb. #Homesteading #BackyardHomestead
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Storey's Guides to Raising...
Horses and rabbits and bees, oh my! With over 2.5 million copies in print and now in full color, Storey’s Guides are the most trusted reference series for everyone from backyard homesteaders to farmers. #Homestead #HomesteadingBooks #FarmingBooks
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Can You Keep Ducks and Chickens Together?
Duck... duck... chick! Before you try raising different types of backyard birds, it's important to understand the differences between what they need and how they behave. Learn the basics in this article from Gail Damerow’s AN ABSOLUTE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO RAISING BACKYARD DUCKS. Photos by bowlingbluedog/Shutterstock.com and JZHunt/iStock.com.
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Six Rules for Mindful Chicken Keeping
In addition to being a source of fresh eggs, raising backyard chickens can connect us with the land and, as a result, our common history as humans. In this article from LET’S ALL KEEP CHICKENS!, Dalia Monterroso outlines six rules for mindful chicken keeping that will help you raise a happier, healthier flock. Photo by Rick Dahms. #BackyardChickens #Mindfulness
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Turkey Talk
Turkeys occupy a prominent place in our country’s history and tradition, especially around Thanksgiving. Get to know some proud turkey varieties with deep North American roots in this article from POULTRY BREEDS by Carol Ekarius. Photo by Adam Mastoon.
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HOW TO SPEAK CHICKEN Wall Calendars
Best-selling author Melissa Caughey’s quirky, irresistible guide to how chickens communicate, use their senses to understand the world around them, and establish a pecking order and roles within the flock is now in calendar form from Workman Publishing and Page-A-Day Calendars! Photo by Mars Vilaubi.
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Chicken Anatomy Pop Quiz!
How many parts of a chicken or rooster can you name? Comment below - the anatomy of a chicken may be more complicated than you think! Learn more about the specific comb varieties, feather patterns, and a whole lot more in AN ABSOLUTE BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO KEEPING BACKYARD CHICKENS by Jenna Woginrich. Illustration by Grady McFerrin.
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The Big Possibilities of (Very) Small Farms
From urban rooftops to rural holdings, farmers across the country are proving there is more than one way to farm successfully on a small scale. Author and farmer Josh Volk reflects on the great benefits of small farms in this inspiring excerpt from COMPACT FARMS. Photo © Jessi Asmussen
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Why Raise Chickens?
Why raise chickens? In "An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Backyard Chickens,” chicken expert Jenna Woginrich serves the numerous benefits up on a plate. Besides providing breakfast, chickens can be a rewarding homesteading pet that brings you back to simpler times – and you don’t have to live on a farm to keep a happy, healthy flock. Photo of chicken © Mars Vilaubi. Photo of eggs © Adam Mastoon
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“An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Backyard Chickens”
Ready to start raising backyard chickens? If you answered yes (or even maybe...) then pick up a copy of "An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Keeping Backyard Chickens" by Jenna Woginrich for all the details you need to give it a go!