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Keeping a Family Cow

By Joann S. Grohman
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  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Isbn : 160358479X
  • Pages : 296
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 625
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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 who seek to offer her bounty to the local market or neighborhood. She will provide rich manure for your garden or land, and will enrich the quality of your life as you benefit from the resources of the natural world. Quite simply, the family that keeps a cow is a healthy family. Originally published in the early 1970s as The Cow Economy and reprinted many times over, Keeping a Family Cow has launched thousands of holistic small-scale dairy farmers and families raising healthy cows in accordance with their true nature. The book offers answers to frequently asked questions like, 'Should I get a cow?' and 'How Much Space do I need?' in addition to extensive information on: • The health benefits of untreated milk; • How to milk a cow effectively and with ease; • Choosing your dairy breed; • Drying off your cow; • Details on calving and breeding; • The importance of hay quality and how to properly feed your cow; • Fencing and pasture management; • Housing, water systems, and other supplies; • Treating milk fever and other diseases and disorders; • Making butter, yogurt, and cheese, and, of course . . . • . . . Everything else the conventional dairy industry doesn’t tell us! Now revised and updated to incorporate new information on the raw milk debate, the conversation about A1 vs. A2 milk, fully grassfed dairies, more practical advice for everyday chores, and updated procedures for cow emergencies. Keeping a Family Cow has not only stood the test of time, it still remains the go-to inspirational manual for raising a family milk cow nearly forty years after its first publication. Joann Grohman has a lifetime of practical experience that has been bound into this one volume and presented in the spirit of fun and learning.

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Farming on the Wild Side

By Nancy J. Hayden,John P. Hayden
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  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Isbn : 1603588299
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Reads : 851
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Book Summary:

One farm’s decades-long journey into regenerative agriculture—and how these methods enhance biodiversity, pollinators, and soil health Northern Vermont’s Nancy and John Hayden have spent the last 25 years transforming their draft horse–powered, organic vegetable and livestock operation into an agroecological, regenerative, biodiverse, organic fruit farm, fruit nursery, and pollinator sanctuary. In Farming on the Wild Side they explain the philosophical and scientific principles that influenced them as they phased out sheep and potatoes and embraced apples, pears, stone fruits, and a wide variety of uncommon berry crops; turned much of their property into a semi-wild state; and adapted their marketing and sales strategies to the new century. As the Haydens pursued their goals of enhancing biodiversity and regenerating their land, they incorporated agroforestry and permaculture principles into perennial fruit polycultures, a pollinator sanctuary, repurposed greenhouses for growing fruit, hügelkultur, and ecological “pest” management. Beyond the practical techniques and tips, this book also inspires readers to develop greater ecological literacy and respect for the mysteries of the global ecosystem. Farming on the Wild Side tells a story about new ways to manage small farms and homesteads, about nurturing land, about ecology, about economics, and about things that we can all do to heal both the land and ourselves.

Dressing & Cooking Wild Game

By Teresa Marrone
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  • Publisher : Voyageur Press
  • Isbn : 1627884009
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Cooking
  • Reads : 252
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Book Summary:

This new edition of the best-selling classic Dressing & Cooking Wild Game is the complete guide to field dressing and cooking great-tasting dishes with big game, small game, upland birds, and waterfowl. Compared to domestic meat, wild game is richer in flavor and lower in fat and calories. It also provides the ultimate expression of local food and a self-sufficient lifestyle. However, wild game requires unique care. The extremely low-fat meats of elk and pheasant, for example, become dry and tough if handled improperly. Fortunately, Dressing & Cooking Wild Game has all of the answers you need. This book is the complete guide to field dressing, portioning, and cooking great-tasting dishes with big game, small game, upland birds, and waterfowl. This book is filled with more than 150 recipes for wild game, from elk to squirrel to pheasant. More than 300 full-color photographs illustrate step-by-step directions and show finished dishes, making it easy to master the art of preparing wild game. With useful tips on butchering, dressing, and portioning, as well as information on cooking techniques and nutritional content, Dressing & Cooking Wild Game teaches you how to make your wild game dishes as memorable as the hunts that made them possible.

Gene Everlasting

By Gene Logsdon
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  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Isbn : 1603585400
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 516
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Book Summary:

Author Gene Logsdon—whom Wendell Berry once called “the most experienced and best observer of agriculture we have”—has a notion: That it is a little easier for gardeners and farmers to accept death than the rest of the populace. Why? Because every day, farmers and gardeners help plants and animals begin life and help plants and animals end life. They are intimately attuned to the food chain. They understand how all living things are seated around a dining table, eating while being eaten. They realize that all of nature is in flux. Gene Everlasting contains Logsdon’s reflections, by turns both humorous and heart-wrenching, on nature, death, and eternity, all from a contrary farmer’s perspective. He recounts joys and tragedies from his childhood in the 1930s and ‘40s spent on an Ohio farm, through adulthood and child-raising, all the way up to his recent bout with cancer, always with an eye toward the lessons that farming has taught him about life and its mysteries. Whether his subject is parsnips, pigweed, immortality, irises, green burial, buzzards, or compound interest, Logsdon generously applies as much heart and wit to his words as he does care and expertise to his fields.

When Technology Fails

By Matthew Stein
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  • Publisher : Chelsea Green Publishing
  • Isbn : 1603580956
  • Pages : 493
  • Category : House & Home
  • Reads : 693
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Book Summary:

There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.

A Living From The Land

By William Budington Duryee
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 1447496493
  • Pages : 216
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 856
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Book Summary:

Originally published in 1934, this lovely book offers a guide to be self-sustainment and 'Living From the Land'. Although written many years ago, William B. Duryee shares some priceless wisdom with his readers that will prove just as relevant today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

AKASHVANI

By Publications Division (India),New Delhi
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  • Publisher : Publications Division (India),New Delhi
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 48
  • Category : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Reads : 375
  • File Pdf: akashvani.pdf

Book Summary:

"Akashvani" (English ) is a programme journal of ALL INDIA RADIO ,it was formerly known as The Indian Listener.It used to serve the listener as a bradshaw of broadcasting ,and give listener the useful information in an interesting manner about programmes, who writes them,take part in them and produce them along with photographs of performing artists.It also contains the information of major changes in the policy and service of the organisation. The Indian Listener (fortnightly programme journal of AIR in English) published by The Indian State Broadcasting Service,Bombay ,started on 22 december, 1935 and was the successor to the Indian Radio Times in english, which was published beginning in July 16 of 1927. From 22 August ,1937 onwards, it used to published by All India Radio,New Delhi.In 1950,it was turned into a weekly journal. Later,The Indian listener became "Akashvani" (English ) in January 5, 1958. It was made a fortnightly again on July 1,1983. NAME OF THE JOURNAL: Akashvani LANGUAGE OF THE JOURNAL: English DATE,MONTH & YEAR OF PUBLICATION: 15/11/1959 PERIODICITY OF THE JOURNAL: Weekly NUMBER OF PAGES: 48 VOLUME NUMBER: Vol. XXIV, No.46. BROADCAST PROGRAMME SCHEDULE PUBLISHED(PAGE NOS): 9-46 ARTICLE: 1.Programmes: Technique 2.Excavation sat Navda toli and Maheswar AUTHOR: 1. V.D. Madgulkar 2. H.D.Sankalia KEYWORDS : The dialogue, technique useless, everyday life The clues Document ID : APE-1959-(J-D)-Vol-II-20 Prasar Bharati Archives has the copyright in all matter published in this and other AIR journals.For reproduction previous permission is essential.

Cow Care in Hindu Animal Ethics

By Kenneth R. Valpey
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  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Isbn : 3030284085
  • Pages : 269
  • Category : Animal rights
  • Reads : 824
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Book Summary:

This open access book provides both a broad perspective and a focused examination of cow care as a subject of widespread ethical concern in India, and increasingly in other parts of the world. In the face of what has persisted as a highly charged political issue over cow protection in India, intellectual space must be made to bring the wealth of Indian traditional ethical discourse to bear on the realities of current human-animal relationships, particularly those of humans with cows. Dharma, yoga, and bhakti paradigms serve as starting points for bringing Hindu--particularly Vaishnava Hindu--animal ethics into conversation with contemporary Western animal ethics. The author argues that a culture of bhakti--the inclusive, empathetic practice of spirituality centered in Krishna as the beloved cowherd of Vraja--can complement recently developed ethics-of-care thinking to create a solid basis for sustaining all kinds of cow care communities. ; Offers a focused insight into a key aspect of Hindu religious practice Integrates primary research and tertiary sources to give a multifaceted understanding of the intricacies of cow care practice Challenges conventional Western thought on cow care and its worldwide implications for animal ethics.

The Smallholder's Handbook: Keeping & caring for poultry & livestock on a small scale

By Suzie Baldwin
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  • Publisher : Kyle Books
  • Isbn : 085783603X
  • Pages : 244
  • Category : House & Home
  • Reads : 368
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Book Summary:

The Smallholder's Handbook is a detailed manual to start, plan and manage your own smallholding. Suzie explains the level of work involved, how much space you need and how to prepare your land. There are chapters on keeping poultry (chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese), as well as pigs, goats and sheep, cows and bees. She also explains why having a variety of animals makes the best use of your resources and how many of each type to keep. Comprehensive advice includes choosing breeds, transporting, feeding, housing, daily care and wellbeing, as well as international legislation that applies to livestock.

Dairy Cattle And Milk Production - Prepared For The Use Of Agricultural College Students And Dairy Farmers

By Clarence Henry Eckles
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  • Publisher : Read Books Ltd
  • Isbn : 144654527X
  • Pages : 424
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 980
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Book Summary:

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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