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A Small Farm In Maine
by: Silber, Terry

In the early 1970s, Terry and Mark Silber were busy pursuing urban careers. On weekends, they retreated to a farm in Maine. Soon they were selling their produce at the farmer's market. One Monday, they didn't go back, and Hedgehog Hill farm was born. Here is how they were transformed from office dwellers to country folk living off the land. 211 pgs.
c. 1988, S/C...$15.00

Agricultural Hand Tools
by: Brigden, Roy

Field maintenance & preparation, seeding, weeding, harvesting, processing. 32 pgs.

Alternative Housebuilding (Popular Science)
by: McClintock, Mike

Build a home using logs, adobe, stone, cordwood, rammed earth, or earth-sheltered methods for less money and lower energy costs. Includes information and diagrams detailed enough to construct seven different homes. Filled with photos & illustrations. 367 pgs.
c. 1989, S/C...$22.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Like New

American Farm Book
by: Allen, R.L.

A pocket-size practical guide on every staple product of the United States, with the best methods of planting, cultivating, & preparation for market. Offers valuable & relevant information including: how to identify soil and know which kinds work best with which crops; instructions for preapring the land for plating; the purpose of meadows & grasses; tips for getting rid of weeds, bugs & fungus; uses for corn, barley, rye & wheat; methods to prevent rot & deacy of potatoes; the health benefits for cattle of certain grains & vegetables; basic suggestions for farm buildings, fences & shade trees. Reprint - First published in 1849. Illustrated throughout with vintage line drawings. 325 pgs.
c. 2002, S/C...$12.95

Animal Waste Management: A Guidebook Of Choices
by: Rehoe, Carolyn

This guidebook is intended to encourage livestock managers, particularly dairy farmers, to carefully manage the waste generated by their cows. Beginning with some basic information regarding why waste managment is important, how it effects local watersheds, suggestions for various methods of managing & containing manure, things to consider when using manure as a fertilizer, & discussion of an old practice regaining popularity, it is hoped this guidebook will facilitate a new & improved perspective toward land stewdardship. 49 pgs.
c. 2000, S/C...$7.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good

Axes & Chainsaws: Use & Maintenance
by: Stephens, Rockwell
Offers practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master country living skills quickly and easily. Fitting a handle, bowsaws, safety, firewood chart, single & double bits. 32 pgs.

Back To Basics: How To Learn & Enjoy Traditional American Skills
by: Readers Digest
Land: buying it & building on it; energy from wood, water, wind & sun; raising your own vegetables, fruit & livestock; enjoying your harvest the year round; skills & crafts for house & homestead (spinning, weaving, quilting, rope, tanning, leatherwork, woodworking, scrimshaw, metalworking, gourd craft, soapmaking, candlemaking, basketry); recreation (crafting a dulcimer, canoeing, kayaking, camping, outdoors in winter, fishing, living with nature). Hundreds of Color & B/W photos, illustrations & drawings.456 pgs.
c. 1981, H/C...$25.00
Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good

Back To Basics: How To Learn & Enjoy Traditional American Skills (Third Edition)
Edited by: Gehring, Abigail

Over 100,000 copies sold! Now newly revised and up to date!. Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills - the kind employed by our forefathers, escaping to an era before power saws and fast food restaurants and rediscovering the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener, and more self-sufficient lifestyle - and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. With hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts, and illustrations, this will help you growing and preserving your own food, convert trees to lumber and build a home from it, learn traditional crafts and homesteading skills, dye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with hand tools, and make treats such as blueberry peach jam and cheddar cheese, and have fun with recreational activities like camping, fishing, and folk dancing without spending a lot of money. The truly ambitious will find instructions on how to build a log cabin or an adobe brick homestead. Complete with tips for old-fashioned fun (square dancing calls, homemade toys, and kayaking tips), this may be the most thorough book on voluntary simplicity available. 2,000 color photos, 200 B/W illustrations. 456 pgs.
c. 2008, 3rd Ed, H/C...$24.95

Back To Eden
by: Kloss, Jethro

The classic guide to Herbal medicine, natural foods, and home remedies. 684 pgs.
c. 1971, P/B...$12.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Backyard Composting
by: Roulac, John

Your complete guide to recycling yard clippings, manure & kitchen scraps. There have been many articles over the years about the benefits of composting for gardeners, but living in the city without a yard, this reviewer never really thought it was something that would apply to me with my handful of flower boxes and potted plants outside. Joke's on me! This book tells you everything you need to know about composting and household refuse, and most importantly, how to get STARTED, and will be enough to convince you to finally get organized and go for it. 96 pgs.
c.1995, S/C, Rev...$6.95

Backyard Farming
by: Bridge, Terry

This book is a guide to getting the best out of what available land you have, by growing a few vegetables or even having some animals about the place, provided the space is large enough to support them. A house with a large garden can be converted into a small hobby farm, with a vegetable plot, poultry and a few hives of bees, while a larger area may support a couple of goats or pigs. Thinking bigger and there could be chickens ranging free or even a small flock of sheep. Bigger yet and you would provide space enough to grow hay and forage crops in support of any livestock you may have, or you may think of establishing an orchard that will provide a variety of fruits. 256 pages. Color photos throughout.
c. 2010, S/C...$14.95

Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less)
by: England, Angela

Plan and plant a successful and sustainable backyard farm -- from a quarter acre to a full acre and beyond -- right in your own backyard. By raising and harvesting their own fruits, vegetables, chickens, bees, milk-bearing animals, and more, people are growing locally, sustainably, and at a fraction of the cost. "Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less)" is written by someone who has planned and run a successful small-scale farm. Angela England guides you through the essentials of planning a small farm -- deciding what should be grown or raised, implementing proven, sustainable techniques, and maximizing yield and harvest. B/W photos. 414 pgs.
c. 2012, S/C... $20.00

Backyard Livestock: How To Grow Meat For Your Family
by: Thomas, Steven

Everything you need to know about selecting & raising poultry, rabbits, sheep, pigs, goats and veal calves on a small scale. Info on breeds, breeding, feed, disease prevention, housing & managment. 264 pgs.
c. 1976, S/C...$17.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Backyard Livestock: Raising Good, Natural Food For Your Family
by: Thomas, Steven & Looby, George DVM
Everything you need to know to raise: chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, rabbits, sheep, goats, pigs, veal, beef. This long time primary reference for anyone who keeps animals as a sustainable food source, this latest edition includes up-to-date information on breeds and breeding, feed, disease prevention, housing, and management. The book also includes a chapter on growing feed; appendices covering disease identification and treatment, manure, tanning, incubators, and injections; and a catalog of supplemental resources. Over 55 drawings include many pictures of sensible homebuilt pieces of equipment. 256 pgs.
c. 2007, 3rd Ed, S/C...$16.95

Backyard Lumberjack: The Ultimate Guide To Felling, Bucking, Splitting & Stacking
by: Philbrick, Frank & Philbrick, Stephen

Father and son lumberjacks Stephen and Frank Philbrick bring practical instruction and first-hand advice to every man with a chainsaw. The Philbricks offer buying advice based on the quantity of wood to be cut and the amount of time to be spent on the job. Diagrams of chainsaw parts, functions, and maintenance requirements; tables and charts of saw specifications and firewood volume; and personal cautionary tales of on-the-job injuries arm potential lumberjacks with the necessary tools to make informed choices. detailed instructions on managing a woodlot, felling and bucking, splitting and stacking, and even include fun facts on burning. For every lumberjack chore they offer advice on equipment (chaps, helmets, felling wedges, hatchets, mauls, peeves), careful procedural instruction, safety and efficiency strategies, and always their humorous anecdotes and tales of tree adventure. Color Photos. 160 pgs.
c. 2006, S/C...$18.95

Barbs, Prongs, Points, Prickers, and Stickers
by: Clifton, Robert T.
A complete and illustrated catalogue of antique barbed wire and related devices. This book was designed to provide a well organized identifying, classifiying, and cataloguing system for the many designs and varaitions of barbed wire. Nearly 1000 drawings and three indexes to patents, inventors, and manufacturers provide an immediate means of identification. 418 pgs.
c. 1970... S/C...$19.95

Barnacle Parp's Chain Saw Guide
by: Hall, Walter

Includes information on: Basic chain saw, how to buy a new chain saw, accessories and features, how to buy a used chain saw, an Ersatz owner's manual, Making it go, keeping it sharp, using your chain saw, how it works and why it doesn't, some repairs, introduction to building a chain saw and a troubleshooting appendix. 257 pages, B/W photos and illustrations
c. 1977, H/C... $24.50
Used, Out-Of-Print
Condition: Like new, no dust jacketj

Barns, Sheds & Outbuildings (Creative Homeowner)
by: Wagner, John & DeKorne, Clayton

Complete how-to information plus designs concepts and building plans. Chapters on: planning the project, tools & materials, building foundations, framing basics, framing for roofs, weatherproofing, wiring & plumbing, and finishing your building. Plans & designs for: garden tool shed, backyard tool shed, gambrel shed, all-purpose garage, livestock barn, artist's studio, pole barn, timber-frame garage, attached shed, barn-style shed, and more. Filled with color photos & color illustrations. 239 pgs.
c. 2005, S/C...$19.95

Be Your Own Home Renovation Contractor
by: Heldmann, Carl
Save 30% without lifting a hammer. Evaluate a structure, estimate costs, get a loan, hire subcontractors, along with sample forms. 165 pgs.
c. 1998, S/C...$16.95

Beginner's Handbook Of Dowsing
by: Baum, Joseph

Clear informative step-by-step line drawings that cover all phases of dowsing, from its origins in the sixteenth century to its present day uses. 31 pgs.
c. 1974, H/C...$8.95
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Best Fences
by: Fitzgerald, James

Offers practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master country living skills quickly and easily. Planning ahead, fence posts, choosing the right type of fence, tools, safety. 32 pgs.
c. 1984, Booklet...$3.95

Best Of Woodsmoke: A Manual Of Primitive Outdoor Skills
by: Jamison, Richard L.

Detailed advice on building a wickiup, primitive fire-making, locating water in the desert, constructing a stone axe, deadfall trapping techniques, primitive fishing, collecting wild yeast, complete use of the deer, surviving a blizzard, making a hot bed, and much, much more. Easy-to-understand instructions. B/W photos. 157 pgs.
c. 1982, H/C...$15.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good

Big Book Of John Deere Tractors
by: Macmillan, Don

The ultimate encyclopedia of John Deere tractors - including European models - from their beginning in 1892 until today. This is a model-by-model historical reference and encyclopedia...plus classic toys, brochures, & collectibles. Photos showcase beautifully restored tractors and unique paintings and artwork from the Deere archives. Other illustrations include rare and valuable original brochures as well as studio photos of John Deere toys and models. No John Deere enthusiast's collection is complete without this book. 256 pgs.
c.1999, H/C...$39.95

Bradford Angier's Backcountry Basics: Wilderness Skills & Outdoor Know-How
by: Detweiler, Esme
Tents, campsites, emergency shelters, fire & firemaking, water, outfitting, clothing, orienteering, survival skills, canoeing, wild edibles, wilderness cookery. B/W illustrations. 338 pgs.
c. 1983, H/C...$20.00

Build-It-Yourself Homestead
By the Editors of Organic Gardening and Farming Magazine
c. 1980, S/C... $7.50 like new 00501212
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Like New

Build The Right Fencing For Horses
by: Clay, Jackie

Offers practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master country living skills quickly and easily. Fencing tools, fence posts, anchor posts and braces, stringing wire fence, jackleg fence, fencing large and small pastures, fencing corrals and paddocks, training pens, the three most common fencing problems. 32 pgs.
c. 1999, Booklet...$3.95

Build Your Own Farm Buildings
by: Henderson, Frank

Planning, choosing materials, preparation, drains, walls, ventilation, plumbing, painting, doors & windows, roofing, floors, fences & roads, electricity.
c. 1971, 4th Ed, H/C...$22.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Build Your Own Low-Cost Log Cabin
by: Hard, Roger
How to shape logs, make corners, erect walls, add decks, how to pick the best site for your cabin, how manufacturer's kit homes differ, secrets of how to save the most on building, and tools you'll need and ways to simplify hard jobs. B/W photos & line drawings. 196 pgs.
c. 1985, S/C...$19.95

Build Your Own Low-Cost Log Home (A Garden Way Book)
by: Hard, Roger

Here is a book that shows you not only how to build a log home using your own logs, but also shows the details on kit log homes & how to construct them. You'll learn: how to shape logs, make corner joints, erect walls, fit joists, add decks & porches, how manufacturers' kits differ, how to pick the best site for a house & plan the foundation & driveway, how to landscape, plus you'll learn the secrets of how to save the most on building your log home - what you can do best yourself & when to get professional help. Filled with photos & illustrations. 200 pgs.
c. 1977, S/C...$15.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good, some wear on outside cover, otherwise like new inside

Building A Multi-Use Barn For Garage, Animals, Workshop, Studio
by: Wagner, John
Design & purpose, siting, foundation, framing, roofing, siding, wiring, plumbing, heating.
c. 1994...H/C...$24.95

Building or Renovating a Small Barn for Your Horse
by: Jackie Clay
Fundamentals of building for horses, tips & techniques for remodling, building a simple run-in shelter, designing the layout for a small barn renovation, roofing, building a stall, providing food & water in the barn, finishes to preserve your horse shelter. 32 pgs.
c. 1999, Booklet...$3.95

Building Small Barns, Sheds & Shelters
by: Burch, Monte

Provides basic, easy-to-follow construction methods for attractive out buildings. Complete inofrmation on tools & materials, foundations & floors, framing, sheathing & roofing, windows & doors, wiring & plumbing, and finishing details. Includes: Multi-purpose barns, woodshed, toolshed, carport, barn-style garage, root cellar, smokehouse, housing for poultry, rabbits & hogs.

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