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Handy Farm Devices & How To Make Them
by: Cobleigh, Rolfe
Originally published in 1909, this is more than an engaging trip down memory lane. For any small farmer or homesteader, the techniques and devices described in detail are just as useful, durable, and fully functional today as they were 75 years ago. You will learn to build a portable chicken coop, a stone boat (for moving stone), a lightweight orchard ladder, gates that don't sag, gates that lift over snowdrifts, a handy wood splitter, spill-proof chicken waterers, a small truss bridge, easy fence-post and stump-puller, a bicycle-powered washing machineas well as rudimentary farm structures, well houses, bee hives, a baby's cradle, a cheese press and much more. The charming, turn-of-the-century language and useful and inspirational quotes from Shakespeare, the Bible, Bacon, Longfellow and many others make this book a delight to read. Lots of illustrations. 288 pgs.
c. 2007, First published 1909, S/C... $9.95

Handy Sportsman
by: Wilson, Loring

Illustrated with photos by the author, this step-by-step how-to book shows you how to make your own hunting and fishing equipment, including a tackle box, rod rack, flies, trout net, rifle cabinet, lures, duck decoys and much more. 218 pgs.
c. 1976, H/C...$15.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good with dust jacket, dust jacket fair & taped to book, ex-library, usual library markings, otherwise inside very clean & nice

Have-More Plan
by: Robinson, Ed & Carolyn

How to make a small cash income into the best and happiest living any family could want. Includes: buying a place, laying out a homestaed, part-time farm pays for itself, gardening, building a small barn, dwarf fruit trees & berries, a fish pond, and starting right with poultry, rabbits, milk goats, cows, bees, and more. B/W photos & illustrations. 70 pgs.
c.1973...S/C, Reprint...$9.95

Historic Farm Buildings
by: Lake, Jeremy
From vast and beautiful tithe barns to small upland byres, the farm has provided us with some of the most satisfying and eccentric buildings to be found in rural architecture. This brings alive the farming communities which produced such a wide variety of architectural styles, explaining how and why each style developed. B/W photos & illusustrations in text throughout.144 pgs.
Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Brand New

Hit By a Farm: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Barn
by: Friend, Catherine

Farms have fences. People have boundaries. Mine began crumbling the day I knelt behind a male sheep, reached between his legs, and squeezed his testicles. This took place one blustery November day when I joined other shepherd-wannabees for a class on the basics of raising sheep. I was there with my partner Melissa, the woman I'd lived with for twelve years, because we were going to start a farm . When self-confessed "urban bookworm" Catherine Friend's partner of twelve years decides she wants to fulfill her lifelong dream of owning a farm, Catherine agrees. What ensues is a crash course in both living off and with the land that ultimately allows Catherine to help fulfill Melissa's dreams while not losing sight of her own. Hit by a Farm is a hilarious recounting of Catherine and Melissa's trials of "getting back to the land." It is also a coming-of (middle)-age story of a woman trying to cross the divide between who she is and who she wants to be, and the story of a couple who say "goodbye city life" — and learn more than they ever bargained for about love, land, and yes, sheep sex. 240 pgs.
c. 2006, S/C... $14.95

Hobby Farm: Living Your Rural Dream For Pleasure & Profit
by: Ekarius, Carol

From the publisher of Hobby Farms magazine comes Hobby Farm, the perfect book for anyone who dreams of life in the country. Choose the right farm for your needs, anticipate lifestyle changes, navigate legal & real estate issues, plant sustainable gardens, select & care for a variety of livestock, preserve harvested goods, enjoy fresh meat & dairy products, prepare delicious dishes from homegrown crops, tackle nature's troublemakers, & turn a profit from hobby farming. Beautifully illustrated with color photos throughout. 272 pgs.
c. 2005, S/C...$24.95

Hobby Farms Magazine
The magazine for rural enthusiasts – hobby farmers, small production farmers and those passionate about the country. Hobby Farms caters to all aspects of rural life – from small farm equipment, to livestock, to crops. Hobby Farms highlights “rural living for pleasure and profit.”

Hobby Farm Home Magazine
The home magazine for those truly living in the country. Hobby Farm Home highlights farmhouse activities such as cooking, crafting, collecting, pet care and home arts and skills.

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Holy Cows & Hog Heaven: The Food Buyer's Guide To Farm Friendly Food
by: Salatin, Joel

Wwritten by an honest-to-goodness-dirt-under-the-fingernails, optimistic, clean food farmer. His goal is to: Empower food buyers to pursue positive alternatives to the industrialized food system; Bring clean food farmers and their patrons into a teamwork relationship; Marry the best of western technology with the soul of Eastern ethics; Educate food buyers about productions; Create a food system that enhances nature's ecology for future generations. Holy Cows and Hog Heaven has an overriding objective of encouraging every food buyer to embrace the notion that menus are a conscious decision, creating the next generation's world one bite at a time. 134 pgs.
c. 2004, S/C...$17.95

Home Creamery
by: Farrell-Kingsley, Kathy

Butter, yogurt, ricotta, and other fresh dairy products have been made in home kitchens around the world for centuries. They are not difficult to make, require no complicated aging techniques, and offer the home cook a wonderful range of tart, sweet, nutty, silky, creamy, melty textures and flavors. With the growing availability of local, organic milk and the soaring popularity of raw milk, now is the perfect time to bring fresh dairy products back to the home kitchen. Author Kathy Farrell-Kingsley begins with simple, step-by-step instructions for making sour cream, buttermilk, créme fraîche, mozzarella, fresh goat cheese, and 10 other fresh milk products. Home cooks will be thrilled with the simple but magical process of turning milk or cream into cultured dairy products and soft, unripened cheeses. There's nothing quite like watching cream turn into butter or tasting the slightly chewy tang of homemade mozzarella. Following the dairy instructions are 75 delicious cooking and baking recipes developed to showcase products from The Home Creamery. Cheese Blintzes, Herbed Goat Cheese Bites, Mozzarella Panini, Spinach Ricotta Pie, Coleslaw with Buttermilk Dressing, Chocolate Sour Cream Cake, and Tiramisu are that much sweeter when made with the rich creamy goodness of homemade dairy items. 214 pgs.
c. 2008, S/C...$16.95

Home Farm Handbook
by: Peter Ford
A comprehensive guide to buying, raising, and breeding farm animals successfully. Advice on choosing specific breeds, instructions on how to care for your your animals on a daily basis, information on health maintenance and disease prevention. Animals covered: chickens, ducks, geeses, goats and bees. Over 120 photographs. 128 pgs.
c. 2000...H/C...$12.95

Home Improvement Manual (Reader's Digest)
by: Reader's Digest

A do-it-yourself guide to renovating, modernizing, & adding space to your home, this book is packed with ideas and information. For the all-out do-it-yourselfer, or for those who only intend to plan and oversee projects, this book will help save time and money. From building codes to architecural drawings, from foundations to waterproofing, from interior walls to finishing basements, from electrical work to plumbing, from adding a wing to windows, decks or retaining walls, this book covers it all. Loaded with B/W photos, color photos, illustrations, plans & blueprints. 384 pgs.
c. 1982, H/C...$25.00

Homeowner's Guide To Solar Heating (Sunset)

In clear, nontechnical language, this book explains how solar heating works & how it can be applied to your home - in active & passive heating, domestic water heating, & pool heating. Detailed drawings & color photos showing a variety of approaches to soalr heating will help you in selecting architecture you prefer. Guidelines for planning your own solar heating system include how to determine your home's soalr potential & how to locate the equipment & the professional help you need. 96 ps.
c. 1978, S/C...$5.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good, ex-library, usually library markings, slight wear on cover, inside pages clean

Homesteader's Handbook
by: Churchill, James

Getting ready, getting land, acquiring animals, organic gardening, wild foods, water supply, honey & syrup, toolmaking, building from natural material, butchering, aquaculture, spinning & knitting, soapmaking, farming the large spread, handling medical emergencies. 224 pgs.
c. 1974, H/C...$25.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited

Homesteader's Handbook To Raising Small Livestock
by: Belanger, Jerome D.

Goat, sheep, chicken, geese, rabbit, hog, turkey, guinea fowl, duck, & pigeon. oat, sheep, chicken, geese, rabbit, hog, turkey, guinea fowl, duck, & pigeon. Open this book, then choose you animal or animals, and read about their place on the homestead; how much room and care they will need; how much of a return you will realize for the time, money & work you put into their raising; the different breeds available; housing requirements; what equipment you can buy or build yourself; how to control diseases through prevention; how to mix your own food rations; how to make the best use of manure; how to butcher and use you animal's by-products and much more. B/W photos & illustrations. 246 pgs.
c. 1974, H/C...$22.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good-Very Good

Homesteader's Handbook To Raising Small Livestock
by: Belanger, Jerome D.

Goat, sheep, chicken, geese, rabbit, hog, turkey, guinea fowl, duck, & pigeon. oat, sheep, chicken, geese, rabbit, hog, turkey, guinea fowl, duck, & pigeon. Open this book, then choose you animal or animals, and read about their place on the homestead; how much room and care they will need; how much of a return you will realize for the time, money & work you put into their raising; the different breeds available; housing requirements; what equipment you can buy or build yourself; how to control diseases through prevention; how to mix your own food rations; how to make the best use of manure; how to butcher and use you animal's by-products and much more. B/W photos & illustrations. 246 pgs.
c. 1974, S/C...$12.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good-Very Good

by: Gehring, Abigail (Editor)

A Back to Basics Guide to Growing Your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating Your Own Energy, Crafting, Herbal Medicine, and More. The companion to the bestseller' Back to Basics' for country, urban, and suburban folks. Who doesn't want to shrink their carbon footprint, save money, and eat homegrown food whenever possible? Even readers who are very much on the grid will embrace this large, fully-illustrated guide on the basics of living the good, clean life. It's written with country lovers in mind - even those who currently live in the city. Whether you live in the city, the suburbs, or even the wilderness, there is plenty you can do to improve your life from a green perspective. Got sunlight? Start container gardening. With a few plants, fresh tomatoes, which then become canned tomato sauce, are a real option. Reduce electricity use by eating dinner by candlelight (using homemade candles, of course). Learn to use rainwater to augment water supplies. Make your own soap and hand lotion. Consider keeping chickens for the eggs. From what to eat to supporting sustainable restaurants to avoiding dry cleaning, this book offers information on anything a homesteader needs' and more. 1000 color illustrations. 456 pgs.
c. 2009, H/C...$24.95

Horse Housing: How To Plan, Build, And Remodel Barns And Sheds
by: Klimesh, Richard & Hill, Cherry
Whether building a new barn or improving an existing one, this is the perfect guide. From finding the best building site to choosing stall latches, this is chock full of how-to tips. It explains in detail which materials are good to use around horses, and how good lighting, flooring, and ventilation make a big difference to both horses and people. And it goes beyond theory -- offering information, like how to estimate concrete and shingle a new roof or replace an old one. The book contains 16 plans, an extensive directory for locating services needed for barn construction, and a glossary of more than 300 terms to help demystify the building process. Color photos. 201 pgs.
c. 2002, H/C...$29.95

How To Build Animal Housing
by: Ekarius, Carol
60 plans for coops, hutches, barns, sheds, pens, nest boxes, feeders, stanchions, and much more. With careful discussions of animal welfare, behavior, and general safety issues, you'll get expert advice on planning ahead and budgeting adequatley. Detailed plans are supplemented with an entire section dedicated to construction techniques. 260 pgs.
c. 2004, S/C...$24.95

How To Build Fences & Gates (A Sunset Book)

Fences & their function, building fences & screens, wood fences, fences of other materials, wire for security, special situation fencing, fence paltings, lighting, decoration, gates - ornate & simple. Filled with B/W photos, illustrations and diagrams. 96 pgs.
c. 1976, S/C...$12.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Very Good

How To Build Paths, Steps & Footbridges
by: Jeswald, Peter
The fundamentals of planning, designing, and constructing creative walkways in your home landscape. You'll get advice on: planning a project that works with your property's topography, creating a site plan and selecting the appropraite materials, and building it yourself step-by-step. Loaded with B/W illustrations and color photos. 234 pgs.
c. 2005, S/C...$19.95

How To Build Small Barns & Outbuildings
by: Burch, Monte

Step-by-step through the foundations of general construction - from information on planning and laying out a site to do-it-yourself instructions on framing, roofing, wiring, plumbing, and much more. More than 20 projects offer complete plans & instructions for how to build a wide variety of structures. Including: pole barn, horse barn, milk barn, machine shed, sheep/goat shelter, woodshed, garden shed, home office, add-on garage, guest house, roadside stand, insulated dog house, and more. B/W photos & drawings. 280 pages.

How To Build Your Cabin or Modern Vacation Home
by: Walton, Harry

This book will tell you how to select your homesite, choose plans and materials, build foundations, log cabins & frame structures, work with interior and exterior paneling and siding, build porches, build chimneys & fireplaces, how to solve water & waste problems, and much more. Over 170 photos, diagrams & drawings. 160 pgs.
c. 1964, S/C... $15.00
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Like new

How To Know American Antique Furniture
by: Bishop, Robert

Designed as a basic reference guide to enable the collector and student to recognize the essential characteristics of many types of early American furniture. Over 300 photographs and line drawings illustrate fine expamples of furniture from the seventeenth century to 1915 in the Pilgrim, Queen Anne, Chippendale, Federal, Empire, Victorian, Windsor and Turn-of-the-Century styles. 224 pages.
c. 1975, S/C...$7.50
Used, Out-Of-Print, Quantities Limited
Condition: Good, with signs of shelf wear

Just the Greatest Life
by: David Schafer
True stories from the author's first twenty years living in the country on a small farm in Missouri. "A pure, inspiring treasure...that shows us that it's all still possible; living a simpler, lighter life on the land. Schafer captures the essence of a life gone real." 222 pgs.
c. 2000...S/C...$16.95

Keeping Basements Dry
by: Diamond, Larry

Offers practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master country living skills quickly and easily. Where does water come from, how it gets inside, cracks, poor drainage, seepage, sump pumps. 29 pgs.
c. 1978, Booklet...$3.95

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