Animals & Farming
If youve got chickens in your backyard, sheep in your pasture, a goat in your barn, or a herd of cattle on some acreage, Storeys Guide to Raising series belongs on your kitchen table. These essential reference books are the bibles for animal owners and farmers, large or small. But our farming books dont stop there; we have in-depth guides on specialty areas such as grass-fed cattle, oxen, donkeys, livestock guardians, keeping chickens in small suburban spaces, and marketing and selling small-farm products. Whether your farm is in your backyard, on a large ranch, or just a dream for the future, these books will help you through all the situations you may encounter in daily life on the farm.View all titles in this category
Heritage breeds matter, and they often a better choice than conventional breeds for small farms and backyards. This eloquent, inviting, visual guide explains why conserving heritage breeds is important and shows you how you can these breeds yourself, helping to preserve them and benefiting from them at the same time. Written by three experts from the Livestock Conservancy, this book includes chickens, turkeys, ducks, geese, rabbits, pigs, sheep, goats, cattle, donkeys, and horses, detailing each breed’s specific needs and characteristics so that you can select the one that is right for you. Whichever breed you choose, you’ll find thorough, comprehensive information on how to raise it successfuly.
Jenna Woginrich’s inspiring journey from city cubicle to rural homestead has captivated readers of her blog and previous books. Now, in One-Woman Farm, Woginrich shares the joys, sorrows, trials, epiphanies, and blessings she discovers during a year on her own land, finding deep fulfillment in the practical tasks and timeless rituals of the agricultural life.
This practical guide covers everything you need to know about the types of electric fencing available, how to choose the type that is right for your needs, how electric fencing works, how to put an electric fencing system together, and even how to use portable electric fencing for rotational grazing. Whether you need to keep livestock in or predators out, you’ll find the information you need in this comprehensive handbook.
This practical guide contains all of the information you need to have before purchasing farmland, covering everything from the characteristics of the land and the surrounding area to government regulations, land use considerations, and financing. Checklists and questionnaires are included to help you decide exactly what you need and how to find it.
This beginner’s guide clearly explains everything you need to know to keep bees successfully, from getting your first bees to harvesting your first crop of honey. Spectacular macro photography by Mars Vilaubi brings the inner workings of the hive to life, while the playful text gives you the information you need to make it through your first year. Everything is addressed here, from allergies, permits and restrictions, and how to deal with the neighbors to hive structure, colony hierarchy, and bee behavior.