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The homesteading handbook : a back to basics guide to growing your own food, canning, keeping chickens, generating your own energy, crafting, herbal medicine, and more / Abigail R. Gehring
Nonfiction Nonfiction | Skyhorse Pub. | c2011
Available at Adult Nonfiction (Call number: 640 G PBK)
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Imprint
New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub., c2011.
Descript
268 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
Note
Includes index.
Summary
The ultimate guide to self-sufficient living for country, urban, and suburban folks.
Contents
The home garden. Planning a garden ; Improving your soil ; Conserving water ; Mulching in your garden and yard ; Organic gardening ; Terracing ; Start your own vegetable garden ; Start your own flower garden ; Planing trees ; Container gardening ; Rooftop gardens ; Raised beds ; Growing plants without soil ; Pest and disease management ; Harvesting your garden -- Pantry. Canning ; Drying and freezing ; Edible wild plants and mushrooms ; Make your own foods -- The backyard farm. Chickens ; Ducks ; Turkeys ; Beekeeping ; Goats ; Sheep ; Llamas -- Simple structures for your land. Doghouses ; Birdhouses ; Simple stables ; Poultry houses ; Fences, gates, and pens ; Basic bridges ; Tool sheds and workshops ; Smokehouses ; Root cellars -- Energy. Solar energy ; Wind energy ; Hydropower ; Geothermal energy ; Composting toilets ; Greywater -- Crafts. Handmade candles ; Making your own soap ; Pottery basics ; Knitting ; Tying knots -- Well-being. Herbal medicine ; First aid.
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9781616082659 (pbk.)
1616082658 (pbk.)
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