The Ultimate Guide to Farm Mechanics combines three classic farming texts for the first time, compiling knowledge from the best sources published as far back as 1884. A comprehensive reference book that belongs in any farming household today, it offers an array of farm knowledge for both experts and amateurs alike.
The book is divided into three parts: the first covers general skills such as woodworking and blacksmithing, the second is dedicated to farm engines and how to run them, and the third teaches readers how to construct classic labor-saving devices such as an effective milking stool, plowing gear for a kicking mule, and a nest for egg-eating hens. Readers are taught to mend broken tools, make fertilizer and corn fodder, buy engine parts, and manage gasoline engines safely and economically.
Filled with intricate illustrations, photos, and diagrams, Ultimate Guide to Farm Mechanics offers a wealth of knowledge still indispensable to the modern-day farmer. Both the casual and amateur reader will learn valuable lessons from the old teachers of early twentieth-century farming in the United States.
Deep in Indian territory with a wagon full of gold and a major's daughter at his side, Lt. Tenadore Brian is a man who'll do whatever it takes to avoid ending up like the rest of his massacred wagon-train companions.
Author: LOUIS LAMOUR
Underground buildings are safe, attractive, useful and comfortable places to frequent and live. Unlike a common misconception, most are dry and warm, and they are often sun-filled. More than 100 underground buildings are included in this fascinating subterranean tour. These buildings range from the famous to the unnoticed. Some were built for pragmatic reasons, others for aesthetic considerations, and still others, for a combination of both.
Author: Loretta Hall
Understanding Roots uncovers one of the greatest mysteries underground: the secret lives and magical workings of the roots that move and grow invisibly beneath our feet.
Roots do more than just keep a plant from falling over: They gather water and nutrients, exude wondrous elixirs to create good soil, make friends with microbes and fungi, communicate with other roots, and adapt themselves to all manner of soils, winds and climates, nourishing and sustaining our gardens, lawns and woodlands.
Understanding Roots contains more than 115 enchanting and revealing root drawings that most people have never seen, from prairies, grasslands and deserts, as well as drawings based on excavations of vegetable, fruit, nut and ornamental tree roots. Every root system presented in this book was drawn by people literally working in the trenches, sketching the roots where they grew.
The text provides a detailed review of all aspects of transplanting; describes how roots work their magic to improve soil nutrients; investigates the hidden life of soil microbes and their mysterious relationship to roots; explores the question of whether deep roots really gather more unique nutrients than shallow roots; shares the latest research about the mysteries of mycorrhizal (good fungal) association; shows you exactly where to put your fertilizer, compost, water and mulch to help plants flourish; tells you why greywater increases crop yields more than fresh water; and reveals the science behind all of the above (with citations for each scientific paper).
This book contains at least 80 percent more new information, more results of the latest in-depth and up-to-date explorations, and even more helpful guidelines on roots than the author’s previous book (Roots Demystified: Change Your Garden Habits to Help Roots Thrive). This is not a revised edition—it’s a whole new stand-alone book.
Author: Robert Kourik
As American as apple pie? How about As American as freshly baked bread? Before we became reliant on mass-produced supermarket loaves, the United States had a rich history of homemade bread recipes, from flaky and light Southern biscuits to hearty Boston Brown Bread … not to mention the uniquely tangy San Francisco Sourdough. Adrienne Kane has unearthed these vintage recipes, given them a modern twist where appropriate, and collected them all in United States of Bread. Both novices and experienced bakers can delight in these American favorites, including Pullman Loaves, Amish Dill, Cinnamon Raisin Swirl, New York Flatbread, Wild Rice Bread Stuffing, and lots more. United States of Bread is a charming collection that will inspire everyone to get in the kitchen to celebrate America’s home-baking legacy.
Author: Adrienne Kane
Invaluable around the house, Mockingbird Meadows’ Universal Balm provides relief for small cuts, scrapes, bumps, bruises, and bites. + The makers report they have used it for just about every type of injury you can imagine (human and animal)! Description Unlike commercial preparations, this Universal Balm is safe for young children and animals because it’s safe to ingest. (It’s not just fine for animals to lick – several animal customers actually find this to be a gourmet pet treat!) If you use it with animals, though, you’ll want to keep them from licking so that your salve tin lasts longer for you. How It’s Made: Mockingbird Meadows makes their Universal Salve with a 6-week-long solar infusion. They use thyme (Thymus vulgaris)*^, comfrey (Symphytum officinale)*^, and goldenseal (Hydrastis canadensis)*^ in olive oil. After about a month, they add fresh, chemical-free beeswax. Best of all, they make the salve just soft enough to rub on a sensitive cut or diaper rash, but firm enough to safely travel in a bag, tote, or purse. Ingredients: Olive oil* infused with goldenseal* (Hydrastis canadensis), comfrey+ (Symphytum spp.), and thyme* (Thymus vulgaris); beeswax. [* Organic, + Chemical-free] 1 ounce. +This statement has not been tested by the Food and Drug Administration. This product isn’t intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Author: MOCKINGBIRD MEADOWS
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This wonderful book's more than 200 pages promise a variety of tantalizing creations that can emerge from your oven. Each recipe is an acclaimed creation of a cooperatively owned and operated bakery. This guide to healthful baking contains one of the most complete sections in print on the baking process, ingredients and how to make substitutions, as well as tips for bread baking and instructions for making cakes, pies, muffins and cookies that come out right the first time.
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It doesn’t take a farm to have the heart of a farmer. Now, due to a burgeoning sustainable-living movement, you don’t have to own acreage to fulfill your dream of raising your own food. Urban Farming, from Hobby Farm Press, will walk every city and suburban dweller down the path of self sustainability. Urban Farming will introduce readers to the concepts of gardening and farming from a high-rise apartment, participating in a community garden, vertical farming, and converting terraces and other small city spaces into fruitful, vegetableful real estate. This comprehensive volume will answer every up and coming urban farmer’s questions about how, what, where and why—a new green book for the dedicated citizen seeking to reduce his carbon footprint and grocery bill.
Author: Thomas J. Fox
By Louis L'Amour. Colonel Utah Blaine, held captive by the army of the revolution, broke out of jail and headed north from Mexico with nothing but the clothes on his back. Then he found new trouble struggling at the end of a noose — and stepped in just in time to save the life of a Texas rancher. The would-be executioners were the rancher's own men, looking to steal his land. Now Utah has a unique proposition: have the wealthy Texan play dead, introduce himself as the spread's new foreman, and take care of the outlaws one by one. The wage to fight another man's war? A hundred a month plus expenses. The cost of falling in love while he earns that wage? It wasn't exactly part of the original agreement, but Utah will soon find out — unless the bad guys get him first.
Author: LOUIS LAMOUR
Mockingbird Meadows formulated Vapor Balm as a natural alternative to the chemical, store-bought options for congestion relief. Vapor Balm has all the cozy, comforting qualities that you’re looking for when dealing with a stuffy head and chest. Description The owners of Mockingbird Meadows originally made Vapor Balm to fill a need during cold and flu season in their own house. Rub this balm on your back between your shoulder blades for cough and chest congestion. Rub it on your chest for sinus congestion. If you wish, you may rub some on your forehead and cheeks for stronger sinus help. (If you do, be sure to wait until bedtime to prevent the vapors from making your eyes water.) How It Works: The balm releases mentholated vapors that help with opening up clogged passageways. Slightly warming to the skin, it helps to move congestion out of the head and chest (thanks to the use of farm-raised yarrow). Best of all, you don’t need to save it for bedtime! The pleasant scent doesn’t advertise to everyone that you’re under the weather. That gives you the ability to wear it in public … or even … to work! How It’s Made: Mockingbird Meadows makes Vapor Balm with a 6-week-long solar infusion of olive oil, peppermint, yarrow, and cayenne. When the oil is ready, they add fresh, chemical-free beeswax along with menthol crystals and camphor oil. This formula is gentle enough for every member of the family, regardless of age! Ingredients: Olive oil* infused with peppermint++ (Mentha piperita), yarrow++ (Achillea millefolium), and cayenne++ (Capsicum annuum); beeswax; menthol crystals*, camphor oil. [* Organic, ++ Chemical-free] 1 ounce. +This statement has not been tested by the Food and Drug Administration. This product isn’t intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
Author: MOCKINGBIRD MEADOWS
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Vegan Ice Cream offers decadent ice cream alternatives that don't rely on milk, cream or refined white sugar. Instead, these luscious recipes use nut milks, fresh fruit, and natural sweeteners to create simple and inventive ice cream flavors.
Author: Jeff Rogers
For the growing number of people who eat vegan, a pressure cooker is a blessing when it comes to saving time and enjoying a wider variety of foods on a regular basis. The pressure cooker drastically shortens the cooking times of healthful vegan staples such as dried beans and ancient grains: suddenly hummus from scratch and braised artichokes become weeknight fare. In Vegan Under Pressure, Jill Nussinow shows how to use the appliance safely and effectively, and reveals the breadth of vegan fare that can be made using a pressure cooker, including Roasted Pepper and White Bean Dip, Harissa-Glazed Carrots with Green Olives, Pozole Chili, Farro Salad with Tomatoes and Arugula, Thai Summer Vegetable Curry, a chapter of veggie burgers, Cornbread, Pear-Almond Upside Down Cake, and DIY soy milk and seitan.
Author: Jill Nussinow