Living on One Acre Or Less

How to Produce All the Fruit, Veg, Meat, Fish and Eggs Your Family Needs

Author: Sally Morgan

Publisher: Green Books

ISBN: 9780857843302

Category:

Page: 224

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You don't need a huge parcel of land to start your own mini-farm and live more self-sufficiently. With an acre, or even a half-acre, you can juggle a job, family, and still grow fruit and veg and even have some chickens, pigs or sheep. Sally Morgan takes the reader through the basics of a starting your own smallholding, including planning and setting up, growing your own fruit and vegetables, keeping chickens, pigs and sheep - all while making use of sustainable and organic principles. This inspirational book is perfect for anyone who aspires to take control of their food supply, or who wants to do more with the land they've got.
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Mini Farming

Self Sufficiency on a 1/4 Acre

Author: Brett L. Markham

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602399840

Category: House & Home

Page: 227

View: 6480

Start a mini farm on a quarter acre or less and provide 85 percent of the food for a family of four and earn an income."
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Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century

Author: Dick and James Strawbridge

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465465324

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

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Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century makes it easy to be green and helps you live a more simple, cleaner lifestyle. Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century is a manual for the modern age to help anyone take the proper steps to live more sustainably. This informative, practical guide, written by BBC personalities Dick and James Strawbridge, combines traditional skills and crafts with modern technological advances to help you live eco-friendly. Perfect for both urban and rural readers, Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century has detailed illustrations and step-by-step instructions for tried-and-tested projects, including foraging for wild plants, natural remedies, composting, green cleaners, and conserving energy at home. Learn how to can vegetables, garden in urban spaces, and the basics of animal husbandry. Self Sufficiency for the 21st Century is the perfect book to show you just how easy and rewarding green living can be.
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Home Butchering Handbook

A Living Free Guide

Author: Angela England,Jamie Waldron

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1615643435

Category: Cooking

Page: 320

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Gone are the days when butchering was only trusted to someone at the local supermarket. Today, butchering has come full circle and is once again appreciated for the great craft that it is. Small butcher shops are popping up everywhere, and people have realized that by handling butchering at home, they can not only save money, but have greater control over the quality of the meat they consume, how they cut, utilize, and preserve it, and from where it is sourced. The Home Butchering Handbook is a hands-on, how-to guide for anyone who understands the benefits of and appreciates this craft, and wishes to fine-tune their knife skills and develop the knowledge necessary to handle all of the most common cuts. Readers will learn from a professional craft butcher how to prepare their kitchen for butchering, what tools they need, how to prepare and store all of the most common cuts, and most importantly what not to do when attempting to butcher at home.
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Practical Self Sufficiency

Author: Dick Strawbridge,James Strawbridge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781740332033

Category: Dwellings

Page: 304

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Practical Self Sufficiencyis a wonderfully useful and accessible book that contains something for absolutely everyone! This fully updated guide offers clear step-by-step information in classic DK style and offers a greater focus on the issues surrounding sustainable living for those living in urbanised parts of Australia (approximately half the population) and 'living small'. With practical advice on reducing your carbon footprint, growing and making your own, community gardening, design options for energy saving and retrofitting, and doing more with less. With authoritative advice, step-by-step guidance, and fascinating illustrations, Practical Self Sufficiencywill help you make simple changes that can have a major impact on your life and reduce your impact on the planet. Last edition- 9781740337700 (March 2011)
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Pigs in Clover

Or How I Accidentally Fell in Love with the Good Life

Author: Simon Dawson

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 1409154661

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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This is the true story of a Londoner who gives up his job as an estate agent in the city, moves to the wilds of Exmoor, starts a smallholding and becomes self-sufficient, with a few bumps along the way. Simon's journey from urbanite to self-sufficient smallholder is brimming with incidents - some funny and some tragic - leading him to question Mother Nature, himself, the food he eats, and his role in it all. Which makes the transition from city life to self-sufficient smallholder slow, emotional and, for him, often confusing, but it is also beautiful, warming and laugh-out-loud funny. So if you would like to spend time with an accidental smallholder who completely changed one drunken night in Devon, then join Simon, his wife and their extended family as they learn the truth of what it takes to live a self-sufficient life, before eventually becoming as happy as the proverbial pigs in clover.
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The Profitable Hobby Farm, How to Build a Sustainable Local Foods Business

Author: Sarah Beth Aubrey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111849590X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

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Turn your hobby farm into a successful business No experience in farming? No problem! The Profitable Hobby Farm gives you all the tools you need to launch a thriving hobby farm business. Based on the author's expert guidance and the motivating experiences of other small farmers, it shows you how to blend strategy, marketing, and money management in order to prosper. The Profitable Hobby Farm provides sound, friendly start-up advice on a variety of topics essential to making an initial foray into a local foods venture. A must-read book for raising and selling local, sustainable foods Includes sample business plan, grant application, marketing and advertising plan, and other forms Lengthy resources section directs you to additional reading Also by Aubrey: Starting & Running Your Own Small Farm BusinessWhether it's growing heirloom tomatoes, raising free-range chickens for their eggs, or making organic wine or cheese, this book shows you how to turn your hobby into a profit.
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The Self-Sufficiency Manual

A Complete, Practical Guide to Living Off the Land

Author: Alison Candlin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781742663524

Category: Gardening

Page: 256

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Here is all you need to know to get started and establish a successful smallholding or garden plot to provide you and your family with food throughout the year. The Self-Sufficiency Manual has been written to cater for southern hemisphere gardening, including information on heat and drought, pests and diseases, common plants, vegetables and more.
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How to Store Your Garden Produce

The Key to Self-sufficiency

Author: Piers Warren

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781410417817

Category: Cooking

Page: 301

View: 8604

Describes storage and preservation techniques for home-grown garden produce.
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Six Steps Back to the Land

Why We Need Small Mixed Farms and Millions More Farmers

Author: Colin Tudge

Publisher: Uit Cambridge Limited

ISBN: 9780857841230

Category: Agriculture

Page: 288

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Colin Tudge coined the expression "Enlightened Agriculture" to describe agriculture that is "expressly designed to provide everyone, everywhere, with food of the highest standard, nutritionally and gastronomically, without wrecking the rest of the world". In Six Steps Back to the Land, he explains how we can achieve that, and have truly sustainable, resilient and productive farms, looking at: why we need to rethink our approach to farming; how we can move to low-input mixed farms; how tightly-integrated farms employ many skilled peop≤ dealing with the practicalities of this form of farming in today's world; and how we can get involved. Six Steps will inspire anyone to take an interest in our food chain and make a difference.
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The Independent Farmstead

Growing Soil, Biodiversity, and Nutrient-Dense Food with Grassfed Animals and Intensive Pasture Management

Author: Beth Dougherty,Shawn Dougherty

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603586229

Category: Organic farming

Page: 336

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With in-depth information on electric fencing, watering, and husbandry for ruminants, poultry, and pigs, plus butchering, dairying, and more If we work hard, we sleep well. Twenty years ago, when authors Shawn and Beth Dougherty purchased the land they would come to name the Sow s Ear, the state of Ohio designated it not suitable for agriculture. Today, their family raises and grows 90% of their own food. Such self-sufficiency is largely the result of basing their farming practices around intensive pasture management. Pioneered by such luminaries as Allan Savory, Greg Judy, and Joel Salatin, the tenets of holistic grazing employed mostly by larger-scale commercial operations have been adapted by the Doughertys to fit their family s needs. In The Independent Farmstead, The Sow s Ear model for regenerating the land and growing food the best you ever tasted is elucidated for others to use and build upon. In witty and welcoming style, The Independent Farmstead covers everything from choosing a species of ruminant and incorporating it into a grass-based system to innovative electric fencing and watering systems, to what to do with all of the milk, meat, and, yes, manure that the self-sustaining farm produces. Within these pages, the Doughertys discuss how to: Find and improve poor, waste, or abused land and develop its natural water resources; Select and purchase the appropriate ruminant for regenerating your farmstead; Apply fencing strategies and pasture management basics; Implement basic, uncomplicated food processing, including large and small animal butchering and cheese making; and Integrate grass, gardens, and livestock to minimize or eliminate the need for off-farm inputs. As the Doughertys write, more and more people today are feeling the desire for clean, affordable food, unmodified, unprocessed, and unmedicated and the security of local food sourcing for ourselves and our children. The Independent Farmstead is a must-have resource for those who count themselves as part of this movement: both new and prospective farmers and homesteaders, and those who are interested in switching to grass-based systems. Best of all it s the kind of rare how-to book that the authors themselves view not as a compendium of one-size-fits-all instructions but as the beginning of a conversation, one that is utterly informative, sincere, and inspiring. "
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Homesteading in the 21st Century

How One Family Created a More Sustainable, Self-sufficient, and Satisfying Life

Author: George Nash,Jane Waterman

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1600852963

Category: House & Home

Page: 410

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A pair of accomplished homesteaders explain how to create a more self-sufficient home in either a rural or urban setting--from keeping chickens to growing a garden to brewing beer--in a book with 180 full-color photos and 50 drawings. Original.
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The Global Benefits of Eating Less Meat

A Report for Compassion in World Farming Trust

Author: N.A

Publisher: Compassion in World Farming

ISBN: 9781900156295

Category: Animal welfare

Page: 76

View: 5347

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The West Coast

An Illustrated Monthly, a Magazine of Today and Tomorrow

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 9493

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The Omnivore's Dilemma

A Natural History of Four Meals

Author: Michael Pollan

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781594200823

Category: Cooking

Page: 450

View: 1424

An ecological and anthropological study of eating offers insight into food consumption in the twenty-first century, explaining how an abundance of unlimited food varieties reveals the responsibilities of everyday consumers to protect their health and the environment. By the author of The Botany of Desire. 125,000 first printing.
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