Raising Goats For Dummies

Author: Cheryl K. Smith

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470633809

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

View: 8994

Raise goats and reap the rewards. Raising Goats For Dummies provides you with an introduction to all aspects of owning, caring for, and the day-to-day benefits of raising goats. Raising Goats For Dummies is your How-to guide for: Breaking down the complicated process of choosing and purchasing the right goat breed to meet your needs and getting facilities for your goat set up. Providing in-depth information on proper grooming, handling, feeding, and milking Covering the basics of goat health and nutrition Offering tips and advice for using your goat to produce milk, meat, fiber, and more Understand what makes these useful and delightful creatures so popular and gain the knowledge and skills to properly care for and utilize their many offerings.
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Math Word Problems For Dummies

Author: Mary Jane Sterling

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470245583

Category: Mathematics

Page: 384

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Covers percentages, probability, proportions, and more Get a grip on all types of word problems by applying them to real life Are you mystified by math word problems? This easy-to-understand guide shows you how to conquer these tricky questions with a step-by-step plan for finding the right solution each and every time, no matter the kind or level of problem. From learning math lingo and performing operations to calculating formulas and writing equations, you'll get all the skills you need to succeed! Discover how to: * Translate word problems into plain English * Brush up on basic math skills * Plug in the right operation or formula * Tackle algebraic and geometric problems * Check your answers to see if they work
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Hobby Farming For Dummies

Author: Theresa A. Husarik

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118052536

Category: House & Home

Page: 384

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Do you long for the country life? Hobby Farming For Dummies is a practical guide that will show you how to handle all the basics of small-scale farming, from growing healthy crops to raising livestock and managing your property. You'll see how to decide what to farm, provide shelter and utilities, select plants, and protect your investment. It's all you need to dig in and start growing! You’ll get a real idea of what it really means to jump from your current lifestyle to a life farming in the countryside. You’ll get the information you need to decide if the farming lifestyle is right for you and your personality. You’ll learn everything you need to know about property and how to access a power supply. You’ll get practical advice on which animals would work best for your farm and you’ll learn how to acquire them and what you need to know about caring for them properly. You’ll get help with all of the major decisions like whether you’re better off with subsistence farming or a more ambitious project. Find out how to: Make from change to a farm lifestyle Get along with your neighbors Find and buy rural properties Select and maintain equipment Raise and care for animals Use and preserve food items Avoid common farming pitfalls Choose plans for your farm Complete with lists of the ten unique opportunities for fun and the top ten misconceptions about farm living, Hobby Farming For Dummies will help you discover how you can live the simple life.
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Raising Chickens For Dummies

Author: Kimberly Willis,Robert T. Ludlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118982797

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

View: 8493

Your hands-on guide to modern chicken-raising methods Thinking about raising chickens? You've come to the right place!This new edition of Raising Chickens For Dummies providesthe most up-to-date, thorough information on the many aspects ofkeeping chickens in your backyard. Inside, you'll find hands-on,easy-to-follow instructions on choosing and purchasing chickens,constructing housing for your birds, feeding your chickens foroptimal health, combating laying issues, controlling pests andpredators, optimizing egg production, and much more. Raising chickens on a small scale is a popular—andgrowing—pastime. If you're interested in keeping chickens aspets or as a source for eggs, Raising Chickens For Dummiesgives you plain-English explanations of everything you need to knowto about caring for chickens. Inside, you'll learn about basicchicken biology, breeds, and behavior, which chicken breed is bestfor you, how many you need, ways to spot healthy chickens, how tobuild a chicken coop, best practices for mating your chickens, howto incubate eggs, how to hatch and nurture chicks, manage layinghens, collect and store eggs, and butcher meat birds. Offers practical advice on choosing and purchasingchickens Helps you construct the right housing for your chickens Provides tips on feeding and caring for your chickens Includes top tips for raising healthy chickens Whether you're a first-time poulterer or you've been raisingchickens for years, this comprehensive guideprovides practicalhow-to advice for keeping chickens in virtually any backyard.
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Backyard Homesteading All-in-One For Dummies

Author: Todd Brock

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 1119550750

Category: Gardening

Page: 560

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Live a more sustainable lifestyle Historically referred to as a government program for revitalizing undesirable living areas, "homesteading" today has come to mean the pursuit of a self-sufficient lifestyle. Homesteading can include everything from keeping bees, growing vegetables, and composting to installing solar panels, creating a rain barrel, and canning your own food,—plus much more. Backyard Homesteading All-in-One For Dummies has a little bit of everything for the homesteader in all of us. It walks you through the basics of creating your own sustainable homestead and offers expert tips and tricks for making it as easy and successful as possible. Raise chickens Keep bees Compost Can and preserve This book gives you everything you need to embark on your own homesteading adventure.
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Future Forward: Leadership Lessons from Patrick McGovern, the Visionary Who Circled the Globe and Built a Technology Media Empire

Leadership Lessons from Patrick McGovern, the Visionary Who Circled the Globe and Built a Technology Media Empire

Author: Glenn Rifkin

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1260142817

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Powerful lessons in forward-thinking leadership from the global business pioneer who turned IDG into a $3 billion technology media and venture capital empire Like Steve Jobs, Patrick McGovern created a worldwide multibillion-dollar industry by thinking differently, disrupting old business models, and embracing new global trends. He drove the future forward and never looked back. His company, International Data Group (IDG), quickly became a global powerhouse with information technology publications in markets around the world. IDG broke new ground in the 1980s by opening offices in China, the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and other markets deemed off-limits. IDG thrived across a series of technology and media industry shifts— from mainframe computers to minicomputers to personal computers, from print to digital, and through into the age of the Internet and smartphones—that upended many rivals. Living at the intersection of these classic disruptions, McGovern never missed a beat. And he understood well before most that a revolution in information technology was underway and not only was there money to be made but that this business would soon become the world’s largest industry. His leadership in the creation of one of the world’s leading brain research institutes at MIT only served to cement his legacy. His bold vision and fearless risk-taking made McGovern a legend among leaders. In today’s ever-changing global marketplace, his leadership lessons are more timely and important than ever. In Future Forward, leaders will find 10 essential lessons that can be easily applied to any business, from small startups to giant corporations. These include: “Let’s try it. Encourage entrepreneurial behavior and back it up with serious commitment.” “Decentralize. When building a global empire, every market is local.” “Love your employees. Adore your customers.” Leaders at every level will discover outside-the-box approaches to employee engagement, entrepreneurial commitment, and radical innovation. These are the lessons of a true visionary. This is how successful leaders take risks, take charge, and take the future by storm.
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Cheese For Dummies

Author: Culture Magazine,Laurel Miller,Thalassa Skinner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118099397

Category: Cooking

Page: 382

View: 2056

Presents information on selecting, cooking with, and making cheeses, including mozzarella, gouda, and Morbier.
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Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies

Author: Alan L. Rubin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118944275

Category: Cooking

Page: 416

View: 842

Discover how to eat a well-balanced diabetic diet Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies gives you everything youneed to create healthy and diabetic-friendly meals. In this revisedand updated edition, you'll discover how easy it is to managediabetes through diet. With tons of new recipes—many of themvegetarian—and the latest information on diabetes testing,monitoring, and maintenance, this book will help guide you down apath to a healthier you. With an anticipated price tag close to $3.4 billion annually bythe year 2020, diabetes is one of the costliest health hazards inthe U.S. If you're one of the 25.8 million Americans suffering fromdiabetes, this hands-on, friendly guide arms you with the mostup-to-date nutritional information and shows you how to startcooking—and eating—your way to better health. Offers 100+ new and revised diabetic recipes for every meal ofthe day Features changes in fat, carbohydrate, and proteinrecommendations that parallel the meal plan recommendations of theAmerican Diabetes Association Covers how to make smart choices when eating out, shopping forfood, and setting up a diabetic kitchen Introduces ways to involve diabetic children in meal planningand preparation If you're diabetic and want to learn how to make lifestylechanges that count, Diabetes Cookbook For Dummies shows youhow the food you eat can help treat, prevent, and managediabetes.
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Upgrading and Fixing Networks for Dummies

Author: Bill Camarda

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780764503474

Category: Computer network protocols

Page: 384

View: 7006

This text provides a foundation in networking basics so that do-it-yourselfers can overcome intimidation. Home users and small business owners alike will find everything they need to know about which tools to purchase, various hardware and software platforms and configurations are presented, and the book offers information about extending, maintaining and repairing networks. Troubleshooting and safety tips are also included throughout the book.
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Frugal Living For Dummies

Author: Deborah Taylor-Hough

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780764554032

Category: House & Home

Page: 288

View: 8987

Feel like you’re trying to dig out from under a mountain of debt without a shovel? Tired of working your tail off just to break even? Is the high cost of living taking all the joy out of life? Unless you’re one of the top two percent of wealthiest Americans, all of the above should sound painfully familiar. While they’re trying to decide between the ski lodge in Telluride and the Tuscan villa, for the rest of us, it’s an endless litany of corporate lay-offs, stagnant wages, crushing credit card debt, skyrocketing medical costs, exorbitant utility bills, the high cost of higher education.... And they call this “the good life.” Is there a better way to live? Can you get what you need and what you want without killing yourself to get it? “Absolutely,” says frugal-living guru Deborah Taylor-Hough, and in Frugal Living For Dummies, she shows you how. In this warmhearted guide to living the good life on less, Deborah shows you how to live within your means and enjoy doing it. Among other things, she shows you how to: Eat like a king on a peasant’s budget Take the sting out of gift-giving Dress well on a shoestring Save big bucks on family expenses Slash household expenses Save on medical expenses Involve the whole family in saving money Save more for the things you want From basement to attic, cradle to grave, Frugal Living For Dummies covers all areas of life with common sense advice and guidance on: Working with your partner to achieve financial goals Going to the grocery without being taken to the cleaners Quick and thrifty cooking techniques Providing kids the basics on a tight budget Putting kids through school without going broke Looking good and feeling good on a tight budget Frugal holiday fun year round Saving money around the house and driveway Finding quality in pre-owned merchandise Packed with tried-and-true techniques for cutting costs and stopping the insanity, Frugal Living For Dummies is the ultimate financial survival guide for the rest of us.
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