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Adventures in Goat Milk

My journey into goat milk and what to do with all of it.

Foraged Food Preservation

Learn how to preserve foraged foods from meats to flours to saps.

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DIY Nontoxic Weed Killer

Learn how to make your own weed killer for use around your home.

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Protecting Chickens from Predators



Composting has never been easier! Learn how to incorporate Brett Markham's amazing composting techniques to maximize your vegetable output, increase your self-sufficiency, and be kind to the ecosystem.

Markham, author of Maximizing Your Mini Farm: Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre, is here to help you get started in this new handbook that covers everything you need to know about composting. Whether it's your mini farm or flower garden that needs nourishment, Markham explains how to compost just about anything you can grow … and reminds us that developing your own composting practices can not only be fun but saves money and encourages self-sufficiency. Learn to make a backyard compost structure with Markham's easy-to-follow directions and learn the science behind how your food scraps become food for plants. In The Mini Farming Guide to Composting you'll find instructions that make composting simple, with checklists, extensive tables, measurements, diagrams and photographs taken by the author.



  • Size - 11" x 3" x 9"
  • Easy way to keep track of your keys and important mail
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

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This 241-page book helps you evaluate the housing needs of your animals and provides dozens of adaptable plans for sheds, coops, hutches, multipurpose barns, windbreaks and shade structures, as well as plans for essential equipment.