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Capper’s Farmer Holiday Gift Guide 2017: For the Kitchen & Camper

Capper's Farmer Holiday Gift Guide 2017: For the Kitchen & CamperBy the Capper's Farmer EditorsFollowing are some great gift ideas for those who enjoy cooking, both in the kitchen and in the camper.All-In-One Kitchen ApplianceTheBlack & Decker Handiprep Express is the ultimate universal ...

Capper’s Farmer Holiday Gift Guide 2017: For the Family

Capper's Farmer Holiday Gift Guide 2017: For the FamilyBy Capper's Farmer EditorsFollowing are some great gifts for the whole family – men, women, and children.All-Natural SoapDeForest Soap Company is family owned and operated, founded on the idea that what you put on your body is as ...

Farm Guardians: The Maremma Sheepdog

As long as there have been farm, there have been dogs bred and trained to work alongside the humans who run them. Dogs protect and herd livestock, they guard properties, they kill vermin, and they even pull carts. In Janet Vorwald Dohner’s book, Farm Dogs (Storey Publishing, 2016), there are ...

A Comparison of Chicken Shelters

There is a continuously growing interest in the consumer market for grass-fed, pasture-raised, antibiotic-free meat, whether it be chicken, beef, rabbit, or even venison. Rebecca Thistlethwaite and Jim Dunlop are here with The New Livestock Farmer (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2015) to discuss how ...

Foraged Food Preservation

The Bushcraft Field Guide to Trapping, Gathering & Cooking in the Wild (F+W Media, Inc., 2016) by Dave Canterbury is the ultimate guide to what to eat, where to find it and how to cook it. Canterbury gives readers who are heading on a day long hike or a week long expedition everything they ...

How to Keep Your White Clothes White

Sharon and David Bowers have written The Useful Book (Workman Publishing, 2016),a veritable encyclopedia of do-it-yourself — whatever “it” is, learn to cook it, build it, sew it, clean it, or repair it. Not only do the authors walk you step-by-step through handy repairs and projects, but ...

Horsepower on Small Farms

Even while bigger and better technology seems to be overtaking every aspect of our world, there are those fighting for new, simple methods to maintain old traditions. Horse-Powered Farming for the 21st Century (Chelsea Green Publishing 2015), by Stephen Leslie, is the collaborative effort of ...

Eating Your Curds and Whey

Mary Lou Shaw is a former physician, current homesteader, who has seen the consequences of unhealthy eating firsthand. These experiences have shown her the difference that good eating habits can make. And the easiest way to eat healthy? Grow your own ingredients. While processed foods put ...

Urban Bees Keep Dallas in Zip Code Honey

When Forrest Pritchard went looking for the unsung heroes of local, sustainable food, he found them at 18 exceptional farms all over the country. With more than 50 mouthwatering recipes and over 250 photographs, Growing Tomorrow (The Experiment, 2015) is a unique cookbook that captures the ...

Preventing Bacteria in Chicken Meat and Eggs

The Chicken Health Handbook: A Complete Guide to Maximizing Flock Health and Dealing with Disease (Storey Publishing, 2015) by Gail Damerow is the ultimate resource for raising healthy chickens. This second edition is updated and revised, featuring full-color photographs and detailed ...

Managing Costs On a New Farm

To many people today, using the words “factory” and “farm” in the same sentence is nothing short of sacrilege. In many cases, though, the same sound business practices apply whether you are producing cars or carrots. In The Lean Farm (Chelsea Green Publishing, 2015), author Ben Hartman ...

Classic Tractor Firsts

Many companies have built hundreds of farm tractors over the years, from the 1910 Case 110 steam tractor to the latest-model John Deere 8320R. The most innovative models changed farming for years afterwards and influenced the designs of other tractors. The most wildly popular tractors have sold ...

3 Time-Tested, Multipurpose Herbal Remedies

Most of us understand the value of eating and buying local products, but what about our medicine? In Heal Local (New Society Publishers, 2015), author Dawn Combs argues that local healthcare is just as valuable to our well-being as local food. The following excerpt provides three ...

2015 Holiday Gift Guide

For the past few years, we’ve been putting together a gift guide for the holidays as a way to give you an idea of what kind of great products are available on the market – and this year is no different. For the last several months, we’ve been testing a variety of products we thought would ...

Starting a Farmers’ Market

Janet Hurst is a farmer who teaches other farmers how to market their products, and The Farm to Market Handbook (Voyageur Press, 2014) is a guide to creating a successful and sustainable business out of your small farm. From farmers’ markets and CSA programs to selling to schools and ...

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