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Farm anatomy : the curious parts & pieces of country life

Author: Julia Rothman
Publisher: North Adams, Mass. : Storey Pub., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Talk the talk of the country with Julia Rothman's entertaining and informative visual tour of life on the farm. Her drawings, diagrams, step-by-step sequences, and dissections reveal everything from the parts of a milking machine and the anatomy of a pig to how to plow a field and shear a sheep"--P. [4] of cover.
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Rothman
ISBN: 9781603429818 1603429816
OCLC Number: 751753508
Description: 223 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Breaking ground : Layers of the soil ; Topsoil chart ; The texture triangle ; Mineral nutrients ; Crop rotation ; Contour farming and terracing ; Windbreaks ; Predicting weather ; Composting ; An acre is... --
Raised in a barn : Barn styles ; Timber construction ; Trusses ; Barn doors, bracing, and hardware ; Barn cupolas ; Barn birds ; Farm buildings ; Animal housing ; Feeders ; Fencing --
Tools of the trade : Tractors ; Tractor implements ; How to plow a field ; Inside a combine ; Other machines ; Felling, bucking, splitting and stacking ; In the toolshed --
Plant a seed : Average frost dates ; Vegetable anatomy ; Squash varieties ; Build a bean teepee ; Dry bean varieties ; Pepper varieties ; Tater tower ; 4 ways to grow tomatoes ; Tomato varieties ; How to can tomatoes ; Herb chart ; Growing grains ; Planting an orchard ; Apple varieties ; Good bugs ; Bad bugs --
Separating the sheep from the goats : Animal terms ; Parts of a rooster ; Comb styles ; Chicken breeds ; Fresh eggs ; Duck and goose breeds ; Heritage turkeys ; Parts of a beef animal ; How a cow's stomach works ; Cow breeds ; How to milk a cow ; Parts of a goat ; Goat breeds ; Hoof trimming ; Knots ; Parts of a horse ; Horse markings and tail styles ; Parts of a hoof ; Draft horse breeds ; Draft harness ; Mules ; Parts of a pig ; Pig breeds ; Livestock water consumption ; Parts of a sheep ; Sheep breeds ; Shearing sheep ; Parts of a rabbit ; Rabbit breeds ; Rabbit coat types ; Parts of a bee ; Anatomy of a beehive --
Country wining and dining : In an old-fashioned country kitchen ; Wine-making equipment ; Edible flowers ; The basics of breadmaking ; Dairy terms ; The basic steps in making cheese ; Butchering knives ; How to cut up a chicken ; Prime cuts of beef ; Build a barrel smokehouse ; Prime cuts of pork ; Dry curing ; Prime cuts of lamb ; Freezing meat ; Pressure canning ; Root cellaring ; Making maple syrup --
Spinning a yarn : Carding and spinning yarn ; Natural dyes ; How to make a flower press ; how to make a cornhusk doll ; Making rag rugs ; Making candles ; Quilt patterns.
Responsibility: Julia Rothman.

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From keeping chickens to raising vegetables, the allure of farm life is permeating popular culture. This visual guide to the parts and pieces of rural living dissects everything from tractors, pigs,  Read more...

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