The homesteading handbook : back to basics guide to growing your own food, canning, keeping chickens, generating your own energy, crafting, herbal medicine, and more (Book, 2011) [WorldCat.org]
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The homesteading handbook : back to basics guide to growing your own food, canning, keeping chickens, generating your own energy, crafting, herbal medicine, and more

Author: Abigail R Gehring
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The ultimate guide to self-sufficient living for country, urban, and suburban dwellers.

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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abigail R Gehring
ISBN: 9781616082659 1616082658
OCLC Number: 1088632565
Description: 268 p.
Contents: The home garden. Planning a garden ; Improving your soil ; Conserving water ; Mulching in your garden and yard ; Organic gardening ; Terracing ; Start your own vegetable garden ; Start your own flower garden ; Planing trees ; Container gardening ; Rooftop gardens ; Raised beds ; Growing plants without soil ; Pest and disease management ; Harvesting your garden --
Pantry. Canning ; Drying and freezing ; Edible wild plants and mushrooms ; Make your own foods --
The backyard farm. Chickens ; Ducks ; Turkeys ; Beekeeping ; Goats ; Sheep ; Llamas --
Simple structures for your land. Doghouses ; Birdhouses ; Simple stables ; Poultry houses ; Fences, gates, and pens ; Basic bridges ; Tool sheds and workshops ; Smokehouses ; Root cellars --
Energy. Solar energy ; Wind energy ; Hydropower ; Geothermal energy ; Composting toilets ; Greywater --
Crafts. Handmade candles ; Making your own soap ; Pottery basics ; Knitting ; Tying knots --
Well-being. Herbal medicine ; First aid.
Responsibility: Abigail R. Gehring.

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