“All Hands on Pet: Your How-to Guide on Home Physical Therapy Methods for Pets” by Susan E Davis, PT is a how to guide to physical therapy for your faithful companions. It focuses on useful physical therapy exercises and instructions for small animals. Species covered include: canine, feline, avian, exotics and some farm animals (not equine). There are some physical therapy instructions for large animals and a few success stories about pets (mostly dogs and cats). [Read more…]
“The Lean Farm – How to Minimize Waste, Increase Efficiency, and Maximize Value and Profits with Less Work” by Ben Hartman is one of those books that made me look with fresh eyes. As I was reading, I kept eyeing up our homestead and taking small steps to make things work more efficiently. While geared toward the market gardener, The Lean Farm contains useful lessons for homesteads and farms of any size. [Read more…]
Have you ever come across a product and thought, “I wish I would have found this a year ago”? That's what I thought when I read Starlene's Baking with Coconut flour e-book. My early attempts at baking with coconut flour were less than successful. After reading Baking with Coconut Flour, I have a whole new strategy for using this ingredient, plus a back up plan to recover anything I still manage to screw up. 😉 (She includes salvage instructions in the book, too.)
What is Coconut Flour? [Read more…]
How to Make Money Homesteading So You Can Enjoy a Secure, Self-Sufficient Life
“How to Make Money Homesteading So You Can Enjoy a Secure, Self-Sufficient Life” is a new book by Tim Young, author of The Accidental Farmers: An urban couple, a rural calling and a dream of farming in harmony with nature. Tim and his wife, Liz, farmed at Nature's Harmony Farm in Elberton, Georgia. [Read more…]
Part memoir, part reference, The Encyclopedia of Country Living is a labor of love written and rewritten for over 30 years by Carla Emery. The subtitle on the front cover states:
Practical advice, invaluable information, and collected wisdom for folks and farmers in the country, city, and anywhere in between. Includes how to cultivate a garden, buy land, bake bread, raise farm animals, make sausage, can peaches, milk a goat, grow herbs, churn butter, build a chicken coop, catch a pig, cook on a wood stove, and much, much more.