Getting Laid

Everything You Need to Know About Raising Chickens, Gardening and Preserving — with Over 100 Recipes!

Author: Barb Webb

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1632280280

Category: Gardening

Page: 432

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Sustainable living boasts no boundaries. You don’t need massive amounts of acreage or even a fenced-in backyard. We may not be 100 percent sustainable in our lifestyle, but we can become better in-tune with our environment and conscientious of our actions. Like all aspects of life, it’s about balance, finding ways to live a greener, cleaner life within the parameters of your current lifestyle. Top blogger for country living, Rural Mom, shows us the (actually very easy) way to live a sustainable lifestyle without making ourselves crazy in the process. Why does even Jennifer Aniston raise chickens in the Hollywood Hills? Easy answer, it is extremely cool to raise you own hens. Eat the organic eggs and lie back on feather beds from your own brood. And what about you? Author Barb Webb believes there's a farm girl in all of us and she helps you find yours! What initially drew you to the idea of raising chickens, organic gardening and incorporating more sustainable living practices into your lifestyle? Are you interested in saving money, eating a more healthy diet, being on trend, going more “green,” or saving the planet one plant at a time? Whatever the reason, the good new is all of the above motivators are real, tangible end-results of sustainable living. SUSTAINABLE LIVING IS… a) reducing your carbon footprint b) eating organic and “living off the land” c) living in harmony with the earth d) using resources efficiently and investing in renewable resources e) creating a better future for the next generation f) protecting and nurturing our natural resources g) eliminating waste and recycling h) actively pursuing a balanced and simplistic lifestyle i) spending money and resources in a frugal way j) our economy, social structure and natural environment working in agreement for the betterment of the world Sustainable living has many definitions and interpretations that have developed over time. In its basic definition, the Merriam Webster Dictionary defines sustainable as “able to be used without being completely used up or destroyed,” and living as “full of life or vigor.” In a nutshell – as sustainable living agents, we are ultimately defenders, maintainers and supporter of life! Our mission is of the utmost importance to ourselves, our environment and our future generations. Our mission is also easy. In fact, it takes less than five minutes to incorporate one sustainable living practice into your life right now but the effect of your action may have an ever-lasting positive impact for the world.

Keeping Chickens with Ashley English

All You Need to Know to Care for a Happy, Healthy Flock

Author: Ashley English

Publisher: Lark Books (NC)

ISBN: 9781600594908

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 135

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Chickens have left the farm and made themselves at home in neighborhoods everywhere. English presents the perfect beginner's guide to raising chickens.

Backyard Homesteading

A Back-to-Basics Guide to Self-Sufficiency

Author: David Toht

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

ISBN: 1607654415

Category: House & Home

Page: 250

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Backyard Homesteading addresses the needs of many people who want to take control of the food they eat and the products they use--even if they live in a urban or suburban house on a typical-size lot. It shows homeowners how to turn their yard into a productive and wholesome "homestead" that allows them to grow their own fruits and vegetables, and raise farm animals, including chickens and goats. Backyard Homesteading covers the laws and regulations of raising livestock in populated areas and demonstrates to readers how to use and preserve the bounty they produce.

Keeping Chickens For Dummies

Author: Pammy Riggs,Kimberley Willis,Ludlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119994187

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 432

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Practical how-to advice for keeping chickens "For me, raising chickens, for eggs and meat, has been one of the most enjoyable aspects of our family farm. I am a great admirer of "chicken whisperer" Pammy Riggs, and with her two co-authors she has produced an admirably thorough guide to enjoying the pleasures and avoiding the pitfalls of keeping chickens. Get the book, and take the feathery plunge!" - Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall Keeping Chickens For Dummies provides you with an introduction to all aspects of keeping chickens, from constructing a hutch to the correct feeding regime. It offers expert advice straight from the River Cottage ‘Chicken Whisperer', so whether you're looking to raise chickens for eggs, meat, or just the entertainment value and fun - Keeping Chickens For Dummies is the perfect place to start. Keeping Chickens For Dummies: Shows you how to keep chickens in different conditions Offers guidance on choosing and purchasing chickens Gives great step-by-step advice on constructing the right housing Provides expert advice on how to feed and care for your chickens

The Beginner's Guide to Vegetable Gardening

Everything You Need to Know

Author: Daniel Johnson,Samantha Johnson

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760344043

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

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If you want to harvest produce from your own backyard garden, The Beginner's Guide to Vegetable Gardening has everything you need to know about growing healthy veggies, herbs, and popular fruits such as strawberries and raspberries. Tips and techniques are described in easy-to-follow advice that a gardener of any skill or age will be able to follow and master. The information in the book includes the following: * Understanding your climate and growing season* Choosing and constructing a garden space* Starting from seeds or seedlings* Preparing the soil properly* Weeding, watering, and other daily garden care

Free-Range Chicken Gardens

How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard

Author: Jessi Bloom

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604692375

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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Many gardeners fear chickens will peck away at their landscape, and chicken lovers often shy away from gardening for the same reason. But you can keep chickens and have a beautiful garden, too! In this essential handbook, award-winning garden designer Jessi Bloom offers step-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful and functional space and maintaining a happy, healthy flock. Free-Range Chicken Gardens covers everything a gardener needs to know, from the basics of chicken keeping and getting them acclimated to the garden, to how to create the perfect chicken-friendly garden design and build innovative coops.

Happy Hens and Fresh Eggs

Keeping Chickens in the Kitchen Garden, with 100 Recipes

Author: Signe Langford

Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre

ISBN: 9781771620970

Category: Cooking

Page: 192

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Today's renaissance of the backyard flock is driven by a growing desire for healthy organic ingredients, food security and animal welfare--and while hunger might be "the best sauce," a dash of self-sufficiency is remarkably satisfying too. As communities from Victoria to St. John's amend urban bylaws to allow backyard flocks, more and more Canadians are enjoying the pleasures and rewards of keeping hens in the garden. In addition to tending her family's flock as a child, Signe Langford has kept chickens in her urban Toronto yard for almost a decade. Her book is stuffed full of practical advice on keeping the garden both gorgeous and productive and hens happy and healthy. In addition to answering questions about coop construction, year-round egg production and whether or not a rooster is really needed, she covers the best breeds for backyards--from the Canadian winter-tough Chantecler to peewee bantams to blue-egg producing Ameraucana. A self-admitted "biomass addict," Langford explains how hens are the happiest garden helpers anyone could ever have. Give them kitchen scraps and let them visit the compost pile: they'll enrich and aerate the soil, all while eating as many bugs as they can get their beaks on. Langford also shares what plants should be scratched and what to sow to support the flock--from edible flowers and foliage to a hens' herbal healing bed. In the kitchen, Langford tells why coddling can be a good thing when it comes to eggs; how to salt-cure yolks and how to dash off a classic French omelette baveuse. From Egg Yolk Won Ton Soup to Vanilla Coeur a la Cr�me with Blueberry Compote, Langford includes dozens of simple and elegant recipes from her own kitchen, as well as from celebrated contributors such as Vikram Vij, Laura Calder, Ted Reader, Roger Mooking and John Higgins. Illustrated with beautiful photographs, illustrations and garden plans, Happy Hens & Fresh Eggs is sure to become a favourite of avid and aspiring backyard farmers alike.

Your Farm in the City

An Urban-Dweller's Guide to Growing Food and Raising Animals

Author: The Gardeners of Seattle Tilth,,Lisa Taylor

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1603762795

Category: Gardening

Page: 336

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The most complete book on urban farming, covering everything from growing organic produce and raising chickens, to running a small farm on a city lot or in a suburban backyard. Eating locally and growing one's own food is a rapidly evolving movement in urban settings - Hantz Farms in Detroit has transformed 70 acres of abandoned properties into energy-efficient gardens, and Eagle Street Rooftop Farm, a 6,000-foot vegetable farm in Brooklyn, New York, yields 30 different kinds of produce, while private square-foot farms are cropping up in cities all over the country. Created by Lisa Taylor and the gardeners of Seattle Tilth, Your Farm in the City covers all of the essential information specific to gardening and farming in a city or town. Clear, easy-to-follow instructions guide and inspire even the most inexperienced urbanite in how to grow and harvest all types of produce, flowers, herbs, and trees, as well as how to raise livestock like chickens, ducks, rabbits, goats, and honeybees. Important information particular to gardening in a city or town is included, such as planning and maximizing limited space, building healthy soil, managing irrigation, understanding zoning laws, outwitting urban pests, and being a considerate farming neighbor. With 100 two-color instructional illustrations throughout and dozens of vital resources, Your Farm in the City is the most practical, comprehensive, and easy-to-follow guide to the burgeoning trend of urban farming.

Raising Chickens For Dummies

Author: Kimberly Willis,Rob Ludlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470465448

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 408

View: 6587

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Practical how-to advice for raising chickens in virtually any backyard! Raising chickens on a small scale is a popular–and growing–pastime. And Raising Chickens For Dummies provides an up-to-date, thorough introduction to all aspects of caring for chickens, including choosing and purchasing chickens, constructing housing, and proper feeding. Raising Chickens For Dummies provides authoritative, detailed information to make raising chickens for eggs, meat, or backyard entertainment that much easier.

The Mommy Mojo Makeover

28 Tools to Reclaim Yourself & Reignite Your Relationship

Author: Dana B. Myers

Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser

ISBN: 1627782826

Category: Mothers

Page: 368

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The Mommy Mojo Makeover is an uplifting, how-to guide designed to inspire the new mom to rediscover her sexy self-confidence, reconnect with her post-baby body, and reignite the spark in her relationship. Each bite-sized chapter by sex expert Dana B. Myers is filled with inspiring and practical advice, how-to tips and tricks, interactive exercises, and real-life anecdotes, and it is sure to leave the reader feeling like a sexier, happier mama - one who is more deeply satisfied with herself and her relationship. This helpful and friendly guide will help mamas learn to take step-by-step daily actions to define and achieve exactly what she wants in life, motherhood, and a romantic partnership.

The New Southern Cookbook

Classic Family Recipes and Modern Twists on Old Favorites

Author: Pam Wattenbarger,Brittany Wattenbarger

Publisher: Rockridge Press

ISBN: 9781641521734

Category: Cooking

Page: N.A

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The New Southern Cookbook redefines the taste of tradition with southern comfort recipes for modern times. Southern food has brought comfort to families and friends for generations. To pass on the tradition, The New Southern Cookbook serves updated classics along with original recipes for today's table. These homestyle recipes feature memorable meals along with fresh favorites that are destined to become classics. With a healthy twist on every dish--save the deep-fried food for special occasions--The New Southern Cookbook offers lighter, more healthful versions of down south recipes that you can eat any day of the week. From heirloom recipes like Easy Shrimp Creole to new comfort foods like Breaded Pork Chops with Avocado Peach Salsa, The New Southern Cookbook guarantees that friends and family will never leave the table hungry with: An introduction to the southern kitchen that helps you prepare your kitchen and pantry with staple ingredients and equipment Classic family recipes like Fried Chicken and Buttermilk Pie that have stood the test of time Updated and new family recipes that offer healthier variations on suppertime staples like Squash Puppies and Bacon Pimento Cheese, plus new dishes like Honey Grilled Peaches and Garlic Rosemary Pork Tenderloin Whether you were born with a taste for southern cuisine or developed it, The New Southern Cookbook serves up recipes for the next generation of home cooks and their families.

The Backyard Homestead

Author: Carleen Madigan

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603421386

Category: House & Home

Page: 367

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Suggests organic methods for growing plants and raising animals on a small plot of land, explains how to determine the proper times for planting, and provides tips for using and preserving food.

The Joy of Keeping Chickens

The Ultimate Guide to Raising Poultry for Fun Or Profit

Author: Jennifer Megyesi

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602393133

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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The most comprehensive full-color chicken book available.

My Pet Chicken Handbook

Sensible Advice and Savvy Answers for Raising Backyard Chickens

Author: Lissa Lucas,Traci Torres

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1623360013

Category: Pets

Page: 256

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The backyard chicken is the new "it" pet—and with good reason: These birds are personable, beautiful, and (mostly) low maintenance. But they're not without their quirks and sometimes puzzling behaviors. That's where the experts at MyPetChicken.com have a beak up on the competition—they hear from chicken keepers daily and offer advice about common mistakes and pitfalls that occur when raising a flock of chickens in the backyard. And customers tell them that the advice they most appreciate is actually how not to raise chickens, what not to do, and why not to panic. The handbook helps potential chicken owners decide whether chicken keeping is right for them, how to make the best choices for their situations, how to start planning for the new pets, and—most importantly—how to head off potential trouble before the chicks arrive. Detailed care instructions for baby chicks and mature hens help to ensure a friendly and enjoyable flock. Covering both the good and the "oh no" experiences that beginners and avid backyard farmers experience, topics include choosing coops, planning a daily routine, learning about sanitation practices, and discovering signs of distress. Then the joy of chicken keeping comes full "ovoid" with 50 recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, featuring the incredible and versatile egg, from homemade egg noodles and sesame mayonnaise to a vegetable frittata and caramel custard.

The How to Raise Chickens

Everything You Need to Know, Updated & Revised

Author: Christine Heinrichs

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 1610586778

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Whether you want to raise 5 chickens or 50, whether you have a 40-foot city lot or a 40-acre farm, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook makes it easy for you to get started raising a healthy flock. Whichever comes first for you, the chicken or the egg, this book will show you what to do next with longtime chicken breeder Christine Heinrichs explaining all the helpful DOs and important DON’Ts. This brightly illustrated, full-color guide will prove an indispensable resource for anyone interested in raising their very own flocks. Easy-to-follow advice helps you to: Choose breeds and obtain stock House and feed chickens Manage your flock and keep it healthy Select and cull for breeding programs Incubate eggs and care for chicks Raise chickens in the country, suburbs, or city The book provides information on breed types, obtaining stock, housing, feeding, flock management, breeding programs, incubation and care of chicks, selection and culling, showing, health care, and the legal aspects of raising chickens. Reviewed and approved by Dr. Clint Rusk (Purdue University Associate Professor in the Youth Development and Agriculture Education Department), this book will give you the tools you need to succeed in a challenging but rewarding business.

The Farmer's Kitchen Handbook

More Than 200 Recipes for Making Cheese, Curing Meat, Preserving, Fermenting, and More

Author: Marie W. Lawrence

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 162873969X

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

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More and more cooks are turning to their own gardens or to local farmers’ markets to find inspiration for their meals. Eating fresh, local produce is a hot trend, but lifelong Vermonter Marie Lawrence has been cooking with produce from her gardens, buying milk from the farmers up the road, and lavishing her family and lucky friends with the fruits of her kitchen labor since she was a kid. In this book she includes recipes for everything from biscuits and breads to pies and cookies, soups and stews to ribs and roasts. Also included are instructions for making cheese, curing meats, canning and preserving, and much more. Organized by month to coordinate with a farmer’s calendar, cooks will find delicious recipes including orange date bran muffins and old fashioned pot roast in January, hot spiced maple milk and fried cinnamon buns in March, mint mallow ice cream in July, Vermont cheddar onion bread in October, and almond baked apples with Swedish custard cream in December. Other recipes include grilled chicken with peach maple glaze, veggie tempura, raspberry chocolate chip cheesecake, and dozens of other breads, salads, drinks, and desserts that are fresh from the farmer’s kitchen. In addition to the recipes, readers will find old-fashioned household hints, a harvest guide, and a place to record your own favorite family recipes. Whether you have your own farm and garden or support your local farmers’ market, this book will make seasonal cooking a true pleasure. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We’ve been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Suburban Chicken

The Guide to Keeping Healthy, Thriving Chickens in Your Backyard

Author: Kristina Mercedes Urquhart

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1620082225

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 5870

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With more and more city dwellers and suburbanites embracing the notion of getting back to basics and living simpler, more rustic lives, it’s no surprise that the popularity of backyard chicken keeping has skyrocketed in recent years. Whether for enjoyment as pets or for the convenience of farm-fresh eggs right outside your door, chicken keeping can be an easy and fun step on the road to more sustainable, ecologically friendly living. Written by Kristina Mercedes Urquhart, The Suburban Chicken shares the author’s knowledge on general chicken husbandry, profiles of 20 suitable breeds for suburban living, how to provide your birds with optimal accommodations, and the healthcare needs of chickens, among other important topics about which prospective chicken owners should be familiar. INSIDE SUBURBAN CHICKEN: •The benefits and enjoyment of keeping chickens as pets. •Considerations for would-be chicken keepers, including local ordinances, space requirements, initial and ongoing expenses, and preparing the home and family. •Favorite standard-size, bantam, and egg-laying breeds for metropolitan and family living. •Hatching eggs and raising chicks. •Coop styles and descriptions of all equipment that a budding chicken keeper needs, as well as a chapter dedicated to keeping chickens safe from predators. •Preventive care and optimal diets for healthy, hardy birds. •Raising chickens for eggs: the science behind egg production, how to properly handle and store fresh eggs, and the differences between store-bought and homegrown eggs, as well as some exciting recipes for your bounty.

The Feast Nearby

How I Lost My Job, Buried a Marriage, and Found My Way by Keeping Chickens, Foraging, Preserving, Bartering, and Eating Locally (All on Forty Dollars

Author: Robin Mather

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 158008558X

Category: Cooking

Page: 266

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The author chronicles her year-long project, during which she committed to cooking three seasonal and local meals on only $40 per week, in a book that includes 150 recipes, such as Lemon-Tarragon Pickled Asparagus and Greek-Marinated Grilled Leg of Lamb.