The Almanac

A Seasonal Guide to 2019

Author: Lia Leendertz

Publisher: Mitchell Beazley

ISBN: 1784725854

Category: Reference

Page: 272

View: 7435


THE ORIGINAL & BESTSELLING ALMANAC 'I love this gem of a book' - Cerys Matthews The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2019 reinvents the tradition of the rural almanac for a new audience. It gives you the tools and inspiration you need to celebrate, mark and appreciate each month of the year in your own particular way. Divided into the 12 months, a set of tables each month gives it the feel and weight of a traditional almanac, providing practical information that gives access to the outdoors and the seasons, perfect for expeditions, meteor-spotting nights and beach holidays. There are also features on each month's unique nature, such as the meteor shower of the month, beehive behaviour, folklore and stories, seasonal recipes and charts tracking moon phases and tides. Why not try identifying trees by their bare buds in January; Enjoy a broad bean, pea shoot & pecorino salad in June; Discover the story of gourmet garlics and how to plant them in October. You will find yourself referring to the almanac all year long, revisiting it again and again, and looking forward to the next edition as the year draws to a close. Praise for The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2018: 'The perfect companion to the seasons' - India Knight 'A richly layered book of events, celebrations and everyday information that together create a beautiful, fascinating resource . . . In the single month I've had my hands on it, the book has quietly "worked".' - Telegraph 'Beautifully written, this pocket-sized guide is a labour of love and will remind you to appreciate little moments throughout the year.' - Gardens Illustrated 'Elegant . . . an ideal stocking filler.' - The English Garden

The Homebrewer's Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to Making Your Own Beer from Scratch

Author: Marika Josephson,Aaron Kleidon,Ryan Tockstein

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581575610

Category: Cooking

Page: 256

View: 501


The complete resource for brewing beer with farmed and foraged ingredients, featuring over 50 recipes Forget hops: The revolution in craft beer is taking place in gardens, farmer’s markets, and deep in the woods outside rural towns across the country. It’s beer that offers a sense of place, incorporating locally sourced and seasonally harvested ingredients into traditional (and untraditional) farmhouse-style beers. The Homebrewer's Almanacis a practical guide for those who are interested in incorporating fresh and foraged ingredients into their beer, written by the brewers of one of the country’s hottest new breweries. Recipes include: Sweet Potato Vienna Lager Chanterelle Mushroom Saison Nettle Spicebush Ale Sumac Sour Ale Basil Rye Porter Each chapter offers an overview of what plants to look for in your region, as well as how to harvest and how to preserve them. A brewing guide in the modern DIY tradition with a touch of the retro farmer’s almanac, The Homebrewer's Almanac will be a staple in homebrewers’ libraries and a source of year-round inspiration.

The Twilight Garden

A guide to Enjoying Your Garden in the Evening Hours

Author: Lia Leendertz

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1909396818

Category: Gardening

Page: 300

View: 4718


Some say that the twilight hours are the best time to enjoy a garden; a time when the spirit of the place really comes alive. It is also the time when many people pass front gardens on their return home, have a few spare minutes for garden maintenance, or want to enjoy the garden for entertaining. Full of easy maintenance advice, planting ideas for evening fragrance, colour, lighting, design, and attracting wildlife, this is a book for how people garden now. Front gardens, terraces, larger plots and containers will all be covered in an attempt to inspire everyone to transform their outdoor space into a twilight paradise.

Mother Earth News Almanac

A Guide Through the Seasons

Author: Mother Earth News

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760349851

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 4063


Mother Earth News Almanac is back--refreshed and ready for the next generation of self-sufficient makers and DIYers. Mother Earth News Almanac: A Guide Through the Seasons returns! The 1970s classic has been out of print for years. Now, updated for today's readers and back in print, its information is as useful as ever. It contains instructions and illustrations for everything from harnessing solar energy to cultivating a sustainable garden to learning how to keep bees. Simply put, Mother Earth News Almanac is designed to empower readers to be self-sufficient. Mother Earth News team has updated the essentials, but left the core of the guide intact, with all the charm of the original--from the writing style to the signature line drawings. This is a must-have for any fan of Mother Earth News, as a budget-friendly guide for a new generation of homesteaders. Mother Earth News Almanacis a seasonal guide with subject matter that every passionate DIYer, homesteader, or environmentally aware reader can appreciate. You'll find recipes, money-saving tips, and homesteading techniques such as illustrated directions for tying a timber hitch, cat's-paw, sheepshank, and other knots; folk medicine treatments and preventatives; tips on raising chickens and keeping bees; plans for building three kinds of kites; complete instructions for fast and easy compost; and much, much more! The simple life doesn't have to be hard--not when you have this timeless almanac.

The Wise Woman's Almanac

A Seasonal Guide with Recipes for New Beginnings That Never Go Out of Season

Author: Connie Pshigoda

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997417005


Page: 230

View: 3954


Author and Natural Health Consultant Connie Pshigoda has crafted a variety of seasonal health tips and delicious recipes to satisfy your hunger for a better life and year-round well-being. Within the Wise Woman's Almanac, she connects Nature's seasons and your natural life rhythms, resulting in perfect harmony and balance.

A Year Across Maryland

A Week-by-Week Guide to Discovering Nature in the Chesapeake Region

Author: Bryan MacKay

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421409399

Category: Nature

Page: 312

View: 4343


Whether you want to see snow geese and trumpeter swans pausing in their northward migration each March, or the mating "jubileeof polychaete worms during the new moon in May, A Year across Maryland offers valuable advice for the spontaneous adventurer and the serious planner alike.

My Tiny Veg Plot

Grow your own in surprisingly small spaces

Author: Lia Leendertz

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1910904015

Category: Gardening

Page: 300

View: 9204


Food can be grown just about anywhere, and lack of space should not put you off growing and enjoying the taste of your own fresh vegetables. Not everyone has access to outside space or what we traditionally think of as a garden, but we all have window ledges, doorways, often stairways, sometimes even a balcony or roof space. This book offers solutions and inspirations for these tricky spots that we frequently overlook or neglect, and highlights some unusual growing spaces such as a minuscule balcony in Bristol, an innovative installation of hexagonal polytunnels full of salad leaves in Amiens, France, and an ingenious self-sufficient growing system that provides a wealth of vegetables in an old swimming pool in Phoenix, Arizona. Filled with practical advice, inspiration and planting and design ideas, My Tiny Veg Plot tells you how to prepare your beds whatever the size and situation; there is advice on filling containers, creating ingenious planters, using planting mediums, soil and water and which fruit and vegetables will thrive in which spot. My Tiny Veg Plot contains straightforward information on what to grow and how to grow it, from seed to ready to eat.

My Tiny Indoor Garden

Houseplant heroes and terrific terrariums in small spaces

Author: Lia Leendertz,Mark Diacono

Publisher: Pavilion Books

ISBN: 1911216783

Category: Gardening

Page: 300

View: 5321


Not everyone has access to outside space or what we traditionally think of as a garden, but we all have window ledges, shelves, stairways and unloved spots in our homes. My Tiny Indoor Garden is bursting with exciting ideas and savvy solutions to help you transform any indoor nook or cranny into a peaceful plant paradise. Whether you’re looking for a mini kitchen garden or a sun-loving terrarium, we’ve unearthed an amazing collection of indoor and covered spaces. Among the 20 gardens featured in the book you’ll find a jungle in a south London sitting room, a colourful cacti collection and a conservatory come orchid house. You’ll pick up all the best tips and tricks as each indoor gardener shares their small-scale expertise, from using an array of bottles and jars to create a display of tiny botanical treasures to turning an antique chair into a lavish plant pot. Packed with practical advice, the latest title in Pavilion's exciting gardening series also provides pointers on key aspects of green interiors – from caring for leaves to propagating succulents. Plus, practical projects will help you make the most of every inch, whether you decide to master the art of kokedama or create your own terrarium. Blur the line between your indoor space and the great outdoors, get inspired, let your imagination grow and enjoy your tiny indoor garden.

A Log's Life

Author: Wendy Pfeffer,Robin Brickman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416934839

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1948


Presents a tale about a fallen oak tree in the forest, teaching young readers about its life cycle and the various purposes that it serves in the ecosystem during every step of its life cycle.

Stock Trader's Almanac 2018

Author: Jeffrey A. Hirsch

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119384265

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 3318


The best data in the business, updated for 2018 Stock Trader's Almanac 2018 provides the cleanest historical data in the business to give traders and investors an advantage in the market. The 2018 edition is consistent with decades of the Stock Trader's Almanac showing you the cycles, trends, and patterns you need to know in order to invest with minimum risk and maximum profit. Updated with the latest numbers, this indispensable guide is organized in a calendar format to provide monthly and daily reminders, including upcoming opportunities to grab and dangers to avoid. Proprietary strategies include the Hirsch Organization's Best Six Months Switching Strategy, the January Barometer, and the Four-Year Presidential Election/Stock Market Cycle, arming you with the tools savvy investors use to achieve their market goals. Trusted by Barron's, The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and other respected market authorities, this indispensable guide has helped generations of investors make smart market moves. This new edition provides the same level of invaluable guidance, with the latest data straight from the vault. Access the most trusted historical market data available Identify patterns and trends you won't find anywhere else Get advance notice about upcoming risks and opportunities Bring accuracy to your forecasting and confidence to your investing Analytical tools are essential to successful investing, but they're only as useful as the data is accurate. Even the most beautifully designed model cannot forecast accurately based on incomplete, misleading, or inaccurate numbers; data quality is the bedrock of your entire investing strategy, and when it comes to data, cleanliness is next to profitability. Get the edge this year with the best data in the business, plus a wealth of valuable strategies in the Stock Trader's Almanac 2018.

The Half Hour Allotment

Author: Lia Leendertz,Will Sibley

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Limited

ISBN: 9780711226050

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 8416


This practical and inspirational handbook is aimed at the new generation of gardeners who want to enjoy the taste and health benefits of growing their own food, but who have little time to spare. Expert advice and innovative techniques show you how to grow the right quantities of the fruit and vegetables you love, and enjoy the satisfactions of tending an allotment or vegetable garden without becoming a slave to your plot. Tested by fruit-grower Will Sibley and author Lia Leendertz on their own allotments, these methods will enable you to get the best results in half an hour per day, or even less. The book covers all aspects of allotmenteering and vegetable gardening, including the practicalities of obtaining and maintaining a site, choosing what to grow, designing the plot and advanced projects such as building paths and shelters. A section on harvesting, storing and cooking shows you what to do when your crop is ripe and ready.

Petal, Leaf, Seed

Cooking with the Treasures of the Garden

Author: Lia Leendertz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780857833433


Page: 176

View: 9426


The Gardener's Calendar

Author: Pippa Greenwood

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD

ISBN: 0857658115

Category: Gardening

Page: 128

View: 3159


Monthly prompts create a quick and simple way to get one's gardening life in orderSpecific month-by-month "to do" lists for ornamental gardens, edible crops, and general maintenance are all presented here, as well as tips on things to look out for, such as pests, and how to eliminate them. With diary pages for making notes each month, this pocket-sized calendar is a must-have whether for seasoned gardeners or those just starting out. If one has an hour or two to spend in the garden, surely it is important that as much of that time as possible is spent in the garden gardening, not reading up about what to do. So, for a gentle reminder just open the book for a quick look at the monthly prompts, and then get on with some gardening.

An Illustrated Country Year

Nature Uncovered Month by Month

Author: Celia Lewis

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408181347

Category: Nature

Page: 192

View: 1162


A Country Year - Nature uncovered month by month is an amusing and informative anthology of nature through the year.

When Perennials Bloom

An Almanac for Planning and Planting

Author: Tomasz Ani_ko

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 0881928879

Category: Gardening

Page: 510

View: 1807


A complete guide to perennial plants for the garden furnishes an A-to-Z listing of more than 460 plants and their blooming cycles and explains how to design a perennial garden that makes maximum use of color over the course of the seasons, taking into consideration bloom times, flower groupings, seasonal development, and more.

Tar Heel Traveler

Journeys across North Carolina

Author: Scott Mason

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 076276743X

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 2495


A blend of oral history and memoir with a good dose of quirky humor, the Tar Heel Traveler is a celebratory look at the people and places of North Carolina. Mason is the TV reporter—the Tar Heel Traveler—who journeys across North Carolina profiling colorful characters and out-of-the-way places.

The New England Gardener's Year: A Month-by-Month Guide for Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont. Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Upstate New York

Author: Reeser Manley,Marjorie Peronto

Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing

ISBN: 1937644189

Category: Gardening

Page: 320

View: 2353


This comprehensive full-color what-to/when-to/how-to reference manual covers every garden and landscape planting including the most proven and popular as well as many native New England plants that deserve to be better known. Month-by-month guidance from March through October—with suggested dates for planting and tending adjusted for each zone—is augmented by advice on such topics as soil testing, composting, pruning, landscape design, and how to provide a season-long source of pollen and nectar for beneficial insects. Gardeners will find advice and photos for adapting to any microclimate or situation including shade; wet soil; coastal landscapes; container, raised-bed, and extended-season gardening; and much more. Gardeners and landscapers will treasure this book for its elegant writing and full-color photography, its photo-essay tours of outstanding owner-maintained gardens throughout New England, its focus on organic methods and native plants, and its guidance on integrating gardens of every variety into their surrounding landscapes. Photo sequences of key techniques enhance the book, which is designed and indexed to provide instant access to the information a gardener needs at hand. In Reeser Manley and Marjorie Peronto’s view, the plots of land on which we live are not our “yards” but our gardens—extensions of the surrounding natural world—and we, as gardeners, are caretakers of that world. They advocate gardening in tune with nature— avoiding pesticides, chemical fertilizers, and invasive plants, while creating a garden that enhances local biodiversity. The New England Gardener’s Year will guide you to a garden of great beauty and bountiful harvests.

The Last Prairie

A Sandhills Journal

Author: Stephen R. Jones

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803276307

Category: History

Page: 242

View: 9339


The co-author of "The Shortgrass Prairie" paints a startlingly vivid portrait of the Nebraska Sandhills as he delivers riveting accounts of the flora, fauna, wildlife, and rich cultural history of the region.

Poor Will's Almanack for 2018

A Guide to Living in Harmony With the Earth

Author: Bill Felker

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781975863333


Page: 182

View: 2894


POOR WILL'S ALMANACK FOR 2018 offers a variety of ways with which the reader can approach the natural year: REFLECTIONS ON THE SEASONS BY BILL FELKER include humorous essays like "Buttercup the Weather Dog," more serious essays such as "Spring Journal on the Camino de Santiago" and phenological descriptions like "The Hinge of Early Summer" and "Inventory in Early Autumn." NEW NAMES FOR THE MOONS: This year's moons include the Frolicking Fox Moon, the Ducks-Scouting-for-Nests Moon, the Termite Swarming Moon and many more. Each annual version of POOR WILL contains different moon names that are based on an event that takes place in nature during that monthly period. ASTRONOMICAL INFORMATION in plain English gives monthly updates about the sun's position, the location of major planets, the stars and shooting stars THE S.A.D. STRESS INDEX measures the natural phenomena which are assumed to be related to Seasonal Affective Disorder: the day's length, the average percentage of sunlight, the weather and the phase of the moon. In order to create the Index, each of those factors was given a value from zero to 25, and then the four values were combined onto a scale of one to 100. The higher the number, the greater the stress. Lunar phase and the moon's proximity to Earth produce the most dramatic swings in the Index. Lunar ratings are based on tidal and sociological information that suggests the Moon is most influential when it is full, second-most influential when it is new and least influential at entry to its second and fourth phases. METEOROLOGICAL FORECASTS: The weather estimates in this Almanack are based on Bill Felker's charts of fractal weather patterns made between 1978 and 2017. Readers of his weekly and monthly columns throughout the United States have used these estimates successfully since 1984. Poor Will's Almanack for 2018 integrates lunar conditions with brief descriptions of expected weather systems in its "Almanack Daybook" section, suggesting how the moon's phase and proximity to Earth could influence the character of each major shift in barometric pressure. A CALENDAR OF FEAST DAYS for homesteaders, gardeners and farmers lists the days of the year one might expect the public to have increased interest in livestock or produce. This calendar is also useful when one is planning strategies for marketing to particular ethnic or religious groups. THE PEAK ACTIVITY TIME FOR CREATURES section is a monthly guide to lunar position and corresponding behavior. Many people find that livestock, children, fish and game are more active (and dieting is more difficult) when the moon is overhead: at midday when the moon is new, in the afternoon and evening when the moon is in its first quarter, at night when the moon is full and in its third quarter, in the morning when the moon is in its fourth quarter. Second-best lunar times occur when the moon is below your location, 12 hours before or after those times noted above. The approach of weather systems (high-pressure systems typically preceded by low-pressure systems) also influences fish and animal activity. THE ALMANACK DAYBOOK SECTION consists of daily gardening and farming notes, phenological information about changes in foliage, flowering and migratory activity throughout the year as well as commentary about lunar influence on predicted weather systems and seasonal stress. READER STORIES: Readers have been contributing to POOR WILL'S ALMANACK'S weekly and monthly columns since 1985. People have submitted memory stories, outhouse tales, narratives about unusual occurrences and special animals. Each annual version of the ALMANACK features the best submissions from recent years, and the 2018 edition includes several fine outhouse tales, such as "A Terrible Outhouse Afternoon" by Willy O'Halleran and "Surprise in the Outhouse" by Aldon Cisco.

The Book of Summer

How to Stretch Out Those Halcyon Days

Author: Josie Curran

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0753547570

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 2270


The summer stretches ahead of you and you want to make the most of it but don't know where to begin. The Book of Summer comes to the rescue with pleasurable and entertaining suggestions for those halcyon days. From the cool breezes of the beginning of the season, through its heady midsummer days and up to the final lazy moments of warmth before autumn, there are ideas aplenty, including: - how to whip up dishes to eat al fresco for the first picnic of the year - how to catch glow worms - suggestions for midnight walks - tips for organizing a street party - when to make a splash in the cool water, whether lounging at the lido or night swimming under the stars - how to capitalize on the good weather by growing your own summer food As well as practical tips there are evocative quotes and facts about summer scattered throughout the book, with attractive black and white line illustrations.