Pocketful of Poultry

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1580176771

Category: Nature

Page: 272

View: 7431

Poultry in a pocket-size book? Why not, when the birds in question are neatly corralled into an appealing little volume, just right for gift giving, easy browsing, or tucking into a bag or pocket for quick reference at a poultry show or auction. More than 100 poultry pals show their amazing colors in full-page images that capture their good looks and lively personalities. Intricate feather patterns, imposing crests and wattles, and grinning beaks are just a few of their appealing features. From laying hens to heritage turkeys to adorable ducks, here are all the common barnyard favorites, plus rare breeds from around the world. Facing each poultry portrait is an informational page offering facts about the breed and a handy at-a-glance reference bar identifying the type of poultry (chicken, turkey, duck, goose), its primary use (laying, meat, game, or ornamental bird), and its conservation status. Breeders, enthusiasts, and anyone who has ever paused to admire a handsome chicken will be delighted by the photographs and enlightened by the breed profiles in Pocketful of Poultry.
Posted in Nature

The Magnificent Chicken

Portraits of the Fairest Fowl

Author: Tamara Staples,Ira Glass,Christa Velbel

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452113440

Category: Photography

Page: 132

View: 6284

This fully revised and expanded version of the classic volume The Fairest Fowl is a visual celebration of the wonder, peculiarity, and magnificence of championship chickens.
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Pocketful of Pearls

Author: Shelley Bates

Publisher: FaithWords

ISBN: 0446562149

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 4166

Written with beauty and grace, award-winning author Shelley Bates pens the compelling story about the unstoppable force of the emergent self.
Posted in Fiction

The Illustrated Guide to Ducks and Geese and Other Domestic Fowl

How To Choose Them - How To Keep Them

Author: Celia Lewis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472906462

Category: Nature

Page: 160

View: 4187

With just a little land and available water, you can raise a variety of domestic fowl, from friendly ducks and characterful geese to guineafowl, dainty quail, placid turkeys or even peafowl. Illustrated with the author's charming watercolour paintings, this book is packed with practical tips on keeping domestic fowl and selecting the right breed for your circumstances. Covering 65 domestic breeds of ducks, geese, guineafowl, quail, turkeys and peafowl, the book gives an insight into the individual personalities and attributes of each kind of bird. The breed profiles are written in engaging text and include the history and place of origin, colour combinations, differences between male and female birds, the appearance of hatchlings and the numbers of eggs to expect. As well as selecting an appropriate breed, you need to consider your neighbours, the kinds of bird you can and should keep, whether you want them for eggs or as pets, and whether you want to breed them. The book offers helpful advice on all these issues and also on housing, the provision of water, feeding and the noise and impact your birds will have, as well as preventing and treating common ailments. Whether you are starting out as a smallholder, are interested in raising a few ducks or geese in a suburban or rural setting, or are simply a devotee of domestic fowl there is plenty to captivate you in this book.
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A Pocketful of Rye

Author: Anthony Masters

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1448211557

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

View: 7635

First published in 1964, Anthony Masters' early collection of short stories , A Pocketful of Rye, is preoccupied with problems of social marginalisation and inequality. With his typical sensitivity, Masters observes universal human struggles caused by aging, impoverishment, alienation and disability. These short stories are touching and poignant without being sentimental or patronising.
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A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens

Best Breeds, Creating a Home, Care and Handling, Outdoor Fun, Crafts and Treats

Author: Melissa Caughey

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612124194

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 7872

Chickens make wonderful pets, and Melissa Caughey provides all the information kids need to raise healthy chickens and have lots of fun doing it. Covering everything from feeding, housing, and collecting eggs to quirky behaviors and humane treatment, Caughey’s engaging advice helps children understand the best ways to care for their chickens. Spark enthusiasm with creative activities like chicken forts and a veggie piñata for the flock, and feed more than the imagination with egg-centric dishes like Mexican egg pizza.
Posted in Juvenile Nonfiction

The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook

More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn

Author: Carol Ekarius,Deborah Robson

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427643

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 448

View: 4487

This one-of-a-kind encyclopedia shines a spotlight on more than 200 animals and their wondrous fleece. Profiling a worldwide array of fiber-producers that includes northern Africa’s dromedary camel, the Navajo churro, and the Tasmanian merino, Carol Ekarius and Deborah Robson include photographs of each animal’s fleece at every stage of the handcrafting process, from raw to cleaned, spun, and woven. The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook is an artist’s handbook, travel guide, and spinning enthusiast’s ultimate reference source all in one.
Posted in Crafts & Hobbies

Races of Domestic Poultry

Author: Edward Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: N.A

View: 8390

Posted in Poultry

The Essential Guide to Hobby Farming

The How-To Manual for Creating a Hobby Farm

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 162008144X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 9447

Six containers of heirloom tomatoes, miniature squashes, and herbs on your back patio or six acres of beets, cabbages, and strawberries? Five chickens and a honey bee hive or a small farm with three dozen sheep and a couple of quarter horses? Regardless of the size of your “field of dreams,” Essential Guide to Hobby Farming is your best first step to making that hobby-farm aspiration a pleasurable and profitable reality. A hobby farmer for the past thirty years, Carol Ekarius shares the joys, challenges, and rewards of living the rural life. Hobby farming is as much a state of mind as it is an address in the country, and this instructive, beautifully photographed manual addresses every topic beginning hobby farmers need to know, from purchasing the right land and equipment to choosing and maintaining crops and livestock to marketing and selling your hobby farm’s yield. TOPICS DISCUSSED INSIDE: -Assessing finances and resources—land, water, tools of the trade (trucks, tractors, various implements) -Choosing the best crops for your land, climate, hardiness, and profitability -Selecting and caring for the livestock—chickens, goats, cows, sheep, etc.—that best fits your hobby farm -Protecting crops and livestock against predators, pests, and disease -Business and marketing options for selling your “local food” directly to restaurants and farmers’ markets and through CSA programs -Preserving the harvest, through canning, drying, and freezing, plus over two dozen original recipes for your homegrown produce NEW FOR THE SECOND EDITION: Expanded section on chickens, including urban and suburban accommodations; honey bee keeping; adding a barn or annex building to the farm; trends in planting, including miniature vegetables, heirloom varieties, and “hot” new vegetables and hybrids; adding flower beds to the property; getting involved with a CSA
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds

Chickens, Ducks, Geese, Turkeys, Emus, Guinea Fowl, Ostriches, Partridges, Peafowl, Pheasants, Quails, Swans

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612128432

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 7133

More than 128 birds strut their stuff across the pages of this definitive primer for intrepid poultry farmers and feather fanciers alike. From the Manx Rumpy to the Redcap and the Ancona duck to his Aylesbury cousin, each breed is profiled with a brief history, detailed descriptions of identifying characteristics, and colorful photography. Comprehensive and fun, Storey’s Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds celebrates the personalities and charming good looks of North America’s quirkiest barnyard birds and waterfowl.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Poultry World

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: N.A

View: 4029

Posted in Poultry

Ugly Animals

We Can't All Be Pandas

Author: Simon Watt

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750960841

Category: Nature

Page: 140

View: 4145

60 of the world's ugliest and most endangered animalsThis collection of 60 of the world's most ugly (and endangered) animals, features rare imagery and explanatory text. The author is a high-profile biologist but also a stand-up comedian, and the text combines expert research with a light tone.
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A pocketful of prose

contemporary short fiction

Author: David Madden

Publisher: Wadsworth

ISBN: 9781413019124

Category: Fiction

Page: 341

View: 9421

Save money with THOMSON ADVANTAGE BOOKS: POCKETFUL OF PROSE: CONTEMPORARY SHORT FICTION! An inexpensive alternative to the more expensive anthologies, this slim volume contains only the essentials of the most familiar and most taught favorites. The Quick and Easy Guide for Critical Reading, located conveniently for easy access, contains questions that center your study of the works in the book and also serve as a useful guide for reading any work, in or outside of class.
Posted in Fiction

How to Speak Chicken

Why Your Chickens Do What They Do and Say What They Say

Author: Melissa Caughey

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612129110

Category: Nature

Page: 144

View: 3184

With contagious enthusiasm and fascination for her backyard chickens, best-selling author Melissa Caughey shares her unique observations of her flock -- how they sense the world, communicate impending danger, and establish pecking order -- along with scientific facts and entertaining tidbits.
Posted in Nature

Poultry Farming

Some Facts and Some Conclusions

Author: John William Robertson Scott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: 186

View: 858

Posted in Poultry

Poultry Craftsman

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: N.A

View: 9702

Posted in Poultry

The Poultry Item

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poultry

Page: N.A

View: 7509

Posted in Poultry

Kisses Out of the Blue

Author: Linda Gnat-Mullin

Publisher: Linda Gnat-Mullin

ISBN: 9780615870373

Category:

Page: 152

View: 665

Twenty-Two Life-Embracing Stories from the Dead, Inanimate Objects, Star Brothers, Geese, and Other Unlikely Sources. These true and unusual stories offer intriguing answers and helpful questions about life in this distracting world. Written by an energy healer who has pretty much seen it all, including the unseen, and helps people find their truth. You will meet contentious poultry, time travelers, disgruntled British servants, an angel or two, and more. Most of all, you will meet yourself in a new and exciting way. Here you will find true tales from the borderlands of intuitive work, with bone dry wit and pragmatic sensibility. -- Astrid Cravens, visual artist. ... A wonderful collection of life vignettes that will inspire and uplight. -- Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD, PhD, author, the Coyote trilogy
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The PlantPlus Diet Solution

Author: Joan Z. Borysenko, Ph.D.

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401941494

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 360

View: 6552

Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., a Harvard-trained cell biologist, health psychologist, and New York Times best-selling author, believes that when you’ve got the right information, you can make powerful choices to change your life. She cuts through the thicket of confusing—and often downright wrong—advice on nutrition and gives you easy-to-digest, bite-sized servings of real scientific information so you can discover which foods your body needs to heal and thrive. Since Joan wears two hats—as a psychologist and a cell biologist—you can trust her to psych out your inner saboteur, enabling you to make the changes you’ve been dreaming of. And as a busy woman who loves good food, she’ll teach you how to make simple, scrumptious, satisfying meals that you and your family will love whether you’re omnivores, vegans, or vegetarians. In this groundbreaking book, Joan will help you: • Get up-to-date information on the nutrition revolution • Make friends with the plants that feed your gut bacteria • Lose the weight and keep it off • Understand how diet changes your genes and how your genes determine your best diet • Fill out a health symptom checklist and track the changes as your personalized PlantPlus Diet optimizes your metabolism • Know which tests to ask your doctor for and why • Create a sleek and streamlined PlantPlus kitchen • Make fabulous meals in minutes with simple recipes and meal plans
Posted in Health & Fitness

Hobby Farm

Living Your Rural Dream For Pleasure And Profit

Author: Carol Ekarius

Publisher: i5 Publishing

ISBN: 1937049450

Category: Gardening

Page: 272

View: 7813

This beautiful book offers an intimate look at life on a hobby farm. From finding a farm to creating a business, to choosing what to plant to canning fruits, Hobby Farm will teach readers how to reap the benefits of rustic life with sound guidance.
Posted in Gardening