Basic Butchering of Livestock Game

Author: John J. Mettler
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603425889
Release Date: 1986-08-31
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This guide takes the mystery out of butchering, covering everything you need to know to produce your own expert cuts of beef, venison, pork, lamb, poultry, and small game. John J. Mettler Jr. provides easy-to-follow instructions that walk you through every step of the slaughtering and butchering process, as well as plenty of advice on everything from how to dress game in a field to salting, smoking, and curing techniques. You’ll soon be enjoying the satisfyingly superior flavors that come with butchering your own meat.

Storey s Basic Country Skills

Author: John Storey
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603427371
Release Date: 2010-11-11
Genre: House & Home

Whether you live on a small suburban lot or have a many acres in the country, this inspiring collection will empower you to increase your self-sufficiently and embrace a more independent lifestyle. A variety of authors share their specialized knowledge and provide practical instructions for basic country skills like preserving vegetables, developing water systems, keeping farm animals, and renovating barns. From sharpening an axe to baking your own bread, you’ll be amazed at the many ways learning traditional skills can enrich your life.

The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals

Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603426978
Release Date: 2011-02-28
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Enjoy a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and honey from your own chickens, pigs, and bees, or a holiday meal with your own heritage-breed turkey as the main attraction. Gail Damerow covers everything you need to successfully raise your own farm animals, from selecting the right breeds to producing delicious fresh milk, cheese, honey, eggs, and meat. Even with just a small plot of land, you can become more self-sufficient, save money, and enjoy healthy, delicious animal products.

When Technology Fails

Author: Matthew Stein
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781933392455
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Reference

"Matthew Stein's comprehensive guide to sustainable living skills gives you the tools you need to fend for yourself and your family in times of emergency or disaster. It also goes a step further, giving sound instructions on how to become self-reliant in seemingly stable times and for the long term by adopting a sustainable lifestyle"--Cover, p. 4.

Perfect Grilled Meats

Author: Matt Kelly
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603422833
Release Date: 1996-01-01
Genre: Cooking

Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.

Storey s Guide to Raising Pigs 3rd Edition

Author: Kelly Klober
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603426862
Release Date: 2010-01-27
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Learn how to successfully raise your own pigs. Stressing the importance of sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices, Kelly Klober provides expert tips on making your hog operation more efficient and profitable. Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs will give beginners the confidence they need to succeed, while inspiring experienced farmers to try new techniques and experiment with new breeds.

The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide

Author: Sean Brodrick
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047057979X
Release Date: 2009-12-15
Genre: Business & Economics

From the investment experts at Weiss Research, the ultimate guide to preparing for and profiting during a disaster of any kind Life is unpredictable. Economic and natural disasters can happen anytime and anywhere. The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide: The Smartest Money Moves to Prepare for Any Crisis describes the simple things people can do today to prepare for anything and everything that life might throw at them tomorrow. It also offers comprehensive advice on how to profit during a market collapse, energy crisis, or natural disaster. The guide Explains how to invest in today's new, more turbulent financial landscape Reveals what can be used as money should the dollar lose its value How to cut home energy costs, and why it's prudent to stock up on supplies in preparation for natural disasters Panicking during a disaster won't solve anything. Be prepared for any number of potential economic calamities and natural disasters with The Ultimate Suburban Survivalist Guide.

The Architect of Flowers

Author: William Lychack
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547547773
Release Date: 2011-03-23
Genre: Fiction

The stories in William Lychack’s dazzling new collection, The Architect of Flowers, explore the dear and inevitable distance between people in loving relationships and find hope in dark situations. With tiny, precise details, Lychack observes the overlooked moments of everyday life—the small failings between parents and children, the long-held secrets in married life. A small-town policeman brings himself to shoot a family’s injured dog; an old woman secretly trains a crow to steal for her; a hybridizer’s wife discovers the perfect lie to bring her family magically together again. Lychack’s characters yearn to re-enchant the world, to turn the ordinary and profane into the sacred and beautiful again, to make beauty serve as an antidote to grief. From ghostwriter to ghost runners to ghosts in a chapel, these stories are extraordinary portraits of life’s tender humiliations as well as its sharp, rude jolts.

How to Butcher Livestock and Game

Author: Paul Peacock
Publisher: Good Life
ISBN: 1904871283
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Cooking

Butchering has been on the decline as a trade for the last 20 years as more and more have turned to pre-packaged, off the shelf meat. But alongside the increasing interest in self-sufficiency more and more people want to butcher their own food. In How to Butcher livestock and Game the author explains, in simple everyday language, the processes involved in butchering beef, lamb, pig, rabbit, chicken, game and fish. He is clear that the animal deserves to be treated with respect both when alive and dead and is clear on the rules relating to the home slaughter of animals and guides the reader through all the relevant legislation.

Small Scale Livestock Farming

Author: Carol Ekarius
Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1580171621
Release Date: 1999-01-10
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Full of practical everyday advice, this guide explains how a natural, organic approach to livestock farming produces healthy animals, reduces costs, and increases your operation’s self-sufficiency. Livestock expert Carol Ekarius helps you create a viable farm plan, choose suitable livestock, care for your animals’ health, and confidently manage housing, fencing, and feeding. Case studies of successful farmers provide inspiration as you learn everything you need to know to run a prosperous livestock farm and make the lifestyle of your dreams a reality.

Barnyard in Your Backyard

Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1580174566
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Technology & Engineering

An introduction to raising farm animals cover such topics as an animal's personality, feeding, housing, care, and dealing with neighbors.

Horse Sense

Author: John J. Mettler
Publisher: Storey Books
ISBN: WISC:89031881725
Release Date: 1989
Genre: Horses

In forty years as a country veterinarian, John J. Mettler has seen just about everything that can happen to horses and horse people - from the first-time buyer purchasing the wrong mount to the experienced owner coping with an acute case of colic. Here Dr. Mettler shares that experience with invaluable advice on preventive health care, breeding, foaling, putting a horse down when necessary, and more. Throughout, his love and respect for horses shines through.

The Complete Book of Butchering Smoking Curing and Sausage Making

Author: Philip Hasheider
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 9780760364666
Release Date: 2017-11-14
Genre: Cooking

Trust The Complete Book of Butchering, Smoking, Curing, and Sausage Making to ensure you get the most out of your beef, venison, pork, lamb, poultry, and goat. Everything you need to know about how to dress and preserve meat is right here. From slaughtering, to processing, to preserving in ways like smoking and salting, author Philip Hasheider teaches it all. Detailed step-by-step instructions and illustrations guide you through the entire process: you’ll see how to properly secure the animal, and get right into safely and humanely transforming the meat to a feast for the family. You’ll get to know different cuts of meat and see how to process it into different products, like sausages and jerky. With The Complete Book of Butchering, Smoking, Curing, and Sausage Making, you will quickly learn: How to make the best primal and retail cuts from an animal How to field dress wild game Why cleanliness and sanitation are of prime importance for home processing What tools, equipment, and supplies are needed for home butchering How to safely handle live animals before slaughter Important safely practices to avoid injuries About the changes meat goes through during processing Why temperature and time are important factors in meat processing How to properly dispose of unwanted parts The details of animal anatomy The best meals are the ones you make yourself, why not extend this sentiment all the way to the meat itself?

Wild Turkeys

Author: John J. Mettler
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1580170692
Release Date: 1998-01
Genre: Nature

Wild turkey hunting is the up-and-coming sportsman’s activity. And the key to understanding the wild turkey hunt is understanding the habits and habitat of this noble bird. An experienced veterinarian and hunter, John J. Mettler Jr. has written the most comprehensive guide for turkey hunters of all ages and skill levels. Wild Turkeys will take you step by step through every aspect of this exciting sport, including: · Understanding wild turkey distribution, feeding patterns, and mating rituals. · Choosing safe and effective clothing, firearms, and equipment · Dressing your turkey in the field · Mounting a prize bird · Photographing turkeys in their natural habitat