The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects

Author: Spike Carlsen
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603428460
Release Date: 2014-03-14
Genre: House & Home

Gardeners, small farmers, and outdoor living enthusiasts will love this compilation of 76 rustic DIY projects. From plant supports and clotheslines to a chicken coop, a greenhouse, and a root cellar with storage bins, most of the projects are suitable for complete novices, and all use just basic tools and easy-to-find materials. You’ll find techniques to build whatever your outdoor world is missing, with additional tips to live sustainably, happily, and independently.

The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner

Author: Ann Larkin Hansen
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612126982
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Genre: House & Home

This hardworking addition to the best-selling Backyard Homestead series offers expert advice on what tasks to do around your farm and when to do them — no matter where on the planet you call home. Author Ann Larkin Hansen sets the priorities for each area of the farm, including the barn, garden, orchard, field, pasture, and woodlot. For every critical turn of the year (12 in all), Hansen provides an at-a-glance to-do list along with tips and a more in-depth discussion of key topics for the season. Easy-reference charts, checklists, and record-keeping sections help you keep track of it all.

40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead

Author: David Toht
Publisher: Creative Homeowner
ISBN: 1580117104
Release Date: 2013
Genre: House & Home

Provides details on how to build more than 40 projects--sheds, feeders, fences and other structures--to enhance readers' sustainable living. Original.

DIY Projects for the Self Sufficient Homeowner

Author: Betsy Matheson
Publisher: Creative Publishing International
ISBN: 9781589235670
Release Date: 2011-02-01
Genre: House & Home

"Step-by-step, how-to projects for home rain collection, solar panels, food storage, solar energy systems, eco-friendly improvements, bee keeping, and more"--Provided by publisher.

The Backyard Homestead

Author: Carleen Madigan
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1603421386
Release Date: 2009
Genre: House & Home

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 Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals

Author: Gail Damerow
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603429696
Release Date: 2011-03
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Presents a comprehensive guide to raising farm animals for food independence, from managing a honey bee hive to caring for and breeding meat and dairy cows, pigs, goats, and fowl.

The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know How

Author: Andrea Chesman
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612122052
Release Date: 2015-09-19
Genre: Cooking

Growing vegetables and raising livestock is only the beginning of a successful homestead — that fresh food goes to waste unless you can properly prepare, cook, and preserve it. Andrea Chesman shows you how to bridge the gap between field and table, covering everything from curing meats and making sausage to canning fruits and vegetables, milling flour, working with sourdough, baking no-knead breads, making braises and stews that can be adapted to different cuts of meat, rendering lard and tallow, pickling, making butter and cheese, making yogurt, blanching vegetables for the freezer, making jams and jellies, drying produce, and much more. You’ll learn all the techniques you need to get the most from homegrown foods, along with dozens of simple and delicious recipes, most of which can be adapted to use whatever you have available.

Cabin Lessons

Author: Spike Carlsen
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612125688
Release Date: 2015-05-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A carpenter’s humorous story of building a cabin on Lake Superior with his family—“part how-to, part memoir and part love story” (Minneapolis Star-Tribune). When carpenter Spike Carlsen and his wife set out—with their recently blended family of five kids—to build a cabin on the north shore of Lake Superior, they quickly realize that painting, parenting, and putting up drywall all come with both frustrations and unexpected rewards. Blending practical information with lively personal memoir, Cabin Lessons tells the wryly funny, heartwarming story of their eventful journey—from buying an unforgiving plot of land on an eroding cliff to finally enjoying the lakeside hideaway of their dreams. “Spike Carlsen’s book . . . chronicles the family’s route from a scenic dream (with a modest budget) to designing and building, to filling the space with family, to a (rejected) blank-check purchase offer from a slickster driving an Italian-made car. And it’s all told in the voice of someone you want to see sitting on the other side of the campfire, sharing a blanket with his wife, dispensing charming tales and life lessons.” —Duluth News Tribune (Minnesota)

The Woodland Homestead

Author: Brett McLeod
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612123509
Release Date: 2015-07-10
Genre: House & Home

Put your wooded land to work! This comprehensive manual shows you how to use your woodlands to produce everything from wine and mushrooms to firewood and livestock feed. You’ll learn how to take stock of your woods; use axes, bow saws, chainsaws, and other key tools; create pasture and silvopasture for livestock; prune and coppice trees to make fuel, fodder, and furniture; build living fencing and shelters for animals; grow fruit trees and berries in a woodland orchard; make syrup from birch, walnut, or boxelder trees; and much more. Whether your property is entirely or only partly wooded, this is the guide you need to make the best use of it.

Practical Projects for Self Sufficiency

Author: Chris Peterson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781591865957
Release Date: 2014-06-15
Genre: Gardening

In Practical Projects for Self-Sufficiency you'll find 30 well-selected projects to help you develop and grow your self-reliant lifestyle. This book shows you how with beautiful photos and complete plans with construction drawings. Projects are organised

The Homestead Planner Logbook

Author: Philip Hasheider
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 0760351910
Release Date: 2016-11-01
Genre: House & Home

Easily keep track of the work you've put into your small farm operation - or figure out the work you need to put into it - with the help of this convenient planner. Easily keep track of the work you've put into your homestead or small farm - or figure out the work you need to put into it - with the help of this convenient planner. Having a hard time keeping the maintenance schedules straight for your machinery? How about your water records and soil-test data? Your crop or livestock records? Ideal for homesteaders and small farmers working anything from 2 to 40 acres, The Homestead Planner & Logbook provides one place to record and organize all the information that you should have readily available. Specially developed logbook pages cover several categories, including: Safety Outbuildings Electrical Service Water and Septic Fencing Crops Livestock MachineryWoodlots and more. Why not just use a blank notebook? Because this volume, in addition to including journal templates developed specifically for each of the topics covered, also includes practical advice for every aspect of your homestead. Plus, two large pockets provide places to store receipts, warranties, and other documents, so you won't have to scramble the next time you need them!

Step by Step Projects for Self Sufficiency

Author: Editors of Cool Springs Press
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781591866886
Release Date: 2017-03-15
Genre: House & Home

Get ready to be self-sufficient. Whether tackling the garden, raising animals, learning more about alternative energy, or bettering your storage and preservation, Step-by-Step Projects for Self-Sufficiency is the perfect starting point. Step-by-step instructions and photos will guide you through how to make over 60 complete projects. After all, DIY projects are more fun (and generally easier) when you approach them with helpful aides and tools you made yourself. Projects in this new volume include: -A portable chicken ark -Two types of beehives -Solar cookers -Firewood storage -A potato growing box -Hoophouses and greenhouses -Raised planting beds -Rainbarrels -A cider press -Compost bins -Drying racks With its clear plan drawings, precise instructions and detailed photos, Step-by-step Projects for Self Sufficiency makes DIY easier than ever.

Constructing Architecture

Author: Andrea Deplazes
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783764371906
Release Date: 2005-07-25
Genre: Architecture

Now in its second edition: the trailblazing introduction and textbook on construction includes a new section on translucent materials and an article on the use of glass.

Woodworking Faq

Author: Spike Carlsen
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603427296
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Answers commonly asked woodworking questions for beginning and experienced crafters alike, addressing issues pertaining to wood, tools, fasteners, joints, building furniture and cabinets, sanding and finishing, and performing repairs.