Author: Philip Hasheider
Publisher: Voyageur Press
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!
Author: Chris Peterson
Release Date: 2015-10-26
Genre: House & Home
Easily keep track of the work you've put into your home--or figure out what it needs--with help from this convenient planner! When was the last time you changed your furnace filter? What was the exact shade of the paint you used in the guest bedroom? Is your oven still under warranty? Every homeowner should know the answer to these questions, and many more, but keeping up with every little thing can be a challenge. It helps if you have a system! That's where the Black & Decker Home Planner & Logbook comes in. This book tells you what you need to know, how to get the information, and gives you lots of room to keep records about: - House History - Financial Information and Warranties - Scheduled Maintenance Log - Appliances - Heating & Cooling - Repair Projects - Decorative Log including Paint & Floor Coverings - Outdoor Areas & Home Exterior Why not just use a blank notebook? Because the Black & Decker Home Planner & Logbook is full of photos, illustrations, and tips to help you decode every system in your house, such as how to read a water meter or estimate the shelf life of paint. Two large pockets attached to the back cover help you securely store receipts, warranties, manuals, and other documents, so you won't have to scramble to find your plumber's phone number during an emergency!
Better Farm Accounting has been an agricultural institution since its initial publication in 1946. This inexpensive, easy-to-use book has served as a practical aid to agricultural producers for generations. The new edition will include updated headings for income and expenses and information will be reorganized to make this edition even more user-friendly. In addition, new separate sections devoted to purchases and sales of capital assets, loans, and loan payments will also be added. The 5th edition of this venerable classic will ensure its practical use for generations to come.
Author: Chris Peterson
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
Release Date: 2015-09-18
Genre: House & Home
Why just reuse a bucket when you can reinvent it? Five-gallon buckets are ubiquitous and cheap (indeed, they are often free). But did you know they can also be hacked, hot-rodded, reengineered, and upcycled to create dozens of useful DIY projects for homeowners, gardeners, small-scale farmers, and preppers? 5-Gallon Bucket Book contains 60+ ideas that put these humble and hard-working mainstays to work past their prime and keep them out of landfills. Simple step-by-step instructions, as well as parts lists and images of the completed projects, make sure you will have fun and love the results of your work. Projects include perfect additions to your yard and garden, tools to care for your animals, useful innovations, handy home helpers, and even family-oriented designs! They range from simple things such as chicken feeders to much more complex projects (small room air conditioner, anyone?). For anyone who doesn't already have fifteen of them cluttering up the garage, 5-Gallon Bucket Book also offers advice on where to get cheap and free buckets and how to tell if a bucket is safe to use for food.
Author: Sherry Turkle
Publisher: MIT Press
Release Date: 2011-09-30
Genre: Social Science
For Sherry Turkle, "We think with the objects we love; we love the objects we think with." In Evocative Objects, Turkle collects writings by scientists, humanists, artists, and designers that trace the power of everyday things. These essays reveal objects as emotional and intellectual companions that anchor memory, sustain relationships, and provoke new ideas.These days, scholars show new interest in the importance of the concrete. This volume's special contribution is its focus on everyday riches: the simplest of objects -- an apple, a datebook, a laptop computer--are shown to bring philosophy down to earth. The poet contends, "No ideas but in things." The notion of evocative objects goes further: objects carry both ideas and passions. In our relations to things, thought and feeling are inseparable.Whether it's a student's beloved 1964 Ford Falcon (left behind for a station wagon and motherhood), or a cello that inspires a meditation on fatherhood, the intimate objects in this collection are used to reflect on larger themes -- the role of objects in design and play, discipline and desire, history and exchange, mourning and memory, transition and passage, meditation and new vision.In the interest of enriching these connections, Turkle pairs each autobiographical essay with a text from philosophy, history, literature, or theory, creating juxtapositions at once playful and profound. So we have Howard Gardner's keyboards and Lev Vygotsky's hobbyhorses; William Mitchell's Melbourne train and Roland Barthes' pleasures of text; Joseph Cevetello's glucometer and Donna Haraway's cyborgs. Each essay is framed by images that are themselves evocative. Essays by Turkle begin and end the collection, inviting us to look more closely at the everyday objects of our lives, the familiar objects that drive our routines, hold our affections, and open out our world in unexpected ways.
Basic Principles of Wastewater Treatment is the second volume in the Biological Wastewater Treatment series, and focus on the unit operations and processes associated with biological wastewater treatment. The major topics covered are: .microbiology and ecology of wastewater treatment .reaction kinetics and reactor hydraulics .conversion of organic and inorganic matter .sedimentation .aeration. The theory presented in this volume forms the basis upon which the other books in the series are built. The Biological Wastewater Treatment series is based on the book Biological Wastewater Treatment in Warm Climate Regions and on a highly acclaimed set of best selling textbooks. This international version is comprised by six textbooks giving a state-of-the-art presentation of the science and technology of biological wastewater treatment. Other books in the Biological Wastewater Treatment series: Volume 1: Wastewater characteristics, treatment and disposal Volume 3: Waste stabilisation ponds Volume 4: Anaerobic reactors Volume 5: Activated sludge and aerobic biofilm reactors Volume 6: Sludge treatment and disposal
Whether your goal is to raise one cow or to own a larger herd of dairy or beef cattle, the expert advice in this hands-on guidebook will tell you all you need to know. How to Raise Cattle guides readers through beef and dairy operations from beginning to end. With more than 200 color photographs, the book covers conventional, sustainable, and organic farming practices to detail all aspects of cattle farming. Easy-to-follow advice helps you to: Choose and buy the cattle suitable for you House and feed cattle Manage your herd and keep it healthy Breed your herd Deliver and raise calves Show cattle at fairs and club meets
Author: Chris Peterson
Release Date: 2017-12-12
Genre: House & Home
Old campers have an appeal that reaches back in time and can send your imagination soaring. Let's face it: they are cool. Who hasn't seen one parked on a boulevard with a "for sale" sign and pictured it bouncing along behind the family car, ready for adventure and fun? Unfortunately, campers are not quite homes, they are not quite cars, and they have their own unique systems and demands that make fixing and upgrading a challenge. Even if you have plenty of DIY experience, a camper speaks a foreign language. Consider Camper Rehab your Rosetta Stone for the language of Shasta, Dutchmen, or Airstream. This book is a top-to-bottom guide to getting a fifth-wheel, teardrop, or other camper trailer ready for the road and beyond. From basic troubleshooting to electrical and plumbing projects, replacing interior surfaces, and clever (sometimes "retro") decorating ideas, this book uses detailed illustrations, color photography, and a wealth of step-by-step, how-to information to get help you get your travel trailer into shape for your next big--or little--adventure. And in case you haven't pulled the trigger on that trailer you're eying on Craigslist just yet, Camper Rehab also walks you through the process of evaluating a potential purchase, identifying which issues are fixable and which are dealbreakers, as well as how to spot hidden problems. Written by accomplished DIY author Chris Peterson, whose light and approachable tone is coupled with the hardworking DIY information you need, Camper Rehab is a must-have for any camper owner or dreamer.
Hunting and fishing are not only challenging sports and enjoyable recreational activities; they also provide the opportunity to feed your family and foster a sustainable lifestyle through effective harvesting of your meat and fish. The Hunter's Guide to Butchering, Smoking, and Curing Wild Game and Fish gives hunters all the information they need for processing and preparing their fish and game to create flavorful and creative meals. Expert farmer Philip Hasheider takes you from field dressing to skinning and cutting the carcass, to preserving and storing, to making sausage and cured meat, to preparing delicious, well-rounded meals for the dinner table. The book offers detailed step-by-step instructions, complete with illustrations and full-color photography, as well as a variety of mouthwatering recipes for game ranging from deer and bear to rabbit and turtle; birds from goose and duck to grouse, pheasant, and turkey; and fish species including bass, trout, catfish, salmon, tuna, and many more.
Here’s the ideal hands-on guidebook for self-sufficient farmers, ranchers, and hunters with step-by-step instructions on butchering beef, venison, pork, lamb, poultry, and goats. Time-tested advice on how to cure the meat by smoking or salting helps you preserve your harvest. A final section explains how to make sausages. Numerous mouth-watering recipes are included.
Author: Gerald C. Wood
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release Date: 2013-04-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Though his pitching career lasted only a few seasons, Howard Ellsworth “Smoky Joe” Wood was one of the most dominating figures in baseball history—a man many consider the best baseball player who is not in the Hall of Fame. About his fastball, Hall of Fame pitcher Walter Johnson once said: “Listen, mister, no man alive can throw harder than Smoky Joe Wood.” Smoky Joe Wood chronicles the singular life befitting such a baseball legend. Wood got his start impersonating a female on the National Bloomer Girls team. A natural athlete, he pitched for the Boston Red Sox at eighteen, won twenty-one games and threw a no-hitter at twenty-one, and had a 34-5 record plus three wins in the 1912 World Series, for a 1.91 ERA, when he was just twenty-two. Then in 1913 Wood suffered devastating injuries to his right hand and shoulder that forced him to pitch in pain for two more years. After sitting out the 1916 season, he came back as a converted outfielder and played another five years for the Cleveland Indians before retiring to coach the Yale University baseball team. Joe’s final reward for courageously enduring the eccentricities of his gold-digging father, his sister’s polio, the 1926–27 baseball scandal, and the loss of his beloved wife and a son was an honorary doctorate in 1985 from Yale and its president, Bart Giamatti. With details culled from interviews and family archives, this biography, the first of this rugged player of the Deadball Era, brings to life one of the genuine characters of baseball history.
An essential guide for readers who want to grow and prepare their own produce shares guidelines for more than 90 types of edibles and includes an array of seasonal recipes as well as coverage of such skills as preserving, freezing and drying.
One of the greatest tasks of homebrewing, aside from enjoying your own handcrafted ales and lagers, is combining an array of complementary ingredients to create your own unique beverage. From grains to hops, adjuncts, yeast, and even water, there are innumerable choices out there. When you strike liquid gold with that perfect batch, you want to have all of the ingredients, processes, and peculiarities documented. Assuming a batch a week, this new journal provides handy templates for the brewer to record an entire year of brewing activities. From the name and type right through the bottling day, The Homebrew Journal features blank slates for every critical consideration, including separate grids for grains, hops, adjuncts, yeast, and costs--as well as fields and checkboxes for IBUs, original and final gravity, ABV, water type, and amount; boil temps and durations; measuring instruments and other gear used; pitching temperature; fermentation stages, temperatures, and length; and bottling day processes. In addition, the notebook offers generous space for the brewer to record other significant notes, and appendixes provide handy calculations for things like ABV, attenuation, and alpha acid units as well as explanations of tasting descriptors. With its lay-flat binding and laminated boards, The Homebrew Journal is sure to hold up for an entire year of sessions on kitchen counters, workbenches, and picnic tables. Whether extract, partial-mash, or all-grain brewing is your passion, this is the most functional and user-friendly journal you'll find.