The Mini Farming Bible

Author: Brett L. Markham
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781632200471
Release Date: 2014-11-04
Genre: Gardening

When Brett Markham published a small black and white handbook about how to run a successful mini farm—he never dreamed how popular the book would soon become. In 2010 Skyhorse Publishing Inc. published Brett’s book in full color with over a hundred of the author’s own photographs—and Mini Farming became an instant bestseller spawning four additional Mini Farming books on everything from fermenting to composting. Now for the first time all 5 Mini Farming titles are collected together in one massive volume: Mini Farming Maximizing Your Mini Farm Mini Farming Guide to Composting Mini Farming Guide to Vegetable Gardening Mini Farming Guide to Fermenting Learn how to make your own compost, save seeds, start a compost pile, ferment your own wine, get the most out of your vegetable garden—and more! And all on just ¼ acre or less. Learn why tens of thousands of readers across North America have chosen Mini Farming for all their self sufficiency needs. This is the must have guide for any farmer—whether they’re beginners or experienced mini farmers looking for new ideas.

Mini Farming

Author: Brett L. Markham
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781602399846
Release Date: 2010
Genre: House & Home

Start a mini farm on a quarter acre or less and provide 85 percent of the food for a family of four and earn an income."

Maximizing Your Mini Farm

Author: Brett L. Markham
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781620872970
Release Date: 2012-03-21
Genre: House & Home

Mini farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require. Now expanding exponentially on his bestselling Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1⁄4 Acre, Brett Markham gives you tips, tricks, and planning advice on how to make the most of your mini farm. New topics include: -Soil and Fertility yy Tools and Techniques -Planting Guides and Seeders -Easy Trellising -Weed Control Techniques -Greater Food Self-Sufficiency -Making Your Own Country Wines -Making Your Own Vinegars -Making Cheese at Home -Cooking for Self-Sufficiency Keep your costs down and production high with this complete guide to maximizing your mini farm—whether it’s a rooftop urban garden, a suburban backyard, or a more substantial plot of land. Materials, tools, and techniques are detailed with tables, diagrams, and 200 color illustrations and author photographs.

The Mini Farming Guide to Composting

Author: Brett L. Markham
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781620879689
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Gardening

Composting has never been easier—learn how to incorporate Brett Markham’s amazing composting techniques to maximize your vegetable output, increase your self-sufficiency, and be kind to the ecosystem. Brett Markham, author “/div>

Mini Farming Guide to Fermenting

Author: Brett L. Markham
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781616086138
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Cooking

Contains fermenting recipes and teaches the principles and chemistry behind fermentation so that readers can create their own recipes.

Mini Farming Guide to Vegetable Gardening

Author: Brett L. Markham
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781620873786
Release Date: 2012-05-22
Genre: House & Home

Make the most of your vegetable garden with Brett Markham, author Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on ¼ Acre. This comprehensive new handbook covers everything you need to know about maximizing and harvesting the best vegetables you can possibly produce. With each chapter addressing a different vegetable, you’ll learn tips and tricks about varietal selection, nutritional merits, how to begin, special hints for growing, and how to deal with particular pests and diseases, plus one or two creative recipes to get you started. With over 150 of Markham’s own photographs guiding you every step of the way, you’ll find this an honest, straightforward guide and a must-have for any vegetable mini-farmer.

The Food Dehydrating Bible

Author: Brett L. Markham
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781629142869
Release Date: 2014-09-16
Genre: Cooking

Bestselling author of the Mini Farm series, self-sufficiency expert Brett Markham turns his attention to the timeless art of food dehydrating. An avid food dryer for years, Brett walks you through the simple steps for dehydrating everything from traditional classics like apples and jerky to more unusual fare. Whether you’re following a raw food lifestyle or looking for new ways to make the most of your garden’s produce, this is an inside look at all aspects of dehydrating. The Food Dehydrating Bible includes: • Straightforward, easy easy-to to-follow instructions • Dozens of recipes • Diagrams • One hundred color photographs • And more! This is a must-have manual for beginners and dehydrating gurus alike! Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We’ve been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Backyard Farming on an Acre More or Less

Author: Angela England
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101598290
Release Date: 2012-12-04
Genre: Gardening

As food prices continue to rise, more and more people have discovered that they can create their own food supply, right on their own property, and at a fraction of the price of conventional farm food that's been shipped to their local grocery from locations unknown. By raising and harvesting their own fruits, vegetables, chickens, bees, milk-bearing animals, and more, people are growing locally, sustainably, and at a fraction of the cost. However, poor planning for needs, proper use of available space, and a lack of preparedness for preserving or selling the harvest can quickly lead to wasted time and sweat. Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) is written by people who have planned and run a successful small-scale backyard farm. The authors guide readers through the essentials of planning a small-scale farm from a 1/4 acre all the way up to an acre and beyond. Readers will learn how to decide how large (or small) their farm should be, what they should plant or raise based on their invidual wants and needs (and available space), and how they can prevent their efforts from being wasted. Proven, sustainabile techniques will be presented to readers so they can yield the maximum benefit of their harvest through proven best practices. Readers will also learn how to raise small animals such as chickens and goats for milk, eggs, and meat, and will learn the crticial practices for successfully parenting bees, growing fruit tress, and much more.

The Mini Farming Handbook

Author: Brett L. Markham
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781629142876
Release Date: 2014-05-06
Genre: Gardening

Bestselling author Brett Markham’s new handbook gives us the mini farming basics along with in-depth tips on vegetable gardening, fermenting, composting, and self-sufficiency in a handy new format and design. Includes: • Soil management and making your own fertilizer • Crop rotation and cover cropping • Composting • Seed starting and timing/planning • Raised beds and pest management • Pvc trellising and planting spacers • Raising chickens, making your own chicken plucker, and butchering • Growing fruit/nut trees and vines • Food preservation (canning and freezing) • Fermenting wine, vinegar and cheese With the full color photographs that made the original Mini Farming so popular, and step by step drawings, projects, graphs, and tables, you’ll have everything you need for your new or established mini farm at your fingertips. So dive in a learn how to begin and cultivate your own mini farm on less than a quarter acre.

Self Sufficiency

Author: Abigail R. Gehring
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781634500227
Release Date: 2015-07-07
Genre: House & Home

A Complete Guide to Baking, Carpentry, Crafts, Organic Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More! The inspiring guide to back to basics living, now fully updated! Now, more than ever, people across the country are turning toward simpler, greener, and quieter ways of living—whether they’re urbanites or country folk. Following in the footsteps of Back to Basics and Homesteading, this large, fully-illustrated book provides the entire family with the information they need to make the shift toward self-sufficient living. Self-Sufficiency provides tips, advice, and detailed instructions on how to improve everyday life from an environmentally and organic perspective while keeping the focus on the family. Readers will learn how to plant a family garden and harvest the produce; can fruits and vegetables; bake bread and cookies; design interactive and engaging “green” projects; harness natural wind and solar energy to cook food and warm their homes; boil sap to make maple syrup; and build treehouses, furniture, and more. Also included are natural crafts readers can do with their kids, such as scrapbooking, making potato prints, dipping candles, and constructing seasonal decorations. Whether the goal is to live entirely off the grid or just to shrink their carbon footprints, families will find this book a thorough resource and a great inspiration.

Backyard Homesteading

Author: David Toht
Publisher: Creative Homeowner
ISBN: 9781580116039
Release Date: 2012-11-01
Genre: House & Home

Backyard Homesteading addresses the needs of many people who want to take control of the food they eat and the products they use--even if they live in a urban or suburban house on a typical-size lot. It shows homeowners how to turn their yard into a productive and wholesome "homestead" that allows them to grow their own fruits and vegetables, and raise farm animals, including chickens and goats. Backyard Homesteading covers the laws and regulations of raising livestock in populated areas and demonstrates to readers how to use and preserve the bounty they produce.

Modern Caveman

Author: Brett L. Markham
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781629140612
Release Date: 2014-05-06
Genre: Health & Fitness

Nature spent millions of years forging genetic code so that you could be strong, fit and healthy throughout your life. Yet, when we look around, we see an epidemic of obesity, auto-immune diseases, young people with diabetes and people succumbing to heart disease in early middle age. Why? Though “nature versus nurture” has long been at the heart of debates concerning psychology and sociology, it is only in the past few years that idea of conforming our diet and exercise to our genome has gained traction. And it is precisely this idea that holds the key to unlocking your potential to be happier, healthier and more fit than most can imagine is possible. Why didn't our Paleolithic forebears suffer from tooth decay at all, yet dentists offices must now be ubiquitous in our society? Why is it that middle-aged men who are gobbling whole grains by the bushel and eating tofu to banish meat from their diets are still requiring expensive life-time statin drug prescriptions to control their cholesterol? The Modern Caveman Diet tries to answer these questions, describing an evolutionarily healthful lifestyle of diet, living patterns and exercise that are easily adopted and maintained throughout life. Are you ready to fulfill the true destiny that nature has given you? The Modern Caveman Diet holds the answer to achieving and maintaining a great body, strength, energy and active wellness right into a healthy old-age with dramatically decreased risks of “diseases of civilization.”

Country Life

Author: Paul Heiney
Publisher: Dk Pub
ISBN: 0789419912
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Explores the mechanics of farm life, including milking a cow, harnessing a horse, canning, planting an orchard, filling sausages, pressing cider, and spinning wool

Storey s Guide to Growing Organic Vegetables Herbs for Market

Author: Keith Stewart
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603429078
Release Date: 2013-03-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Keith Stewart covers everything you need to know to successfully grow and market your own organic vegetables and herbs. Offering expert tips on choosing a growing site, soil fertility, companion planting, irrigation, organic farming techniques, dealing with pests, and harvesting, Stewart also helps you design a business plan, manage employees, and find niche markets for your produce.

The Urban Homestead

Author: Kelly Coyne
Publisher: Feral House
ISBN: 9781934170106
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Social Science

Provides information for city dwellers on achieving a self-sufficient lifestyle, covering such topics as growing food, composting with worms, preserving and fermenting food, and cleaning one's house without toxins.