The Garden FarmerThe Garden Farmer

Keeping. a. Couple. of. Pigs. in. Your. Garden. SO YOU'VE DECIDED to keep a few pigs. Start the process now by doing the necessary paperwork, and you will be ready to buy two weaners (6–8-week-old piglets) in the spring, letting them ...

Author: Francine Raymond

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473546202


Page: 224

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Selected as a Book of the Year 2017 in You Magazine 'A lavish monthly guide to getting the most from your garden' Daily Mail A punnet of plums from your tree, a handful of gooseberries; home-grown nuts and herbs, and a few freshly laid eggs from your hens – all enjoyed in your own small plot. What could be more satisfying? The Garden Farmer is an evocative journal and monthly guide to getting the most out of your garden throughout the year. Whether you are a keen gardener looking for inspiration, or just starting out and wanting to rediscover and reclaim your patch of earth, Sunday Telegraph garden-columnist Francine Raymond lays the groundwork for a bountiful year of garden farming. Maybe you would like to get outside more, grow a few essential vegetables, some fruit trees or bushes for preserving, and create a scented kitchen garden to provide for you year round. Or perhaps you will raise a small flock of ducks or geese, or even a couple of pigs? Could this be the year you decorate your home with nature’s adornments, encourage wildlife back to pollinate your trees and plants, and spend celebratory hours in a haven of your own creation? Each chapter of The Garden Farmer offers insight into the topics and projects you might be contemplating that month, along with planting notes and timely advice, and a recipe that honours the fruits of your labour. With just a little effort and planning, every garden can be tended in tune with nature, and every gardener can enjoy a host of seasonal delights from their own soil. Keep up-to-date with Francine's gardening adventures on her blog at

The Silence of GhostsThe Silence of Ghosts

Jeanie kept a couple of pigs in her back garden, in a little hut of corrugated iron, and when the inspectors came they knew better than to examine that part of her property. This wasthe countryside, and keeping pigs was common practice.

Author: Jonathan Aycliffe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472109064


Page: 224

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When the Blitz starts in London, Dominic Lancaster, injured out of service at the battle of Narvik, accompanies his 10 year old sister Octavia to the family house on the shores of Ullswater in the Lake District. Octavia is profoundly deaf but at night she can hear disturbing noises in the house. When questioned by Dominic as to what she can hear, she replies: 'voices'. Two nights later she comes into his bedroom to tell him that the dead children in the house want them to leave. And then Octavia falls mysteriously ill... during her sickness she tells Dominic he must go to the attic. There, he releases an older, darker evil that threatens the lives of Olivia and himself. Praise for Naomi's Roomt: 'A chilling story which gives the lie to any notion that supernatural horror is remotely theraputic. Aycliffe has a fine touch.' The Independent. 'Naomi's Room must rank among the finest of English ghost stories... They certainly don't come any more dark and fearsome.' Newcastle Evening Chronicle.

The Have More PlanThe Have More Plan

The really profitable way to raise your own pork is to raise and fatten your pigs chiefly with surplus garden products, table scraps, home-grown corn. ... When we bought young pigs the chicken-wire netting was necessary to keep pigs in.

Author: Ed Robinson

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603427562


Page: 250

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This 60-year-old back-to-the-land homesteading classic introduces you to the basics of finding land; building a homestead; growing vegetables, fruits, and herbs; raising livestock, fish, and honey bees; building farm structures; harvesting your own firewood; and much more.

The Backyard HomesteadThe Backyard Homestead

An ordinary backyard can easily accommodate two pigs (provided the neighbors don't mind and your town ordinances allow it), and with a quarter acre of open yard or pasture, your family could keep a couple of goats for milk or meat.

Author: Carleen Madigan

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603425148


Page: 368

View: 525

This comprehensive guide to homesteading provides all the information you need to grow and preserve a sustainable harvest of grains and vegetables; raise animals for meat, eggs, and dairy; and keep honey bees for your sweeter days. With easy-to-follow instructions on canning, drying, and pickling, you’ll enjoy your backyard bounty all winter long. Also available in this series: The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner, The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects, The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals, and The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know-How.

Grow your own foodGrow your own food

It's something of an urban craze, but keeping a couple of hens or a pig or two could be more than a passing fad. What could be nicer than eating organic, free-range eggs that were freshly laid just minutes ago in your own backyard?

Author: Infinite Ideas

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

ISBN: 9781908474995


Page: 110

View: 167

Can you think of anything nicer than preparing a meal from produce grown in your own garden? Whether you own a window box or a meadow, every outdoor space can yield a fine crop of fruit or vegetables. Plant some delicious cut-and-come again salads in a window box, plan a 'square foot' garden on a four-foot square plot, or use your flowerbed to grow decorative vegetables and flowers together. Growing your own food doesn't have to be time-consuming or expensive. A few packets of seeds and some basic tools - a spade, fork, hoe, rake, trowel and watering can - will provide you with all you need to.

Storey s Guide to Raising Pigs 4th EditionStorey s Guide to Raising Pigs 4th Edition

This will prevent condensation from forming on the inside of the roof and falling on the pigs and their bedding ... to fit a couple of growing hogs into a space as small as 60 square feet, while keeping down the mud and maintaining the ...

Author: Kelly Klober

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781635860443


Page: 344

View: 843

Stressing the importance of sustainable and environmentally friendly farming practices, farmer Kelly Klober provides expert advice on making any size hog operation more efficient and profitable in Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs. The most comprehensive book available on the topic, this fourth edition features the most up-to-date practices, illustrated with color photography. Both beginners and experienced farmers will find all the information they need to select, house, care for, breed, and butcher pigs, along with marketing advice.

Save the planetSave the planet

It's something of an urban craze, but keeping a couple of hens or a pig or two could be more than a passing fad. What could be nicer than eating organic, free-range eggs that were freshly laid just minutes ago in your own backyard?

Author: Natalia Marshall

Publisher: Infinite Ideas

ISBN: 9781908189219


Page: 256

View: 649

The plight of the environment is never far from the headlines these days - sea levels are rising, mild winters are now commonplace, more and more species are becoming endangered, and we're throwing away so much rubbish we're running out of places to hide it. But where do we start when it comes to doing our bit? How do you reduce your carbon footprint, and what is one anyway? Natalia Marshall has spent the last few years working out exactly how she can have a lesser impact on the environment, and Save the planet is the culmination of her quest to do her bit for planet Earth. Save the planet is practical, inspiring and contains 52 brilliant ideas to help everyone do their bit for the environment. From practical recycling tips to ideas on reducing your energy consumption, and from greener transport methods to clever tricks to save energy, time and money Save the planet has it all covered. Being cleaner and greener has never been easier!

Live Stock JournalLive Stock Journal

Are our rural council bye - laws as to the keeping of pigs too stringent , or framed rather with an eye to the big man ... and strengthen our stakes by the encouragement of pig and poultry keeping , with the cottage garden as auxiliary.



ISBN: CORNELL:31924071554970



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The Concise Guide to Self SufficiencyThe Concise Guide to Self Sufficiency

In our garden we do not grow potatoes in the same ground for five years – so we limit ourselves to a few earlies. ... often opportunities for keeping rabbits – or even pigs – and possibly poultry in a contained area within your garden.

Author: John Seymour

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9781405340380


Page: 256

View: 574

Start living the 'Good Life' Pick up this handy compact favourite from 'the grand master of self-sufficiency' (Kitchen Garden) and discover how to enjoy a sustainable lifestyle. Easy-to-follow, this guide not only tells you what to do, but shows you how to do it. Follow practical know-how: from creating an urban organic garden and making wine and beer, to ploughing fields or harnessing natural energy. All the practical advice you need to make the break and get started.

Farmers BulletinFarmers Bulletin

Many families stover , and other garden truck . would not want this much pork . A A good many part - time farmers raise domestic rabbits . A buck and couple of weanling pigs bought in three or four does will produce the spring will be ...



ISBN: MINN:30000010166803



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Storey s Guide to Raising Pigs 3rd EditionStorey s Guide to Raising Pigs 3rd Edition

MANAGING FLIES AND WASTE BREAKDOWN A couple of adult ducks of any variety can be an effective, natural method of fly control. ... 60 square feet (5.6 sq m), while keeping down the amount of mud and maintaining the hogs comfortably.

Author: Kelly Klober

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603426862


Page: 374

View: 267

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.

Shorty s StoryShorty s Story

We will have to put one rail right on the ground to keep a pig from getting out. They do a lot of rooting and ... pull weeds from the garden, toss them in to the pigs. ... Maybe we can use a few boards with some tar paper on the top.

Author: Ron Herrett

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781469175393


Page: 347

View: 156

This story takes place in south eastern Alberta about nineteen fifteen (1915), along the western edge of the Cypress hills. Shorty Stout, a drifting cowboy arrives at the A-X ranch, (the AXE), and is given a meal and a bunk. The ranch belongs to Xavier Forrest and his wife Angela, hence the name, A-X. Shorty isnt the kind to lie around so the next morning he is out working and fixing. The first thing he does is to fix the windmill which has been making a racket for weeks. Because he is such a handy person with tools and can do almost any work, he is given a job on the ranch. When spring comes he attends a dance in town with the other hands and on the way back to the ranch he meets up with a widow and her son, Dawn and Matt Ryan. He stops to help them cut some firewood and soon he is working for them every weekend. He fixes fences, builds a log bunkhouse, puts running water in the house and many other jobs that have been neglected because there was no one to do them. When the bunkhouse is completed, a dance is held to show how much everyones help has been appreciated. Meanwhile, out on the range, Shorty and his riding partner Gus, find a hidden valley in the hills, filled with Dawn Ryans cattle. The valley is believed to be the floor of an ancient lake which drained out through the dry gully that is the only entrance. The cattle are separated and some are sold, bringing them some sorely needed cash to help keep the ranch going. Shorty, Dawn and Matt do some exploring and discover a small inner valley that is a small corner of paradise. This small valley is so beautiful that anyone entering it find it hard to even speak until they are back in the main valley. Matt discovers there is fish in the lake in the large valley, and he uses some improvised gear to catch a trout and cook it in the fire after coating it with clay. He and the school teacher, Karen Carter, take a group of students on a survival trip to teach them how to survive if they got lost, and to live off the land. Dawn and Shorty eventually realize they were meant for each other; a fact known to Matt and Angela, Dawns older sister, for some time. Dawn asks Shorty to marry her and he agrees, but before getting married, they ride north to Medicine Hat to file for a homestead, taking in the Lost Valley. The day of the wedding arrives and afterwards, a huge reception and dance is held at the schoolhouse just outside town. About midnight, Matt and the school teacher help the newlyweds escape the party and go off by themselves. The weekend after the wedding, the three homesteaders head for Lost Valley, to get an idea of the land surrounding the valley. This valley has the richest soil and the best grass in Alberta and covers an estimated three hundred acres. Normally, a person is allowed to file on one hundred and sixty acres, but this area , being in the hills is described as waste land and they are allowed to file on a half section , or three hundred and twenty acres each. The government will pay to have the land surveyed, so a surveyor is found to do the job for them. When the land is surveyed and registered in their name, they need to find a way to make a wagon road to the valley, as the only way in is the dry watercourse that had drained the former lake in times long past. Many friends arrive to help with this task, which has to be done before building materials can be hauled into the valley. With much work over a long weekend, a road is made to the valley and the first wagon to ever enter the valley rolls over the newly constructed road. They are now ready to find a site to build a home on the Lost Valley Ranch. Shorty and Dawn spend a night in the Heavenly inner valley and in the morning she tells him he is to be a daddy and that nine months down the road a little girl named Allie will be born, because of one night spent in this enchanted valley.
More than 1,500 alphabeticallyarranged entries provide information and advice on basic elements of organic gardening and on the identification, cultivation, and use of specific fruits, grains, nuts, vegetables, and ornamental plants.

The Joy of RetirementThe Joy of Retirement

The llama is 'in', according to The New York Times, as an outdoor pet: they're gentle and affectionate and easy to look after, ... If you prefer fur to fins, then how about a couple of guinea pigs, hamsters, ferrets or chinchillas?

Author: Ted Heybridge

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 9781783724970


Page: 160

View: 329

Don’t simply retire from something; have something to retire to. Harry Emerson Fosdick This miscellany, packed with useful information, practical advice and inspiring ideas from holidays to hobbies, gardening to grandparenting, is perfect for anyone who has retired and wants to make the most of their newfound life of leisure.

Preventing Damage to Buildings by Subterranean Termites and Their ControlPreventing Damage to Buildings by Subterranean Termites and Their Control

Many or 3 pounds of hay and 1 to 2 pounds communities prohibit keeping them of grain . ... A buck and couple of weanling pigs bought in three or four does will produce the spring will be large enough to butcher in late fall or early ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105119570351


Page: 38

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