"The Dairy Goat Handbook" explains everything goat keepers need to know about their animals, from the best ways to keep them healthy to methods for making delicious goat cheese.
"The Dairy Goat Handbook" is a guidebook for those who would like to raise dairy goats - or dream of raising dairy goatsa and want to know how to begin and maintain a successful herd.
There are other books on the business of keeping dairy goats, but none quite like this. Written by a dairy goat farmer, this guide combines a deep knowledge of the animals themselves with fifteen years of experience running a successful business. Fully illustrated with photographs of life on a working dairy farma the goats, the farm, the dairy equipment, and the cheese and milka this book explains as well as celebrates the life of a dairy goat farmer.
The author, Ann Starbard, owns Crystal Brook Farm in Sterling, Massachusetts, where she and her husband raise dairy goats and make fresh goat cheese that they sell onsite, at farmers' markets, and at restaurants. Ann explains the details of raising goats and running a dairy in simple, clear, easy-to-understand language; this is a book for everyone interested in the business of raising dairy goats."
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.
Having a hard time keeping the maintenance schedules straight for your machinery? How about your well records and water-test data? What about your crop rotation system and harvest data? Or your livestock purchase and veterinary records? Ideal for small farmers working anywhere from 2 to 40 acres, "The Homestead Planner & Logbook" helps record and organize all of the information that every small farmer should have readily available. Specialized templates have been developed for each of several categories:
Emergency Equipment and Information
Why not just use a blank notebook? Because this volume, in addition to including journal templates developed for each of the specific topics, also includes photos and helpful advice for every aspect of your small farm. Plus, two large pockets are attached to provide places to store receipts, warranties, manuals, and other documents, so you won't have to scramble when you need them
Название: Building Better: Sustainable Architecture for Family Homes ISBN: 3899555120 ISBN-13(EAN): 9783899555127 Издательство: Gestalten Рейтинг: Цена: 4114 р. Наличие на складе: Есть (2 шт.) Описание: For anyone who is in the process of building or renovating a home, sustainability is a critical issue especially since energy is likely to remain costly for the foreseeable future. Choosing to use resources responsibly makes as much of a statement about a home as the selection of floor plans, building materials, or furniture. Ideally, our homes should be sustainable and look good at the same time. Building Better showcases single-family homes from around the world whose architecture proves that sustainable and attractive are not contradictions. The book s selection of outstanding, top-quality work provides feasible examples for a new generation of homeowners with a discerning sense of style and environmental responsibility. The spectrum of featured projects ranges from energy efficient restoration and the construction of intelligent extensions to the planning and building of new low-energy or passive homes. The book introduces the latest building forms and materials as well as case studies examining the best division of space, architectural planning, and the use of innovative technologies to control and improve heating and air conditioning. Consequently, Building Better not only provides a striking overview of the topic of sustainable building, but also insightful information on details from technical data to blueprints. In the book, both architects and homeowners have their say. Families talk about their ideas, desires, motivations, and real experiences. Against this background, Building Better is both a practical and inspirational guide for anyone who sees sustainability not as limiting, but rather as a creative opportunity. As such, it is an essential reference for everyone who wants to build a better home.
Описание: In the Saigon South district of Vietnam s Ho Chi Minh City, globally renowned architecture firm Skidmore Owings & Merrill designed a livable, human-scale urban environment in partnership with the Phu My Hung development group. SOM created the master plan that still guides growth and change in this part of the city, which has been accepted as an example of sustainable development to be imitated across Asia and throughout the rest of the world. Saigon South s neighborhoods accommodate residents of varying income levels and provide green public space for all. Verdant parks are placed alongside the area s natural water features. The master plan s emphasis on multi-use design allows for traditional shophouses as well as larger businesses, integrating all parts of life into a pedestrian-friendly district. Saigon South is an economically and civically vibrant district that showcases the city s cultural richness rather than the egos of the architects and developers."
Описание: The glassware made by Bryce, Higbee & Company of Pittsburgh is known for its beauty and quality, yet is misunderstood by even the most knowledgeable collectors. Using original sources, this definitive resource shatters many myths and corrects misconceptions that have persisted for over half a century. The history of the company and the marketing of glassware in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is discussed as well as the difference between the products of Bryce, Higbee & Company and J.B. Higbee Glass Company. Also featured is information on the intended use of the multitude of items made during the Early American Pattern Glass (EAPG) era and lists of items in tableware patterns and novelties made by Bryce, Higbee & Company. Liberally illustrated with more than 500 original catalog images and photos of glassware, this is sure to be a valuable resource for all lovers of glass.
Описание: Dispels the negative myths associated with prefab homes and shows the reader how beautiful and remarkably green these homes can be. This book demystifies the prefabricated house by using 25 homes to showcase how factory-built homes are greener, more efficient, sturdier and more cost-effective than site-built homes.