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Chicken Handbook

Chicken Handbook

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The Chicken Handbook covers everything you need to know about the satisfying and rewarding hobby of keeping poultry: from choosing your breed and preparing your chicken house to establishing your flock and reaping the benefits of fresh produce. This indispensable guide offers the advice you need to ensure that your birds stay happy, healthy, and thriving. If you take the plunge you will be able to impress your friends and family with truly organic eggs. All it will take is a few birds and some feed. Research suggests poultry allowed to roam free with access to grass, lay eggs that are higher in Omega-3 fatty acids and Vitamin E, while also being lower in cholesterol than any sold in retail stores. These are much healthier for you and are very beneficial to your skin and hair. Once you have sat down to freshly laid eggs for breakfast, you will never again be tempted to reach for that carton on the supermarket shelf. Home-laid eggs are full of flavor because they have not been sitting around for days, or even weeks, waiting for delivery. There is even a difference in the color of the yolks-a healthy orange instead of that washed-out yellow we are used to. Unlike other pets, poultry do not need to be walked, brushed or fed twice a day. Essentially, all the poultry keeper needs to do is gather the eggs daily, fill the birds' food and water containers, and change their bedding about once a month. It couldn't be easier, and this book shows you how.
Chicken Health Handbook

Chicken Health Handbook

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Healthy chickens are happy chickens. This one-of-a-kind reference book covers the health problems that plague chickens of all breeds and ages. Practical charts identify common symptoms and causes of infection, while an alphabetic listing of diseases provides advice on treatment. You'll find helpful descriptions of troublesome ailments of all types, from poor egg production to crooked toe syndrome. Practical remedies and gentle preventative care measures will help your beloved flock stay happy, healthy, and safe.
Chicken in Every Yard

Chicken in Every Yard

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Got a little space and a hankering for fresh eggs?

Robert and Hannah Litt have dispensed advice to hundreds of urban and suburban chicken-keepers from behind their perch at Portland's Urban Farm Store, and now they're ready to help you go local and sustainable with your own backyard birds. In this handy guide to breeds, feed, coops, and care, the Litts take you under their experienced wings and share the secrets to:

Picking the breeds that are right for you - Building a sturdy coop in one weekend for $100 - Raising happy and hearty chicks - Feeding your flock for optimal health and egg nutrition - Preventing and treating common chicken diseases - Planning ahead for family, neighborhood, and legal considerations - Whipping up tasty egg recipes from flan to frittata

With everything that first-timers will need to get started--along with expert tips for more seasoned keepers--this colorful, nuts-and-bolts manual proves that keeping chickens is all it's cracked up to be.

Chicken Whisperers Guide to Keeping Chickens Revised

Chicken Whisperers Guide to Keeping Chickens Revised

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The down-to-earth, common-sense advice in The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens, Expanded & Revised is perfect for people looking to get started keeping backyard poultry.

Since The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens was first published in 2011, tens of thousands of people have discovered the joys and benefits of a backyard flock. Now Andy Schneider is back with The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens, Expanded & Revised.

Are you looking for a great way to reconnect with the earth, the community, and your food sources? Keeping backyard chickens is a fun, simple way to start making this happen, even with limited space in your backyard. Let the Chicken Whisperer (poultry personality Andy Schneider) teach you everything he knows and everything you need to know about raising a backyard flock!

Ditch the super-technical manuals and enjoy Andy's unique, common-sense perspective in The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens, Expanded & Revised. This fun, comprehensive guide is a perfect fit for your busy lifestyle.

Inside, you'll learn:

  • The benefits of a backyard chicken flock
  • The art of incubation
  • Living with brooding hens
  • Setting up coops and runs
  • Proper poultry nutrition
  • Understanding your chickens' health and wellness
  • And that's just for a start, so why not start your flock today?

    Children's Garden's: Twelve Theme Gardens for Families

    Children's Garden's: Twelve Theme Gardens for Families

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    Children love flowers, plants and the outdoors, and there is no better way to encourage this appreciation than having a garden designed specifically for children to enjoy and help maintain. This introduction to garden design shows how children can learn about the natural world, conservation and responsibility in the back garden.
    China Modern

    China Modern

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    China Modern showcases 39 innovative homes, bars and restaurants with Chinese-inspired interiors from locations including Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
    City Bountiful: A Century of Community Gardening in America

    City Bountiful: A Century of Community Gardening in America

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    Since the 1890s, providing places for people to garden has been an inventive strategy to improve American urban conditions. There have been vacant-lot gardens, school gardens, Depression-era relief gardens, victory gardens, and community gardens-each representing a consistent impulse to return to gardening during times of social and economic change. In this critical history of community gardening in America, the most comprehensive review of the greening of urban communities to date, Laura J. Lawson documents the evolution of urban garden programs in the United States. Her vibrant narrative focuses on the values associated with gardening, the ebb and flow of campaigns during times of social and economic crisis, organizational strategies of these primarily volunteer campaigns, and the sustainability of current programs.
    City Gardnener's Handbook

    City Gardnener's Handbook

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    This comprehensive guide has everything you need to know to successfully design and maintain an urban garden in whatever space and conditions you have available. As Katherine Powis writes in the foreword, "City gardeners are up against it: the concrete and grit, the lack of light, the cramped spaces, and sun-scorched, wind-burned rooftops. And that's just what this book is about." Linda Yang gives you the information and guidance you need to create beautiful gardens and outdoor spaces, profiling dozens of beautiful, hardy plants that thrive in cities and offering expert advice on everything from preparing your soil to managing pests. Filled with charming anecdotes and stunning photographs, The City Gardener's Handbook will inspire you to bring the joys of the garden into your metropolis.
    City Homesteader: Self-Sufficiency on Any Square Footage

    City Homesteader: Self-Sufficiency on Any Square Footage

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    The City Homesteader is the handbook for the world of self-sufficient living. It's about living tangibly in a virtual world. It's about being resourceful, saving money, reducing consumption, and increasing self-reliance. Join the many who are raising backyard chickens in the city and tilling their side yards: tapping into natural energy, managing homes more efficiently, and getting back to the earth.

    Explore the homesteading arts: gardening on small and large scales, raising dwarf fruit trees, sprouting grains, smoking meats and fish, grinding grains for flour, making cheese, making wine, cellaring, heating without fossil fuel, harvesting rainwater, composting, and much moreThe City Homesteader provides all the basics, including how to find supplies and step-by-step instructions that make it easy to follow along. Original illustrations throughout help you create your very own homestead on any piece of earth.

    Classic Bonsai of Japan

    Classic Bonsai of Japan

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    Enter the fascinating world of bonsai, the centuries-old gardening art form of cultivating trees as potted plants. Refined to a high art in Japan, bonsai offers not only the familiar gardening delights but also, at its highest levels, a philosophical and aesthetic communion with nature.

    Here in CLASSIC BONSAI OF JAPAN, the Nippon Bonsai Association, Japan's preeminent voice of the bonsai tradition, introduces a collection of the finest bonsai pieces to be found in Japan today-some of them presented to a Western audience for the first time. Over 130 full color and 48 black-and-white
    plates of priceless specimens with informative commentary provide a definitive tour of the bonsai world-from a 15-year-old flowering cherry to a majestic 1,000-year-old Yezo spruce. The notes for each piece offer insights into the balance, style, harmony, and overall aesthetic effect along with
    comments on the history of its cultivation at the hands of several generations of bonsai masters.

    John Bester brings his intimate knowledge of Japanese culture and sensibility to an elegant interpretation of bonsai art specifically adapted to Western readers. Essays on appreciation, history, and aesthetics further invite readers to enjoy this natural art on an informed level.

    A feast for the eyes as well as a lasting monument to the history of an artistic tradition, this deluxe volume is sure to delight the bonsai enthusiast, garden hobbyist, lover of things Japanese-indeed anyone with an interest in looking at art and nature in unison.

    Clean & Green: 101 Hints and Tips for a More Eco-Friendly Home

    Clean & Green: 101 Hints and Tips for a More Eco-Friendly Home

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    Learn how easy it is to make simple swaps in your cleaning and tidying methods for a more eco-friendly home. This beautifully illustrated black-and-white guide with 101 hints and sustainable, natural cleaning tips and hacks will help you take small steps that have a massive positive environmental impact. In Clean & Green, Nancy Birtwhistle shares the simple recipes and methods she has developed since making a conscious effort to live more sustainably, many of which are faster and easier than the go-to products and methods most of us use now. From everyday cleaning and laundry tips to zero-effort oven cleaner and guidance on removing tricky stains from clothing and furniture, these economical, practical methods are perfect for anyone looking to reduce their use of plastic and throwaway products. Nancy shares her tried-and-tested recipes for all-purpose cleaners, replacements for harmful chemicals, as well as planners and to-do lists that will keep both your home and the planet clean and green for future generations. Includes metric measures.
    Clean House Clean Planet

    Clean House Clean Planet

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    How many times have you said you're killing yourself trying to keep your house clean? You might have been joking, but you're closer to the truth than you think if you're using expensive commercial cleansers. Karen Logan, an environmentalist with years of experience developing and selling her own line of eco-friendly cleaning products, reveals the secret of using simple, ordinary ingredients life baking soda, vinegar, soap, lemon juice, and salt to make safe, inexpensive cleaners.

    Clean Like A Man: Housekeeping for Men

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    Clean Mama’s Guide to a Healthy Home

    Clean Mama’s Guide to a Healthy Home

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    In Clean Mama's Guide to a Healthy Home, Becky Rapinchuk, author of Simply Clean and creator of the popular cleaning website Clean Mama, provides a step-by-step guide to take charge of your home's wellness with a comprehensive, all-natural cleaning system.

    Scientific evidence points to a clear link between household chemicals and a number of diseases and chronic health issues. Drawing on this research, Rapinchuk's program delivers an organized, beautiful, toxic-free, environmental-friendly household by providing readers with:

  • A room-by-room guide to cleaning and removing harmful toxins in one's home
  • A Weekend Kick-Start Detox to ease readers into the program
  • Over 50 simple, organic DIY cleaning product recipes
  • Easy to digest research on common toxic products in the home, why they are dangerous to our health, and what to replace them with
  • Tips and tools from a trusted source to create cleaner, safer homes, resulting in healthier families
  • Cleanliness is about detoxing, embracing organic, all-natural methods and products, and protecting the environment. Moms look to Becky to guide them in the best cleaning practices for their home, and will welcome Clean Mama's Guide to a Healthy Home, which shows that going natural isn't just a better way to a cleaner home--it's vital to the health of our bodies, our families, and our planet.

    Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui

    Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui

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    The author of the international bestseller "Creating Sacred Space with Feng Shui" presents a concise guide to clearing clutter from the home--as well as from the body, mind, and spirit. Line drawings.
    Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui Revised and Updated

    Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui Revised and Updated

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    In this revised and updated edition of her classic, bestselling book, Karen Kingston draws on her wealth of experience as a clutter clearing, space-clearing, and feng shui practitioner to show you how to transform your life by letting go of clutter.

    Her unique approach lies in understanding that clutter is stuck energy that has far-reaching physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual effects. You'll be motivated to clutter clear as never before when you realize just how much your junk has been holding you back!
    You will learn:

    - Why people keep clutter
    - How clutter causes stagnation in your life
    - How to clear clutter quickly and effectively
    - How to live clutter-free

    Climate Conscious Gardener

    Climate Conscious Gardener

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    This technique can save the earth--while resulting in a beautiful garden, too!

    Climate Conscious Gardener picks up where Brooklyn Botanic Gardening's groundbreaking Environmental Gardener left off, giving homeowners, landscapers, and public park managers practical strategies for greening the planet through sustainable and organic gardening. In simple terms, an introductory section explains what happens when the balance of carbon and nitrogen in the atmosphere goes awry, and how plants, soil, and synthetic gardening aids (such as fertilizer and pesticides) affect climate change. Most important, readers will learn how to calculate their garden's carbon footprint--and what they can do to decrease it in their own backyard and beyond.

    Collage Couture Studio Paper Dolls

    Collage Couture Studio Paper Dolls

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    Play dress-up with your art!

    Paper dolls have never been so fashionable! In Collage Couture Studio: Paper Dolls, you'll be introduced to five fashion-forward dolls from around the world--dress them up in the outfits provided or design your own. Send them out to a London dress shop, the flea markets of Paris and the gardens of Japan. Make a paper doll chain, a treasure box or a beautiful and richly textured collage. This is a book like none other--and with so many cool and unique projects, you'll have countless hours of creative fun.

    Inside, you'll find:

  • 5 paper dolls: Emilee and her friends Charley, Belle, Francesca and Kyoko, plus a design-you-own doll template so you can create your own character
  • 10 pages of fun and funky, silly and sweet paper doll clothes and templates for fashioning your own signature styles from patterned paper, ribbons, paint, ink and more
  • 16 super pretty projects--step-by-step instructions for building mixed-media backgrounds and settings for your dolls, including beach scenes and cityscapes. Or create journals, banners, wall art, tags and more for yourself (or to share with a special fiend)
  • So go ahead, take a journey, try a new adventure, see the world--fashionably, of course!