Gardening with Chickens

Plans and Plants for You and Your Hens

Author: Lisa Steele

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 0760350477

Category: Gardening

Page: 176

View: 4853

Welcome to a world where chickens and gardens coexist! Join Lisa Steele, chicken-keeper extraordinaire and founder of Fresh Eggs Daily, on a unique journey through the garden. Start by planning your garden and learning strategies and tips for keeping your plants safe while they grow. Plant with purpose, choosing from a dozen plans for theme gardens such as Orange Egg Yolks or Nesting Box Herbs. Or choose a design that's filled with edibles - sharing the bounty with your family and your feathered friends. Then comes the fun part: enjoy the harvest, even let the chickens graze! Lisa's friendly writing, together with inspirational photos and illustrations, will have you rolling up your sleeves and reaching for your gardening tools. Lisa also covers a range of topics just for chicken-keepers, including: - Chickens and composting - Using chickens to aerate and till - Coop window boxes - Plants to avoid when you have chickens - Lists of the most valuable crops and herbs - Advice on how to harvest and use many of the plants - And much more! Whether you're an experienced chicken keeper, master gardener, or just getting into these two wonderful hobbies, Gardening with Chickens is an indispensable guide for a harmonious homestead.

Gardening with Free-Range Chickens For Dummies

Author: Bonnie Jo Manion,Robert T. Ludlow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118547543

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 8865

Provides guidance and step-by-step instructions for designing and implementing a host of different chicken-friendly garden plans, offers an overview of caring for a flock, and discusses the anatomy of a coop --
Technology & Engineering

Free-Range Chicken Gardens

How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard

Author: Jessi Bloom

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604693835

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

View: 2556

Many gardeners fear chickens will peck away at their landscape, and chicken lovers often shy away from gardening for the same reason. But you can keep chickens and have a beautiful garden, too! In this essential handbook, award-winning garden designer Jessi Bloom offers step-by-step instructions for creating a beautiful and functional space and maintaining a happy, healthy flock. Free-Range Chicken Gardens covers everything a gardener needs to know, from the basics of chicken keeping and getting them acclimated to the garden, to how to create the perfect chicken-friendly garden design and build innovative coops.
Body, Mind & Spirit

Feng Shui Your Garden For Dummies

Author: Jennifer Lawler,Holly Ziegler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118068696

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 714

Juvenile Nonfiction

A Kid's Guide to Keeping Chickens

Best Breeds, Creating a Home, Care and Handling, Outdoor Fun, Crafts and Treats

Author: Melissa Caughey

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612124194

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 3694

Chickens make wonderful pets, and Melissa Caughey provides all the information kids need to raise healthy chickens and have lots of fun doing it. Covering everything from feeding, housing, and collecting eggs to quirky behaviors and humane treatment, Caughey’s engaging advice helps children understand the best ways to care for their chickens. Spark enthusiasm with creative activities like chicken forts and a veggie piñata for the flock, and feed more than the imagination with egg-centric dishes like Mexican egg pizza.

The Contented Chook

Practical Tips and Inspirational Ideas for Keeping Your Hens Happy

Author: Gardening Australia Staff

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780733330537

Category: Chickens

Page: 272

View: 6038

Inspired by one of Gardening Australia magazine's most popular reader competitions to find Australia's best 'poultry palace', The Contented Chook is full of ideas to create a show-stopping, heart-warming home for your chooks. A book of everyday inspiration, The Contented Chook is a sumptuous and quirky appreciation of the practical requirements (as well as those special luxuries) that your chooks deserve to be genuinely happy. Featuring over 200 photographs and more than 60 inventive examples of chook houses, the book also includes all the basics of chook care: there is a breed-by-breed guide to selecting the right chook for you, vital information on raising them, feeding them, and keeping them healthy and safe. With yummy essential egg recipes from Matthew Evans, and Josh Byrne's plans for a basic hen house, this is the must-have book for anyone who has chooks, is planning to get chooks, or simply dreams of owning chooks!
Health & Fitness

Chicken Soup for Your Future

Author: Phil Sumner

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466974184

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 124

View: 6599

How would you like to add an extra 10 years to your life??? An enjoyable 10 years? It is now possible with health approaches I use. And if 10 years is acceptable to you, how about 15 years? 20 years? Still more? Please note that I said AN ENJOYABLE 10 YEARS. I believe that we can all agree that life without some form of enjoyment is not worth living. After all, I want to enjoy the presence of other people, especially my grandkids and great grandkids. Their occasional presence is an absolute delight. I am personally looking forward to my next 20 years. And at the end of that 20 years, I now plan to enjoy another 20 years. Would you like to join me? I am personally looking forward to what the future will bring. And I very much wish that you would also look forward to the future as I do. Please note that this report is guaranteed to change your way of life, for the better. Just imagine: a life with no worries about catching an ordinary disease like a cold or the flu (I habitually pass up the opportunity for a flu shot each Fall); a life of better and better health and better and better enjoyment; and, through contact with me, access to other ideas that can contribute to your future satisfaction and well-being. I now have several topics in expanded form that I plan to send to all my honored subscribers. Is the prospect of enjoyably living many more years very exciting to you? Then my report titled Future Health should be just the ticket you need. So send a check for $35 to Phil Sumner, 10 Ruth Drive, Gordonville PA 17529. My report will be sent to you as soon as possible. Send for your copy of my report today; your life of better and more enjoyable health awaits you. Your satisfaction is guaranteed; if you are not satisfied with the report, you can send it back undamaged and I will gladly refund your money.
Biography & Autobiography

The Swamp Gardener's Chronicles

Author: Cash Cashion

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469106477

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 2832

Cash Cashion is the Swamp Gardener. He has grown vegetables all over the world. Cash became fascinated in Botany during his pre-med days. He grows and experiments with various fruit trees and vegetables in sub tropical South Florida area The Swamps. Cash writes a column for the Palm Beach Post Residential Section and also writes a monthly column in the Jupiter Farmer. Cash Cashion
Juvenile Nonfiction

Sunflower Houses

Inspiration From the Garden--A Book for Children and Their Grown-Ups

Author: Sharon Lovejoy

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761164561

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 1688

A magical book of adventures and appreciations written and illustrated by the author of Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots this award-winning title was published by a small press in Colorado in 1991. The reviews say it all: A fetching primer on gardening for children. . . . Irresistible (The Smithsonian). What child, or indeed adult, would not be delighted? Lovejoy's recollections are wonderful, as are the illustrations (Victoria). Celebrating the lore of the garden and the joy of interacting with nature, Sunflower Houses is a unique garden lover's miscellany, a collection of memories, poems, activities, garden plans, crafts, botanical riddles, stories, games, and planting projects. There are inspirations for a Floral Clock Garden, A Child's Own Rainbow, Faerie Tea Parties, and, of course, the Sunflower House. Plus, from garden lovers, stories of favorite flowers. Throughout are the artist's warm and appealing watercolors of a life in gardening remembered.

Herb Gardening For Dummies

Author: Karan Davis Cutler,Kathleen Fisher,Suzanne DeJohn,National Gardening Association

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470887486

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

View: 8907

A plain-English guide to the world of herb gardening Starting an herb garden isn't free, but it certainly outweighs the growing costs of buying retail herbs. Plus, adding homegrown ingredients to your meals is a healthy and tasty way to improve upon any dish you whip up at home. This friendly, hands-on guide is an excellent introduction to the world of herb gardening. It gives you tips and advice to grow a thriving herb garden that will add depth and flavor to home-cooked meals-as well as boost your health. How to choose, plant, and care for herbs Covers ready-made versus homemade soil mixes, starting plants from seeds, and other fundamentals How to prevent insects, pests, and diseases from invading your containers Over 30 herb recipes for everyday uses, including rubs, marinades, beauty products, and more Whether you're interested in getting step-by-step instructions for starting on your first herb garden or already have one and want to learn new tips and techniques, Herb Gardening For Dummies, 2nd Edition has you covered!
House & Home

Hobby Farming For Dummies

Author: Theresa A. Husarik

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118052536

Category: House & Home

Page: 384

View: 1963

Do you long for the country life? Hobby Farming For Dummies is a practical guide that will show you how to handle all the basics of small-scale farming, from growing healthy crops to raising livestock and managing your property. You'll see how to decide what to farm, provide shelter and utilities, select plants, and protect your investment. It's all you need to dig in and start growing! You’ll get a real idea of what it really means to jump from your current lifestyle to a life farming in the countryside. You’ll get the information you need to decide if the farming lifestyle is right for you and your personality. You’ll learn everything you need to know about property and how to access a power supply. You’ll get practical advice on which animals would work best for your farm and you’ll learn how to acquire them and what you need to know about caring for them properly. You’ll get help with all of the major decisions like whether you’re better off with subsistence farming or a more ambitious project. Find out how to: Make from change to a farm lifestyle Get along with your neighbors Find and buy rural properties Select and maintain equipment Raise and care for animals Use and preserve food items Avoid common farming pitfalls Choose plans for your farm Complete with lists of the ten unique opportunities for fun and the top ten misconceptions about farm living, Hobby Farming For Dummies will help you discover how you can live the simple life.
Biography & Autobiography

Cats and Chrysanthemums

Author: George Forsdike

Publisher: Braiswick at By Design

ISBN: 1898030855

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 9189

George Forsdike ran a nursery garden at Shrublands, Suffolk for nearly 50 years, specialising in chrysanthemums and other cut flowers that he sent to Covent Garden to sell. Shrublands changed from a country manor house to a health farm, where many famous people came to rest and recuperate. George tells of his life, working quietly on the four acres of his garden, together with his wife Claire.

The Four Season Farm Gardener's Cookbook

Author: Barbara Damrosch,Eliot Coleman

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761176810

Category: Cooking

Page: 496

View: 1128

Barbara Damrosch and Eliot Coleman are America’s foremost organic gardeners—and authorities. Barbara is the author of The Garden Primer, and Eliot wrote the bible for organic gardening, The New Organic Grower. Today they are the face of the locavore movement, working through their extraordinary Four Season Farm in Maine. And now they’ve written the book on how to grow what you eat, and cook what you grow. The Four Season Farm Gardener’s Cookbook is two books in one. It’s a complete four-season cookbook with 120 recipes from Barbara, a master cook as well as master gardener, who shows how to maximize the fruits—and vegetables—of your labors, from Stuffed Squash Blossom Fritters to Red Thai Curry with Fall Vegetables to Hazelnut Torte with Summer Berries. And it’s a step-by-step garden guide that works no matter how big or small your plot, with easy-to-follow instructions and plans for different gardens. It covers size of the garden, nourishing the soil, planning ahead, and the importance of rotating crops—yes, even in your backyard. And, at the core, individual instructions on the crops, from the hardy and healthful cabbage family to fourteen essential culinary herbs. Eating doesn’t get any more local than your own backyard.
Health & Fitness

Eating Clean For Dummies

Author: Jonathan Wright,Linda Larsen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118107721

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

View: 3365

The fast and easy way to eat clean Clean foods are natural; free of added sugars, hydrogenated fats, trans-fats, and anything else that is unnatural and unnecessary. Used as a way of life, clean eating can improve overall health, prevent disease, increase energy, and stabilize moods. Whether you've lived on white bread and trans fats all your life and are looking to clean-up your diet, or are already health conscious, Eating Clean For Dummies embraces this lifestyle and provides you with an easy-to-follow guide to a clean-eating diet, recipes, and budgeting. The foundation of the clean eater's diet More than 40 clean-eating recipes Tips on how to change your eating habits without sacrificing taste or breaking your budget Tips to bring the whole family (even kids) on the path to a clean lifestyle If you're part of the growing population of consumers coming to the realization of the harmful impacts that highly processed and unnatural foods have on your body, or are taking preventive measures to avoid metabolic syndromes and diabetes, this is your hands-on, friendly guide to clean-eating diet, recipes, and budgeting.

Blueprint for Growth

Author: Tim King

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1490853081

Category: Religion

Page: 178

View: 4220

Reading a book like this is dangerous, it should come with its own warning certificate and hard hat. If you want to be jerked out of your complacency and thrust into the forefront of leadership then read on. The ideas and concepts in this book can help you. It will give you new momentum, increase your skills and develop your leadership. It will get you to re-evaluate your motives, calling and mission. It will change your vision, values and culture. If you implement just half of what is suggested in this book your church will be changed forever. This book is about two things, doing real life together and reaching the lost for the cause of Christ. If you are a Pastor, Trainee Pastor, Church leader or Bible college student then this book needs to be read before you embark on your ministry adventure. THIS BOOK HAS IDEAS AND CONCEPTS THAT COULD BE HAZORDOUS TO YOUR COMPLACENCY.

Dash Diet For Weight Loss

Author: Zoe Jackson

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1634284178

Category: Cooking

Page: 57

View: 3585

The books will show you how to add Dash diet, exercise and other lifestyle changes to help lower blood pressure,The DASH diet was developed by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), a part of the National Institutes of Health. All though the diet was meant to target blood pressure, it has also been shown to offer protection against osteoporosis, cancer, heart disease, stroke and diabetes. Because it promotes healthy eating and snacking, the DASH diet may also help people lose weight.

The Edible Flower Garden

Author: Rosalind Creasy

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing

ISBN: 1462906176

Category: Gardening

Page: 112

View: 2607

Learn how to grow lovely and fragrant flowers then use them create delicious meals with this beautifully illustrated flower gardening and cooking book. Anyone who picks up The Edible Flower Garden will be tempted to grow, harvest, and sample at least a few of the more than forty varieties of edible flowers. Among them, you'll find more familiar food plants—dill and mustard, for example—in addition to common flowers, such as tulips or roses. Author Rosalind Creasy's stunning photography and detailed plans for an edible flower garden make this a must-have book for any flower gardener or home chef. Come along with Creasy on a tour in colorful pictures and careful diagrams and descriptions of her own flower gardens. Included is a tour of the edible flower gardens of Alice Waters famed Chez Panisse restaurant. Creasy catalogues each variety of flower and how to grow it, plus gives a myriad of delectable ideas on how to use the flower from candied violets and roses to decorate appetizers and cakes, to nasturtiums for a colorful shrimp salad, to day lily buds, pink clover and wild mustard flowers that are tossed together in a spectacular stir-fry. Favorite Recipes Include: Flower Butters Candied Flowers Tulip and Endive Appetizer Pineapple Sage Salsa Rose Petal Syrup Lavender Ice Cream And many more…