Book Shelf

The Book Shelf
Some of these fall into multiple categories, in which case I just picked one.

Animals
Homeopathy in  Organic Livestock Production, Glen Dupree
The Back Yard Cow, Sue Weaver
The Back Yard Goat, Sue Weaver
Storey’s Guide to Raising Beef Cattle, Heather Smith Thomas
Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens, Gail Damerow
Storey’s Guide to Raising Horses, Heather Smith Thomas
Storey’s Guide to Raising Pigs, Kelly Klober
Storey’s Guide to Raising Poultry, Glenn Drowns
Storey’s Guide to Training Horses, Heather Smith Thomas
Veterinary Guide for Farmers, G.W. Stamm (aff. link)

Babies and Family
A Christian Guide to Childbirth Handbook, Jennifer Vanderlaan
Beautiful Babies. Kristen Michaelis
Ina May’s Guide to Child Birth, Ina May Gaskin
Smart Martha’s Catholic Guide for Busy Moms, Tami Kiser
Special Delivery, Rahima, Baldwin
What to Expect When You are Expecting, Heidi Murkoff

Food
Artisan Cheese Making at Home, Mary Karlin
Bread Revolution, Peter Reinhart
The Complete Book of Butchering, Smoking, Curing and Sausage Making, Phillip Hashieder
Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation, Michael Pollan
Fields of Plenty, Michael Ableman
Food Heroes: Sixteen Artisans Preserving Tradition, Georgia Pellegrini
Home Cheese Making, Ricki Carroll
Midwest Foraging, Lisa M Rose
Natural Wonder Foods,
The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan
Wild Fermentation, Sandor Ellix Katz

Gardening and Farming
Born Again Dirt; Farming to the Glory of God, Noah Sanders
Carrots Love Tomatoes, Louise Riotte
Complete Guide to Gardening, Better Homes and Gardens
Everything I want to do is Illegal, Joel Salatin
Folks, This ain’t Normal, Joel Salatin (affiliate link)
Garden Wisdom and Know-How, from the Editors of Rodale Gardening Books
The Heirloom Life Gardener, Jere and Emilee Gettle
Home Grown Whole Grains, Sara Pitzer
New Garden Book, Better Homes and Gardens
Seed to Seed, Susanne Ashworth
Small Scale Grain Raising, Gene Logsdon
Ten Acres Enough, Edmund Morris
The Contrary Farmer, Gene Logsdon
The Orgainic Medicinal Herb Farmer, Jeff Carpenter
The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer, Joel Salatin
You Can Farm, Joel Salatin

General “How to” and Homesteading
These are good starting points for some fun projects and ideas.
Country Wisdom and Know-How, from the Editors of Storey Books
Encyclopedia of Country Living, Carla Emery
Little House in the Suburbs, Deanna Caswell and Daisy Siskins
The Beekeepers Bible, Richard Jones
The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading, Nicole Faires

Health and Nutrition
Breaking the Vicious Cycle; Intestinal Health Through Diet, Elaine Gloria Gottschall
Natural Relief for Anxiety, Edmond J. Bourne Ph.D
Nourishing Traditions, Sally Fallon
Nourishing Traditions; Book of Baby and Child Care, Sally Fallon
The Gerson Therapy, Charlotte Gerson and Morton Walker D.P.M.

Leather Working
The Stohlman’s Encyclopedia of Saddle Making 1, Al and Ann Stohlman
The Stohlman’s Encyclopedia of Saddle Making 2, Al and Ann Stohlman
The Stohlman’s Encyclopedia of Saddle Making 3, Al and Ann Stohlman
To be continued…There’s more on the shelf.

Machinery
Antique Tractor Bible, Spencer Yost

Other Reading (non-fiction)
The Bible
Montana Women Homesteaders: A field of ones own, Sarah Carter

 

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