Keeping Chickens with Ashley English

Author: Ashley English
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
ISBN: 1600594905
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Chickens have left the farm and made themselves at home in neighborhoods everywhere. English presents the perfect beginner's guide to raising chickens.

Raising Chickens

Author: Bridget Heos
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781477717875
Release Date: 2013-12-15
Genre: Cooking

Presents information about raising chickens for eggs, including acquiring chickens, raising them, and seeing that they are healthy and safe.

Making It

Author: Kelly Coyne
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781609613884
Release Date: 2011-04-26
Genre: House & Home

Spending money is the last thing anyone wants to do right now. We are in the midst of a massive cultural shift away from consumerism and toward a vibrant and very active countermovement that has been thriving on the outskirts for quite some time--do-it-yourselfers who make frugal, homemade living hip are challenging the notion that true wealth has anything to do with money. In Making It, Coyne and Knutzen, who are at the forefront of this movement, provide readers with all the tools they need for this radical shift in home economics. The projects range from simple to ambitious and include activities done in the home, in the garden, and out in the streets. With step-by-step instructions for a wide range of projects--from growing food in an apartment and building a ninety-nine-cent solar oven to creating safe, effective laundry soap for pennies a gallon and fishing in urban waterways--Making It will be the go-to source for post-consumer living activities that are fun, inexpensive, and eminently doable. Within hours of buying this book, readers will be able to start transitioning into a creative, sustainable mode of living that is not just a temporary fad but a cultural revolution.

A Kid s Guide to Keeping Chickens

Author: Melissa Caughey
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612124193
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

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.

Handmade Gatherings

Author: Ashley English
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781611802740
Release Date: 2016-06
Genre:

"From the decor to the entertainment, on down to the recipes themselves, Handmade Gatherings presents inspired suggestions for thoughtful, flavorful, festive communal dining. Here you'll find 16 parties built around the rhythm of the seasons. Frosty winter fetes, lush springtime soirees, sultry summer get-togethers, and crisp autumn affairs:it's all here. Food, decor, crafts, and more are part of each event, all collectively assembled and executed. Throw memorable gatherings with your loved ones, enjoy the food, connect with your community, and get caught up in the splendor of it all."

The Essential Book of Homesteading

Author: Ashley English
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
ISBN: 1454710209
Release Date: 2017-04-04
Genre: Agriculture

In barnyards and backyards, on rooftops and in alleyways, a movement is happening--the modern homesteading movement. Whether it's growing a vegetable garden, tending chickens, or pickling cucumbers, people everywhere are taking charge of their own food supply. Renowned homesteader Ashley English gives newcomers her time-honored suggestions and inspiring advice on everything from preserving jams to whipping butter and keeping a hive of honeybees.

A Year of Picnics

Author: Ashley English
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9781611802153
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Cooking

Everyone loves picnicking--dining in the great outdoors, cozied up on blankets, and surrounded by the beauty of the natural world. Now imagine doing it year-round, where the setting speaks to the foods served, and you've got A Year of Picnics! Savor good food and good company while lounging beneath the shady canopy of trees or under the sparkle of a starry sky. With just a picnic blanket and a little inspiration, you can transform mealtimes into an opportunity to relax, connect, and enjoy the outdoors. A Year of Picnics presents everything you need to picnic through the seasons, with over 70 picnic-perfect recipes, tips on selecting your location, advice for packing your basket, and creative ideas for outdoor activities. Through 20 themed picnics--celebrate the bounty of summer produce with a Table to Farm Picnic or revel in the colors of autumn with a Falling Leaves Picnic--you'll discover the ways food can be elevated by your surroundings. From mountaintops to meadows, rooftops to formal gardens, let your picnicking take you to new places.

A Year of Pies

Author: Ashley English
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
ISBN: 1454702869
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Cooking

Presents year-round pie recipes that feature the freshest seasonal ingredients, including such options as a minty chocolate cream pie and a carrot pie, and introduces pie-making basics.

Free range Chicken Gardens

Author: Jessi Bloom
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 9781604692372
Release Date: 2012-01
Genre: Gardening

Presents advice for keeping chickens in the garden, discussing such topics as housing, garden design, landscaping, fencing, plant choices, and predator control.

The Chicken Chick s Guide to Backyard Chickens

Author: Kathy Shea Mormino
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 9780760352427
Release Date: 2017-10
Genre: Gardening

Internationally known as The Chicken Chick, Kathy Shea Mormino brings an informative style and fresh perspective on raising backyard chickens to millions of fans around the world. An attorney by profession, Kathy is the founder and one-woman creative force behind her wildly popular and award-winning Facebook page and blog, The-Chicken-Chick.com. Now her practical, down-to-earth approach to chicken-keeping is available in book form. Sharing her years of hard-earned experience and collaborations with poultry veterinarians, nutritionists, and professors, she provides simple steps to care for these uncommon pets with confidence. Kathy’s personality permeates the book as she guides newbie, veteran, and would-be backyard chickeneers alike through all aspects of small-flock care—from getting into the hobby to housing, feeding, egg production, health, and much more. The result is accurate information presented in the fun and abundantly illustrated format that Mormino has delivered on her blog for years.

A Chicken in Every Yard

Author: Robert Litt
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
ISBN: 9781607740612
Release Date: 2011-03-22
Genre: Technology & Engineering

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. From the Hardcover edition.

Little House in the Suburbs

Author: Deanna Caswell
Publisher: Betterway Home Books
ISBN: 9781440323836
Release Date: 2012-01-16
Genre: House & Home

Self-Sufficiency in the Suburbs! Gardens, goats and chickens in the suburbs? Absolutely! The easy-to-follow advice in this book will show you everything you need to know to enjoy an abundant, independent life on food and products grown in your own back yard. You may feel like you have superpowers the first time you prepare a meal using only ingredients you grew in your garden. And is there anything you can't do after you lather up with a bar of soap that you made in your own home? This book is full of recipes and tips that will help you discover the joy of self-sufficiency. Do'’t worry; suburban gardening doesn't mean you have to rip up your yard, or risk being ostracized by neighbors or your municipality or homeowners association. Inside you'll find: Gardening instructions for any-size yard and any skill level A complete overview of keeping chickens, mini-goats and bees in the suburbs More than 40 food recipes featuring ingredients from your garden or animals Canning techniques Recipes for natural deodorant, toothpaste, lip balm and other beauty products Step-by-step soapmaking instructions and soap recipes Natural cleaning recipes for kitchens, bathrooms, surfaces and laundry Gift basket ideas Community-building ideas including babysitting co-ops, meal swaps, and barter systems Advice on how to keep the peace with family, neighbors, and officials if your self-sufficient plans meet resistance

Wondrous Words

Author: Katie Wood Ray
Publisher: National Council of Teachers
ISBN: 0814158161
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Education

Examines the theoretical underpinnings of how students learn to write from reading other writers; describes various kinds of inquiry designed to help teachers and students learn how to learn from writers; and includes thoughts from the author on writing and teaching, as well as a selection of resource materials.