Farm anatomy : the curious parts & pieces of country life / Julia Rothman.

"Talk the talk of the country with Julia Rothman's entertaining and informative visual tour of life on the farm. Her drawings, diagrams, step-by-step sequences, and dissections reveal everything from the parts of a milking machine and the anatomy of a pig to how to plow a field and shear a...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Rothman, Julia.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: North Adams, Mass. : Storey Pub., ©2011.
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Table of Contents:
  • Breaking ground : Layers of the soil ; Topsoil chart ; The texture triangle ; Mineral nutrients ; Crop rotation ; Contour farming and terracing ; Windbreaks ; Predicting weather ; Composting ; An acre is ...
  • Raised in a barn : Barn styles ; Timber construction ; Trusses ; Barn doors, bracing, and hardware ; Barn cupolas ; Barn birds ; Farm buildings ; Animal housing ; Feeders ; Fencing
  • Tools of the trade : Tractors ; Tractor implements ; How to plow a field ; Inside a combine ; Other machines ; Felling, bucking, splitting and stacking ; In the toolshed
  • Plant a seed : Average frost dates ; Vegetable anatomy ; Squash varieties ; Build a bean teepee ; Dry bean varieties ; Pepper varieties ; Tater tower ; 4 ways to grow tomatoes ; Tomato varieties ; How to can tomatoes ; Herb chart ; Growing grains ; Planting an orchard ; Apple varieties ; Good bugs ; Bad bugs
  • Separating the sheep from the goats : Animal terms ; Parts of a rooster ; Comb styles ; Chicken breeds ; Fresh eggs ; Duck and goose breeds ; Heritage turkeys ; Parts of a beef animal ; How a cow's stomach works ; Cow breeds ; How to milk a cow ; Parts of a goat ; Goat breeds ; Hoof trimming ; Knots ; Parts of a horse ; Horse markings and tail styles ; Parts of a hoof ; Draft horse breeds ; Draft harness ; Mules ; Parts of a pig ; Pig breeds ; Livestock water consumption ; Parts of a sheep ; Sheep breeds ; Shearing sheep ; Parts of a rabbit ; Rabbit breeds ; Rabbit coat types ; Parts of a bee ; Anatomy of a beehive
  • Country wining and dining : In an old-fashioned country kitchen ; Wine-making equipment ; Edible flowers ; The basics of breadmaking ; Dairy terms ; The basic steps in making cheese ; Butchering knives ; How to cut up a chicken ; Prime cuts of beef ; Build a barrel smokehouse ; Prime cuts of pork ; Dry curing ; Prime cuts of lamb ; Freezing meat ; Pressure canning ; Root cellaring ; Making maple syrup
  • Spinning a yarn : Carding and spinning yarn ; Natural dyes ; How to make a flower press ; how to make a cornhusk doll ; Making rag rugs ; Making candles ; Quilt patterns.