Maintaining Small-Farm Equipment: How to Keep Tractors and Implements Running Well [EPUB]
06 June 2016, 08:29
2015 | EPUB | 5.45MB
This Storey BASICS title offers exactly what you need to know to keep your small farm’s equipment in good working order. Long-time farmers Steve and Ann Larkin Hansen cover everything from tractors and mowers to trimmers, tillers, ATVs, plows, discs, drills, planters, cultivators, mechanical rakes, and balers, showing you how to care for your equipment to prevent problems and how to diagnose and fix the things that do go wrong.
How to Build a Fence: Plan and Build Basic Fences and Gates [EPUB]
06 June 2016, 08:26
2015 | EPUB | 10.44MB
Whether you want to protect your garden, provide a safe enclosure for pets, or add privacy, this Storey BASICS guide covers you everything you need to know to build the perfect fence. Offering clear step-by-step instructions, Jeff Beneke shows you how to construct a variety of fences from wood, vinyl, and chain link. With designs that are easily adaptable to all types of yards, you’ll soon be putting up a functional and beautiful fence that works with your landscape.
Managing Manure: How to Store, Compost, and Use Organic Livestock Wastes [EPUB]
06 June 2016, 08:21
2015 | EPUB | 6.73MB
Anyone who raises livestock or keeps horses must deal with manure. This Storey BASICS guide shows you how to make this process manageable, useful, and even profitable. Organic dairy farmer and soil scientist Mark Kopecky explains the fundamentals of storing, composting, and spreading manure; the nutritional content of manure from various animals; and how to handle, transport, and market manure for additional income. You’ll soon discover that your farm’s waste may be its biggest asset.