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The Resource The independent farmstead : growing soil, biodiversity, and nutrient-dense food with grassfed animals and intensive pasture management, Shawn and Beth Dougherty

The independent farmstead : growing soil, biodiversity, and nutrient-dense food with grassfed animals and intensive pasture management, Shawn and Beth Dougherty

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The independent farmstead : growing soil, biodiversity, and nutrient-dense food with grassfed animals and intensive pasture management
Title
The independent farmstead
Title remainder
growing soil, biodiversity, and nutrient-dense food with grassfed animals and intensive pasture management
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Shawn and Beth Dougherty
Title variation
Growing soil, biodiversity, and nutrient-dense food with grassfed animals and intensive pasture management
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Language
eng
Summary
Twenty years ago, when authors Shawn and Beth Dougherty purchased the land they would come to name the Sow<U+0019>s Ear, the state of Ohio designated it “not suitable for agriculture.” Today, their family raises and grows 90% of their own food. Such self-sufficiency is largely the result of basing their farming practices around intensive pasture management. Pioneered by such luminaries as Allan Savory, Greg Judy, and Joel Salatin, the tenets of holistic grazing<U+0015>employed mostly by larger-scale commercial operations<U+0015>have been adapted by the Doughertys to fit their family<U+0019>s needs. In The Independent Farmstead, The Sow<U+0019>s Ear model for regenerating the land and growing food<U+0015>“the best you ever tasted”<U+0015>is elucidated for others to use and build upon. In witty and welcoming style, The Independent Farmstead covers everything from choosing a species of ruminant and incorporating it into a grass-based system to innovative electric fencing and watering systems, to what to do with all of the milk, meat, and, yes, manure that the self-sustaining farm produces
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DNAL/DLC
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1960-
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Dougherty, Shawn
Dewey number
631.5/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SB199
LC item number
.D68 2016
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SB199
NAL item number
.D66 2016
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1963-
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Dougherty, Beth
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  • Rotational grazing
  • Permaculture
  • Organic farming
Target audience
adult
Label
The independent farmstead : growing soil, biodiversity, and nutrient-dense food with grassfed animals and intensive pasture management, Shawn and Beth Dougherty
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 23
  • Where Do You Want to Be?
  • What Qualities Are Necessary?
  • Durable Tenure, Regenerative Agriculture, and the Next Right Thing
  • Chapter 3
  • Water
  • 41
  • Finding Water Pressurized Water-City and Well
  • Surface Water-Ponds, Streams, Rivers, and Lakes
  • Rainwater and Runoff-Roofs, Foundation, and Pavement
  • Chapter 1
  • Nonelectric Pumps-Nose, Sling, and Ram
  • Developed Water Sources-Springs and Seeps
  • Stock Watering Systems
  • Water in the Pasture-Pumps, Hoses, and Tanks
  • Record Keeping
  • Chapter 4
  • Grass
  • 71
  • Grass, Pasture, Forage
  • Elements of a Good Paddock
  • Farm
  • Estimating Forage
  • Grazing with the Seasons
  • Pasture Management
  • Pasture Grasses
  • Record Keeping
  • Chapter 5
  • Fence
  • 97
  • Intensive Grazing
  • Electrical Fences
  • 11
  • Fencing Equipment-Posts, Reels, Chargers, and More
  • Bringing the Charge to the Fence
  • Setting Up Fence
  • Points of Paddock Design
  • Moving Livestock-Making Paddock Shifts
  • Chapter 6
  • Ruminants
  • 123
  • Choosing a Ruminant
  • Goats-Caprine Grazers
  • Photosynthesis 101
  • Sheep-Ovine Grazers
  • Cows-Bovine Grazers
  • Buying a Ruminant
  • Chapter 7
  • Dairy
  • 151
  • In the Beginning-halving, Lambing, and Kidding
  • Milking a New Mother at the Sow's Ear
  • Milking Routines Calves
  • Feeding and Weaning Breeding
  • Extractive Farming
  • Health
  • Chapter 8
  • Poultry
  • 181
  • Chickens
  • Shelter and Fence
  • Hen Housing
  • Feeds and Feeders
  • How Many Birds Do I Need?
  • Breeds
  • Regenerative Farming on the Independent Farmstead
  • Reproduction
  • Broilers
  • Turkeys, Peacocks, and Guineas
  • Ducks and Geese
  • Chapter 9
  • Pig
  • 207
  • Piggy Banks
  • Pig Husbandry
  • Keeping It All Together-Shelter and Fence
  • Chapter 2
  • Planning the Year-Piglet to Pork Chop
  • Chapter 10
  • Milk, Meat, and Manure-The Solar Harvest
  • 235
  • Dairy
  • Meat and Butchering
  • Manure
  • Chapter 11
  • Independent Farmstead
  • 289
  • Land
  • Farm Time
  • People Failure
  • Independence, Interdependence
  • Seasonal Order... and Disorder
  • Farm Education
  • Homestead Assessments
  • Dinner
  • Tools Belonging
Control code
ocn948088485
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
x, 321 pages
Isbn
9781603586221
Lccn
2016017978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
631.58 D744 ; XX-N ; [A16BP037, #32, 3@34.95, wjm/CSS]
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 948088485
  • (OCoLC)948088485
Label
The independent farmstead : growing soil, biodiversity, and nutrient-dense food with grassfed animals and intensive pasture management, Shawn and Beth Dougherty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 23
  • Where Do You Want to Be?
  • What Qualities Are Necessary?
  • Durable Tenure, Regenerative Agriculture, and the Next Right Thing
  • Chapter 3
  • Water
  • 41
  • Finding Water Pressurized Water-City and Well
  • Surface Water-Ponds, Streams, Rivers, and Lakes
  • Rainwater and Runoff-Roofs, Foundation, and Pavement
  • Chapter 1
  • Nonelectric Pumps-Nose, Sling, and Ram
  • Developed Water Sources-Springs and Seeps
  • Stock Watering Systems
  • Water in the Pasture-Pumps, Hoses, and Tanks
  • Record Keeping
  • Chapter 4
  • Grass
  • 71
  • Grass, Pasture, Forage
  • Elements of a Good Paddock
  • Farm
  • Estimating Forage
  • Grazing with the Seasons
  • Pasture Management
  • Pasture Grasses
  • Record Keeping
  • Chapter 5
  • Fence
  • 97
  • Intensive Grazing
  • Electrical Fences
  • 11
  • Fencing Equipment-Posts, Reels, Chargers, and More
  • Bringing the Charge to the Fence
  • Setting Up Fence
  • Points of Paddock Design
  • Moving Livestock-Making Paddock Shifts
  • Chapter 6
  • Ruminants
  • 123
  • Choosing a Ruminant
  • Goats-Caprine Grazers
  • Photosynthesis 101
  • Sheep-Ovine Grazers
  • Cows-Bovine Grazers
  • Buying a Ruminant
  • Chapter 7
  • Dairy
  • 151
  • In the Beginning-halving, Lambing, and Kidding
  • Milking a New Mother at the Sow's Ear
  • Milking Routines Calves
  • Feeding and Weaning Breeding
  • Extractive Farming
  • Health
  • Chapter 8
  • Poultry
  • 181
  • Chickens
  • Shelter and Fence
  • Hen Housing
  • Feeds and Feeders
  • How Many Birds Do I Need?
  • Breeds
  • Regenerative Farming on the Independent Farmstead
  • Reproduction
  • Broilers
  • Turkeys, Peacocks, and Guineas
  • Ducks and Geese
  • Chapter 9
  • Pig
  • 207
  • Piggy Banks
  • Pig Husbandry
  • Keeping It All Together-Shelter and Fence
  • Chapter 2
  • Planning the Year-Piglet to Pork Chop
  • Chapter 10
  • Milk, Meat, and Manure-The Solar Harvest
  • 235
  • Dairy
  • Meat and Butchering
  • Manure
  • Chapter 11
  • Independent Farmstead
  • 289
  • Land
  • Farm Time
  • People Failure
  • Independence, Interdependence
  • Seasonal Order... and Disorder
  • Farm Education
  • Homestead Assessments
  • Dinner
  • Tools Belonging
Control code
ocn948088485
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
x, 321 pages
Isbn
9781603586221
Lccn
2016017978
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
631.58 D744 ; XX-N ; [A16BP037, #32, 3@34.95, wjm/CSS]
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 948088485
  • (OCoLC)948088485

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