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The Resource The new horse-powered farm : tools and systems for the small-scale, sustainable market grower, Stephen Leslie ; foreword by Lynn Miller

The new horse-powered farm : tools and systems for the small-scale, sustainable market grower, Stephen Leslie ; foreword by Lynn Miller

Label
The new horse-powered farm : tools and systems for the small-scale, sustainable market grower
Title
The new horse-powered farm
Title remainder
tools and systems for the small-scale, sustainable market grower
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Leslie ; foreword by Lynn Miller
Title variation
  • New horse powered farm
  • Horse-powered farm
  • Horse powered farm
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Sets the stage for incorporating draft power on the farm by presenting tips on getting started with horses, care of the work horse, different horse-training systems, and the merits of different draft breeds
Cataloging source
DNAL/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leslie, Stephen
Dewey number
636.1/5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SF311
LC item number
.L45 2013
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
SF311
NAL item number
.L38 2013
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Farm management
  • Draft horses
  • Agricultural systems
Target audience
adult
Label
The new horse-powered farm : tools and systems for the small-scale, sustainable market grower, Stephen Leslie ; foreword by Lynn Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [332]-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5
  • 98
  • Managing Headlands
  • 101
  • Managing Water on the Farm
  • 103
  • Whole Farm Management
  • 107
  • 8
  • Farm Fertility
  • 109
  • Value of a Good Mentor
  • Making Compost
  • 109
  • Fertility Sources
  • 111
  • Soil Testing
  • 111
  • Spreading Manure
  • 112
  • Spreading Minerals
  • 119
  • 6
  • 9
  • Hands to the Plow
  • 127
  • Primary Tillage at Cedar Mountain Farm
  • 128
  • Moldboard Plow
  • 131
  • Walking Plow
  • 133
  • Sulky Plow
  • Choosing the Right Horse
  • 137
  • Two-Way Riding Plow
  • 138
  • Single-Horse Plow
  • 140
  • Chisel Plow
  • 140
  • Attachments
  • 141
  • Pros and Cons of Plowing
  • 9
  • 142
  • 10
  • Fitting the Soil
  • 149
  • Disc Harrows
  • 149
  • Drag Harrows: Secondary Tillage
  • 152
  • Cultipacker
  • 161
  • How Many Horses?
  • Combination Tools
  • 161
  • 11
  • Seeding
  • 162
  • Seeding Produce
  • 162
  • Interplanting
  • 164
  • Transplanted Crops
  • 12
  • 165
  • Seeding Cover Crops
  • 167
  • Crop Rotations
  • 171
  • 12
  • Additional Infrastructure for the Horse-Powered Farm
  • 184
  • Using Plastic Mulch
  • 185
  • Finding Equipment
  • BioTelo: An Alternative to Plastic
  • 185
  • Univecus: A Multi-Tool Carrier Systems for Draft Horses
  • 191
  • New Pioneer Homesteader
  • 192
  • 13
  • Horse-Powered Vegetable Production
  • 195
  • Field 1: Cucurbits
  • 15
  • 195
  • Field 2: Potatoes
  • 198
  • Field 3: Onions
  • 203
  • Field 4: Lettuce, Herbs, Spinach, Green Beans
  • 204
  • Field 5: Cover Crop/Bare Fallow
  • 205
  • Field 6: Sweet Corn
  • Utility of the Forecart
  • 206
  • Field 7: Nightshades
  • 207
  • Field 8: Rutabagas, Turnips, Radishes, Carrots, and Beets
  • 208
  • Field 9: Garlic, Peas, Fall Greens
  • 208
  • Field 10: Lettuce, Spinach, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Bok Choy, Cabbage
  • 210
  • Field 11: Kale, Parsley, Brussels Sprouts, Swiss Chard, Celeriac, Leeks
  • 1
  • 17
  • 210
  • Field 12: Cover Crop Fallow/Rye, Buckwheat, Oats, and Field Peas
  • 211
  • Field 13: Fall Brassicas
  • 211
  • High Tunnels
  • 212
  • Small Grains
  • 212
  • 14
  • 2
  • Cultivation Systems for Single Horses and Teams
  • 218
  • Introduction to the Riding Cultivator
  • 226
  • Developing Your Cultivation Strategy
  • 238
  • Single-Horse Walk-Behind Cultivator
  • 241
  • 15
  • Harvesting with Horses
  • Draft Horse Breeds
  • 253
  • Infrastructure for Harvesting
  • 253
  • Potato Digger
  • 254
  • Wagon: Your Horse-Powered Pickup Truck
  • 255
  • 16
  • Hay Making and Pasture Management
  • 262
  • 19
  • A Question of Scale
  • 262
  • A Procession of Implements
  • 263
  • Mowing
  • 263
  • Tedding
  • 265
  • Raking
  • 266
  • Five Principal Breeds of Heavy Horses
  • Bringing in the Hay
  • 266
  • Mulch Bales
  • 268
  • Scythe: For the Strong of Arm
  • 269
  • Pasture Management
  • 271
  • Clipping Pasture
  • 271
  • 19
  • 17
  • Additional Uses of Horses on the Farm
  • 274
  • Horse-Powered Woodlot
  • 277
  • Value of Horses on a Small Dairy Farm
  • 286
  • Treadmills
  • 288
  • Farm to School
  • Draft Ponies
  • 290
  • Agritourism
  • 295
  • 18
  • Economics of the Small Horse-Powered Farm
  • 297
  • We Know That We Have Earned It
  • 314
  • 21
  • Fjord Horse
  • 22
  • Getting Started
  • Haflinger
  • 23
  • On the Biological Superiority of Mules
  • 25
  • Miniature Horse
  • 27
  • 3
  • Care of the Workhorse
  • 29
  • Housing
  • 1
  • 30
  • Feeding the Workhorse
  • 33
  • Watering the Workhorse
  • 37
  • Grazing
  • 37
  • Good Fences
  • 38
  • Worming, Teeth, Fly Control, and Veterinary Needs
  • An Overview of the Horse-Powered Market Garden
  • 39
  • Hoof Care: No Hoof, No Horse
  • 43
  • 4
  • Working with Your Horse
  • 48
  • Natural Horsemanship
  • 48
  • Driving Basics
  • 49
  • 1
  • Commands
  • 50
  • Harnessing and Hitching
  • 53
  • Tack Room
  • 58
  • Keeping Your Horse Clean
  • 58
  • Your Hitching Post
  • 58
  • A Brief History of the Draft Horse
  • 20-Second Review and Other Safety Tips
  • 60
  • 5
  • Training the Teamster
  • 63
  • Training the Novice Teamster
  • 63
  • Getting Comfortable with the Basics
  • 64
  • 6
  • 3
  • Training Horses for the Farm
  • 72
  • Starting the Youngster
  • 72
  • Developing a Good Work Ethic
  • 73
  • Key to a Successful Training Session
  • 75
  • 7
  • Working with Horses on the Farm
  • Is Horse Farming for You?
  • 82
  • Rise of the Market Garden
  • 82
  • Making the Transition to Horses
  • 83
  • Cedar Mountain Farm: A Horse-Powered CSA
  • 86
  • Pacing Your Horses
  • 98
  • Spacing Your Crops
Control code
ocn814389850
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 346 pages
Isbn
9781603584166
Lccn
2012040541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
630 L565 ; XX-N ; LAP ; C1306BT6.
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 814389850
  • (Sirsi) 814389850
  • (OCoLC)814389850
Label
The new horse-powered farm : tools and systems for the small-scale, sustainable market grower, Stephen Leslie ; foreword by Lynn Miller
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [332]-334) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5
  • 98
  • Managing Headlands
  • 101
  • Managing Water on the Farm
  • 103
  • Whole Farm Management
  • 107
  • 8
  • Farm Fertility
  • 109
  • Value of a Good Mentor
  • Making Compost
  • 109
  • Fertility Sources
  • 111
  • Soil Testing
  • 111
  • Spreading Manure
  • 112
  • Spreading Minerals
  • 119
  • 6
  • 9
  • Hands to the Plow
  • 127
  • Primary Tillage at Cedar Mountain Farm
  • 128
  • Moldboard Plow
  • 131
  • Walking Plow
  • 133
  • Sulky Plow
  • Choosing the Right Horse
  • 137
  • Two-Way Riding Plow
  • 138
  • Single-Horse Plow
  • 140
  • Chisel Plow
  • 140
  • Attachments
  • 141
  • Pros and Cons of Plowing
  • 9
  • 142
  • 10
  • Fitting the Soil
  • 149
  • Disc Harrows
  • 149
  • Drag Harrows: Secondary Tillage
  • 152
  • Cultipacker
  • 161
  • How Many Horses?
  • Combination Tools
  • 161
  • 11
  • Seeding
  • 162
  • Seeding Produce
  • 162
  • Interplanting
  • 164
  • Transplanted Crops
  • 12
  • 165
  • Seeding Cover Crops
  • 167
  • Crop Rotations
  • 171
  • 12
  • Additional Infrastructure for the Horse-Powered Farm
  • 184
  • Using Plastic Mulch
  • 185
  • Finding Equipment
  • BioTelo: An Alternative to Plastic
  • 185
  • Univecus: A Multi-Tool Carrier Systems for Draft Horses
  • 191
  • New Pioneer Homesteader
  • 192
  • 13
  • Horse-Powered Vegetable Production
  • 195
  • Field 1: Cucurbits
  • 15
  • 195
  • Field 2: Potatoes
  • 198
  • Field 3: Onions
  • 203
  • Field 4: Lettuce, Herbs, Spinach, Green Beans
  • 204
  • Field 5: Cover Crop/Bare Fallow
  • 205
  • Field 6: Sweet Corn
  • Utility of the Forecart
  • 206
  • Field 7: Nightshades
  • 207
  • Field 8: Rutabagas, Turnips, Radishes, Carrots, and Beets
  • 208
  • Field 9: Garlic, Peas, Fall Greens
  • 208
  • Field 10: Lettuce, Spinach, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Bok Choy, Cabbage
  • 210
  • Field 11: Kale, Parsley, Brussels Sprouts, Swiss Chard, Celeriac, Leeks
  • 1
  • 17
  • 210
  • Field 12: Cover Crop Fallow/Rye, Buckwheat, Oats, and Field Peas
  • 211
  • Field 13: Fall Brassicas
  • 211
  • High Tunnels
  • 212
  • Small Grains
  • 212
  • 14
  • 2
  • Cultivation Systems for Single Horses and Teams
  • 218
  • Introduction to the Riding Cultivator
  • 226
  • Developing Your Cultivation Strategy
  • 238
  • Single-Horse Walk-Behind Cultivator
  • 241
  • 15
  • Harvesting with Horses
  • Draft Horse Breeds
  • 253
  • Infrastructure for Harvesting
  • 253
  • Potato Digger
  • 254
  • Wagon: Your Horse-Powered Pickup Truck
  • 255
  • 16
  • Hay Making and Pasture Management
  • 262
  • 19
  • A Question of Scale
  • 262
  • A Procession of Implements
  • 263
  • Mowing
  • 263
  • Tedding
  • 265
  • Raking
  • 266
  • Five Principal Breeds of Heavy Horses
  • Bringing in the Hay
  • 266
  • Mulch Bales
  • 268
  • Scythe: For the Strong of Arm
  • 269
  • Pasture Management
  • 271
  • Clipping Pasture
  • 271
  • 19
  • 17
  • Additional Uses of Horses on the Farm
  • 274
  • Horse-Powered Woodlot
  • 277
  • Value of Horses on a Small Dairy Farm
  • 286
  • Treadmills
  • 288
  • Farm to School
  • Draft Ponies
  • 290
  • Agritourism
  • 295
  • 18
  • Economics of the Small Horse-Powered Farm
  • 297
  • We Know That We Have Earned It
  • 314
  • 21
  • Fjord Horse
  • 22
  • Getting Started
  • Haflinger
  • 23
  • On the Biological Superiority of Mules
  • 25
  • Miniature Horse
  • 27
  • 3
  • Care of the Workhorse
  • 29
  • Housing
  • 1
  • 30
  • Feeding the Workhorse
  • 33
  • Watering the Workhorse
  • 37
  • Grazing
  • 37
  • Good Fences
  • 38
  • Worming, Teeth, Fly Control, and Veterinary Needs
  • An Overview of the Horse-Powered Market Garden
  • 39
  • Hoof Care: No Hoof, No Horse
  • 43
  • 4
  • Working with Your Horse
  • 48
  • Natural Horsemanship
  • 48
  • Driving Basics
  • 49
  • 1
  • Commands
  • 50
  • Harnessing and Hitching
  • 53
  • Tack Room
  • 58
  • Keeping Your Horse Clean
  • 58
  • Your Hitching Post
  • 58
  • A Brief History of the Draft Horse
  • 20-Second Review and Other Safety Tips
  • 60
  • 5
  • Training the Teamster
  • 63
  • Training the Novice Teamster
  • 63
  • Getting Comfortable with the Basics
  • 64
  • 6
  • 3
  • Training Horses for the Farm
  • 72
  • Starting the Youngster
  • 72
  • Developing a Good Work Ethic
  • 73
  • Key to a Successful Training Session
  • 75
  • 7
  • Working with Horses on the Farm
  • Is Horse Farming for You?
  • 82
  • Rise of the Market Garden
  • 82
  • Making the Transition to Horses
  • 83
  • Cedar Mountain Farm: A Horse-Powered CSA
  • 86
  • Pacing Your Horses
  • 98
  • Spacing Your Crops
Control code
ocn814389850
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 346 pages
Isbn
9781603584166
Lccn
2012040541
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
630 L565 ; XX-N ; LAP ; C1306BT6.
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 814389850
  • (Sirsi) 814389850
  • (OCoLC)814389850

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