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40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead: A Hands-On, Step-By-Step Sustainable-Living Guide

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A companion volume to Backyard Homesteading, 40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead provides details on how to build more than 40 projects to enhance readers' sustainable living. Even if they are only moderately handy, theyll discover the tools and techniques for building their own feeders, fences, and structures. In the process, theyll save money and have the satisfaction of doing it themselves.

Synopsis:

Provides details on how to build more than 40 projects--sheds, feeders, fences, and other  structures--to enhance readers' sustainable living.

About the Author

Olympia, Washington

Table of Contents

 

Garden structures

- raised bed

- terraced bed

- trellises, cages, and poles

- arbors

- composters

- hot boxes and variations

- vertical gardening

- tool maintenance, organizing

- rooftop installation

 

Fences and pens

- gates

- wire fences

- wooden fences (wind break, privacy)

- stone fences

- masonry walls

- electric fences

- deer-proof fences

- overhead protection for pens

 

Basic coop building

-step-by-step small coop

-step-by-step big coop

-assembling a coop kit

-build-your-own feeders and waterers

-roosting

-nesting boxes

-assembling a coop kit

-step-by-step small chicken tractor

-step-by-step small big tractor

 

Step-by-step shed building

-foundation

-framing

-cladding

-roofing

-step-by-step goat shelter

-step-by-step assembling a shed kit

- feed storage

- animal play structures

 

Wind power

- options

- water pumping

- electrical generation

 

Solar power

- vent fan

- pump for cistern

- lighting

 

Aquaponics

- pond and tank options

- fish

- feed

- filtering

- irrigation

 

Hydroponics

- do-it-yourself systems

- off-the-shelf options

 

Building a chicken tractor

-framing

-netting

-hutch

-wheels

 

Stock feeding, watering

-troughs

-waterers

-mangers

-milking stands

-ponds

 

Building hives

- Langstroth

- top bar

- Warre

 

Setting up a farm shop

- basic tools

- bench

- bench tools

- table and radial arm saws

- lighting

 

Farmyard plumbing

- underground pipes

- wells

- artesian wells

- pumps

- freeze protection

- drip and other irrigation

 

Farmyard wiring

- underground lines

- GFCI protection

- lighting

- heat

 

Quick repairs and other improvisations

- leaks

- broken gates

- quick plumbing repairs

- prepping for rough weather

- banishing varmints and predators

- quick fences

- working with PVC pipe (nonplumbing uses)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580117104
Author:
Toht, David
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner
Copyright:
Edition Description:
First
Series:
Gardening
Publication Date:
20130831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
300
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
10.88 x 8.5 x 0.44 in 1.5 lb

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