Animal Care

Barn Stories

$17.95
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9781595310576
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Beekeeping for Dummies (4TH ed.)

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$22.99
Everything you need to 'bee' a successful backyard beekeeper

If you've ever thought about becoming a backyard beekeeper--or have already tried a hand at it and want to be better one--then this is the book for you! In Beekeeping for Dummies, 4th Edition you'll find everything you need to know in order to start your own colony, including how to assemble and maintain beehives, handle every phase of honey production, purchase and use all the latest tools, and what to do beyond your first season.

This hands-on guide provides all the tools, tips, tricks, and techniques needed to become a real backyard beekeeper. You'll learn to identify the queen from her workers and drones, properly open and close the hive, distinguish one type of honey from another, and preserve your colony if disaster should strike.

  • Keep bees on a small urban rooftop or in a large country yard
  • Assemble your own hive and sustain it for years to come
  • Safely inspect and manage your colony
  • Harvest and sell your own honey
  • Becoming a backyard beekeeper isn't as hard as people think--and with this hands-on guide, you'll be able to create one honey of a colony that will have the neighbors buzzing.

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    9781119310068
    Publication Date: 
    2017-01-17
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    Bono: The Amazing Story of a Rescue Cat Who Inspired a Community

    $16.00
    From New York Times bestselling author Helen Brown comes a funny and moving account of her life-changing month as a foster mother--to a homeless cat named Bono.

    When Helen Brown arrived in New York for a much-anticipated visit, a fellow animal lover talked her into fostering a shelter cat. Helen visualized a sweet-natured cuddler who blinked and dozed a lot. What she got at Manhattan's Bideawee shelter was a wide-eyed and unpredictable Persian with a punked-out haircut and a feisty attitude.

    Bono had become homeless during Hurricane Sandy, had survived a serious infection, and needed daily medications. As a "special needs" cat, he was an unlikely candidate for adoption. But as affection between them grew, Helen resolved to see that Bono found his forever home. She didn't know that he would change her life in ways she never dreamed possible and teach her lessons she would cherish ever after. Just as this sweet, beleaguered, and hopeful guy deserved a fresh start, Helen too was ready for new beginnings. And so began a heartwarming, uplifting, lasting kind of love . . .

    Praise for the works of Helen Brown

    "A buoyant tale, heartfelt and open." -Booklist

    "An absolute must." --Cat World

    "Brown gives inspiration with her witty, adventurous story." --RT Book Reviews

    "Brown writes eloquently about women, daughters, and felines." --Kirkus Reviews

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780806538457
    Publication Date: 
    2018-05-29
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    Dharma of Dogs

    $17.95

    We spend countless hours training our dogs, but how often do we consider what they have to teach us? Our canine companions aren't just our best friends, explains Tami Simon. Sometimes they can also be carriers of a special medicine and the wisdom lessons we most need. The Dharma of Dogs shares the reflections of spiritual teachers and writers who have found a source of deep truth and practical wisdom beneath the furry surface of our four-legged friends.

    For anyone who loves dogs--and who has learned and grown through this special relationship--these 31 essays offer humor, solace, inspiration, and insight into the life lessons our dogs make available to us, exploring such themes as unconditional love, connecting with nature, facing our fears, and much more. Don't forget to add this inspirational book to your list of gifts for dog lovers this year.

    Edited by Tami Simon, The Dharma of Dogs includes contributions by Alice Walker, Eckhart Tolle, Pam Houston, Mark Nepo, Roshi Joan Halifax, Adyashanti, Julie Barton, angel Kyodo williams, JP Sears, Lama Surya Das, Diane Musho Hamilton, Allan Lokos, Andrew Holecek, Bonnie Myotai Treace, Chris Grosso, Geneen Roth, Jeri Parker, Joan Ranquet, Lama Tsomo, Laura Pritchett, Mirabai Starr, Sarah C. Beasley, Stuart Davis, Susan Martin, Susanna Weiss, and His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche.

    Portion of proceeds donated to the National Mill Dog Rescue. milldogrescue.org.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781622037414
    Publication Date: 
    2017-07-01
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    EQUINE LAMENESS

    $14.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    780939049943
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    Finding Shelter

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    $19.95
    The healing, beauty, and joy of the animal shelter system Without volunteers, our nation's animal shelter system simply would not exist. Volunteers speak for those that cannot speak, pick up the pieces for abandoned animals that have been let down by previous owners or unfortunate circumstances, and do whatever it takes to heal the deepest of wounds.In Finding Shelter, award-winning photographer Jesse Freidin shows the softer side of this story. He witnessed firsthand how many of the volunteers were able to mend their own emotional hurts with the love the shelter animals gave back to them, and how the power of these relationships transforms shelters into places where humans and animals can heal together. This realization propelled him to take a two-year journey across the country to document the tenderness and healing, beauty and joy he encountered within the shelter system. The result is a heartwarming inspiration for people to look differently at how to save shelter pets. In Finding Shelter, Freidin sparks a new discussion about animal rescue and what it feels like to truly love an animal.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781493025091
    Publication Date: 
    2017-06-01
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    HORSES ( SMITHSONIAN HANDBK)

    $22.00
    This book is designed for all those who love horses. Tracing the evolution of equines, this guide also explains the difference between horses and ponies, looks at how different breeds evolved or were selectively developed, and examines equine anatomy and behavior. Packed with 250 vivid full-color photographs of more than 100 horse-breeds, it uses a systematic approach from Dorling Kindersley and the Smithsonian Institution to train readers of all experience levels to identify and appreciate the wide variety of horses in the world.

    A visual identity key helps you recognize different horse breeds, and guides you to the correct entry based on what you see and observe. Each entry combines a concise description with annotated photographs to highlight the main characteristics and distinguishing features of the breed, with details on coloring, country or region of origin, breed history, and how the breed has been used in the human world. A concise glossary provides instant interpretation of equine terms.

    The clear visuals and distinctive facts are accompanied by expert prose from author Elwyn Hartley Edwards, former editor of Riding magazine and former consulting editor to Horse and Hound. The book is a clear, concise, comprehensive, and indispensable identification guide for beginners and established equine enthusiasts alike.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780789489821
    Publication Date: 
    2002-05-15
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    Poultry Breeds

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    $10.95
    Poultry Breeds is a fresh field guide of feathered friends with stunning photos highlighting the beauty and unique attributes of 104 chicken, duck, goose, and turkey breeds. Each profile outlines the bird's history, physical characteristics, and common uses, with specially noted fun facts sprinkled throughout. This pocket-size, browsable guide is easy to use, and author Carol Ekarius knows her birds: she has been writing about livestock for nearly 20 years and has raised her own for decades.
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    9781612126920
    Publication Date: 
    2016-11-29
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    Really Important Stuff My Cat Has Taught Me

    $12.95
    A book that will delight every cat lover, full of wise and unforgettable life lessons, each paired with the perfect photo.

    Cats are the ultimate savants, possessing intelligence, poise, and sass in equal measure. They know when to play it cool, and when to pounce; when to fly solo, and when to cuddle up. Entertaining, unpredictable, and just a bit wild, cats encourage us to explore, take chances, and live on the edge--just as if we too had nine lives.

    Cynthia L. Copeland, author of the bestselling Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me and Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me, now turns her attention to our mysterious feline friends. Every page of this full-color gift book is a joyful reminder of what's important in life.

    Like Confidence: "Insist on a seat at the table." Curiosity: "Have more questions than answers." Adventure: "Sometimes you have to leap before you look." Individuality: "You'll be remembered for what sets you apart." Kindness: "Recognize the power of your purr." And Solitude: "Find your own square of sunshine."

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781523501489
    Publication Date: 
    2017-10-03
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    Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens, 4th Edition

    $24.95
    Serious poultry farmers and backyard bird raisers have relied on this best-selling reference for more than 20 years. The fourth edition of Gail Damerow's comprehensive handbook is now completely revised and redesigned, making it more accessible and informative than ever. You'll get the most up-to-date details on shelter, food, health care, eggs, chicks, and meat, and recent research into chicken behavior and communication makes the sections on flock management truly authoritative. New color photos and illustrations provide more specificity and information about chicken breeds, anatomy, and health.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781612129303
    Publication Date: 
    2017-12-26
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