Lessons for Expanding Your Flock, Understanding Chicken Behavior, Keeping a Rooster, Adjusting for the Seasons, Staying Healthy, and More!
Author: Pam Freeman
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
When you're ready for the next step, Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics shows you the realities of raising productive flocks that are happy and healthy. A must-have for every backyard chicken keeper, Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics goes beyond introductory lessons and explores the realities of raising a flock for eggs -- and entertainment, of course! From odd eggs and molting, to feeding and preparing for the seasons, this book covers the subjects beginner books don't adequately address and re-examines common knowledge that may not actually hold true. It's a resource to turn to time and again. Author Pam Freeman draws on her years of experience fielding reader questions to identify and clearly explain many common - and some not-so-common - issues in chicken keeping, including: How do you add new chickens to your flock? What is the pecking order and how can you change or control it? Is it better to raise chicks by hand or with a broody hen? What do you do when you collect eggs? In Backyard Chickens Beyond the Basics, readers will find not just answers, but a book full of "coop truth" that helps them continue on their journey. Because as every chicken owner knows: Chickens are individuals and real-life chicken keeping often takes you far from the beaten path.
This engaging student activity book was developed over several years by The Massachusetts Audubon Society staff to assist teachers in discovering new science instruction opportunities on the grounds of the schools where they teach. Authors Charles E. Roth, Cleti Cervoni, Thomas Wellnitz and Elizabeth Arms have selected activities which even the novice in teaching science can use with confidence. The activities in this book are designed to encourage children to learn effectively in an outdoor setting and develop critical skills such as observing, recording data, developing hypotheses, testing ideas and noting changing conditions.
Jason Offutt's new book, What Lurks Beyond, is a study of strange and otherworldly phenomena of a truly varied, disturbing, and ominous nature that have occurred within 100 miles of Jason's home. Encompassing engrossing tales of time travel; encounters with aliens from far-off realms; shadowy entities that lurk in the darkened corners of our world; near-death experiences; and much more, this is a book that takes a fresh, new approach to its subject matter. And it's one that will definitely have you looking over your shoulder as you read it!---Nick Redfern, author of Science Fiction Secrets and There's Something in the Woods Unearthing fresh information about classic cases and all-new tales of paranormal happenings, Jason Offutt has done a masterful job of peeling back the otherworldly veneer from the esoteric and bringing it much closer to home. He dispels the notion that high strangeness is "somewhere out there" and shows that it exists all around us, in small towns, big cities, and, more often than not, right around the corner. A fun and entertaining read that serves as a veritable grab bag of paranormal genres, What Lurks Beyond is a worthwhile addition to any esoteric enthusiast's library.---Tim Binnall, host of Binnall of America Ghosts, aliens, a time traveler, and a mind-reading dog could be fiction, but Jason Offutt investigates true tales of these and other paranormal events that happened within 100 miles of his home. Offutt introduces ordinary folks who have encountered unexplained phenomena in everyday places and presents engaging account of their experiences. Getting a glimpse of this hidden world around us may prompt us to look---really look---in our own backyard.
Get cooking with an up-and-coming chef today! Check out the recipes of Cool Backyard Grilling. It gives young readers fun new recipes and ideas to explore. This book has kid-tested recipes and includes lots of tips and tricks that make it easy to become an experienced kid cook. With photos of basic techniques, tools, and ingredients, this book will appeal to new cooks too. By cooking these best-ever dishes for family and friends, young chefs will learn to barbecue a juicy basic burger, offer up tasty chicken kebabs, bite into sweet grilled corn and more. Check out the other recipes in the Cool Young Chefs series. Go beyond the basics! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
Richly illustrated with 200 photographs, Backyard Pharmacy not only includes photography of the plants, but also images demonstrating key elements to the step-by-step preparation, harvest, and storage methods to get the best results from your gardening efforts.
The perfect family getaway is closer than you think. This easy-to-use, affordable guide helps parents transform their own backyards into unforgettable family escapes-from insect safaris to sports camps, artist colonies to pet parades and block parties. * Great activities for kids of all ages-can be adapted for use by camp counselors, Scout and other group leaders, teachers, day-care workers, and home-schooling parents * Provides the perfect alternative to vacations plagued by high gas prices, flight cancellations, and budgetary constraints * Goes beyond the literal backyard to include other close-to-home adventures
Twenty-five-year-old Jesse Coleman endures a heinous act on him. After the case is dropped, his mother, Claire, accedes to his request to move. Leaving behind his old life, he is left with a disturbing scar on his back. Hopelessness comes in on him and he takes off the bracelet that he has worn his whole life, which means something to him. Looking for a new beginning, Jesse who dresses differently meets Jaden who dresses like an outcast and the two fall in love with each other. With love from their mothers and good friend Liz, they try to bury their pasts behind.
WHAT IS THE FORCE That drove them on foot across the land bridge from Asia to the New World long before recorded history? That keeps Joshua Warden on the wagon train headed to the California gold fields after losing so much? That is found in a shovel full of prairie soil-demanding that Amos Krebbs put down roots? That directs Stephano Romano's return to the sea? That moved Harry Krebbs from the Kansas prairie and focuses his eyes and those of his astronaut son, Alan, on the far horizon and beyond? That keeps the feet of industrialist Gilbert Krebbs and Congressman Bobby Dobbson firmly planted in the center? That drives a Monarch butterfly across a thousand miles of desert and mountains to a tiny spot on the California coast, where she has never been, but where she must return? That guides the sleek gray fish and the badly wounded Steve Romano to seek refuge in the Sea of Cortez? That fuels William Henry Stitt and his great grandson in their unending quest for knowledge? WHAT IS THE FORCE?