Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life

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What's the difference between a weanling and a yearling, or a farrow and a barrow? Country and city mice alike will delight in Julia Rothman's charming illustrated guide to the curious parts and pieces of rural living. Dissecting everything from tractors and pigs to fences, hay bales, crop rotation patterns, and farm tools, Rothman gives a richly entertaining tour of the quirky details of country life. From the shapes of squash varieties to the parts of a goat; from how a barn is constructed to what ...
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Overview


What's the difference between a weanling and a yearling, or a farrow and a barrow? Country and city mice alike will delight in Julia Rothman's charming illustrated guide to the curious parts and pieces of rural living. Dissecting everything from tractors and pigs to fences, hay bales, crop rotation patterns, and farm tools, Rothman gives a richly entertaining tour of the quirky details of country life. From the shapes of squash varieties to the parts of a goat; from how a barn is constructed to what makes up a beehive, every corner of the barnyard is uncovered and celebrated. A perfect gift for gardeners, locavores, homesteaders, and country-living enthusiasts alike. 
 
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Editorial Reviews

The Boston Globe
“Charming drawings and handwritten text make this the perfect picture book for grown-up dreamers.”
Design*Sponge
Farm Anatomy fits perfectly into my growing collection of books that will come in handy when I give up city life for green acres. (Or more realistically, when I’m sitting in my city apartment needing a quick armchair-style escape.)
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Farm Anatomy fits perfectly into my growing collection of books that will come in handy when I give up city life for green acres. (Or more realistically, when I’m sitting in my city apartment needing a quick armchair-style escape.)

“Charming drawings and handwritten text make this the perfect picture book for grown-up dreamers.”

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781603429818
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 10/1/2011
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 126,919
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Julia Rothman works from her studio in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2002. Her clients include Chronicle Books, Target, Anthropologie, Crate & Barrel, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Bloomberg Businessweek, Urban Outfitters, The Metropolitan Transit Authority, The Land of Nod, Kashi, Design*Sponge, Food and Wine, New York Magazine, and Victoria’s Secret. Rothman is also part of a small design firm with partners Jenny Volvovski and Matt Lamothe. Check out the websites, animations, books, and print projects they have worked on together atwww.also-online.com. Rothman has a book blog (www.book-by-its-cover.com) where she writes and shows pictures of art, design, and comics or children’s books.

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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Breaking Ground
Layers of the Soil
• Topsoil Chart
• The Texture Triangle
• Mineral Nutrients
• Crop Rotation
• Contour Farming and Terracing
• Windbreaks
• Predicting Weather
• Composting
• An Acre Is...

Chapter 2: Raised in a Barn
Barn Styles
• Timber Construction
• Trusses
• Barn Doors, Bracing, and Hardware
• Barn Cupolas
• Barn Birds
• Farm Buildings
• Animal Housing
• Feeders
• Fencing

Chapter 3: Tools of the Trade
Tractors
• Tractor Implements
• How to Plow a Field
• Inside a Combine
• Other Machines
• Felling, Bucking, Splitting and Stacking
• In the Toolshed

Chapter 4: Plant a Seed
Average Frost Dates
• Vegetable Anatomy
• Squash Varieties
• Build a Bean Teepee
• Dry Bean Varieties
• Pepper Varieties
• Tater Tower
• 4 Ways to Grow Tomatoes
• Tomato Varieties
• How to Can Tomatoes
• Herb Chart
• Growing Grains
• Planting an Orchard
• Apple Varieties
• Good Bugs
• Bad Bugs

Chapter 5: Separating the Sheep from the Goats
Animal Terms
• Parts of a Rooster
• Comb Styles
• Chicken Breeds
• Fresh Eggs
• Duck and Goose Breeds
• Heritage Turkeys
• Parts of a Beef Animal
• How a Cow's Stomach Works
• Cow Breeds
• How to Milk a Cow
• Parts of a Goat
• Goat Breeds
• Hoof Trimming
• Knots
• Parts of a Horse
• Horse Markings and Tail Styles
• Parts of a Hoof
• Draft Horse Breeds
• Draft Harness
• Mules
• Parts of a Pig
• Pig Breeds
• Livestock Water Consumption
• Parts of a Sheep
• Sheep Breeds
• Shearing Sheep
• Parts of a Rabbit
• Rabbit Breeds
• Rabbit Coat Types
• Parts of a Bee
• Anatomy of a Beehive

Chapter 6: Country Wining and Dining
In an Old-Fashioned Country Kitchen
• Wine-Making Equipment
• Edible Flowers
• The Basics of Breadmaking
• Dairy Terms
• The Basic Steps in Making Cheese
• Butchering Knives
• How to Cut Up a Chicken
• Prime Cuts of Beef
• Build a Barrel Smokehouse
• Prime Cuts of Pork
• Dry Curing
• Prime Cuts of Lamb
• Freezing Meat
• Pressure Canning
• Root Cellaring
• Making Maple Syrup

Chapter 7: Spinning a Yarn
Carding and Spinning Yarn
• Natural Dyes
• How to Make a Flower Press
• How to Make a Cornhusk Doll
• Making Rag Rugs
• Making Candles
• Quilt Patterns
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  • Posted November 20, 2012

    Fresh way on imparting information!

    I loved the whimsical pictures in the book. It was more of a picture book than a word book, but it is a great place to start if you're new to the farming world.

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