Learn the difference between a farrow and a barrow, and what distinguishes a weanling from a yearling. 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 the shapes of squash varieties to how a barn is constructed and what makes up a beehive to crop rotation patterns, Rothman gives a richly entertaining tour of the quirky details of country life.
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About the Author
Julia Rothman is an illustrator, pattern designer, and author. In addition to working for clients such as the New York Times, Target, and Ann Taylor, she has her own lines of wallpaper, stationery, fabric, and dishware. Rothman has authored, coauthored, and illustrated ten books including The Nature Anatomy Notebook, Food Anatomy, Nature Anatomy, and Farm Anatomy. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Breaking GroundLayers 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 BarnBarn Styles * Timber Construction * Trusses * Barn Doors, Bracing, and Hardware * Barn Cupolas * Barn Birds * Farm Buildings * Animal Housing * Feeders * FencingChapter 3: Tools of the TradeTractors * Tractor Implements * How to Plow a Field * Inside a Combine * Other Machines * Felling, Bucking, Splitting and Stacking * In the ToolshedChapter 4: Plant a SeedAverage 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 BugsChapter 5: Separating the Sheep from the GoatsAnimal 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 BeehiveChapter 6: Country Wining and DiningIn 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 SyrupChapter 7: Spinning a YarnCarding and Spinning Yarn * Natural Dyes * How to Make a Flower Press * How to Make a Cornhusk Doll * Making Rag Rugs * Making Candles * Quilt Patterns
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
The artwork in the book is so lovely. It is a great reference for homeshooling.
Delightful introduction to country life and terminology. A marvelous gift for any friend who aspires to be rural! And while not designed for children, would be an educational and engaging browse.