New Arrivals - Gardening, pets, and agriculture
Asher, an organic farmer and goatherd, practices a traditional, but increasingly countercultural, way of making cheese--one that is natural and grounded in both ecological principles and biological science. Readers will learn the basic elements of cheese making and various classes of cheese, including thirty-five easy-to-follow recipes, and how to: source good milk, including raw milk ; keep bacterial starter cultures and fungal ripening cultures ; make rennet--and how to make good cheese without it ; fashion cheese forms and how to improvise a cheese press ; avoid the use of unnecessary additives and chemicals; and, safely make cheese without sterilization.
Tovah Martin, the undisputed Queen of Green, shows that anyone can grow healthy houseplants. It all boils down to a simple set of skills--and here's the crucial part--picking the right plants. These tough but beautiful plants can thrive in less-than-ideal conditions, and they're easy to find. You'll also learn how to pot, repot, water, and fertilize; pick up some great ideas for fun, funky containers; and benefit from Tovah's tips on how to display your plants to perk up a room. So get some indestructibles and start your indoor garden.
Foodscaping is what it sounds like - a combination of landscaping and food. This gardening resource is chock-full of real-world examples, photos, and advice so that even an "average Joe" homeowner and gardener can grow food without sacrificing either their lawn or their home's appearance to do so.
"The challenge of gardening in the Southwest is greather than ever before. Extremes of temperature and drought are more pronounced, and precious water resources are stretched to the limit. But it can be done, spectacularly--and garden designer Judith Phillips shows you how"-- Page  of cover.
First published in 1996, this Pimpernel Classic edition has been completely redesigned and includes a new foreword by Andrew Lawson. Using his artist's eye and scientist's training, distinguished garden photographer and writer Andrew Lawson shines a new light on using colour in the garden. This book shows myriad ways to put colours together, and demonstrates the extraordinary power of colour to change the sense of space, to suggest coolness or warmth and to evoke different moods. The basis of creating harmonizing and contrasting schemes is explained and illustrated with dramatic examples. All the major schemes are supported by keyline drawings giving full planting details. In addition, illustrated plant directories, arranged by colour and flowering season, provide cultivation details for over 850 plants, enabling you to assemble the right plants for your chosen scheme and to carry that scheme through the year.
"Easy instructions for over 75 fun tricks and skills ; Step-by-step lessons and color photos make training simple ; Positive training methods like clicker training and luring"--Cover.
Delve into the magical, unforgettable world of James Herriot, the world's most beloved veterinarian, and his menagerie of heartwarming, funny, and tragic animal patients. For over forty years, generations of readers have thrilled to Herriot's marvelous tales, deep love of life, and extraordinary storytelling abilities. For decades, Herriot roamed the remote, beautiful Yorkshire Dales, treating every patient that came his way from smallest to largest, and observing animals and humans alike with his keen, loving eye. In All Creatures Great and Small, we meet the young Herriot as he takes up his calling and discovers that the realities of veterinary practice in rural Yorkshire are very different from the sterile setting of veterinary school. Some visits are heart-wrenchingly difficult, such as one to an old man in the village whose very ill dog is his only friend and companion, some are lighthearted and fun, such as Herriot's periodic visits to the overfed and pampered Pekinese Tricki Woo who throws parties and has his own stationery, and yet others are inspirational and enlightening, such as Herriot's recollections of poor farmers who will scrape their meager earnings together to be able to get proper care for their working animals. From seeing to his patients in the depths of winter on the remotest homesteads to dealing with uncooperative owners and critically ill animals, Herriot discovers the wondrous variety and never-ending challenges of veterinary practice as his humor, compassion, and love of the animal world shine forth.