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LAMBSQUARTERS - Scenes from a Handmade Life
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LAMBSQUARTERS - Scenes from a Handmade Life

By McLean, Barbara

Toronto: Random House Canada, 2002. 297 pp. Personalized inscription by Barbara McLean on the title page. Brick red boards lettered in gilt on the spine; headband. Lightly rubbed at the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; aside from the author's inscription, no interior markings. At the age of 24, Barbara McLean and her husband, Thomas - now a country doctor - decided to make their home in the country. Together, they became homeowners, farmers ande, eventurally, parents. They called their farm Lambsquarters, and they remain there today, 26 years later. McLean - now with a Ph.D in English Literature - looks back on a life of watching and tending the land, developing a profound awareness of the rhythm of days and seasons and years. Life on a farm is a cycle of neverending work and discovery.... First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+/Very Good+. 8vo.

$14.95

KNOTS AND SPLICES - The Use of Rope on the Farm
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KNOTS AND SPLICES - The Use of Rope on the Farm

By Anonymous.

Toronto: Ontario Department of Agriculture, 1956. 31 pp. Staple-bound in pictorial covers. Lightly rubbed on the corners; no interior markings. Illustrated with yellow and black diagrams and full colour drawings. The Contents are: Kinds of Rope; Care of Rope; Rope Data; Per Cent Efficiency in Rope Knots; Whipping a Rope End; The Short Splice; Making the Long Splice; Crowning and Tucking; The Eye Splice; The Square Knot; Weaver's Knot; The Figure Eight Knot; The Surgeon's Knot; Bowline Knot; The Clove Hitch; Miller's Knot; The Sheepshank; The Scaffold Hitch; Adjustable Rope Halter; Non-Adjustable Halter; Well Pipe Hitch; and Timber Hitch.. Second Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo. Ephemera.

$9.95

LET'S LOOK AT CORN
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LET'S LOOK AT CORN

By Anonymous.

Toronto: Ontario Department of Agriculture, 1963. 32 pp. Staple-bound in pictorial covers. Lightly rubbed at the corners; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white and colour photographs. The Contents are: Corn in Ontario; Corn as a Feed; Corn as a Cash Crop; Where Can Corn be Grown?; What Cultural Practices Are Best?; Harvesting and Storing Corn; and Marketing.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. 8vo. Ephemera.

$9.95

TIDES IN THE WEST - A Wheat Pool Story
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TIDES IN THE WEST - A Wheat Pool Story

By Nesbitt, Leonard D.

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Modern Press, 1962. 413 pp. Followed by an index. Brown cloth lettered in dark brown on the front panel and spine. Illustrated with black and white photographic plates and with drawings by Wm. W. Perehudoff. Edge and corner wear on the dustjacket with a short tear at the foot of the spine; no interior markings. The Contents are: The Land and the People; Wheat Marketing - The Speculative System; Marketing Controls in World War I; The Period of Frustration - 1919 - 1923; Alberta Turns to the Wheat Pool Plan; Sapiro Sets the Wheels in Motion; Wheat Pool Sign-up Succeeds; The Record of the First Pool Year, 1923 - 1924; Wheat Pool Movement Becomes Prairie-wide; The Central Selling Agency; History of Early Farmer Co-operative Movements; The Building of the Pool Elevator Systems; Progress in the 1926 - 1927 Crop Year; The Years of the Big Crops - 1927 and 1928; Annals of the Alberta Wheat Pool; Wheat Pool Becomes Canada's Greatest Business; Financial Panic Sweeps the World; Boom and Bust in the Wheat Market; Persistent Decline of Wheat Prices; The Battle of Wheat; Wheat Pools Calculate Financial Losses; Controversy Over Government Guarantees; McFarland, Wheat Price Stabilizer; Futures Trading Under Examination; 1931 - Contract Pooling Ends; Parliament Creates Canadian Wheat Board; The Murray Board Takes Over; The Turgeon Royal Grain Commission; The Bracken Conference; The Years the Locust Had Eaten; Pool Debt Repayment - New Policy Inaugurated; Early Years of World War II; Canadian Agriculture in Wartime; The Wheat Pools and Income Taxation; The British-Canadian Wheat Agreement; International Wheat Agreements; The Canadian Wheat Board; Coarse Grains Marketing; The Crow's Nest Pass Agreement; Alberta Pool's Financial Progress; Public Relations; The Wheat Pool and the Co-operative Movement; Wheat Pool Achievements; The Challenge of the Agricultural Revolution; and Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Wm. W. Perehudoff;. 8vo.

$29.95

JOHN DEERE - Yesterday and Today
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JOHN DEERE - Yesterday and Today

By Pripps, Robert N. (with Doug Mitchell; Marci McGrath; Chris Smith) (foreword by Orion Samuelson)

Lincolnwood, Illinois: West Side Publishing, 2010. 192 pp. Oblong hardcover in pictorial boards matching the dustjacket; illustrated endpapers; headband. Light rubbing on the corners; price intact; no interior markings. Dj art by Charles Freitag; illustrated throughout with black and white and colour photographs. The Contents are: Foreword: Change, Legacy and a Dream by Orion Samuelson; Introduction: Once Upon a Time in America by Robert N. Pripps; 1837 - 1857: Furnishing a Superior Product at a Low Cost; 1858 - 1887: The Charles Deere Era; 1888 - 1917: A Time for Expansion; 1918 - 1960: The Reign of the Two Cylinder Tractor; 1961 - 1986: Industry Leadership; 1987 - 2000: The Modern Company; and 2001 - Present: World Leadership; followed by an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Charles Freitag;. 4to.

$24.95

FARM BUILDINGS - in England and Wales
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FARM BUILDINGS - in England and Wales

By Woodforde, John

London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1983. (viii) 150 pp. Brown boards lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated endpapers. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. Illustrated with line drawings by John Penoyre. The Chapters are: PART ONE: THE STORY BEHIND THE BUILDINGS: Profiting from a Survival; Growing Rich on Sheep; The Granary of Europe; Cows without Cowhouses; Blazing Barns and Ricks; Nineteenth-Century Architectural Style; A Use for Old Rolling Stock; Cowhouse Economy; Seventy Years of Neglect; The Redundant Barn. PART TWO: EXAMPLES OF BUILDINGS: For Livestock; For Crops - Processing and Equipment; For Auxiliary Purposes; and Farmsteads; followed by a glossary, a bibliography and an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by John Penoyre;. 8vo.

$19.95

BIOLOGICAL PEST CONTROL - The Glasshouse Experience
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BIOLOGICAL PEST CONTROL - The Glasshouse Experience

By Hussey, N. W.; Scopes, N.

Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Press, 1985. 240 pp. Green boards lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated with colour plates and with black and white photographs, diagrams and charts. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket with a faint scratch on the left side of the front panel; no interior markings. The Contents are: History of Biological Control in Protected Culture; Biology of Pests and Natural Enemies; Biology of Minor Pests; Practical Experience with Biological Control; Integration of Biological and Chemical Control of Diseases and Minor Pests; Integrated Programmes for Specific Groups; Implications for Biological Control on Intensively Grown Outdoor Crops; Mass Production of Natural Enemies; Productions and Commercialization of Pathogens; The Advisory Problem; The Economic Equation; Internation Co-operation; The Future; and Commercial Producers of Beneficial Insects; followed by an index. Contributors include: J. J. Lipa; C. Stenseth; R. A. Samson; M. C. Rombach; M. J. W. Copland; W. Soeprapto; L. R. Wardlow; J. M. Rabasse; I. J. Wyatt; M. Markkula; K. Tiittanen; C. D. Tingle; M. Saynor; A. Panis; A. G. Ibrahim; P. Bassett; P. Jarrett; R. A. Hall; M. Pralavorio; P. Millot; D. Fournier; S. A. Hassan; P. A. Oomen; M. Ledieu; N. L. Helyer; J. Woets; C. A. M. Campbell; M. Easterbrook; M. Lyth; R. Pickford; S. G. Lisansky; H. J. Gould; N. E. A. Scopes; and N. W. Hussey.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$24.95

GUIDE TO BEES AND HONEY
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GUIDE TO BEES AND HONEY

By Hooper, Ted

Emmaus, Pennsylvania: Rodale Press, 1977. 260 pp. Brown boards lettered in gilt on the spine; profusely illustrated with black and white photographs, drawings and diagrams. Light rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket; price clipped; previous owner's name on the front free endpaper. The Contents are: Introducing the Honeybee; The Bee's Behaviour; The Bee Community; Getting Started; The Year's Work; Handling the Bees; Controlling Swarms and Making Increase; Queen Rearing; Pests and Diseases; Flowers for Food; and The Honey Harvest; followed by an index.. First U.S. Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$19.95

BETWEEN YOU, ME AND THE FENCEPOST
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BETWEEN YOU, ME AND THE FENCEPOST

By Barr, Jennifer

Guelph, Ontario: Glendevon and Whiteside Publishers, 2003. 152 pp. Trade paperback format. Signed by Jennifer Barr on the title page. Light rubbing on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; aside from the author's signature, no interior markings. Cover art by Jennifer Barr. This essay collection contains: Part One: And the Lord Rode a Donkey: Ode to a Donkey; From Arabs to Asses; AnnaBelle Comes Home; Donkey Games; Jogging and Moaning; Cats on the Ceiling; In the Public Eye; The Whale in the Truck Was a Donkey; Don Quixote; A Prince Among Donkeys. Part Two: Get Those Reindeer Off My Roof - Christmas on the Farm: Ode to a House; Wasn't That a Party; Intrepid Tree Warriors; Do Horses Know It's Christmas; Mother Always Baked for a Crusade. Part Three: Barns, Farms and Animals - Cute and Otherwise: Evening Celebration; And Five Years On; Stalag 13; The Peacocks Come Back to Peacock Sideroad; Shaken or Stirred; My Life Is Defined by the Freezer; Druids and Weather; Peace and Quiet in the Country; To Market to Market; Slightly Used Husband for Sale; Ah for the Life of a Shepherd. Part Four: Horses I Have Know and Love - Sometimes: Get Off the Table Mabel that Two Bucks Is for Beer; It's a Grulla not a Gorilla; Houdini Nina; Sheba My Ice Queen; Fate Keeps a Hand In; The Bigger They Are the Harder They Fall; How Not to Buy a Pony for Your Child; From Tank to Charger; The New Kid on the Block; Kids Out of School; Have a Hinny Honey. Part Five: Spring and All Those Other Seasons: Juno and the Paycock; Spring Cleaning and Other Dirty Words; Cherry Coke and Pooling Dimes; Timing Is Everything; Thoughts on Vegetable Gardens Weather and Other Summer Stuff; More Weather and Garden Grumbles; Life Inside a Pillow. Part Six: Friends Kids and Other Furry Things: A Boy and His Calf; A Silkie Shampoo; Feminine Liberation; Boys to Men; Where's the Pied Piper When You Need Him; Why Sears Moved; Pith Helmets Chapeaux and Floods; Did You Know I Was Wonder Woman; Uh-oh What Fell Off; Brake Fluid Where; Some Wear Earrings in Their Ears; Who Needs a Gym; Lost in the Woods; The Spanish Riding School; The Man Who Manhandles My Horses; The Things We Do for Our Kids; Forever Mother. Part Seven: Other Animals Besides Horses: Petunia Wasn't Just a Cartooon; A Face Only a Mother Could Love; Cattle Wrangling vs Horse Training; Telepathy; The Chicken Ranch; Well, How Much Do Your Eggs Cost?; Small Dogs and Swearing Women; and Is It All Worth It?. Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good+. Illus. by Jennifer Barr;. 8vo.

$14.95

OUR FARM - Childhood Memories
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OUR FARM - Childhood Memories

By Wightman, Donna M.

Victoria, British Columbia: Trafford Publishing, 2006. 123 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs and drawings. The Contents are: Introduction; Setting the Scene; Earliest Memories; My Sister; The Runaway; Spankings; Saturday Night Menu; The Circus; Santa Comes Through; Indoor Plumbing; What Is Ripe; Uncle Stewart's Store; Penny Candy; A Lesson Learned; The Year of the Wild Dogs; Tippy; Does He Speak English; Mr Ram's Demise; Little Wiggle; The Ole Swimmin Hole; Cherries and Water Skippers; Visits to the Hill; Grandfather's Shaving Mug; Tabby; Cows and Kittens; Fish Stories; Dulse - A Salty Treat; Wild Game; Sweet Sweet; Meadow Mushrooms; Cursed from the First; Grandfather's Fit of Temper; Alice in Wonderland; The Calgary Stampede; The Annapolis County Exhibition; Vacation at the Lake; Stolen Apples Are Sweeter; Beware Crows' Revenge; Plum Jam; Swing to Heaven; Berry Picking; Viewing the Leaves; Hallowe'en Pranks; Winter Recess; Wet Feet; Will Bridgetown Lose Its Bridge; How Cold is a Nova Scotia Winter; The Perfect Christmas Tree; The Christmas Concert; Christmas Magic; The Big Rock Candy Mountain; Bows and Arrows and Six-Guns; Wild Babies; A Bike at Last; Sunday School Inflation; A Goal Earned; Thirteen Ears of Corn; A Lifetime Love; The Problem with Pensioners; Little Oinkie; Everyone Had a Hobby; Lessons from Behind the Barn; The Bay Shore; and Dad's Other Hobby. . First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good+. 8vo.

$19.95

THE UNFOLDING YEAR
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THE UNFOLDING YEAR

By Clarke, Hockley

London: Rockliff, 1947. (xii) 195 pp. Green cloth lettered in silver on the spine; endpaper maps; blue upper edge. Edge and corner wear on the dustjacket with a chip from the lower edge of the front panel; a smaller chip from the upper edge of the front panel; and some loss at the head of the spine; no interior markings. Profusely illustrated with line drawings by Geoffrey Robinson. Farming in the old days, before all the government regulations. The Chapters are: The First Quarter: January; February; March. The Second Quarter: April; May; June. The Third Quarter: July; August; September. And The Fourth Quarter: October; November; December.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good-. Illus. by Geoffrey Robinson;. 8vo.

$19.95

MORE TALES FROM A COUNTRY PRACTICE
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MORE TALES FROM A COUNTRY PRACTICE

By Jackson, Arthur

London: Sphere Books, 1988. 236 pp. Edge and corner wear with minor creasing on the spine; no interior markings. From the days when your doctor went you, you didn't have to go to your doctor. Said Publishing News, "A charming reminiscence written with humour and vitality. Warm, glowing with concern, wonderful." . First Paperback Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$9.95

POULTRY PRODUCTION
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POULTRY PRODUCTION

By Singh, R. A. (foreword by P. S. Lamba)

New Delhi, India: Kalyani Publishers, 1981. (xi) 276 pp. Personalized inscripiton by R. A. Singh on the front free endpaper. Black cloth lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated with black and white photographs, drawings, diagrams and fold-out charts. Light wear at the corners with a crease on the front flap of the dustjacket; price intact; aside from the author's inscription, no interior markings. The Contents are: Foreword by P. S. Lamba; Preface by R. A. Singh; Poultry Production in the Tropics; General Anatomy of the Poultry; Breeds and Breeding of Poultry; Incubation and Hatchery Management; Poultry Brooding; Management of Growers, Layers and Broilers; Poultry Nutrition; Poultry Feeding; Housing and Equipments; Egg and Its Preservation; Poultry Meat Processing and Preservation; Prevention of Poultry Diseases; Poultry Diseases and Their Control; Economics of Poultry Farming; and Poultry Farm Records; followed by an index.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$29.95

DUCKS AND GEESE - And How to Keep Them
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DUCKS AND GEESE - And How to Keep Them

By Chatterton, F. J. S.

London: Cassell and Company, 1945. (xii) 110 pp. Light edge and corner wear with some creasing on the spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white plates. The Chapters are: Ducks: Housing and Management; Ducks: Selection of Stock and Mating; Ducks: Feeding and Rearing; Breeds and Their Points: The Aylesbury and Rouen; Breeds and Their Points: The Indian Runner; Breeds and Their Points: The Buff and Blue Orpingtons, The Pekin, The Campbell; Breeds and Their Points: The Ornamental Varieties; Geese: Management and Breeding; Geese: Breeds and Their Points; Diseases and Ailments; and Some Don'ts for Breeders of Ducks and Geese.. Sixth Printing, Corrected. Soft Cover. Very Good. 12mo.

$19.95

GOATS - Their Care and Breeding
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GOATS - Their Care and Breeding

By Rogers, Ferial; Minter, Phyllis V.

Lincolnshire, England: K and R Books, 1979. 104 pp. Glossy pictorial boards; illustrated endpapers; illustrated throughout with black and white line drawings and colour photographs. Light wear on the corners; no interior markings. The Contents are: Introduction and Brief History; The Breeds; Purchasing a Goat; Housing and Pasturing; Feeding; General Care and Maintenance; Breeding and Kidding; Milking and Milk Value; By-Products and Recipes; Ailments; and Exhibiting; followed by appendices and an index.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good+. 12mo.

$9.95

BACKYARD SUGARIN'
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BACKYARD SUGARIN'

By Mann, Rink

Taftsville, Vermont: The Countryman Press, 1976. 48 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white photographs by Daniel Wolf. The Chapters are: Trees, Holes, Spouts and Buckets; Engineering Principles of Evaporators; Cement Block Evaporators: Basic Block Sugaring Rig; Basic Block with Stack and Damper Control; High Capacity Block Evaporator with Multiple Plans; Semi-pro Cement Block Rig; Oil Drum Evaporators: Mini-drum Evaporator; Horizontally Mounted 50 Gallon Drum Evaporator; Vertically Mounted 50 Gallon Drum Evaporator; Half Tank Oil-fired Evaporator; Backyard Conversions; Looking Back; and Looking Ahead.. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Daniel Wolf;. 8vo.

$9.95