Folks This Ain t Normal

Folks  This Ain t Normal
Author: Joel Salatin
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781455505685
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Release: 2011-10-10
Editor: Center Street
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From farmer Joel Salatin's point of view, life in the 21st century just ain't normal. In FOLKS, THIS AIN'T NORMAL, he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and the people we love. Salatin has many thoughts on what normal is and shares practical and philosophical ideas for changing our lives in small ways that have big impact. Salatin, hailed by the New York Times as "Virginia's most multifaceted agrarian since Thomas Jefferson [and] the high priest of the pasture" and profiled in the Academy Award nominated documentary Food, Inc. and the bestselling book The Omnivore's Dilemma, understands what food should be: Wholesome, seasonal, raised naturally, procured locally, prepared lovingly, and eaten with a profound reverence for the circle of life. And his message doesn't stop there. From child-rearing, to creating quality family time, to respecting the environment, Salatin writes with a wicked sense of humor and true storyteller's knack for the revealing anecdote. Salatin's crucial message and distinctive voice--practical, provocative, scientific, and down-home philosophical in equal measure--make FOLKS, THIS AIN'T NORMAL a must-read book.

Folks This Ain t Normal

Folks  This Ain t Normal
Author: Joel Salatin
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781455505685
Available:
Release: 2011-10-10
Editor: Hachette UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From farmer Joel Salatin's point of view, life in the 21st century just ain't normal. In FOLKS, THIS AIN'T NORMAL, he discusses how far removed we are from the simple, sustainable joy that comes from living close to the land and the people we love. Salatin has many thoughts on what normal is and shares practical and philosophical ideas for changing our lives in small ways that have big impact. Salatin, hailed by the New York Times as "Virginia's most multifaceted agrarian since Thomas Jefferson [and] the high priest of the pasture" and profiled in the Academy Award nominated documentary Food, Inc. and the bestselling book The Omnivore's Dilemma, understands what food should be: Wholesome, seasonal, raised naturally, procured locally, prepared lovingly, and eaten with a profound reverence for the circle of life. And his message doesn't stop there. From child-rearing, to creating quality family time, to respecting the environment, Salatin writes with a wicked sense of humor and true storyteller's knack for the revealing anecdote. Salatin's crucial message and distinctive voice--practical, provocative, scientific, and down-home philosophical in equal measure--make FOLKS, THIS AIN'T NORMAL a must-read book.

The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer

The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer
Author: Joel Salatin
Pages: 315
ISBN: 0963810960
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Release: 2010
Editor: Polyface
Language: en

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The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs

The Marvelous Pigness of Pigs
Author: Joel Salatin
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781455536962
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Release: 2016-05-03
Editor: FaithWords
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Christian libertarian farmer Joel Salatin, a clarion call to readers to honor the animals and the land, and produce food based on spiritual principles. What on earth is THE MARVELOUS PIGNESS OF PIGS? It's an inspiring call to action for people of faith . . . a heartfelt plea to heed the Bible's guidance . . . . It's an important and thought-provoking explanation of how by simply appreciating the marvelous pigness of pigs, we are celebrating the Glory of God. As a man of deep faith and student of the Bible, and as a respected and successful ecological family farmer, Joel Salatin knows that God created heaven and earth and meant for all living organisms to be true to their nature and their endowed holy purpose. He intended for us to respect and care for His gift of creation, not to ravage and mistreat it for our own pleasure or wealth. The example that inspires the book's title explains what Salatin means: when huge corporate farms confine pigs in cramped and dark pens, inject them with antibiotics and feed them herbicide-saturated food simply to increase profits, they are not respecting them as a creation of God or allowing them to express even their most rudimentary uniqueness - that special role that is part of His design. Every living organism has a God-given uniqueness to its life that must be honored and respected, and too often that is not happening today. Salatin shows us the long overlooked ethics and instructions in the Bible for how to eat, how to shop, how to think about how we farm and feed the world. Through scripture and Biblical stories, he shows us why it's more vital than ever to look to the good book rather than corporate America when feeding the country and your family. Salatin makes a compelling case for Christian stewardship of the earth and how it relates to every action we take regarding our food. He also opens our eyes to a common misconception many Christians may have about environmentalism: it's not a bad thing, and definitely not just the province of secular liberals; it's really a very good thing, part of heeding God's Word. With warmth and with humor, but with no less piercing criticism of the industrial food complex, Salatin brings readers on a fascinating journey of farming, food and faith. Readers will not say grace over their plates the same way ever again.

Holy Cows and Hog Heaven

Holy Cows and Hog Heaven
Author: Joel Salatin
Pages: 134
ISBN: CORNELL:31924103813980
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Release: 2004
Editor: Polyface Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Holy Cows and Hog Heaven is written by an honest-to-goodness-dirt-under-the-fingernails, optimistic clean good farmer. His goal is to: Empower food buyers to pursue positive alternatives to the industrialized food system Bring clean food farmers and their patrons into a teamwork relationship Marry the best of western technology with the soul of eastern ethics Educate food buyers about productions Create a food system that enhances nature's ecology for future generations Holy Cows and Hog Heaven has an overriding objective of encouraging every food buyer to embrace the notion that menus are a conscious decision, creating the next generation's world one bite at a time.

The American Way of Eating

The American Way of Eating
Author: Tracie McMillan
Pages: 319
ISBN: 9781439171950
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Release: 2012-02-21
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An award-winning journalist traces her 2009 immersion into the national food system to explore issues about how working-class Americans can afford to eat as they should, describing how she worked as a farm laborer, Wal-Mart grocery clerk and Applebee's expediter while living within the means of each job. 25,000 first printing.

Gaining Ground

Gaining Ground
Author: Forrest Pritchard
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780762794386
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Release: 2013-05-21
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One fateful day in 1996, upon discovering that five freight cars’ worth of glittering corn have reaped a tiny profit of $18.16, young Forrest Pritchard undertakes to save his family’s farm. What ensues—through hilarious encounters with all manner of livestock and colorful local characters—is a crash course in sustainable agriculture. Pritchard’s biggest ally is his renegade father, who initially questions his career choice and eschews organic foods for sugary mainstream fare; but just when the farm starts to turn heads at local markets, his father’s health takes a turn for the worse.With poetry and humor, this timely memoir tugs on the heartstrings and feeds the soul long after the last page is turned.

Year of the Cow

Year of the Cow
Author: Jared Stone
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781250053794
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Release: 2015-04-28
Editor: Flatiron Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This is the story of a man, a cow, and a question: What am I eating? After realizing he knew more about television on his wall than the food on his plate, award-winning TV producer and amateur chef Jared Stone buys 420 pounds of beef directly from a rancher and embarks on a hilarious and inspiring culinary adventure. With the help of an incredibly supportive wife and a cadre of highly amused friends, Jared offers a glimpse at one man's family as they try to learn about their food and ask themselves what's really for dinner. Year of the Cow follows the trials and tribulations of a home cook as he begins to form a deeper relationship with food and the environment. From meeting the rancher who raised his cow to learning how to successfully pack a freezer with cow parts, Stone gets to know his bovine and delves into our diets and eating habits, examining the ethnography of cattle, how previous generations ate, why environmentalists and real food aficionados are mad for grass-fed beef, why certain cuts of beef tend to end up on our plates (while boldly experimenting with the ones that don't), and much more. Over the course of dozens of nose-to-tail meals, Jared cooks his way through his cow armed with a pioneering spirit and a good sense of humor. He becomes more mindful of his diet, makes changes to his lifestyle, and bravely confronts challenges he never expected—like how to dry beef jerky without attracting the neighborhood wildlife to the backyard, and how to find deliciousness in the less-common cuts of meat like the tongue and heart—sharing a recipe at the end of each chapter. By examining the food that fuels his life and pondering why we eat the way we do, Jared and his family slowly discover to how live a life more fully—and experience a world of culinary adventures along the way.

Everything I Want to Do is Illegal

Everything I Want to Do is Illegal
Author: Joel Salatin
Pages: 338
ISBN: 0963810952
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Release: 2007
Editor: Polyface Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Discusses the struggles that farmers have with government regulations and perceptions from the public over food fears, and looks for solutions to these problems.

The Yawns Are Coming

The Yawns Are Coming
Author: Christopher Eliopoulos
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781984816313
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Release: 2020-04-28
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Kids will be giggling through their own yawns as they enjoy this contagiously adorable bedtime story by the New York Times bestselling illustrator of the Ordinary People Change the World books. Two best friends have big plans for their sleepover. They aren't going to go to bed at all--they'll stay up playing all night long. But then it happens: The YAWNS show up! And as much as they try to outrun and hide from them, it's no use: The Yawns catch them. Maybe they could keep going anyway, but then a DOZE arrives . . . followed by the dreaded SNORES. Will our heroes escape the SLEEPIES? Need a funny bedtime book that will stealthily bring on a snooze and still have your child asking to hear it night after night? Look no further than The Yawns Are Coming!

Primal Nutrition

Primal Nutrition
Author: Ron Schmid
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781620555200
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Release: 2015-09-17
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Explores how the traditional foods of ancient cultures can naturally help prevent and treat degenerative disease and chronic conditions • Examines the protective nutrients inherent in primal foods, such as wild seafood, grass-fed meat, and raw dairy, explaining how they differ from Western refined foods • Explains how to create your own commonsense primal diet, tailored to your specific needs and conditions, such as allergies, eczema, arthritis, and even cancer • Builds upon the work of Dr. Weston A. Price, Dr. Francis Pottenger, and other nutritional health pioneers The human body’s innate mechanisms for healing and immunity extend beyond the mending of cuts and broken bones or recovery from colds and flu. Given the foods we evolved to thrive on, foods our ancestors knew well, the body can naturally prevent and overcome a host of degenerative conditions and chronic illnesses, from allergies, eczema, and arthritis to dental caries, heart attack, and even cancer. Drawing on the work of Dr. Weston A. Price, Dr. Francis Pottenger, and other nutritional health pioneers, Dr. Ron Schmid demonstrates that the strongest and most disease-resistant indigenous cultures around the world lived on whole, natural foods--seafood, wild game, healthy grass-fed domestic animals, and, in some cases, whole grains and raw dairy. He explores how modern refined diets differ from ancestral ones, the dramatic declines in health seen in indigenous cultures that adopt modern diets, and the steps you can take to build health with traditional foods. He observes that the foods considered essential and “sacred” in native cultures--the foods around which rituals and ceremonies evolved and that were emphasized prior to and during pregnancy--were invariably animal-source foods such as seafood, liver, and raw milk products, thus underscoring the importance of these foods to overall health and immunity, a fact that modern nutritional science has overwhelmingly proved true. Blending the wisdom of traditional eating patterns with modern scientific knowledge, Dr. Schmid explains how to apply these principles to create your own commonsense primal diet, tailored to your specific needs, to rebuild health and improve longevity.

Fruitful Labor

Fruitful Labor
Author: Mike Madison
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781603587945
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Release: 2018
Editor: Chelsea Green Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As the average age of America's farmers continues to rise, we face serious questions about what farming will look like in the near future, and who will be growing our food. Many younger people are interested in going into agriculture, especially organic farming, but cannot find affordable land, or lack the conceptual framework and practical information they need to succeed in a job that can be both difficult and deeply fulfilling. In Fruitful Labor, Mike Madison meticulously describes the ecology of his own small family farm in the Sacramento Valley of California. He covers issues of crop ecology such as soil fertility, irrigation needs, and species interactions, as well as the broader agroecological issues of the social, economic, regulatory, and technological environments in which the farm operates. The final section includes an extensive analysis of sustainability on every level. Pithy, readable, and highly relevant, this book covers both the ecology and the economy of a truly sustainable agriculture. Although Madison's farm is unique, the broad lessons he has gleaned from his more than three decades as an organic farmer will resonate strongly with the new generation of farmers who work the land, wherever they might live. *This book is part of Chelsea Green Publishing's NEW FARMER LIBRARY series, where we collect innovative ideas, hard-earned wisdom, and practical advice from pioneers of the ecological farming movement--for the next generation. The series is a collection of proven techniques and philosophies from experienced voices committed to deep organic, small-scale, regenerative farming. Each book in the series offers the new farmer essential tips, inspiration, and first-hand knowledge of what it takes to grow food close to the land.

Beyond Labels

Beyond Labels
Author: Sina McCullough,Joel Salatin
Pages: 448
ISBN: 1733686606
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Release: 2020-06-12
Editor: Polyface
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Do you want to be healthy, happy and free? But find yourself stuck in your healing journey and want some guidance and encouragement? Perhaps you are overwhelmed by all of the conflicting diet advice. Maybe you don't know where to start or who to trust. Or, maybe you just need a little motivation. You're not alone. We're constantly bombarded with ever-changing diet recommendations and the latest diet crazes: Paleo, Keto, Whole 30, Specific Carbohydrate Diet, and the list goes on. Eggs are bad one day and good the next. Kale is good for you today. Tomorrow it contains high levels of thallium and is toxic to your thyroid gland. How do you know what to put on your plate that will bring you toward greater health and wellness? In Beyond Labels, Joel Salatin, a farmer who is blazing the trail for regenerative farm practices, and Sina McCullough, a Ph.D. in Nutrition who actually understands unpronounceable carbon chains, bring you on a journey from generally unhealthy food and farming to an ultimately healing place. Through compelling discussions leavened with a dose of humor, they share practical and easily doable tips about: What to eat How to find it and prepare it How to save money and time in the kitchen How to stay true to your principles in our modern culture Whether you are just starting your health journey or you grow all of your own food, this book is designed to meet you where you are and motivate you to take the next step in your healing journey - ultimately bringing you closer to health, happiness, and freedom. "The ideas, evidence and takeaways from this book have the power to reshape America's declining health. This is the most-fascinating, inspirational, and flat out most useful book I've ever read. Joel and Sina have done what no other authors have managed to do. They've created a survival guide for the war on our gut microbiome." -Andy Snyder, Founder of Manward Press

Fields of Farmers

Fields of Farmers
Author: Joel Salatin
Pages: 328
ISBN: 0963810979
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Release: 2013
Editor: Polyface Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The aging farmer phenomenon is new and presents both unprecedented crisis and opportunity. Opening his heart and life, Joel Salatin uses his Polyface Farm experience to encouraged multi-generational farm relationships and germinate a new generation of young farmers.

The Outsiders

The Outsiders
Author: Lynda Edwards
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781292310565
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Release: 2019-11-20
Editor: Pearson UK
Language: en

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Pastured Poultry Profits

Pastured Poultry Profits
Author: Joel Salatin
Pages: 334
ISBN: 0963810901
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Release: 1996
Editor: Polyface Incorporated
Language: en

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Vegetarianism Explained

Vegetarianism Explained
Author: Natasha Campbell-McBride, M.D.
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781603588959
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Release: 2018-11-29
Editor: Chelsea Green Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Another blockbuster from Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, the creator and author of the GAPS Protocol—Gut And Psychology / Gut And Physiology Syndrome. Her GAPS Nutritional Protocol has been used successfully by hundreds of thousands of people around the world for treating a plethora of chronic health problems, from mental illness to physical disorders. Her book Gut and Psychology Syndrome has been translated into sixteen languages. She has now undertaken an intense study into the value of plant foods versus animal foods. Vegetarianism Explained: Making an Informed Decision is the result of this study. Dr Campbell-McBride gives a full scientific description of how animal and plant foods are digested and used by the human body. This information will give the reader a good understanding on how to feed their body to achieve optimal health and vitality. This book is an essential read for those who are considering a plant-based lifestyle and those who are already following a vegetarian or a vegan diet. The subject of fasting is covered and will give the reader a good understanding on how to use this method for healing and health. This book will also answer questions on where our food comes from and how it is produced, how to eat in harmony with your body’s needs and how we should introduce small children to the world of food. Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride is known for her ability to explain complex scientific concepts in a language easily understood by all. Vegetarianism Explained will be enjoyed by all ages of adults – from young teenagers to mature professionals. For those who are scientifically minded the book is fully referenced.

Raising Pastured Rabbits for Meat

Raising Pastured Rabbits for Meat
Author: Nichki Carangelo
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781603588331
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Release: 2019-12-10
Editor: Chelsea Green Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An accessible, practical resource for pasture-based rabbit production-complete with rabbit husbandry basics, enterprise budgets, and guidelines for growing, processing and selling rabbits commercially. In recent years, there has been talk in the food world that rabbits make more sense than chicken. In a country with a $41 billion broiler chicken industry, this might seem like a pretty bold statement, but it’s hardly unsubstantiated. And yet while media has been abuzz about the supposed super protein, very few farmers are stepping up to meet the rapidly increasing interest in sustainably raised rabbit meat. This is partly due to the lack of available resources in the field of rabbit husbandry. Raising Pastured Rabbits for Meat is the first book to address the growing trend of ecological rabbit husbandry for the beginning to market-scale farmer. Inspired by Daniel Salatin, who has long been considered the pioneer in integrated rabbit farming, Nichki Carangelo proves that a viable pasture-based rabbitry is not only possible and user-friendly, it’s also profitable. In Carangelo’s approach, happy, healthy rabbits are seasonally raised outside on pasture, using a pasture and wire hybrid system that promotes natural behaviors and a diverse diet, while effectively managing the associated risks. Raising Pastured Rabbits for Meat offers valuable information on how farmers can build their own rabbit enterprise from scratch and includes tips on breed selection, breeding techniques, nutrition guidelines, record keeping tools, slaughtering and butchering instructions, marketing advice, and enterprise guides to help farmers plan for profitability. This is an essential guide for anyone interested in integrating rabbits onto a diversified farm or homestead.

Salad Bar Beef

Salad Bar Beef
Author: Joel Salatin
Pages: 368
ISBN: 096381091X
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Release: 1995
Editor: Polyface Incorporated
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Advocates the "salad bar beef production model" that is supposed to be "land and farmer friendly."

Prosperous Homesteading

Prosperous Homesteading
Author: Greg Jeffers
Pages: 160
ISBN: 1543168663
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Release: 2017-02-16
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A homestead can supply a family with all of the essentials: food, fuel, water, shelter and wealth. After being led astray by well-meaning but unhelpful books on homesteading and much trial and error, Greg Jeffers eventually hit upon a winning combination-by looking at his neighbors. This book spells out what exactly you must have in order to establish and operate your homestead. It is based on the only hugely successful homesteading model that exists-the one that is practiced by hundreds of thousands of people across North America. It is essential reading for all those who want to regain their independence and self-sufficiency and to live debt-free.