Gail Damerow

Gail Damerow

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Gail Damerow and her husband operate a family farm in Tennessee where they keep poultry and dairy goats, tend a sizable garden, and maintain a small orchard. They grow and preserve much of their own food, make their own yogurt and ice cream from fresh goat milk, and bake their own bread. Damerow has written extensively on raising chickens and other livestock, growing fruits and vegetables, and related rural skills. She shares her experience and knowledge as a regular contributor to Backyard Poultry magazine and as the author or contributor to more than a dozen country skills how-to books.

Books by this Author

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Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens, 3rd Edition

Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens has all the information you need to successfully keep chickens, from choosing breeds and hatching chicks to building coops and keeping birds healthy and safe from predators. This thoroughly revised third edition contains a new chapter on training chickens and understanding their intelligence, expanded coverage of hobby farming, new information on avian influenza and fowl first aid, and much more!

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Draft Horses and Mules

Hardworking and intelligent, draft horses and mules provide clean-energy power for an impressive array of tasks. Cultivate farmland, haul logs, give tourists quiet rides through historic neighborhoods, pack into the wilderness, or simply enjoy sunny drives through the countryside — draft horses and mules love to work, and they bring their strength and endurance to every job. This complete guide is all you need to learn how to select, train, feed, care for, and work with these impressive animals.

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Building Chicken Coops

Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins feature 32 pages of practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily.

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The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals

Imagine a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and honey from your own chickens, pigs, and bees. Or a holiday meal with your own heritage-breed turkey as the main attraction. With The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals, even urban and suburban residents can successfully raise chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys, rabbits, goats, sheep, cows, pigs, and honey bees. It’s easier than you think, and it can be done on small plots of land. This essential guide covers everything from selecting the right breeds to producing delicious fresh milk, cheese, honey, eggs, and meat. Whether you want to be more self-sufficient, save money, or just enjoy safer, healthier, more delicious animal products, you’ll find all the information you need in The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals.

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The Perfect Pumpkin

Gail Damerow offers detailed instructions on how to grow and harvest more than 95 varieties of pumpkin, plus fun ideas for carving and crafts projects as well as more than 30 recipies. The big orange pumpkin is no longer just for Halloween.

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The Chicken Health Handbook

This must-have reference for the small-flock owner covers the problems and diseases common to chickens of all breeds and ages. Practical charts identify common symptoms and causes of disease, while an alphabetic listing of diseases provides advice on treatment.

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Fences for Pasture & Garden

Filled with sound, up-to-date advice and instruction, this complete guide makes fence building a task anyone can tackle with confidence.

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Your Goats

Written in a mature yet easy-to-understand language, Your Goats covers the selection, purchase, housing, feeding, health, behavior, breeding, and showing of all types of goats.

Our friendly and encouraging animal reference series features information on selection, housing, behavior, feeding, health, and showing in a mature yet easy-to-understand language. For ages 9 and up.

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Your Chickens

Authoritative and easy to read, Your Chickens offers children virtually all they need to know about choosing, purchasing, raising, and showing all kinds of chickens.

Our friendly and encouraging animal reference series features information on selection, housing, behavior, feeding, health, and showing in a mature yet easy-to-understand language. For ages 9 and up.

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