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Deep South Dish Deep South Dish: Homestyle Southern Recipes

by Mary Foreman, Quail Ridge Press (May 1, 2015), 224 pages.

Mary Foreman loves to share her Homestyle Southern Recipes – like her mother and grandmother used to make. A popular food blogger and recipe developer, Mary gets millions of unique page views per year to her blog She calls on her heritage of good cooking for recipes that all have one thing in common – incredibly great taste! So pull up a chair, grab a glass of sweet tea, and join Mary in dishing up good ole southern recipes from the Deep South USA.


The Southern Slow Cooker BibleThe Southern Slow Cooker Bible

by Tammy Algood, Thomas Nelson Publisher (February 11, 2014), 304 pages.

Tammy Algood’s The Southern Slow Cooker Bible serves up 365 recipes, covering a year’s worth of dishes that let you effortlessly pair the flavors of the South with the convenience of slow cooking. Algood covers all the favorites―from whole chapters devoted to Southern mainstays such as grits, macaroni and cheese, stuffed peppers, and pulled pork, you’ll find yourself returning to this collection over and over again.


American Barns bookAmerican Barns

by Jan Corey Arnett, Shire Publications (August 20, 2013), 72 pages.

Beautifully photographed and well researched book on an American icon. Those who are interested in historic preservation and the unique and interesting history of the barn will delight in both the detail and depth of Arnett’s writing. The beauty of the American barn greatly contributes to the scenic views that all of us enjoy whether on a road trip or in our own backyard. Thanks to American Barns, current and future generations will understand the need to preserve and protect a great American resource.


The Backyard HomesteadThe Backyard Homestead

Edited by Gail Damerow, Storey Publishing (February 11, 2009), 368 pages.

On just a quarter-acre of land, you can produce fresh, organic food for a family of four — year-round! This comprehensive guide to homesteading provides all the information you need to grow and preserve a sustainable harvest of grains and vegetables; raise animals for meat, eggs, and dairy; and keep honey bees for your sweeter days. With easy-to-follow instructions on canning, drying, and pickling, you’ll enjoy your backyard bounty all winter long.


The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm AnimalsThe Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals

Edited by Gail Damerow, Storey Publishing (March 23, 2011), 360 pages.

Enjoy 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. Gail Damerow covers everything you need to successfully raise your own farm animals, from selecting the right breeds to producing delicious fresh milk, cheese, honey, eggs, and meat. Even with just a small plot of land, you can become more self-sufficient, save money, and enjoy healthy, delicious animal products.


The Horse bookThe Horse

Parragon Books (June 13, 2014), 224 pages.

We are all fascinated by horses – whether it is their speed, beauty, strength, or just the joy of riding them, they remain one of nature s most fascinating creatures. This book is a horse lover’s dream filled with over 100 gorgeous full color photographs of horses of all breeds and colors, from ponies to colts in the natural world, which horse lovers of all ages will spend hours looking at. Beyond the photos, there is also plenty of information on horses, and even the spiritual nature of horses and their place in history, folklore, myths and legends. The book features more than 100 full color photographs. It also includes both a detailed index, and full glossary of horse related terms and information.


Fresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens...NaturallyFresh Eggs Daily: Raising Happy, Healthy Chickens…Naturally

by Lisa Steele, St. Lynn’s Press (October 15, 2013), 160 pages.

Fresh Eggs Daily is an authoritative, accessible guide to coops, nesting boxes, runs, feed, and natural health care with time-tested remedies. The author promotes the benefits of keeping chickens happy and well-occupied, and in optimal health, free of chemicals and antibiotics. She emphasizes the therapeutic value of herbs and natural supplements to maintaining a healthy environment for your chickens. Includes many “recipes” and 8 easy DIY projects for the coop and run. Full color photos throughout.


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