Women of the Frontier

Women of the Frontier Author Brandon Marie Miller
ISBN-10 9781613740002
Release 2013-02-01
Pages 256
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In 1849 Luzena Wilson set out for California in a covered wagon with her husband and two little boys, hungry to join the tide of gold seekers. Like thousands of others, Luzena undertook the nearly 2,000 mile journey to an unknown land, where she'd rise from flood and fire, a survivor of the wild frontier. From months on the trail to life in a sod hut, western women adapted to their new lives and found beauty in the rugged, often dangerous landscape. They helped tame the Wild West as they farmed, ranched, kept shops, founded libraries and churches, staffed schools, and won the right to vote. Using journal entries and letters home, author Brandon Marie Miller lets the women speak for themselves in tales of courage, enduring spirit, and adventure. Meet women such as homesteader Miriam Colt, entrepreneur Clara Brown, army wife Frances Grummond, naturalist Martha Maxwell, missionary Narcissa Whitman, and political rabble-rouser Mary Lease. Women of the Frontier also recounts the impact pioneers had on those who were already living in the region. As white settlers gobbled up the lands of Native Americans and people of Spanish descent, the clash of cultures brought pain to many including Rachel Plummer and Cynthia Ann Parker, and spearheaded the work of Susette la Flesche and Sarah Winnemucca, who fought the government's treatment of American Indians.



Animals

Animals Author
ISBN-10 UIUC:30112005742199
Release 1917
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Animals has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Animals also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Animals book for free.



Encyclopedia of the Great Plains

Encyclopedia of the Great Plains Author David J. Wishart
ISBN-10 0803247877
Release 2004
Pages 919
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"Wishart and the staff of the Center for Great Plains Studies have compiled a wide-ranging (pun intended) encyclopedia of this important region. Their objective was to 'give definition to a region that has traditionally been poorly defined,' and they have



Our Dumb Animals

Our Dumb Animals Author George Thorndike Angell
ISBN-10 OSU:32435063612675
Release 1917
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Our Dumb Animals has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Our Dumb Animals also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Our Dumb Animals book for free.



Pioneer Girl

Pioneer Girl Author
ISBN-10 0803225261
Release 2009
Pages 104
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Describes the early childhood and life of Grace Snyder, whose family owned a Nebraska homestead in the late nineteenth century and endured the hardships and dangers of the prairie.



The Small scale Poultry Flock

The Small scale Poultry Flock Author Harvey Ussery
ISBN-10 9781603582902
Release 2011
Pages 394
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The most comprehensive guide to date on raising all-natural poultry for the small-scale farmer, homesteader, and professional grower. The Small-Scale Poultry Flock offers a practical and integrative model for working with chickens and other domestic fowl, based entirely on natural systems. Readers will find information on growing (and sourcing) feed on a small scale, brooding (and breeding) at home, and using poultry as insect and weed managers in the garden and orchard. Ussery's model presents an entirely sustainable system that can be adapted and utilized in a variety of scales, and will prove invaluable for beginner homesteaders, growers looking to incorporate poultry into their farm, or poultry farmers seeking to close their loop. Ussery offers extensive information on: The definition of an integrated poultry flock (imitation of natural systems, integrating patterns, and closing the circle) Everything you need to know about your basic chicken (including distinctive points about anatomy and behavior that are critical to management) Extended information on poultry health and holistic health care, with a focus on prevention Planning your flock (flock size, choosing breeds, fowl useful for egg vs. meat production, sourcing stock) How to breed and brood the flock (including breeding for genetic conservation), including the most complete guide to working with broody hens available anywhere Making and mixing your own feed (with tips on equipment, storage, basic ingredients, technique, grinding and mixing) Providing more of the flock's feed from sources grown or self-foraged on the homestead or farm, including production of live protein feeds using earthworms and soldier grubs Using poultry to increase soil fertility, control crop damaging insects, and to make compost-including systems for pasturing and for tillage of cover crops and weeds Recipes for great egg and poultry dishes (including Ussery's famous chicken stock!) And one of the best step-by-step poultry butchering guides available, complete with extensive illustrative photos. No other book on raising poultry takes an entirely whole-systems approach, or discusses producing homegrown feed and breeding in such detail. This is a truly invaluable guide that will lead farmers and homesteaders into a new world of self-reliance and enjoyment.



Heritage of the Great Plains

Heritage of the Great Plains Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105131537164
Release 2003
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Red River Valley Historical Review

Red River Valley Historical Review Author
ISBN-10 WISC:89065986598
Release 1974
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Raising Goats Naturally

Raising Goats Naturally Author Deborah Niemann
ISBN-10 9781550925432
Release 2013-09-23
Pages 304
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Produce your own milk, cheese, meat, fiber, fertilizer and more



The Jumping Off Place

The Jumping Off Place Author Marian Hurd McNeely
ISBN-10 9780486815688
Release 2017-05-17
Pages 320
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This 1930 Newbery Honor Book relates an exciting tale of adventure in which four orphaned children head for the South Dakota prairie, where they battle drought, squatters, and other challenges.



Humanities

Humanities Author
ISBN-10 UCBK:C054549276
Release 1996
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Taming Wildflowers

Taming Wildflowers Author Miriam Goldberger
ISBN-10 0985562269
Release 2014-03-04
Pages 194
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Easily cultivate wildflowers in your own garden...and have a year-after-year supply of gorgeous flowers at your fingertips. Wildflower farmer and floral designer Miriam Goldberger is here to show you how.



The Land Breakers

The Land Breakers Author John Ehle
ISBN-10 9781590177945
Release 2014-11-25
Pages 368
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Set deep in the Appalachian wilderness between the years of 1779 and 1784, The Land Breakers is a saga like the Norse sagas or the book of Genesis, a story of first and last things, of the violence of birth and death, of inescapable sacrifice and the faltering emergence of community. Mooney and Imy Wright, twenty-one, former indentured servants, long habituated to backbreaking work but not long married, are traveling west. They arrive in a no-account settlement in North Carolina and, on impulse, part with all their savings to acquire a patch of land high in the mountains. With a little livestock and a handful of crude tools, they enter the mountain world—one of transcendent beauty and cruel necessity—and begin to make a world of their own. Mooney and Imy are the first to confront an unsettled country that is sometimes paradise and sometimes hell. They will soon be followed by others. John Ehle is a master of the American language. He has an ear for dialogue and an eye for nature and a grasp of character that have established The Land Breakers as one of the great fictional reckonings with the making of America.



I ll Gather My Geese

I ll Gather My Geese Author Hallie Crawford Stillwell
ISBN-10 UOM:39015021987063
Release 1991
Pages 153
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In 1916, Hallie Crawford went to teach school in Presidio, just across the Rio Grande from Ojinaga, Mexico, which had been recently captured by Pancho Villa. Hallie's father, considering this a dangerous place for a young woman of nineteen to live alone, told her he thought she was going on a wild goose chase. "Then I'll gather my geese," she told him, with determination and independence. These traits stayed with Hallie all her life, and were indispensable in her role as a ranch wife. Raised as a "proper" Southern woman, Hallie was not prepared for the difficulties she faced when she moved to her new home, the Stillwell Ranch, in 1918. But she quickly became an invaluable part of the workings on the ranch. She watched and learned from her husband, Roy Stillwell, and she adjusted to the new life-style that she grew to love. The ranch hands, who thought she would only last six months, came to respect her and her abilities to do as much work as any man on the ranch. They became a family. Then Roy and Hallie started a family of their own. Three children were a handful, and the Stillwell family split its time between the ranch and a home in town. On the ranch outside Marathon, near the Mexican border, work was hard and joy came in the simple things. After working cattle all day, relaxing under the arbor in front of the house was a pleasure. Hallie had a favorite rock out behind the house, and she often sat on it to watch the sun set, take a break from her energetic youngsters, or otherwise gain some tranquility and perspective.The ranch and its inhabitants survived two world wars, the depression, droughts, an influenza epidemic, as well as the everyday troubles of ranching in the Big Bend country. Hallie's story, told in a personal and engaging way, is fascinating reading for anyone interested in the history of pioneering ranching in Texas.



Cowed

Cowed Author Denis Hayes
ISBN-10 0393239942
Release 2015-03-09
Pages 400
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Presents an assessment of America's dependence on cows that traces the historical role of bovines while exploring the environmental and health challenges posed by the cattle industry.



Farmer Minnesota Ed

Farmer  Minnesota Ed  Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951D00212374K
Release 1902
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The Backyard Homestead

The Backyard Homestead Author Carleen Madigan
ISBN-10 9781603425148
Release 2009-02-11
Pages 368
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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.