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The farm that feeds us : a year in the life of an organic farm

by Castaldo, Nancy F. 1962- (Author)

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"Where does our food come from? What role do farms play? What's it like to be a farmer? In this charmingly illustrated book, follow a farm throughout the year to discover how the farmer grows fresh and tasty food for us to eat in a sustainable and natural way. Explore the workings of a small-scale,... Full description


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Table of Contents:
  • Farming and feeding
  • Types of farm
  • Spring. Inside the chicken coop ; At the orchard ; Tilling the fields ; Farm machinery ; Harvesting early spring crops ; Off to the market ; Sheep in springtime
  • Summer. Pick-your-own ; Corn planting and harvesting ; In the hive ; Mowing hay ; Milking cows ; Diversity is life! ; Heading to the county fair ; From farm to table ; Pollinating the farm ; Natural pest control ; Planting cool-weather crops
  • Fall. Harvesting pumpkins ; Pies and preserves ; Putting the fields to sleep ; Fall grazing ; Animals on the farm
  • Winter. Winter maintenance ; Winter care of bees ; Trimming and pruning the orchard ; Seed shopping ; Baking bread ; At the farmer's market ; Caring for equipment ; Feeding the animals
  • Doing our bit.