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Farm Anatomy : The Curious Parts & Pieces of Country Life (Paperback) (Julia Rothman)
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Author and illustrator Rothman, who grew up in New York City, learned about farming when she began visiting the family farm in Nebraska where her husband grew up. The whimsical color illustrations throughout this visual dictionary are based on that farm. In addition to identifying breeds of animals, types of farm machinery and tools, and various plants and food crops, the book offers illustrated instructions for tasks and processes on the farm, from trimming a horse's hoof to building a barrel smokehouse, raising a barn, spinning yarn, making a quilt, and cooking and storing meat and produce. The book also includes reference maps on growing seasons, recipes, and charts of animal breeds. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
What's the difference between a weanling and a yearling, or a farrow and a barrow? Country and city mice alike will delight in Julia Rothman's charming illustrated guide to the curious parts and pieces of rural living. Dissecting everything from tractors and pigs to fences, hay bales, crop rotation patterns, and farm tools, Rothman gives a richly entertaining tour of the quirky details of country life. From the shapes of squash varieties to the parts of a goat; from how a barn is constructed to what makes up a beehive, every corner of the barnyard is uncovered and celebrated. A perfect gift for gardeners, locavores, homesteaders, and country-living enthusiasts alike.
Number of Pages: 223
Sub-Genre: Sociology / Rural, Agriculture / Animal Husbandry, Agriculture / General
Publisher: Workman Pub Co
Author: Julia Rothman
Street Date: October 1, 2011
Item Number (DPCI): 247-06-6785
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