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Title:
Blood-lust chickens and renegade sheep : a first timer's guide to country living
Author:
Evangelista, Nick.
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Publication Information:
Port Townsend, WA : Loompanics Unlimited, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
169 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781559501972
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Blood-Lust Chickens and Renegade Sheep contains real stories, real experiences, real advice and real country lore from two veterans of country living. It is not a cheerleading gung-ho book full of false promises and pipe dreams. The Evangelistas give you the real lowdown on moving to the country. No one thinking of moving to the country should be without this book.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Chapter 1 To Move or Not to Move?p. 7
Benefits
Surviving Your Move Back to the Land
Gauging Your Capacity
Your Expectations
Chapter 2 Preparing to Movep. 15
Location, Location, Location
Dwellings
Moving
Chapter 3 You're There. Now What?p. 21
Reality Descends Hard
Self-Sufficiency
Tools
Everything in its Time (Backups for Backups)
Stocking Up: A Hind-Sight Perspective
Neighbors
Chapter 4 Systemsp. 45
"Water, Water, Everywhere (and not a drop to drink) ...;"
Septic Systems
Doing Without Electricity
Heating and Cooking With Wood
Chapter 5 Ensuring Your Food's Futurep. 75
Ensuring Your Food's Future
Organics
The Real County Kitchen
Eating Country
Chapter 6 All Creaturesp. 95
Livestock
Doctoring Livestock
Fences
Horse Farming
The Calf Leaves Home: A Tale of Civilization Versus Nature
Learning to Shear Sheep
Predators
Learning from Our Mistakes: Thanksgiving
Death
Chapter 7 Systems, Dominos and One-Cow Economicsp. 123
Your Farm as a Business Venture
Job Opportunities
Ups and Downs, Ins and Outs, of Auctions
Chapter 8 Protecting Yourselfp. 143
Country Injuries
Self-Defense
Guns
Chapter 9 Still Going? Some Things to Think Aboutp. 149
Loneliness
Bugs
Weather
Personal Habits
Your Own Worst Enemy
Paranoia
Pretensions
Letting Go of the Past
Missing the City
Automotive Stress
The Full Moon
Procrastination
Appendixp. 167
Selected Reading
Water Resources