Books by

Carol Ekarius



Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry   Pocketful of Poultry

Just Released: Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry and Pockeful of Poultry

The universe of poultry breeds is a fascinating one. From Ameraucanas to Yokohamas, and production birds to ornamentals, there are chickens, turkeys, ducks and geese for every taste. Some are tiny, others giant; some are friendly, others belligerent. Some come in wild colors, sport crazy feather-dos, shine in the sun, or are fluffy and soft. They feed us, they entertain us, they eat bugs and provide all-natural fertilizer. They are perfect creatures for backyard or barnyard. Storey's Illustrated Guide to Poultry Breeds and the mini-book, Pockeful of Poultry have recently been released. With full-colored photos of each breed, and detailed description, this book will be an excellent reference for both poultry enthusiasts, and those who are simply interested in the beauty of domestic birds.

Hobby Farm:Live Your Rural Dream for Pleasure and Profit

Hobby Farm: Living Your Rural Dream for Pleasure and Profit

Put out by the same folks who publish Hobby Farms magazine, the Hobby Farm book is a great primer for those dreaming of a move to the country, or for recent transplants from city and town life. It introduces readers to all aspects of country living, with chapters on purchasing your dream farm, making the transition to rural living, gardening, raising livestock, and preserving the harvest.

How to Build Animal Housing

How to Build Animal Housing

This award winning book is designed for animal owners who are thinking about building housing for any kind of animal. Judges for the 2005 Colorado Author's League Nonfiction Book Award wrote:

"I found How to Build Animal Housing a very useful and well-designed book. It is comprehensive, well organized, and well thought out. The writing style is practical, yet approachable, and it is evident that the author is an expert in this field."

Housing is about shelter; the right shelter protects our animals, and makes our lives better--the wrong shelter costs too much money, and causes animal health problems. It makes for unhappy owners. Learn how to be happy, and make your animals happy.

Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep

Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep

Storey's Guide to Raising Sheep is considered by many to be the bible of sheep raising. It is an invaluable and comprehensive guide to breeds, feeding, housing, breeding and lambing, pasture management, diseases and health care, showing, and marketing. As Dave Thompson, editor of sheep! magazine says, it is "a welcome and much needed addition to sheep literature in North America. Beginners and experienced shepherds alike will discover valuable, practical information in every chapter. The book is a joy to read..."

Small-Scale Livestock Farming: A grass-based approach to health, sustainability and profit

Small-Scale Livestock Farming

Small-Scale Livestock Farming will help you:

  • Determine what you want from your farming life (even if your farm is simply a few backyard animals.
  • Choose suitable livestock.
  • Understand housing, fencing, and feeding needs of livestock.
  • Learn about reproducing stock and caring for your animal's health.
  • Investigate conventional and cutting-edge market strategies.
  • Create a financial and biological farm plan.
  • Make decisions that are good for you, for your animals, and for your land.


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