Hobby Farms Editors
May 22, 2009

Get your summer reading started!

If you’re a farmer with livestock to herd or care for–and pets that deserve healthy lives, here are two books you may enjoy.

A capable herding dog can add immeasurably to the lives of farmers and ranchers, as the skills of a good dog have yet to be supplanted by technology.

Author Christine Hartnagle Renna, a life-long rancher and herding-dog trainer, welcomes readers to the exciting world of working farm dogs.

Herding Dogs proves the perfect introduction to this most talented and biddable group, covering everything from selecting the perfect herding-breed puppy to specific advice about training, health, and day-to-day care.

 Herbs for Pets

Herbs for Pets

The herbs we grow in our gardens have many benefits, including for your farm animals and pets. This comprehensive guide offers step-by-step instructions on how to find, prepare, and use herbs to treat common pet ailments.

It also provides detailed descriptions of each herb, including a brief history and common alternate names; its appearance, growing range, and harvesting methods; the medicinally potent parts and current findings of this herb’s use on animals.
All You Ever Wanted to Know About Herbs for Pets covers North American herbs, including Western, Ayervedic and Chinese herbs that grow in North America, concentrating on the more familiar and widely dispersed native herbs.

 

 


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