Brewing beer can seem like a complicated process. Sparging, pitching the yeast, fermenting, bottling—
what’s a brewing novice to do? That’s where Brewing Beer, presented by Hobby Farms, comes in. Instead of poring over countless books and websites, find all of the information here that you’ll need to brew a great-tasting beer. Click here for more info>>
Inside DIY Projects you’ll find more than 20 projects—all featuring easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and full-color photos to help you with your how-tos. Find out how to create a nest box for rabbits, build a solar-powered chicken coop, raise a hive of bees, make a vertical garden out of pallets, take a soil sample, sharpen a chainsaw and much more. Improve your home, land and life with these simple how-to projects. Click here for more info>>
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced bee-handler, Beekeeping will help you in your goal of keeping the Honey bees in your hive healthy and productive. This magabook® (magazine-book) features information about the anatomy of a hive, instructions for installing bees into their new home, a month-by-month task schedule, recipes and more. Click here for more info>>
Chickens make a fun and helpful addition to the home—whether you have an urban or rural roost. The key is to pick a breed for your needs. Chickens are easy to look after, with the bonus of fresh, delicious eggs every day. There are many different types of chickens to choose from. Click here for more info>>
Don’t wait for Thanksgiving to indulge in the flavor, décor and entertainment that turkeys have to offer. These stately birds can serve as year-round fare and fun on your farm. The Popular Farming® Series: Turkeys has everything you need to know to start raising turkeys or to embark on a new adventure with your flock. With beautiful photos and in-depth articles, Turkeys is a must for any poultry enthusiast’s or small farmer’s reference shelf. Click here for more info>>
This newest issue of The Popular Farming® Series: Donkeys & Mules has everything you need to know to start raising donkeys and mules or to embark on a new adventure with your equine companion. Donkeys & Mules is a must for any equine enthusiast’s or small farmer’s library. Click here for more info>>
Hobby Farms Presents: Ducks
Nothing says spring like ducklings waddling around the farm! From farm-fresh eggs to nutritious meat to the joy of watching ducklings hatch, ducks add warmth and amusement to your farm’s scenery. The Hobby Farms Presents: Ducks has everything you need to know to start raising ducks or to embark on a new adventure with your flock. With beautiful photos and in-depth articles, Ducks is a must for any poultry enthusiast’s or small farmer’s library. Where to get a copy>>
Popular Farming®: Sheep®
The Popular Farming® Series: Sheep offers in-depth coverage on sheep for hobby farmers. From livestock lingo and beautiful photos to breed profiles and lots of helpful advice, these are the go-to resources for anyone wanting to raise sheep–or just wanting to learn more about these animals.
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Popular Farming®: Pigs®
The Popular Farming® Series: Pigs offers in-depth coverage pigs for hobby farmers. From livestock lingo and beautiful photos to breed profiles and lots of helpful advice, these are the go-to resources for anyone wanting to raise pigs–or just wanting to learn more about these animals.
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Popular Farming®: Goats®
The Popular Farming® Series: Goats offers in-depth coverage on goats for hobby farmers. From livestock lingo and beautiful photos to breed profiles and lots of helpful advice, these are the go-to resources for anyone wanting to raise goats–or just wanting to learn more about these animals.
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Popular Farming®: Chickens®
The Popular Farming® Series: Chickens offers in-depth coverage on chickens for hobby farmers. From livestock lingo and beautiful photos to breed profiles and lots of helpful advice, these are the go-to resources for anyone wanting to raise chickens–or just wanting to learn more about these animals.
Where to get a copy>>
Popular Farming®: Cattle®
The Popular Farming® Series: Cattle offers in-depth coverage on cattle for hobby farmers. From livestock lingo and beautiful photos to breed profiles and lots of helpful advice, these are the go-to resources for anyone wanting to raise cattle–or just wanting to learn more about these animals.
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Hobby Farms Presents®: Vegetable Gardens, Fall Edition™
If you haven’t tried late-season planting or you simply want to increase your knowledge about gardening, look no further. The fall edition of Vegetable Gardens focuses on all things autumn—what to plant, when to do it, ways to maximize your harvest, how to prepare your garden for winter and much more.
Popular Gardening®: Vegetable Gardens, Spring Edition™
As winter gives way to spring, the sunshine returns and the days grow warmer, heating the soil in your garden to a temperature that’s ideal for planting. Crisp peppers, juicy tomatoes, refreshing cucumbers, flavorful thyme … all can become a homegrown reality. Whether you’re a gardening greenhorn or a planting pro, this revised edition of Vegetable Gardens, which focuses on the spring growing season, provides an excellent starting point for planning and maintaining your herb and vegetable garden.
Popular Gardening®: Tasty Tomatoes™
Eat your vegetables—and your tomatoes! This command might lack the gravitas of a simpler phrase like “eat your veggies,” but it’s technically more accurate. The edible part of the tomato plant is, in fact, a fruit—the ovary of a flowering plant, which distinguishes it from a vegetable, typically the leaf, stem or root of a plan. We appreciate the tomato for qualities such as its tasty flavor, health benefits and beauty in and out of the garden—all of which are explained and embraced in Tasty Tomatoes, the fifth installment of the Popular Gardening Series.
Popular Gardening®: Vegetable Gardens™
You probably remember the first time you fell head-over-heels in love with vegetable gardening. Maybe you haven’t had the opportunity to make your own memories in the garden. Well, now’s your chance. Vegetable Gardens, the fourth issue in the Popular Gardening Series, is here to guide you through all of the aspects of developing a vegetable garden.
Popular Gardening®: Orcharding®
Popular Gardening® Series: Orcharding has everything you need to know about starting a new orchard or restoring an old one. With beautiful photos and in-depth articles, Orcharding is a must-have for every gardener and farmer. It has recipes from apple cider to candy apples to apple preserves, as well as helpful and interesting information about growing fruits and nuts, maintaining healthy trees, caring for soil health, integrated pest management, organic certification and more.
Popular Gardening®: Heirloom Farm® & Garden
Before the advent of hybrid technology, farmers saved seeds for the next year’s garden and sprouted new plants each season. Seeds saved from generation to generation, known as “heirlooms,” are said to be seeds that have been saved for at least 50 years and grow true to their parents. Heirloom Farm & Garden has everything you need to know about returning your farm to its heirloom roots. With beautiful photos and in-depth articles, Heirloom Farm & Garden is a must-have for every gardener and farmer.
Popular Gardening®: Organic Farm® & Garden
“Organic” is the buzzword in the world of agriculture and food production these days. However, the principles behind organic farming are far from being new. In fact, organic is the way “things used to be” before industrial fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides made their way into farming practices. Popular Gardening® Series’ Organic Farm & Garden has everything you need to know about returning your farm to its organic roots. With beautiful photos and in-depth articles, Organic Farm is a must-have for every gardener and farmer.
Hobby Farm Home Presents: Pot Pies
Faced with these varied opinions on the definition of “pot pie,” it was difficult to decide which recipes to include in this book. Should they all include meat and vegetables? What about crust? Are pot pies main courses to be served only at lunch or dinner, or do people eat them at other times of the day? Can pot pies taste sweet—or just savory? This magabook (magazine-book) includes nontraditional versions as well as standard pot-pie recipes. One thing these recipes have in common besides their deliciousness: They all feature some sort of crust. Where to get a copy>>
Hobby Farm Home Presents: Homemade Pizza
Many people eat it with their hands, some fold the slice in half, and others dig in with a knife and fork. That’s what’s so great about pizza: There’s no right or wrong way to eat it—or make it, for that matter! Whether you eat meat, don’t eat meat, like it sweet, prefer seafood, enjoy pizza for breakfast, love international flavors, eschew carbohydrates or live to grill, Homemade Pizza has got you covered.
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Popular Kitchen™: Natural Baby
Today, many babies continue to subsist on pre-packaged foods. In an effort to regain control over what goes into their little ones’ bodies, some parents have brought baby food back into the home, creating tasty, nutritious meals using fresh ingredients and a few simple tools … and it doesn’t end there. Parents who desire a purer lifestyle have embraced the use of cloth diapers, all-natural cleaning products and homemade skin-care items, too. Where to get a copy>>
Hobby Farm Home Presents: Canning & Preserving
Despite all the convenience available, home canning and preserving is back in a big way. Why? Perhaps it’s wanting to know where our food comes from and exactly what’s in each bite. Maybe it’s a yearning for independence and self-sufficiency. Whatever your reason for canning and preserving food, you will find help and advice within these pages. Whether you’re a hobbyist dabbling in putting up your farmers market finds, or an expert gardener blessed with a bountiful harvest, Canning & Preserving is here to help you. Where to get a copy>>
Popular Kitchen™: Cheesemaking
Making cheese is a transformative experience. With a couple of ingredients, time and care, a humble pot of milk can be developed into cheese in just a couple of hours. It’s a transformative experience not just for the milk, but also for the novice cheesemaker who tastes the first bite of fresh cheese made in his or her kitchen. Cheesemaking™ , the second issue of the Popular Kitchen™ Series, has step-by-step instructions, tips and advice for every skill level—from the cheese-curious beginner to the aged crafter of artisanal loafs. Where to get a copy>>
Popular Kitchen™: Meat & Sausage
Today, meat preserving is a technique used by cooking and hunting enthusiasts to create great-tasting meat products, often for less money and with fewer preservatives than store-bought. Imagine: Instead of grabbing a shrink-wrapped package of bacon at the grocery store, you can make your own smoky strips from just pork belly and some spices. Or you might want to grind your own meat to create perfectly seasoned, mouth-watering sausages. It’s possible, and we’ll show you how in Meat & Sausage™, the third issue of the Popular Kitchen™ Series. Where to get a copy>>
Popular Kitchen™: Homemade Bread
Borne from modest ingredients, bread made from scratch has the power to nourish, save money, and awaken your taste buds. We invite you to discover bread’s benefits. With more than 50 kitchen-tested recipes and pages of baking tips, Homemade Bread™, the fourth issue of the Popular Kitchen™ Series, will guide bakers of all skill levels, from beginners to more advanced. Where to get a copy>>
Popular Kitchen™: Easy Garden Recipes
Do you have a garden full of ripe produce, and you’re looking for a few ideas on what to do with it all? Are you new to the gardening game and think you might want to try growing your own meals? Maybe you’re somewhere in between. Easy Garden Recipes, the fifth issue of the Popular Kitchen Series, can help. Where to get a copy>>
Popular Kitchen™: Pies & Cakes
Why do we love baking pies and cakes so much? One core reason: It’s fun. After stressful days at the office and the pressures of modern life, there’s nothing more relaxing and enjoyable than burying your hands in flour and creating something delicious. Remember to always keep this “fun factor” of baking. Don’t get obsessed with a perfect end result. Rather, relish the baking process, and embrace a sprinkle of serendipity along the way. You’ll see tips like these and many others in the pages of Pies & Cakes™, the sixth issue of the Popular Kitchen Series. Where to get a copy>>
Popular Kitchen™: Soups & Stews
Soups & Stews™, the seventh issue of the Popular Kitchen™ Series, has the information you need to create a foundational soup stock or broth, techniques for preparing and cooking soups and stews, and safe methods for storing them in the freezer or pantry. Also included are more than 50 recipes for all kinds of soups and stews, from comfort-food classics like tomato basil soup, beef vegetable soup and chicken noodle soup to original kinds such as ten-vegetable curry soup, summer harvest stew, and strawberry soup with yogurt and balsamic reduction. Where to get a copy>>
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For a copy, visit your local bookstore or farm supply store. Hobby Farms Presents publications are available at retailers such as Atwoods, Big R, Bomgaar’s, C-A-L Ranch Stores, Coastal Farm & Home Supply Co., D & B Supply, Farm and Fleet, Global Pet Foods, Lemos Feed & Pet Supply, Murdochs Ranch & Home Supply, Orschlen’s, Runnings, Rural King, Theisen’s, Zamzows and others.