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This bundle includes:
The Backyard Sheep
An Introductory Guide To Keeping Productive Pet Sheep
With Sue Weaver’s expert guidance, it’s easy to raise sheep in your backyard, whether for fleece and milk (and the cheese, yogurt, and other delicious things you can make from it) or as companionable pets. Weaver covers absolutely everything beginners need to know to keep sheep safe, healthy, and maximally productive. The essential beginner’s guide to: Choosing a breed; Housing and feeding; Caring for sheep; Producing beautiful fleece; Milking; Making cheese.
By Sue Ann Weaver
224 pages; $16.95
Storey’s Barn Guide To Sheep
A Guide To Raising Sheep
Designed to be used in the barn, Storey’s Barn Guide to Sheep provides clear, step-by-step help with oversized, heavy-duty pages provide dozens of procedures with simple, straightforward illustrations. A nail hole at the top of each page lets you hang the book on a barn wall and easily refer to the step-by-step illustrations. Graphic presentations guide you through every situation that might arise during the normal course of a sheep’s life including trimming hooves, administering injections, assisting with lambing, bottle feeding, milking, shearing. The book also features full-color anatomical illustrations, a lambing calendar, a feeding chart, and record-keeping section.
93 pages; $29.95 value
The Field Guide To Fleece
100 Sheep Breeds & How To Use Their Fibers
With this compact portable reference in hand, crafters can quickly and easily look up any of 100 different sheep breeds, the characteristics of their fleece, and the kinds of projects for which their fleece is best suited. Each breed profile includes a photograph of the animal and information about its origin and conservation status, as well as the weight, staple length, fiber diameter, and natural colors of its fleece.
For each breed, you’ll find:
• The best way to prepare the fleece for spinning
• The natural colors of the fleece and how well it takes dyes
• Best uses for the wool
• Fleece weights, staple lengths, and fiber diameters
By Deborah Robson & Carol Ekarius
231 pages; $14.95