Bee Rabbit Sheep Pig Contents

Introduction 792

Bees 792

Learning to Beekeep 793

Make Sure You Ask and Learn • Clubs • Bee Books

• Magazines • Beekeeping Supplies

About Bee Stings 794

Of Bees and "Bees" • Bee Breeds • African Bees

Getting Started 796

Siting the Hives • Bee/Equipment Inspection • Moving a Hive • Getting Bees

Protective Clothing 797

Homemade Beekeeper's Costume • Store-Bought Beekeeper's Costume

Equipment 798

Basic Beekeeping Equipment • Bee-Go-Away Items

Working with Your Bees 800

When You Look at a Frame • Going into the Hive

Water and Food 800

Water • Bee Food • Dealing with Swarming

Bee Diseases, Parasites, and Pests 802

Basic Bee Hygiene • Brood Diseases • Adult Bee Diseases • Other Pests

Harvesting the Honey 804

When to Harvest? 804

How Much Honey to Take? 804

Comb Honey • Uncapping the Comb • Machine Extracting • Hand Extracting • Wax in the Honey • Cleaning Beeswax for Candles

Storing Honey 805

Crystallized ("Granulated") Honey • Other Bee Products

Using Honey 805

Honey at the Table • Cooking with Honey • Preserving with Honey • Baking with Honey • Other Honey Recipes

Rabbit 807

Getting Started 807

Magazines • Books • Rabbitry Suppliers • Vocabulary • Buying Starter Stock

Rabbit Breeds 808

Of Rabbits and Pedigrees • Meat Breeds • Rabbit Sizes • Show Breeds • Angoras, the Wool Breed

Housing 809

Of Rabbits and Heat • Predator Protection • House Rabbits • Rabbit Runs • Rabbits in Cages • Outdoor Hutch • All-Wire Cages

Water 811

Hot Weather • Cold Weather • Water Containers

Food 811

Feeders • How Much Feed? • Controlled Feed Amounts • Pellets-Only Diet • Hay and Grain Diet

• Home-Grown Rabbit Food • Salt • "Bones" and "Toys"

Rabbit Reproduction 814

Sexing • Bucks • Breeding • Maternity Cage • Kindling Management Day by Day • Orphans

Rabbit "Vetting" 816

Handling • Nail Clipping • Giving Medicine by Mouth • Taking a Rabbit's Temperature • Usually Noncontagious Conditions • Parasites

Rabbit Butchering 818

Killing • Hanging • Skinning • Cleaning ("Dressing") • Cutting It Up • Freezing • Cooking

Sheep 820

Getting Started 821

Books • Supplies • Breeds of Sheep • Where to Buy • Number of Sheep • Age of Sheep • Transporting Sheep

Foods and Feeding 824

Pasture • Water and Salt • Winter Feeding • Summer Supplements

Housing and Fencing 825

Housing • Hay Rack and Grain Trough • Manure • Of Predators, Problems, and Fencing

Reproduction 826

The Ewes • The Ram • Pregnancy and Lambing • Lambing Checklist • Bum Lambs • Lamb Marketing

Sheep Vetting 829

Tail Docking • Castrating • Parasites and Diseases

Wool: Shearing to Spinning 829

Hire a Professional • Do It Yourself

How to Shear 830

1. Choose a Shearing Date • 2. Obtain a Clipper • 3. Choose a Shearing Place • 4. Prepare a Shearing Surface • 5. Get Sheep • 6. Position Sheep • 7. Cull Clip • 8. Do the Wool Clip • 9. Treat the Nicks • 10. Check the Hooves • 11. Bag the Fleece • 12. On to the Next • 13. Package the Wool • 14. Look for Ticks

Wool 831

Wool Marketing • Of Wool and Market Lambs • Cleaning a Fleece • Wool Carding • Making a Wool Quilt • Felting • Spinning and Weaving • Suppliers in U.S. • Suppliers Outside of U.S. • More Fiber Info

Sheep Butchering 833

Killing a Sheep 833

Skinning a Sheep 834

The Fell • "Fisting" • The Pelt • Cutting Off the Front Feet • Horizontal Method • Suspended Skinning Method

Gutting a Sheep 834

Preparation • The Gutting

Aging Mutton 835

Preparation for Hanging • Time to Age

Cutting Up 835

Boneless Shoulder Roast

Preserving Lamb and Mutton 836

Freezing • Canning Cooking 836

Cooking Tender Young Lamb • Cooking the Older Sheep • Sheep Fat • Lamb/Mutton Seasonings • Recipes for Uncommon Sheep Parts • Conventional

Lamb/Mutton Recipes

Pig 837

Getting Started with Pigs 838

Books • Periodicals • Vocabulary • Zoning • Feeders

Home Sweet Home, For Pigs 840

Pig Housing Site Selection • Pig Housing

Fencing For Pigs 842

Catching a Pig • Pigs on Pasture • Of Pigs and Rooting • Types of Pig Fencing Food for Pigs 844

Pigs Recycle Kitchen Scraps • Speed of Weight Gain

• Of Pigs and Fat • Cheap Pig Food • Food for Newly Arrived Pigs • Partly Commercial Diet • Vegetables • Forage Crops for Pigs

Keeping a Sow and Raising Piglets 847

Raising Pigs in a Family Group • Keeping Sows the "Modern Way"

Breeding Your Pig 848

The Boar • Heat • The Mating Pregnancy and Farrowing 849

Housing for Mom and Piglets • The Farrowing Countdown • Raising Orphaned Piglets • Feed Supplements for Piglets • Weaning Age

Pig Vetting 850

Needle Teeth Clipping • Ear Notching • Tail Docking • Castration • Worms

Butchering the Pig 851

Getting Ready 851

Send It Out? • Working Alone? • Hog Butchering Bee • Butchering Age • Time of Year • Skin or Scald? • Getting Ready to Scald

Killing a Pig 852

Shooting • Sticking • Marking Ownership • Moving Pig to Water

Scalding a Pig 852

Using Ropes • Scraping a Pig • One-Man Scalding System

Skinning a Pig 854

Hanging a Pig 854

Gambrel, "Singletree," or "Spreader" • Wire, Rope, or Chain • Getting the Hamstrings

Gutting the Pig 854

Preparing Suckling and Barbecue Pigs 856

Suckling Pig • Spit-Barbecued Pig Cutting Up the Pig 856

Have Containers Ready • First, Trim • The Head • The Hind Third • The Front Third • The Middle Third

Headcheese and Scrapple 858

Scrapple • Headcheese

Chitlins 859

Making Lard 859

Cracklings • The Heating • Again, Cracklings •

Whitening Lard • Skimming Lard • Straining Lard • Cooling Lard • Lard Without Skimming • About Rancid Lard • How to Avoid Rancidity • Containers for Lard • Freezing Lard • Using Lard • Lard Substitutions

Pigs' Feft 862

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