Horse-Powered Farming for the 21st Century: A Complete Guide to Equipment, Methods, and Management for Organic Growers

Stephen Leslie David Kline


Horse-Powered Farming for the 21st Century: A Complete Guide to Equipment, Methods, and Management for Organic Growers

Horse-Powered Farming for the 21st Century: A Complete Guide to Equipment, Methods, and Management for Organic Growers

  • Title: Horse-Powered Farming for the 21st Century: A Complete Guide to Equipment, Methods, and Management for Organic Growers
  • Author: Stephen Leslie David Kline
  • ISBN: 9781603586139
  • Page: 451
  • Format: Hardcover



With contributions from than 60 contemporary draft animal powered farmers and equipment manufacturersNow is a time of exciting new developments for live animal power As the numbers of adherents to this way of life grow, ecologically minded farmers in their fields are developing efficient horse drawn systems, and equipment manufacturers in small shops all across NorthWith contributions from than 60 contemporary draft animal powered farmers and equipment manufacturersNow is a time of exciting new developments for live animal power As the numbers of adherents to this way of life grow, ecologically minded farmers in their fields are developing efficient horse drawn systems, and equipment manufacturers in small shops all across North America and Europe are coming forth with new innovations in ground drive technology that have us poised on the cusp of another agricultural revolution with working horses, mules, donkeys, and oxen at the heart of it Stephen Leslie s first book, The New Horse Powered Farm, presented an overview of the many facets of running a small, diversified farm with live horse power Horse Powered Farming for the 21st Century is focused entirely on the tools and methods required to successfully manage the horse powered market garden with draft animal power However, this is not a step by step how to guide outlining one single system, but rather a manual that presents a range of options and approaches Leslie examines the function and use of all the implements typically employed on a contemporary draft animal powered market garden and illustrates these points with insightful reports from the field, farm profiles, and home built solutions contributed by over sixty draft animal powered farmers from across North America and Europe Each teamster s story represents a patch in a quilt that is woven together with a narrative thread to guide the reader through the whole fabric of the growing season, from soil preparation to harvest The book structure follows the seasonal progression of implements, beginning with several examples of contemporary draft animal powered produce farms next an examination of the versatile utility of forecarts then taking an in depth look at fertility management on the farm moving on through primary and secondary tillage, seeding and transplanting then on to the multifold options for cultivators, tool carriers, and multipurpose implements, with technical harnessing and hitching details for the best use of the implements For experienced teamsters and beginning market growers farming with horses, this is an invaluable and one of a kind guide, sure to last forever in the agricultural canon.


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