Biggle, Jacob

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The Biggle Bee Book
A Swarm of Facts on Practical Beekeeping, Carefully Hived
By Jacob Biggle
(Skyhorse Publishing)
“As long as I can remember, even as a boy, there were bees kept on our farm,” wrote Jacob Biggle in his preface to The Biggle Bee Book. “If for no other reason than to insure the proper fertilization of fruit and other blossoms, every farmer, fruit grower, or gardener should keep a few bees upon his... [READ MORE]
The Biggle Berry Book
Small Fruit Facts from Bud to Box Conserved into Understandable Form
By Jacob Biggle
(Skyhorse Publishing)
“The only just and true way for an honorable and manly man is to grow them, and let everybody about the place have all he can eat. For the berry comes from the garden to the table in tempting and presentable shape, fit to grace the table of a king,” writes Jacob Biggle in The Biggle Berry Book, which... [READ MORE]
The Biggle Garden Book
Vegetables, Small Fruits and Flowers for Pleasure and Profit
By Jacob Biggle
(Skyhorse Publishing)
When The Biggle Garden Book was first published in 1908, most people were in the habit of raising their own food and flowers. Jacob Biggle felt that a gardener’s success had to do with willpower and passion rather than acreage. “The man, woman or youngster who really wants a garden, will somehow manage... [READ MORE]
The Biggle Horse Book
A Concise and Practical Treatise on the Horse, Adapted to the Needs of Farmers and Others Who Have a Kindly Regard for This Noble Servitor of Man
By Jacob Biggle
(Skyhorse Publishing)
“People ought to try to make their horses happy,” wrote Jacob Biggle’s wife Harriet in The Biggle Horse Book in 1894. “A happy, cheerful horse will do more work and live longer, and thus be more profitable to its owner, than one whose temper is kept constantly ruffled, whose disposition is soured by... [READ MORE]
The Biggle Orchard Book
Fruit and Orchard Gleanings from Bough to Basket, Gathered and Packed into Book Form
By Jacob Biggle
(Skyhorse Publishing)
“The first thing to do about starting an orchard is to plan for it,” Jacob Biggle, the author of this handy little book, advises. “Put on your thinking-cap, study into the matter, and do not jump in the dark. A slow start is much better than a poor start. Harriet says that an orchard set in the right... [READ MORE]
The Biggle Poultry Book
A Concise and Practical Treatise on the Management of Farm Poultry
By Jacob Biggle
(Skyhorse Publishing)
When Jacob Biggle first published his book on the management of poultry, there were more than 300 million chickens and 30 million other domesticated fowl in the United States. Today, the trend continues with thousands if not millions of chickens and other fowl being raised in suburban and urban backyards... [READ MORE]
The Biggle Swine Book
Much Old and More New Hog Knowledge, Arranged in Alternate Streaks of Fat and Lean
By Jacob Biggle
(Skyhorse Publishing)
When Jacob Biggle first published The Biggle Swine Book in 1898, hog husbandry was undergoing major changes. New feeding methods had come into vogue, new breeds of hogs had been developed, and significant progress had been made in curbing swine-borne epidemics. Even the public perception of pigs as filthy... [READ MORE]
Biggle Farm Library Note Cards: Poultry
By Jacob Biggle
(Skyhorse Publishing)
Jacob and Harriet Biggle’s books are classics of farm literature. First published in the late nineteenth century and beloved for their practical tips and sage advice, their humane instructions and warmly amusing maxims are timeless. Now the beautiful illustrations that bring life to their books can be... [READ MORE]
Biggle Farm Library Note Cards: Horses
By Jacob Biggle
(Skyhorse Publishing)
Jacob and Harriet Biggle’s books are classics of farm literature. First published in the late nineteenth century and beloved for their practical tips and sage advice, their humane instructions and warmly amusing maxims are timeless. Now the beautiful illustrations that bring life to their books can be... [READ MORE]
Biggle Farm Library Note Cards: Berries
By Jacob Biggle
(Skyhorse Publishing)
Jacob and Harriet Biggle’s books are classics of farm literature. First published in the late nineteenth century and beloved for their practical tips and sage advice, their humane instructions and warmly amusing maxims are timeless. Now the beautiful illustrations that bring life to their books can be... [READ MORE]
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