For farmers and ranchers, fencing is as much about keeping predators out as it is about keeping livestock in. Significantly less expensive than barbed wire, electric fencing is the preferred way to do both tasks efficiently, but there's never been a book dedicated to the topic. And while it's not difficult to install and maintain the electric fencing, people often get the details wrong and then wonder why the fence isn't doing its job. Ann Larkin Hansen brings decades of experience to the art of using electric fencing. In this Storey Basics guide, she explains in everyday terms how it works, the various systems one can build, how to install and maintain the three kinds of electric fence (permanent, combination permanent non-electric and electric wire offset and temporary or portable electric) and what not to do with electric fencing. For livestock raisers, Hansen also covers the basics of rotational grazing.
Once a taboo subject, victims of rape and molestation were left without a voice with nowhere to turn and no one to help them. In "Take a Walk in My Shoes," author B. J. Parker shares her personal story of being raped and molested by her stepfather at a young age. She exposes the controversial topic of molestation, its long-term adverse effects on interpersonal relationships, its role in promoting self-destructive behaviors, and the need to find control.
In this inspirational memoir, Parker, now fifty-three years old, comes to terms with her early abuse and tells about taking the crucial steps needed to find her way back. "Take a Walk in My Shoes" narrates Parker's story and how she adopted a life of alcohol and drugs to ease the constant emotional pain and how she chose to be homeless rather than live in a dwelling that had everything, including her abuser. Her story follows her journey through childhood and as a runaway teenager, a high school dropout, and a single mother.
"Take a Walk in My Shoes" tells how she overcame the stigma of abuse by sharing the message that successes are possible for each and every victim. Parker explains how to embrace life, believe in yourself, dig deep within your soul, and hold tight to your dreams.
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