Homesteading & Livestock
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Cleaning Chicken Coops

Ok, the hens are off, but now it's time to clean the coop. Yup...my favorite. Get on your grubbies and join the dust bowl!

A Look at Goose Eggs

A rare treat, goose eggs are prized for their large yolks and tough shells.

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A Plan for Food Self-Sufficiency
Planning a garden in advance can help you enjoy local, homegrown food year-round! Estimate how much to grow or buy and learn how to achieve food security with these guidelines.

Backyard Chicken Facts - 5 Things No One Told Us
A few facts that might help you decide whether or not to get chickens for your backyard.

Best Guard Dog for Your Homestead
Read guard dog training tips and advice on guard dog breeds best suited for your needs.

Build This Predator-Proof, Portable Chicken Coop
Our newest low-cost portable chicken coop plan makes raising backyard chickens easier for just about anyone.

Deep Litter Chicken Manure Management
Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of the deep litter system and how you can manage a small flock’s manure easily and efficiently.

Home Cheesemaking: From Hobby to Business
Artisan cheesemakers who aspire to make their passion a profession will face many challenges on the way to establishing a successful business. Find out what to consider before taking the leap.

How to Buy Farmland, Even If You Think You Can't
Dream of starting a farm? Here’s a guide to what questions to ask and where to find reliable answers, plus resources to help you obtain a farm loan.

Live on Less!
Try these 75 inspiring ideas and enjoy life more while spending and consuming less.

Living Well Without a Job and With (Almost) No Money
Get the good things in life without having to go to a boring, meaningless, frustrating job to get the money to buy them.

Simple Living: How to Save Money and Smile More
Are you drawn to the idea of simple living, but not sure where to start? Three families share the changes they’ve made that have allowed them to live with less cash income but greater security and life satisfaction.

A Better Rainwater-Harvesting System
Think beyond the rain barrel: This simpler, cheaper approach to rainwater harvesting will help you harvest much more water for your garden!

Start a 1-Acre, Self-Sufficient Homestead
Expert advice on how to establish self-sufficient food production, including guidance on crop rotations, raising livestock and grazing management.

The Science of Stacking Firewood
From Shaker rounds to ricks, here's a primer on methods of stacking firewood for maximum seasoning.

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The How and Why of Free-Range Chickens

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4-CAR GARAGE WITH SHOP E-PLAN

  • Width: 52'-0" Depth: 22'-0"
  • Standard Foundation - Slab
  • Building height - 19'
  • Roof pitch - 8/12
  • Ceiling heights -
  • Shop - 17'-6"
  • Garage - 9'
  • 204 square feet of space in the shop
  • The shop includes a vaulted ceiling with awning windows above a plant shelf, built-in cabinetry and access to both garages
  • Complete list of materials

Mother Earth News E-Plans are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start building today!


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It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications' plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or these plans you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

This plan was provided by HDA, Inc.

$250.00

BLANKET/QUILT RACK E-PLAN

  • Size - 26 1/2" x 14 1/4" x 30"
  • Simple design accents any room
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

This simple, functional design accents any room. E-plan includes complete list of materials and step-by-step instructions. Finished product size: 26.5-by-14.25-by-30 inches.


Mother Earth News E-Plans are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start building today!


System information: 621KB, load times may vary.

INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: Order this e-plan and it will be delivered directly to your computer - no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees. For best results print at 100% on 11x17 paper or have the plan printed at your nearest print store.


DISCLAIMER

It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications' plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or these plans you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

This plan was provided by HDA, Inc.

$20.00

THE VEGAN TABLE

Inside The Vegan Table, you'll be treated to practically limitless recipe and menu ideas, making it easy to satisfy any and all palates and preferences. From romantic meals for two to formal dinners, casual gatherings, children's parties and holiday feasts, you can keep the party going through every occasion and season.

Recipes include:

  • Pumpkin Curry
  • Roasted Red Pepper, Artichoke and Pesto Sandwiches
  • Creamy Macaroni and Cashew Cheese
  • Elegantly Simple Stuffed Bell Peppers
  • Pasta Primavera with Fresh Veggies and Herbs
  • Tempeh and Eggplant Pot Pies
  • African Sweet Potato and Peanut Stew
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Onions
  • Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce
  • South-of-the-Border Pizza
  • Tofu Spinach Lasagna
  • Blackberry Pecan Crisp
  • Flourless Chocolate Tart
  • Red Velvet Cake with Buttercream Frosting
Celebrate the joy of plant-based cuisine with this tasty tome, your ultimate at-home dining and entertaining guide.

$21.99

  • Width: 12'-0" Depth: 16'-0"
  • Standard Foundation - Concrete
  • Height floor to peak - 12'-5"
  • Ceiling height - 8'
  • 8' x 7' overhead door for easy entry with large equipment
  • Side windows add light to interior
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

Side windows add light to the interior of this barn storage shed. E-plan includes complete list of materials and step-by-step instructions. Finished product size: 12 feet by 16 feet.


Mother Earth News E-Plans are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start building today!


System information: 601KB, load times may vary.

INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: Order this e-plan and it will be delivered directly to your computer - no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees. For best results print at 100% on 11x17 paper or have the plan printed at your nearest print store.


DISCLAIMER

It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications' plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or these plans you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

This plan was provided by HDA, Inc.

$60.00