Nature & Environment
Explore how sustainability creates a connection between our communities and the natural world that sustains us.
Keystone Species: How Predators Create Abundance and Stability
Wolves, bears, otters, starfish — these ecosystem engineers affect nature in overt yet surprisingly subtle ways.
This Land Is Your Land: Why National Parks Matter
Our national parks are public treasures that provide more than a window to our past or a means to preserve the natural bounty within them. They’re some of the most beautiful places on Earth, where you can rekindle your sense of awe and adventure.
Why We Need Wilderness
During a nearly 60-year career, Pulitzer-Prize winner Wallace Stegner, known as the Dean of Western Writers, wrote eloquently about the value of wild places.
Raptors, the Sky Masters
Eagles, hawks and falcons: From their awesome aeronautics to their precise predatory instincts, these birds are the pinnacle of flight.
Brain Birds: Amazing Crows and Ravens
No matter where you live, they’re your neighbors. You might want to watch them — carefully.
Barn Owl Magic
Beautiful and mysterious, barn owls also are prolific predators of rodents.
Fireflies: The Twinkle in Nature's Eye
Fireflies bring magic to warm summer evenings.
Incubating Chicken Eggs
- Width: 16'-0" Depth: 50'-0"
- Width: 16'-0" Depth: 50'-0", 1 Half Baths
- Standard Foundation - Walkout Basement
- Building height - 15'
- Roof pitches - 5/12, 8/12
- Ceiling heights -
- Bath, Entry - 8'
- Garage - 16'-8"
- 12' x 14' overhead door
- Attractive one-story exterior disguises a nearly 17' high rear garage for an RV
- Protective wrap-around porch leads to an entry foyer with half bath and stair to lower level
- Complete list of materials
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Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills, the kind employed by our forefathers, and adapt them for a better life in the 21st century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. Countless readers have turned to Back to Basics for inspiration and instruction, escaping to an era before power saws and fast-food restaurants and rediscovering the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener and more self-sufficient lifestyle.
Now newly updated, the hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts and illustrations in Back to Basics will help you dye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with hand tools, and make treats such as blueberry peach jam and cheddar cheese. The truly ambitious will find instructions on how to build a log cabin or an adobe brick homestead. More than just practical advice, this is also a book for dreamers. Even if you live in a city apartment you will find your imagination sparked, and there's no reason why you can't, for example, make a loom and weave a rag rug. Complete with tips for old-fashioned fun (square dancing calls, homemade toys and kayaking tips), this may be the most thorough book on voluntary simplicity available.