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Thriving Home-Based Food Businesses

Whether your food product is gluten-free, a loaf of bread made with organic wheat, or chocolate carefully crafted with organic cacao, more culinary entrepreneurs than ever before are launching their food product business from their home kitchens thanks to their state’s “cottage food law.” California is leading the way with laws for cottage food operators.

Crockpot Candied Cider

Use your crockpot to make this cinnamon-sweet, apple candied cider treat perfect for warming up a cool autumn evening.

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HERBS FOR HEALTH E-BOOK COLLECTION

The Herb Companion is proud to introduce an extraordinary new collection of e-books from the publisher of Herbs for Health. Each e-book features a digital collection of articles containing everything you need to know to bring the power of herbs into your life, safely and effectively. Learn the secrets to healthy weight-loss; discover how to strengthen your immune system naturally; and more. Finally Herbs for Health’s most helpful and informative articles can be purchased together in these easy-to-navigate e-books.

This collection includes the following e-books:


INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: When you order this e-book, we will provide you with a link for the e-book on the confirmation page. Simply click on the link and save the file to your computer — no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees.

*e-Books are Eco-friendly! By supporting digital products like this one you help conserve resources and energy that comes with printing standard books. Order your downloadable e-book and start reading today!

$40.00

GRIT GUIDE TO BACKYARD RABBITS, 5TH EDITION

Looking to start raising rabbits for meat? Want to be successful in the rabbit show ring? Wondering how you can keep those pesky wild rabbits out of your garden? Grit Guide to Backyard Rabbits is the answer to all these questions and many more. Inside this 100-page guide you'll find more than 69 keys to a successful rabbit-raising enterprise. Nearly 20 articles are included, as well as heartwarming photos and a list of recommended rabbit resources.

Follow the simple instructions to help your rabbitry dreams move from concept to reality, with easy-to-follow rabbit housing plans. Discover how to cook with rabbit meat. Learn the best time to start breeding rabbits, and how to care and feed your pregnant does. Read how to keep your rabbit healthy by following basic guidelines.

Other articles include:

  • Tools, Equipment and Routines – It’s easy to get carried away, and expert advice helps separate essential equipment and rabbit routines from optional expenses.
  • The Basic Bunny Diet – Feeding rabbits a healthy mixture of pellets, hay and a few treat will keep them happy and strong.
  • Rabbit Facts That Will Pique Your Interest – These hopping specialists have been around for millions of years, and it doesn’t look like they’re leaving anytime soon.
  • On to the Rabbit Shows! – An excerpt from Storey’s Guide to Raising Rabbits provides information for those wanting to show off their bunnies.

$6.99

TREAT YOURSELF NATURAL

Treat Yourself Natural is a sourcebook for mind, body and soul, as well as a testament to the natural power and beauty of herbs. Overflowing with ideas from the pretty to the practical, this handsome volume contains many projects that use the gardener's bounty throughout the seasons. Our gardens contain much of what we need to keep mild ailments at bay and it's fun giving it a go: Instead of nuking the dandelions in your lawn, pick and use them. Plant marigolds not just for their cheerful color, but to make wonderful skin oils. You'll find recipes for invigorating body scrubs, relaxing bath salts and just plain fun bath bombs. Author Sof McVeigh also offers tips for what to look for in your garden or home that can be used to make health-giving tonics or soothing balms. Take a leaf out of the wisdom of country lore (along with new research that shows much of what they were talking about made sense) and put it to use for mild ailments. Whether you want to give something practical for the home, indulgent to enjoy at bathtime, or to complement a delicious dinner, there is a present that will suit everyone.

$24.99

3 SHELF BOOKCASE E-PLAN

  • Size - 36" x 9 1/4" x 40"
  • Bookcase will even hold the larger books in your collection
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

Creatively designed to hold even the larger books in your collection, this bookcase is a great addition to your home! Step-by-step instructions guide you through construction. Finished product size: 36-by-9.25-by-40 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: 630KB, 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

MAKING HAY

Ann Larkin Hansen covers everything you need to know to successfully make your own hay, from cutting, drying, and raking to baling and storing. She also tells you everything you need to know about equipment options, including traditional horse power, tractor power, and implements ranging from scythes to disc mowers. You'll learn how to choose the right species for your soil, how to predict haymaking weather, how to judge hay quality, how to determine how much hay your animals need, and how to buy and sell hay.

$9.95