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MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO SELF-RELIANCE AND COUNTRY SKILLS

Mother Earth News
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Learning to live off the land can be one of the most rewarding experiences. Preparing meals with ingredients that you cultivated yourself provides a feeling of self-accomplishment and the satisfaction…

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Learning to live off the land can be one of the most rewarding experiences. Preparing meals with ingredients that you cultivated yourself provides a feeling of self-accomplishment and the satisfaction of knowing where your food comes from. Being able to successfully run a self-sufficient homestead, no matter whether you live on 1 acre or 10, provides you with benefits such as money saved on bills, healthy and nutritious food, homemade remedies, and so much more.

Growing and raising your own food, completing energy-saving projects and choosing renewable energy, and more are all covered in this 100-page guide. It's jam-packed with articles that will help you start your journey toward making life more self-sufficient.

Read how to plan the perfect homestead and design your homestead on only 1 acre of land. Learn to build the best greenhouses and garden fences. Discover how to plan for food self-sufficiency and maximize your harvest.

More articles include:
Find Your Country Property - Follow this advice to locate the property that's just right for you.

Space-Saving Home Design - Has clutter taken over your life? Make your house feel bigger by tapping into five strategies that makes your homework far more efficiently.

Make Your Own Herbal Medicine - To find ingredients for many basic herbal remedies, you often need to look no further than your own backyard.

Raising Chickens for Meat - Want to ensure that the chicken on your plate was raised and processed humanely? Do it yourself!

Keeping Bees in Top-Bar Hives - Use this less-expensive method to raise bees that will pollinate your crops and provide tasty honey fresh from the comb.


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MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO HEALING HERBS, 4TH EDITION


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Keep your body healthy this winter season with all the tips and helpful articles from the Mother Earth News Guide to Healing Herbs, 4th Edition. This 100-page guide is filled with articles that cover everything from making your own herbal medicines to creating herbal vinegars. You'll be able to read about the best herbal remedies; learn about antibacterial food and herbs; dive into making your own natural arthritis remedies; or discover how to use calendula for treating those minor burns, bruises and inflammation.

Guide to Healing Herbs is separated into six sections that cover everything from medicines to healthy recipes. Filled with beautiful color photos, this guide will arm you with valuable information on keeping you and your family healthy and happy this winter season.

Other articles include:

  • Guide to Aromatherapy - Diminish stress, boost energy and improve mood by learning the basics of this ancient art.
  • Sweet Medicine - Honey is rich with healing antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
  • Natural Dental Health - Keep chemicals off your pearly whites with these expert tips.
  • Herbs for Skin - Find relief for skin disease including eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.
  • Drying Herbs & Spices - Growing and drying herbs is one of the easiest forms of food preservation.
  • Stealth Health With Culinary Herbs - Discover the everyday healing power of flavorful culinary herbs.


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MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO ORGANIC GARDENING, 5TH EDITION

MOTHER EARTH NEWS
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There's no time like the present to start planning and plotting your garden! With the help of the 5th edition of Mother Earth NewsGuide to Organic Garden you can plan for food self-sufficiency year-ro…

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There's no time like the present to start planning and plotting your garden! With the help of the 5th edition of Mother Earth News Guide to Organic Garden you can plan for food self-sufficiency year-round. Written for both beginners and seasoned gardeners, this 100-page guide is filled with articles that will make your garden healthy and bountiful for growing vegetables, fruits and herbs.

An information-packed beginner's guide article will help you discover the joys of gardening, including everything from instructions on building the soil to a list of beginner-friendly crops to grow and harvest. Other articles cover how to make your own compost, improve your soil, build your own mini greenhouses, and keep chickens in your garden.

Read the hows and whys to creating permanent garden beds and paths, and why framed or raised beds may be optional. Discover the key factors in maintaining a weedless organic garden. Learn how to grow strawberries, peppers, potatoes and more.

More articles include:

  • Make Cheap Garden Beds: Here's how - and why - to create permanent garden beds and paths, and why framed or raised beds may be optional.
  • Best Tips to Start Seeds Indoors: Save money and grow superior varieties by starting your own seeds.
  • Choosing a Greenhouse: Grow food for the table - and the spirit - any time of the year.
  • 4 Garden Plans for Kitchen Herbs: Supplement your food garden with a patch of delightful herbs.
  • Homesteader's Guide to Little Tractors: Miniature machines are available in a wide range of capability and price.


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GRIT GUIDE TO BACKYARD CHICKENS, 5TH EDITION

GRIT
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As the backyard chicken movement continues to grow, GRIT magazine is pleased to bring readers the fifth edition of GritGuide to Backyard Chickens. With 100 pages filled with all things chickens, this …

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As the backyard chicken movement continues to grow, GRIT magazine is pleased to bring readers the fifth edition of Grit Guide to Backyard Chickens. With 100 pages filled with all things chickens, this special guide covers everything you need to know about raising and keeping chickens, whether you live on a 100-acre farm or in a city suburb. There are more than 57 keys to having a healthy, productive flock that you can benefit from - via eggs and meat! - and enjoy.

Nearly 20 articles fill this glossy-paged resource, and they are penned by the top experts in the poultry industry. Whether you are just starting your chicken-raising adventure or are a seasoned chicken farmer, you will find something in this guide worth crowing about, whether it be a tip to keep predators away or instructions on building the perfect chicken tractor. Every reader can find something to benefit from here.

Read proven advice on chicken breed selection, heritage breeds and modern hybrids. Discover how to use your flock to turn over your garden soil and keep pests away. Learn how to build a weatherproof, pest-proof chicken feeder that discourages mold and mice. Facts about other poultry are also covered, with nine facts you didn't know about the humble turkey and how to add waterfowl to your backyard flock.

Also included are delicious recipes that you can enjoy (and know that most or all of the ingredients came from you own backyard). They include Cheesy Egg Casserole, Vanilla Pound Cake, Moroccan Chicken With Eggplant-Zucchini Ragout, Lancaster Country Casserole, and much more.

More articles include:

  • Hatch a Flock: Insider tips on incubating eggs.
  • Eggscellent-Laying Heritage Hens: Rare domesticated animals need engaged stewards to survive.
  • Get Smart! Protecting the Flock From Predators: Knowing the enemy is the first step to keeping your chickens safe.
  • Building the Whizbang Plucker: Take the tedium out of processing meat chickens.
  • Portable DIY Chicken Tractors for Any Budget: Tested over time, here are three portable laying-hen coops that might suit your homeplace.


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MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO GROWING YOUR OWN FOOD, 6 EDITION

Mother Earth News
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Perfect for beginning gardens and experts alike, the sixth edition of the Mother Earth NewsGuide to Growing Your Own Food has tips and advice for organic pest control, container gardening, storing pro…

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Perfect for beginning gardens and experts alike, the sixth edition of the Mother Earth News Guide to Growing Your Own Food has tips and advice for organic pest control, container gardening, storing produce, shade-grown vegetables and much more.

Read 10 truths about composting and the benefits it promises. Learn how poultry is the secret weapon against pests. Discover vertical gardening techniques to help grow bigger and better fruits and vegetables. Build the best homemade tomato cages from four terrific designs that are sturdy and low-cost. Get started growing tomatoes, lettuce, sweet corn, radishes, carrots, onions and beans.

Other articles include:

  • Perennial Vegetables: Grow More Food With Less Work - Combine permaculture gardening techniques and edible landscaping ingenuity to grow perennial vegetables.
  • The No-Spray Way to Protect Plants - Lightweight fabric row covers are an easy way to protect your crops from insects and critters, and to extend the season.
  • Care and Cultivation of Permanent Beds - Choose permanent garden beds and pathways to provide a secure habitat for the dynamic soil food web that sustains your crops.
  • Wise Watering - Conservation-based watering techniques and equipment will keep your crops healthy and your yields abundant.
  • Grow More Food in a Movable Greenhouse - Boost productivity in spring, summer, fall and winter with a do-it-yourself greenhouse that you can carry from plot to plot.


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MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO FAMILY HEALTH, 2ND EDITION


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Help boost your family’s health with the more than 220 tips for natural wellness offered inside the latest Mother Earth NewsGuide to Family Health. The second edition of this glossy-paged guide will h…

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Help boost your family’s health with the more than 220 tips for natural wellness offered inside the latest Mother Earth News Guide to Family Health. The second edition of this glossy-paged guide will help you keep your family’s health under control with helpful articles covering topics such as what chemicals to ban from your home, using vinegar, how to eat well for more energy, and ways to keep your heart healthy.

Discover 13 household uses for baking soda to help clean, deodorize, soothe and more. Read solutions to help fight redness, dry skin, and bumps and blemished caused by sensitive skin. Learn how over-the-counter pain relievers can cause problems and try effective, natural options. Help reduce refined grains in your diet with high-quality, nutritious alternatives.

Articles in the guide include:

  • De-Plasticize Your Life: Plastic is pervasive. Get harmful plastic out of your life for good with these simple steps.
  • Homemade Beauty: Make your own body-care products at home with these simple and affordable solutions.
  • Sleep Naturally: If you are one of the millions who find restful sleep elusive, try this expert advice.
  • Stock a Do-It-All Freezer: Arm yourself with smart freezer strategies to save time and money.
  • Summer Harvesting Guide: Enjoy the garden harvest all year with this plant-by-plant guide.


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GRIT GUIDE TO HOMESTEAD DIY PROJECTS

GRIT
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In this newest addition to the Barnyard Series, you'll discover information on making raised garden beds; building a chicken tractor; constructing your own workbench; and much more. The Guide to Homes…

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In this newest addition to the Barnyard Series, you'll discover information on making raised garden beds; building a chicken tractor; constructing your own workbench; and much more. The Guide to Homestead DIY Projects contains easy, do-it-yourself projects ranging from homemade tomato cages and chicken feeders, to plans for building a garden shed or root cellar.

Whether you want to improve your garden, care for your livestock, or just kick your feet up, this guide covers it all. Learn how to build a better trellis, a hay feeder for smaller livestock, or a porch swing using recycled wood pallets.

    Other articles include:
  • 3 Easy-to-Build Outdoor Benches – Build one or more of these attractive outdoor benches, sized to fit your needs.
  • How to Build a Hitching Post – Keep your livestock under control with this DIY project.
  • Backyard Bread Oven – Build this easy adobe cooker in a weekend.
  • Build a Compost Tumbler – Rapidly rot your way to rich and healthy garden soil.
  • How to Build a Stone Culvert – Learn how to build a stone culvert with dry-stacked and flared wing walls to divert water.
  • Quonset Hut Homestead – In two months, and for less than $35K, one couple created a self-sufficient homestead.


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GRIT COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE WOODLOT

GRIT
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Price: $6.99

In this guide you'll discover information on managing your forest, how to choose a woodstove, making money from your wooded acres, and much more. The Complete Guide to the Woodlot explores ways to get…

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In this guide you'll discover information on managing your forest, how to choose a woodstove, making money from your wooded acres, and much more. The Complete Guide to the Woodlot explores ways to get the most out of your woods, from the science of stacking firewood and choosing the best wood for burning to picking the best chainsaw and selling timber from your land.

Whether you want to heat your home with wood, grill with wood chunks, or pick the perfect log splitter, this guide covers it all. Learn how to build a kitchen island, make your own wooden shakes, or maintain your property with a chipper-shredder.

Other articles include:

  • The Time-Honored Art of Splitting Wood: Once you’ve mastered the tools and techniques, splitting wood by hand can be a pleasure.
  • The Art of Coppicing: This ancient technique lets forests produce timber without killing trees.
  • How to Make a Homemade Fire Starter: A few ordinary household items can be combined to easily create a starter for your fireplace.
  • When to Choose Wood Heat: For some households, heating with wood is a smart, sustainable option. Learn about the benefits and costs of using a woodstove to heat your home.
  • Home Lumber Mill: Crafting Dimensional Sawed Timbers: Portable sawmills let you use your lumber from your land.
  • Profit With a Portable Sawmill Business: Learn how to generate money for the homestead by processing wood, custom cutting lumber, and more.


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MOTHER EARTH NEWS HOW TO GROW AND PRESERVE YOUR OWN FOOD


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Not only are there great articles on growing a successful garden in the Mother Earth NewsHow to Grow and Preserve Your Own Food guide, you’ll also read how to make those delicious fruits and vegetable…

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Not only are there great articles on growing a successful garden in the Mother Earth News How to Grow and Preserve Your Own Food guide, you’ll also read how to make those delicious fruits and vegetables last throughout the year. Filled with helpful tips, step-by-step instructions, beautiful photographs and more, this guide contains hundreds of great ways to achieve food security for you and your family.

Learn how to grow a great fall garden with broccoli, carrots, spinach and more. Follow the simple instructions on an easy-to-make mini-greenhouse to help you stretch your growing season. Save money and enjoy delicious, homemade foods all winter with food preservation instructions. Read how to master the art of fermentation to make your own cheese, sauerkraut, beer, bread and more. Discover how to keep backyard chickens and bees for the best homegrown eggs and fresh, enjoyable honey.

The guide also includes:

  • Top Gardening Challenges and How to Overcome Them: From rogue rabbits and 4-inch-long grasshoppers to clay soil and summer drought, a variety of problems can vex us in our gardens. Veteran organic growers detail how they cope.
  • Instant, No-Dig Garden Beds: Create or expand your food garden with this simple, time-saving technique.
  • Pick for Peak Flavor: Knowing when to harvest each crop will guarantee the freshest, most flavorful and nutritious produce from your garden.
  • Freezing Fruits and Vegetables From Your Garden: Round out your food preservation regimen! Use these great freezing tips to turn your garden harvests into delicious, off-season meals.
  • Sweet Cider Roundup: Make your own cider using this advice, which includes instructions for converting a washing machine into an extra-large juicer.


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MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO FRESH FOOD ALL YEAR, 3RD EDITION


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Nothing is more rewarding than saving money by cooking a delicious meal using fresh vegetables from your garden, homemade bread from your oven and homegrown meat from your backyard chickens. The 100-p…

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Nothing is more rewarding than saving money by cooking a delicious meal using fresh vegetables from your garden, homemade bread from your oven and homegrown meat from your backyard chickens. The 100-paged MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Fresh Food All Year, 3rd Edition is packed with articles to help you eat better and save money all year long.

Filled with beautiful photographs and expertly written articles, Guide to Fresh Food All Year is a terrific resource to help you and your family save money on groceries all year. Perfect for everyone (from those who want to make homemade breads, yogurts and soups instead of relying on the store-bought variety to those who’ve been relying on their backyards and gardens to feed their families), there are wonderful tips to help make your food supply more bountiful than it’s ever been!

Learn how to enjoy fresh food all year long with the crop-by-crop guide to food storage. Follow the simple instructions for making delicious, homemade sourdough bread. Discover how to make and use homemade vinegar to help enhance the flavor of any food. And read how you can raise chickens for meat in as little as six weeks, from hatch to harvest.

Other articles include:

  • Save Money on Groceries: Buying in bulk and freezing or canning fruits and vegetables are great ways to enjoy better food and cut food costs.
  • Wonderful Winter Soups: The season for homemade winter soups is right around the corner. With basic kitchen staples, fresh produce and a good stock ready to go, you can put a delicious soup on the table in about half an hour.
  • How to Store Fresh Vegetables: Learn the best crops to grow or buy, and the right ways to keep them fresh.
  • Expert Advice for Greenhouse Growing: Build a greenhouse in your backyard and you’ll be amazed by its many uses.
  • Easy, High-Quality, Low-Cost Homemade Yogurt: After you know how to make yogurt at home, you’ll wonder why you ever wasted money on the sugar-laden, store-bought stuff.

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