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MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO FRESH FOOD ALL YEAR

Mother Earth News
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Price: $6.99

There is nothing better in the winter than cooking a homemade soup or stew with vegetables you grew and preserved from your own garden. Having access to delicious, homegrown food all year around not o…

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There is nothing better in the winter than cooking a homemade soup or stew with vegetables you grew and preserved from your own garden. Having access to delicious, homegrown food all year around not only helps keep you happy and healthy, it also saves you some money.

This 100-page guide is filled with articles with instructions for preserving food, whether it's canning, freezing or dehydrating. Plus, you can read about backyard chickens, the best ways to store fresh vegetables, how to make cheap garden beds and so much more.

Read about how composting will help you turn food and yard waste into garden gold. Discover what you can do in your winter garden and six top crops for winter harvest. Learn how to raise backyard chickens so you can fresh eggs each morning. Follow step-by-step instructions for making your own perfect pie crust. Enjoy fall's sweetest harvest by making and trying homemade apple cider.

More articles include:

  • Easy Ways to Preserve Fresh Food: Your guide to canning, freezing, dehydrating and other simple, seasonal storage methods.
  • Expert Advice for Greenhouse Growing: Build a greenhouse in your backyard and you'll be amazed at its many uses.
  • Save Money on Groceries: Buying in bulk and freezing or canning fruits and veggies are great ways to enjoy better food and cut your costs by up to 85 percent.
  • Homemade Butter: Whether you want it creamy or cultured, learn the secrets of fresh, sweet, homemade butter.
  • 6 Easy Ways to Use Peanuts: Peanuts are rich, healthful and versatile. Discover several classic ways to prepare them, and find inspiration for new nutty creations.

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MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO SELF-RELIANCE AND COUNTRY SKILLS

Mother Earth News
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Price: $6.99

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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Price: $6.99

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
Paperback

Price: $6.99

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-r…

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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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Price: $6.99

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…

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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 & GRIT SIMPLE LIVING RESOURCE SET


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Price: $30.00

Is there a more rewarding feeling than sitting down for dinner with your family, knowing more than half of your meal came from your own backyard? With the invaluable information contained in the MOTHE…

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Is there a more rewarding feeling than sitting down for dinner with your family, knowing more than half of your meal came from your own backyard? With the invaluable information contained in the MOTHER EARTH NEWS and GRIT Simple Living Resource Set, you can start working toward filling your pantry, refrigerator and dining room table with the fruit of your own labors. You'll also save money on bills, learn to live off the land, discover how to raise chickens, rabbits and bees, and so much more.

The best articles that have been featured in MOTHER EARTH NEWS and GRIT have been compiled into 100-page guides, ranging in topic from building beehives to enjoying fresh food all year. This six-guide set is full of tips, advice, instructions and recipes that will help you live a more self-sufficient life. Undertake eight easy projects for energy savings. Read up on pressure canning basics and safely preserve food (and save money at the grocery store and farmers market). Discover how to make your own compost for increased garden productivity. And keep animals right in your backyard for fresh eggs, meat and honey.

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MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Organic Gardening
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.

MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Fresh Food All Year
This guide is filled with articles on instructions for preserving food, whether it's canning, freezing or dehydrating. Plus, you can read about backyard chickens, the best ways to store fresh vegetables, how to make cheap garden beds and so much more.

MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Self-Reliance and Country Skills
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.

GRIT Guide to Backyard Rabbits
With more than 41 keys to rabbit-raising success, this information-rich guide from GRIT has 20 great articles about raising rabbits, either for pets, show or meat.

GRIT Guide to Backyard Chickens
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.

GRIT Guide to Backyard Bees and Honey
This colorful guide is filled with some of the best articles on keeping bees, building your own beehives, cooking with honey, and identifying different types of bees.

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

Mother Earth News
Paperback

Price: $6.99

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 LIVING ON LESS, 5TH EDITION

Mother Earth News
Paperback

Price: $6.99

Save money this year with hundreds of self-reliance tips found in the 5th edition of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Living on Less. It's filled with expert advice, tips and instructions for a sustaina…

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Save money this year with hundreds of self-reliance tips found in the 5th edition of the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Living on Less. It's filled with expert advice, tips and instructions for a sustainable life. From saving money on groceries to easy projects for instant energy savings, the ideas in this guide let you enjoy the luxury of living on less.

Read 65 self-reliant tips that cover every facet of your life. Learn how to grow $700 worth of food within only 100 square feet. Discover how to raise chickens for meat. Spend less and grow better crops by saving seeds. Compare the pros and cons of your green heating choices and find which choice is best for you and your home.

Other articles includes:
  • Cut Costs, Not Quality: How to Afford Better Food - The path to super-nutritious food at affordable prices offers many entry points. We pilot you through the diverse options in this guide to shopping smart and eating well.
  • Grow More Food in Less Space (With the Least Work!) - Blending the best principles of biointensive and square-foot gardening yields a customized, highly productive growing system.
  • Simple Tips for Better Garden Soil - Instead of thinking of your soil as an input-output system, treat it as a living food web that you feed and protect.
  • Grow a Healing Garden - Plant medicinal herbs to find good health just outside your door.
  • Cozy, Affordable and Inspiring Tiny Homes - Start small, and you can enjoy mortgage-free living in a hand-built home.

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MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO FAMILY HEALTH, 2ND EDITION


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Price: $6.99

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 …

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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
Paperback

Price: $6.99

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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