Organic Gardening
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Preparing Fruit Trees for the Winter

Taking time to prepare your fruit trees for winter helps to insure healthy trees for the following year. The three steps of mulching the ground around fruit trees, protecting their trunks and removing all dead fruit boosts the trees' natural immunity from disease and results in successful harvests the following season.

10 Tasks for the Winter Garden

There are still plenty of tasks you can accomplish in the garden to get ready for the next growing season. Find out 10 things you can be doing in the garden over winter.

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2 CAR GARAGE E-PLAN

  • Width: 24'-0" Depth: 24'-0"
  • Standard Foundation - Floating Slab
  • Alternative Foundations - Slab
  • Building height - 12'-6"
  • Roof pitch - 4/12
  • Ceiling height - 8'
  • Two 9' x 7' overhead doors
  • Side entry is efficient and well-designed
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

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  • Size - 13 3/4" x 10 1/4" x 6 1/4"
  • Sturdy design for those hard-to-reach places
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

This sturdy stool is a great design for those hard-to-reach places. E-plan includes complete list of materials and step-by-step instructions. Finished product size: 13.75-by-10.25-by-6.25 inches.


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$20.00

Keep sheep, goats, and other livestock safe from predators with guardian dogs, donkeys and llamas. Highly effective, economical, and nonviolent, livestock guardians can be the perfect solution to many farmers’ predation problems. This definitive resource offers breed-by-breed descriptions, detailed coverage of proper guardian/livestock bonding, and thorough training and problem-solving advice. Real-life stories of farmers effectively using guard animals help readers get acquainted with these amazing animals.

About the author
Janet Vorwald Dohner has raised and worked with guardian dogs for 26 years. She has been involved in every stage of the process — from training puppies to bonding the dogs to the sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys and horses on her own farm. Dohner is the past vice president of the Kangal Dog Club of America.

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MULTI-LEVEL JUNGLE GYM E-PLAN

  • Size - 8' x 8' x 10' high 96x96x120
  • Multi-level platforms create a unique play structure
  • Outdoor fun for children of all ages
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

Multi-level platforms create a unique play structure, making this jungle gym a great source of outdoor fun for children of all ages. A complete list of materials is included with these step-by-step instructions. The finished product stands 96 by 96 by 120 inches tall.


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A CHANGE OF APPETITE

When food writer Diana Henry had a change of appetite, craving a diet with less meat and heavy food, and more vegetable-, fish- and grain-based dishes, these are these dishes she served up. Often inspired by the food of the Middle East and Far East, but also drawing on cuisines from Georgia to Scandinavia, these recipes are nothing less than fabulous. This lighter, fresher way of eating was inspired by Henry's curiosity about what "healthy eating" really means … and requests from both readers and friends for recipes that are "good for you." From a Cambodian salad of prawns, grapefruit, toasted coconut and mint or North African mackerel with cumin to blood orange and cardamom sorbet, the magical dishes in this book are bursting with flavor, goodness and color. Peppering the recipes is Henry's inimitable writing on everything from the miracle of broth to the great carbohydrate debate. Above all, this is about opening up our palates to new possibilities. There is no austerity here, simply fabulous food that nourishes body and soul.

$34.99