• CAPPERS FARMER SUMMER 2013 SPECIAL ISSUE

    Directions for creating nontoxic cleaning products, advice for raising baby animals, delicious recipes, gardening guidance, recycling ideas for farm fixtures, flower-growing techniques, summer holiday memories and more are included in the Capper's Farmer Summer 2013.

    Enjoy amusing, helpful and knowledgeable articles by experts Oscar H. Will III, Barbara Pleasant, Susan Belsinger and others, all of whom offer practical advice for the homemade life.

    Prepare for the birth of your livestock and know what to expect and what to do. Learn the secrets of buttermilk baking and turn ordinary baked goods into spectacular biscuits, pancakes and more. Discover ways of getting rid of those itchy summer burns and ouches with herbal remedies. Follow seven easy tips for growing anything in containers.

    Other articles include:

    • Incubate Your Own Chicken Eggs - Gather your hens' fertile eggs and start replacing those old layers.
    • Memories Bloom on Memorial Day - Remember passed-on love ones with these flowers.
    • Easy & Useful Flowers - These special plants provide beauty, fragrance, food, medicine and more.
    • Life's a Bowl of Berries - Whether you harvest them from your own backyard or buy them at your local farmers' market, berries in season are a sublime treat.
    • Try This: Make Pillow Covers From Fabric Swatches - Turn designer fabric into beautiful pillow covers with this easy home-decorating project.
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    Format: Paperback

  • GRIT GUIDE TO BACKYARD CHICKENS, 7TH EDITION

    Anyone, at any age, can enjoy the benefits and pleasures of keeping a backyard chicken flock. Whether you have yet to take the plunge and buy your very first chickens or are a seasoned chicken owner, the newest Guide to Backyard Chickens is an enjoyable read for everyone! This guide from Grit is 100 pages of articles written by chicken experts. It provides more than 65 keys to keeping a healthy, productive flock, plus recipes for eggs and chicken meat, DIY chicken coops, and information on owning guinea fowl, ducks and geese.

    Item: 7873

    Format: Paperback

  • 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.

    Item: 7881

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS COLLECTOR SERIES: MODERN HOMESTEADING

    This first edition of this new Collector Series is packed with timeless tips and information for today’s homesteader. Our goal at Mother Earth News is to provide information and inspiration to help you live more simply, more securely, and more sustainably. Modern Homesteading is a book compiled with material organized into the following categories:

    • Self-Reliance
    • Livestock & Poultry
    • Do It Yourself
    • Gardening
    • Food & Recipes

    Selections from this 192-page soft-cover book include:

    • Financial Planning for an Off-Grid Homestead
    • How to Choose the Right Chainsaw for Your Homestead
    • How to Make a Living Off 1.5 Acres
    • Feed Your Flock to Boost Omega-3s
    • Mob Grazing Made Simple
    • DIY Outdoor Cookers
    • How to Tan a Deer Hide
    • How to Make Cheap Garden Beds
    • Best Vegetable to Grow in the Shade
    • Grow More Food in a Movable Greenhouse
    • Easy One-Pot Meals
    • Easy Ways to Preserve Fresh Food
    Item: 8266

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS COUNTRY ALMANAC

    Mother Earth News has compiled the best articles to help you enjoy winter on your homestead. With the projects and recipes found within these pages (more than 35 in all!), you’ll be able to cook delicious turkey beyond Thanksgiving, build a simple solar heater, find affordable ways to keep your flock warm, produce the best crops in your winter garden, and more.

    Discover the benefits and cost of using a woodstove to heat your home in the winter. Learn how to make your own hard cider by following a set of simple instructions. Read how to make your own nontoxic laundry soap (you’ll never again have to guess about the mysterious chemicals in your wash). Understand car survival tips for a blizzard: what you should do if you are stuck on the road during a killer snowstorm.

    More articles include:

    • Build a Solar Stock Tank – This reliable livestock waterer will save electricity, and you won’t have to chop ice this winter!
    • Buy a Christmas Tree You Can Replant – By replanting Christmas trees, you can establish a living tradition that will endure for generations.
    • Make Your Own Herbal Medicine – To find ingredients for many basic herbal remedies, you often need to look no further than your own backyard.
    • How to Build a Small Garden Greenhouse – Treat your plants to a safe transition and extend the growing season.
    Item: 8126

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO COOKING WITH GARLIC

    Garlic not only adds intensity and richness to food, but also has healing and preventative qualities as well. With part of the Mother Earth News Herb Companion Series, learn about everything garlic with the Guide to Cooking with Garlic and Other Tasty Herbs. Learn the health benefits of garlic, including preventing and treating different types of cancer, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, liver damage, and more. Get the tastiest and most classic garlic recipes, such as Garlic Aioli and Garlic and Olive Tapenade. Garlic is not all you get with this guide though. Get recipes starring some of the tastiest and most flavorful herbs, such as Herb Butter and Herb Salt, Basil-Lime Sorbet, Rosemary & Sage Pickles, and recipes for the heartiest soups and freshest breads. Fall in love with cooking with the tastiest herbs with this guide!

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  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO COOKING WITH HERBS

    Mother Earth News has put together a beautiful guide to help you boost your health with hundreds of tips for growing and harvesting herbs and spices and then cooking with those homegrown herbs and spices. There are more than 99 tips for culinary greatness inside this 100-page guide that features articles and recipes such as Chocolate Dessert Ravioli, herbal sodas, Botanical Breads, and much more.

    Discover how simple and inexpensive it is to dry herbs and spices. Learn which herbs are missing from your kitchen and add new recipes to your cooking routine with these oft-neglected culinary treasures. Learn how to make herbal oils and butters that make great – and inexpensive – gifts. Explore herbs from around the world and learn how they play a crucial role in traditional cuisine all across the globe. Read all the uses for mint and no longer take this classic herb for granted.

    More articles include:

    • A Simple Kitchen Herb Garden – A small garden filled with herbs is one of the simplest gardens you can grow. Grow these 10 herbs for a garden bursting with flavor.
    • Good Vibrations with Herbal Libations – Relax with a cool, refreshing beverage infused with flavorful herbs.
    • Frozen Flavor – Whether or not you call them sorbets, sherbets, granitas, or ices, nothing could be simpler to make than these frozen herbal desserts.
    • Getting to Know Horseradish – From fiery to fabulous, this spicy root is a flavor-lover’s dream.
    • World’s Healthiest Culinary Herbs and Spices – These five flavorful ingredients are standouts not just for taste, but for their many well-documented health benefits.
    Item: 8050

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO FALL GARDENING

    Gardeners are learning that the end of summer doesn’t have to be the end of their gardening season. With the help of the new Mother Earth News Guide to Fall Gardening, you can continue your garden well into autumn. With nearly 100 pages of articles, this guide covers how to stash produce for winter, plant the best crops for the season, protect crops with hoops and greenhouse, and more.

    Item: 8025

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO FAMILY HEALTH, 2ND EDITION

    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.
    Item: 7338

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO FAMILY HEALTH, 3RD EDITION

    Maintaining a healthy home and healthy family is, for the most part, everyone’s goal; however, achieving that goal may be a challenge. With the third edition of Guide to Family Health, Mother Earth News offers more than 215 tips for natural wellness as well as several popular articles featured in Mother Earth News on healthy and natural living.

    Read how to have a healthy home by learning how common household problems can be solved without resorting to harsh chemicals. Discover how to make simple soaps with the easy and unique herbal homemade soap recipes found in this guide. If you are a new parent, learn home remedies for ear infections, stretch marks, colic and more. Six doctors share their favorite recipes to help naturally boost your family’s immunity – no drugstore needed. Find out how to make your backyard more productive and save money, increase your garden’s yield and maximize its resources.

    More articles include:

    • The Very Best DIY Home Cleaning Recipes – Avoid harmful chemicals and save money by making your own household cleaners.
    • Get Better Faster – Shorten your family’s cold and flu recovery times with these 15 natural remedies.
    • 13 Reasons to Love (and Take) Probiotics – There are many reasons we should stock up on these friendly bacteria – from digestive health to neurological well-being.
    • Natural First-Aid Tips for Families – Use this beginners guide to make basic medicines that are safe and effective for the entire family.
    • Plant once, Eat for Years – Grow these perennial food plants and you’ll enjoy the fruits of your labors for many seasons to come.
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    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO FRESH FOOD ALL YEAR

    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.
    Item: 6892

    Author: Mother Earth News

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO FRESH FOOD ALL YEAR

    This new, exciting resource guide from Mother Earth News will have you eating fresh food all year long! Mother Earth News Guide to Fresh Food All Year brings you dozens of great recipes for every season.

    Find easy ways to preserve your fresh food, learn how to make homemade bread and butter, enjoy healthier, tastier meat, all with the help of this nearly 100-page guide filled with some of the best articles, recipes and photographs from Mother Earth News.

    A variety of articles fill the pages of this fresh, new guide. Articles such as:

    • Cozy and Comfy Fall Recipes
    • Why Whole Wheat Is Way Better
    • Homemade Butter: The Best You'll Ever Have
    • Kitchen Counter Gardening: Try Sprouts
    • Grow Your Own Mushrooms
    • Easy and Healthy Summer Recipes
    • And much more!

    Enjoy delicious recipes for every season of the year; from Butternut Squash Lasagna in the fall to fresh Berries with Crème Fraiche in the spring, from healthy Quinoa-Zucchini Cakes with Summer Herbs in the summer to hearty Roasted and Braised Duck with Sauerkraut and Root Vegetables during the winter months.

    You'll also find advice on growing fresh food in the winter, advice on greenhouse growing, winter soups, homemade cheese, hearth cooking and more.

    Packed with beautiful, mouthwatering photos and excellent advice from Mother Earth News, this exciting new guide is a must-have for any kitchen, any time of the year!

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    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO FRESH FOOD ALL YEAR, 4TH EDITION

    Eat better. Save money. That’s the theme of the fourth edition of the Mother Earth News Guide to Fresh Food All Year. This 100-page guide shows how to grow, maintain and harvest your own food all year long. At least 20 A wide variety of articles – 20 in all - cover everything from growing the best tomatoes to building a mini-greenhouse, from preserving fresh food to making homemade butter.

    Read how to use cedar fence boards to build produce storage bins that move easily from garden to pantry or basement. Discover how to make delicious homemade bread and say goodbye to the intimidation factor in baking bread. Learn how to have the freshest eggs by raising your own backyard chickens.

    Other articles include:

    • Freezing Fruits and Vegetables from Your Garden - Round out your food preservation regimen! Follow these straightforward freezing tips to turn your garden harvests into sensational, off-season meals.
    • Quick Hoops: Easy-to-Make Mini-Greenhouses – Stretch the growing season to savor fresh, homegrown veggies all year by using these nifty quick hoops in your winter vegetable garden.
    • The Incredible Versatility of Eggs – Eggs can star in numerous recipes, from simple scrambled eggs to tangy pickled options to elegant soufflés.
    • Grow Your Own Mushrooms – With the help of a simple do-it-yourself kit, you can harvest lots of fresh, tasty fungi.
    • Make Delicious, Low-Sugar Jams and Jellies – With these simple ingredients, you can craft naturally sweet, low-calorie preserves.
    Item: 7591

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO GREEN CARS

    Just how high will gas prices go? Nobody knows, but you can save money on gas now and find the right fuel-efficient vehicle for your needs via our new Guide to Green Cars. With reviews of more than 50 cars that get 35-plus mpg, proven tips for maximizing mpg, and the latest on hybrid, electric, clean diesel and flex-fuel vehicles, this 100-page special issue will be an invaluable resource whether you need a new ride now or down the road.

    Articles in this guide include:

    • Buying a Green Car
    • Living with a Plug-In Hybrid
    • Fuel from Plants! The Basics of Biofuels
    • The Truth About Electric Car Safety
    • How to Calculate Gas Mileage
    • Best Green Large Vehicles
    • And many more!
    Item: 6027

    Author: Mother Earth News Editors

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO GROWING HERBS

    Help reboot your health with the hundreds of tips and nearly 20 articles found in the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Growing Herbs! You will find more than 109 tips for growing more than 100 herbs for healing and cooking. This 100-page guide includes tips on having fresh herbs year-round, beneficial versus bad bugs, garden designs, shade-loving herbs, and recipes for using different herbs.

    Item: 7905

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO GROWING SAGE AND OTHER USEFUL HERBS

    Grow herbs all year round with the help of the Mother Earth News Guide to Growing Sage and Other Useful Herbs from the Herb Companion Series. Plant and grow tropical plants (such as ginger and turmeric) throughout the year with the aboveground containers. Use horticulture therapy techniques, infuse your soil with beneficial microbes, discover the best seed companies, plant a native garden, and learn all about different plants, such as 7 shade-loving herbs. Grow these herbs and put them to good use with the Guide to Growing Sage and Other Useful Herbs!

    Item: 8240

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO GROWING YOUR OWN FOOD 5TH EDITION

    Enjoy growing your own food and cutting your bills in half this year. Mother Earth News Guide to Growing Your Own Food is filled from cover to cover with the best articles on gardening, preserving, backyard chickens, beekeeping and more. With the help of this 100-page guide, you'll get the satisfaction of saving money and eating homegrown food all year long.

    Read about 20 crops that will keep and how you can store them. Follow vertical gardening tips and techniques so you can grow bigger beans, tomatoes, cantaloupes and more. Not only can you eat homegrown food, but your backyard flock can, too, when you learn to grow your own all-natural poultry feed. Discover new facts about growing blueberries, potatoes, Asian greens and radishes.

    Other articles include:

    • Cut Your Food Bills in Half! - It's true! You can enjoy better and healthier food while spending much less to feed your family.
    • Building Fertile Soil - Use cover crops, mulches and no-till permanent beds to boost soil health and your garden yields.
    • Wise Watering - Conservation-based watering techniques and equipment will keep your crops healthy and yields abundant.
    • Keep Bees, Naturally! - Enjoy the sweet rewards of beekeeping by learning how to harvest fresh, delicious honey from your own backyard.
    • Grow Chives! - Snip fine-flavored, crispy green chives over a baked potato or salad for a colorful, tasty garnish.
    • The Incredible Versatility of Eggs - Pastured, free-range eggs can star in numerous egg recipes, from simple fried eggs and bacon to an elegant soufflé.
    Item: 6679

    Author: Mother Earth News

    Format: Paperback

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