• 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.
    Item: 6677

    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 LIVING ON LESS, 8TH EDITION

    Cut down on your food and energy bills with the Guide to Living on Less and Loving it! from the Mother Earth News Wiser Living Series. Create a sustainable farm by growing your own food and raising your own chickens for meat or eggs. Heat water with the sun, make old-fashioned homemade soap, and raise goats for milk. Live self-reliantly with 65 tips for a DIY lifestyle, and make the best syrup straight from a tree. Save (and possibly earn!) money with tips to cutting your food bills in half, building your own home, and earning a living from a rural setting or from your own home. Get wise and save money with the Guide to Living Less and Loving It!

    Item: 8307

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO SELF-RELIANCE & COUNTRY SKILLS, 4th EDITION

    Turn your dreams of country living into a reality! The Mother Earth News Guide to Self-Reliance and Country Skills, 4th Edition is 100 pages of beneficial articles that will assist anyone wanting to live a more self-sufficient life. Nothing compares to the feeling of enjoying a meal that was raised and grown on your own land … no matter if it’s just the delicious preserves from your garden or the entire feast. There are also great articles on solar heating and other energy savings tips that will save you hundreds on your energy bills.

    Several articles in this special issue provide useful and helpful tips on how to plan and maintain a successful self-sufficient homestead, from picking the perfect property to caring for the garden and livestock.

      More articles included:
    • Homesteading Lessons Learned: From planning your home to laying out garden beds, a longtime homesteading expert shares his advice 20 years in the making.
    • Start a Self-Sufficient, 1-Acre Homestead: Live off the land with these strategies for establishing self-sufficient food production, including advice on crop rotations and raising livestock.
    • Cut Your Food Bills in Half: You can enjoy better and healthier food while spending much less to feed your family.
    • How to 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.
    • Want Milk? Get Goats: Dairy goats can supply your family with milk inexpensively.
    • Make Your Own Herbal Medicine: To find ingredients for many basic herbal remedies, you often need to look no further than your own backyard.
    Item: 7489

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO SELF-RELIANCE & COUNTRY SKILLS, 5TH EDITION

    The Guide to Self-Reliance and Country Skills features more than 50 ways to enjoy a more sustainable lifestyle. Inside, you’ll discover the most important skills for self-reliance. More than 15 invaluable articles fill the pages of this special issue. Read lessons of off-grid living from a 20-year veteran homesteader and shift to a low-carbon lifestyle. Install the best garden fence to protect your garden from critters. Discover a solar heating plan for your home with an exciting solar project. Follow simple instructions for making your own shampoo, deodorant and toothpaste.

    Item: 7794

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO SELF-RELIANCE AND COUNTRY SKILLS, 2ND EDITION

    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.

    Item: 6936

    Author: Mother Earth News

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS PREMIUM: SELF-SUFFICIENT LIVING

    Become more reliant on yourself and your land with the Mother Earth News Premium Issue: Self-Sufficient Living. Learn how to hatch your own flock of chickens, grow food in less space, find your perfect country property, and get your own no-mortgage natural cottage. Get the best tips for keeping livestock, harnessing natural energy from a DIY wind generator, and making your own medicine. Save money and live healthily with all the best tips for living self-reliantly. Feel the true sense of accomplishment with the help of all the tips from Self-Sufficient Living.

    Item: 8350

    Format:

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS WISER LIVING SERIES: GUIDE TO AUTUMN HOMESTEADING

    Make the most of the fall season with the help this guide offers! You will find out how to grow your best fall garden, taking advantage of the cooler temperatures that will make your vegetables taste crisp and sweet. If you protect your vegetables, you can continue harvesting fresh, crisp produce through several fall and winter months! Speaking of cooler temperatures, choose the best wood-burning stove for your home with the expert advice contained in this guide, and find the best firewood types for your needs! Other articles include: • Eight easy projects for instant energy savings – Implement these inexpensive strategies to reduce your carbon footprint and slash your energy bills. • Choose Fermented foods for health and flavor – Humans have used fermentation for centuries to preserve food. Today, we know that fermentation also makes some foods more nutritious. • Outdoor root cellars – Try these five ways to store fresh food for winter right in your garden. • Brew your own beer – Home brewing is kettles of fun, and it’s the perfect way to make your own uniquely flavored, affordable drinks. • Sweet cider roundup – Make delicious cider with this advice on the best apples and how to press them. • Emergency power options – With the right generator, you’ll be prepared when storms or blackouts leave you without electricity.

    Item: 8407

    Author: MOTHER EARTH NEWS EDITORS

    Format: Paperback

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