• HOW TO BUILD FENCES E-HANDBOOK

    Next to the wheel and the plow, the fence ranks high as a major landmark in the progress of civilization. Historically, it was such a simple tool and yet it gave man the enormous capability of making boundaries, separations, edges, and limits. For the first time, a man could organize his geography and the things in it. He could keep things in and keep things out. He could contain his livestock, defend himself with barriers, and define his territory.

    This e-handbook concerns itself principally with the practical aspects of fences. Basic indoor planning steps and an equal number of outdoor planning steps are needed to keep you away from mistakes or miscalculations in building a fence. Chapters in this e-handbook include:

    • How to Plan Ahead
    • How to Construct a Legal Fence
    • How to Avoid Fence Post Problems
    • How to Choose the Right Type of Fence
    • How to Select the Right Tools
    • How to Use the Best Construction Technique
    • How to Construct Workable Gates
    • How to Build Safely

    A must-have reference for anyone wanting to build a fence. 35 pages.

    Note: This is an e-book. Retrieving the e-book requires you to have an account. When checking out in the shopping cart please log in or register. Do not check out as a guest. Once you have placed your order click on “My Account” in the top right of the page, then click on “Downloads”. You should see your e-book on the following screen. Click to open it and save to your computer. If you need further assistance please contact customer service or call 1-800-234-3368.

    Item: 3405
  • HOW TO BUILD SIMPLE FURNITURE E-HANDBOOK

    You don't have to be a master carpenter to make the wood furniture projects in this e-handbook. Step-by-step instructions and illustrations show you how to build a small table for your hallway, an Adirondack chair or a picnic set for enjoyable outdoor living. Only simple hand tools are needed to complete these simple projects. Other projects include:

    • Wall Shelf
    • Small Bench
    • Pump Lamp
    • Step Stool
    • Storage Box

    You'll enjoy the furniture you build, and get even deeper satisfaction from having built it yourself. 37 pages.

    Note: This is an e-book. Retrieving the e-book requires you to have an account. When checking out in the shopping cart please log in or register. Do not check out as a guest. Once you have placed your order click on “My Account” in the top right of the page, then click on “Downloads”. You should see your e-book on the following screen. Click to open it and save to your computer. If you need further assistance please contact customer service or call 1-800-234-3368.

    Item: 3416
  • HOW TO BUILD SMALL BARNS AND OUTBUILDINGS

    More than 20 projects offer complete plans and instructions for building a wide range of structures that are designed for adaptability and usefulness. You'll learn the step-by-step fundamentals of general construction — from planning and laying out a site to do-it-yourself framing, roofing, wiring, plumbing, and much more. Some of the projects featured include:

    • All-purpose barns
    • Equipment or machine shed
    • Two-car garage
    • Roadside stand
    • Insulated dog house
    • Home office

    About the Author:
    Monte Burch has worked as a contractor, an editor, and freelance writer and photographer. He is the author of more than 50 books, including Building Small Farms, Sheds and Shelters, and has written numerous articles for various outdoor and how-to publications. With his wife, Joan, he owns and operates Outdoor World Press, Inc., a book publishing house.

    Item: 4198

    Author: Monte Burch

    Format: Paperback

  • HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN GREENHOUSE

    Indulge your passion for gardening. Imagine extended growing seasons, homegrown tropical fruits, abundant vegetables ready to pick year-round, exotic orchids and colorful flowers galore. They're all possible with this comprehensive guide to turning the dream of year-round gardening into a reality.

    From the simplest cold frame to the most elaborate freestanding tropical paradise, there is a greenhouse plan in this collection to fit every gardener's needs. Author Roger Marshall guides you through all the style options, the practical considerations of choosing materials and a site, plus every step of the building process, from foundation to glazing.

    Whether your interest is in rare orchids or in healthful organic vegetables for your family, a greenhouse provides the environment to protect and nurture the plants you love. And when it's cold and gray outside, the greenhouse is a welcoming place to feed your gardening hobby.

    Recommended Product for Wiser Living: Today, more than ever before, our society is seeking ways to live more conscientiously. To help bring you the very best inspiration and information about greener, more sustainable lifestyles, Mother Earth News is recommending books to readers. For 40 years, Mother Earth News has been North America’s “Original Guide to Living Wisely,” creating books and magazines for people with a passion for self-reliance and a desire to live in harmony with nature.

    Item: 3350

    Author: Roger Marshall

    Format: Paperback

  • HOW TO BUY AN OLD HOUSE E-HANDBOOK

    If you're looking to buy an old house to fix up, this e-handbook helps you look beyond the romance and whimsy of an old house to determine, realistically, what is likely to go wrong and what it would take to make the house livable.

    With this valuable resource, you can learn to tell if a foundation is sound, the plumbing works, or the kitchen needs remodeling. Seek an expert opinion when you've decided you really want a particular house but aren't sure about a particular feature. 35 pages.

    Note: This is an e-book. Retrieving the e-book requires you to have an account. When checking out in the shopping cart please log in or register. Do not check out as a guest. Once you have placed your order click on “My Account” in the top right of the page, then click on “Downloads”. You should see your e-book on the following screen. Click to open it and save to your computer. If you need further assistance please contact customer service or call 1-800-234-3368.

    Item: 3408
  • HOW TO BUY THE RIGHT PLANTS, TOOLS & GARDEN SUPPLIES

    How to Buy the Right Plants, Tools and Garden Supplies will arm you with a wealth of knowledge! You'll learn how to determine if a plant is healthy, choose the right size, correctly read the plant tag, choose the best tools and supplies for your needs, and confidently recognize a well-made tool. In addition to helping you navigate the nursery, this book tells you what you need to know before you get there and offers helpful tips on how to successfully garden once you get home.

    Item: 6680

    Author: Jim Fox

    Format: Paperback

  • HOW TO CHOOSE WIND POWER FOR YOUR HOME E-BOOK

    Discover the wonders of wind power! With growing concerns about climate change, pollution and the rising costs of fossil fuels, today there's more demand for clean, renewable energy than ever before. Wind power has enormous potential to meet that need, but what does that mean to you and your community?

    Wondering what it would cost to put a turbine on your property? This guide tells you how to find out. Want to learn more about how communities can produce their own clean, price-stable power? This guide explains the great potential of local wind projects. How to Choose Wind Power will help you understand how wind turbines can be good choices for homeowners, farmers, small businesses and rural communities.

    Learn from detailed case studies and explanations of issues such as net metering, battery storage, types of turbines, concerns about noise, impact on wildlife and more. Find out how to evaluate your wind resource and what factors make a wind project successful.

    Mother Earth News has been writing about renewable energy for more than 30 years. Our brand new, completely up-to-date guide was developed in partnership with the International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology. This guide will help you understand the big picture of wind power, and the potential of wind projects big and small as a sustainable source of energy. Order your copy and start learning more about wind power today!

    Note: This is an e-book. Retrieving the e-book requires you to have an account. When checking out in the shopping cart please log in or register. Do not check out as a guest. Once you have placed your order click on “My Account” in the top right of the page, then click on “Downloads”. You should see your e-book on the following screen. Click to open it and save to your computer. If you need further assistance please contact customer service or call 1-800-234-3368.

    *E-Books are Eco-friendly! By supporting digital products like this one you help conserve resources and energy that comes with printing standard books. Order your downloadable E-book and start reading today!

    Item: 3927
  • HOW TO DO AQUAPONICS THE EASY WAY!

    How To Do Aquaponics the EASY Way makes home aquaponics ten times more affordable and accessible than any of the expensive “kits”. This is because you simply purchase the parts for your system at your local building supply store. In addition, a few bits of equipment will need to be purchased from an aquarium store.

    With these home aquaponics systems, you can EASILY grow food anywhere. On your porch, in your spare room, on your kitchen counter, or even in an unused closet! And it’s not just for “country folks”. There’s a whole chapter on how to grow using artificial lighting. This means “city folks” can grow food inside your apartment or condo, even with no balcony.

    How To Do Aquaponics the EASY Way shows you how to build and operate your own small home aquaponics systems, affordably, easily, and productively. There’s no need for expensive “kits”, because an AquaponiGarden (which is what we call these awesome home aquaponics systems) you build from this book works better. But it only costs a fraction as much money!

    Item: 8072

    Author: S. Friend & T. Mann

    Format: Paperback

  • HOW TO ERADICATE INVASIVE PLANTS

    Clearly written and easy-to-use, How to Eradicate Invasive Plants shows you how to recognize the invasive plant; offers eradication options, from simple, organic approaches to the safest and most responsible ways to use chemicals; and enables you to identify 200 of the most common invasive plants.

    Item: 6729

    Author: Teri Dunn Chace

    Format: Paperback

  • HOW TO GRILL

    Master the techniques that make barbecue great with this indispensable show-and-tell by Steven Raichlen.

    Item: 4495

    Author: Steven Raichlen

    Format: Paperback

  • HOW TO GROW MORE VEGETABLES (8th edition)

    Decades before the terms "eco-friendly" and "sustainable growing" entered the vernacular, How to Grow More Vegetables demonstrated that small-scale, high-yield, all-organic gardening methods could yield bountiful crops over multiple growing cycles using minimal resources in a suburban environment. The concept that John Jeavons and the team at Ecology Action launched more than 40 years ago has been embraced by the mainstream and continues to gather momentum. Today, How to Grow More Vegetables, now in its fully revised and updated 8th edition, is the go-to reference for food growers at every level: from home gardeners dedicated to nurturing their backyard edibles in maximum harmony with nature’s cycles, to small-scale commercial producers interested in optimizing soil fertility and increasing plant productivity. Whether you hope to harvest your first tomatoes next summer or are planning to grow enough to feed your whole family in years to come, How to Grow More Vegetables is your indispensable sustainable garden guide.

    Want to read more? Preview this book: Building the Soil, Building the Future.

    Item: 1969

    Author: John Jeavons

    Format: Paperback

  • HOW TO GROW PERENNIAL VEGETABLES

    Perennial vegetables are a joy to grow and require a lot less time and effort than annuals. In this book Martin Crawford gives comprehensive advice on all types of perennial vegetables (edible plants that live longer than three years), including coppiced trees, aquatic plants and edible woodland species. Among the many advantages to growing perennial vegetables:

    • They need less tillage than conventionally grown vegetables, so the soil structure is not disturbed in their cultivation and carbon is retained in the soil.
    • They extend the harvesting season, especially in early spring.
    • They are often of more value to beneficial insects than are annual vegetables.
    • Many perennial vegetables contain higher levels of mineral nutrients than annuals.
    Item: 7318

    Author: Martin Crawford

    Format: Paperback

  • HOW TO KEEP YOUR BASEMENT DRY E-HANDBOOK

    If dampness or even occasional flooding is preventing you from enjoying your basement, this e-handbook will help you identify the source and cause of the moisture and will describe specific remedial action you can take.

    This resource guide takes you through problem-solving solutions to different leakage scenarios, materials and instructions needed to correct leakage problems and moisture capacity of various types of soil. Chapters include:

    • What Are Your Plans for the Basement?
    • Where Does the Water Come From?
    • How Does the Water Get Inside?
    • Severe Water Problems: When Does It Leak?
    • Poor Drainage: What Causes It?

    Whether you use your basement as additional living, working or storage space, this handy resource will help you keep it dry. 26 pages.

    Note: This is an e-book. Retrieving the e-book requires you to have an account. When checking out in the shopping cart please log in or register. Do not check out as a guest. Once you have placed your order click on “My Account” in the top right of the page, then click on “Downloads”. You should see your e-book on the following screen. Click to open it and save to your computer. If you need further assistance please contact customer service or call 1-800-234-3368.

    Item: 3414
  • HOW TO MAINTAIN AXES & CHAINSAWS E-HANDBOOK

    There is nothing more satisfying than using a good tool in top condition, and a fast-cutting axe or a sweet-running chain saw is perhaps the best example. Even the best axe must have a little loving care. Born sharp as any cutting tool must be, it must stay sharp. A dull axe is a dangerous axe in addition to being one of the most ineffective of tools.

    This e-handbook shows you how to keep your axes and saws in good condition for years of use, what safety gear to use and a list of selected firewood. This list includes hardwoods, softwoods, how well these woods split and the amount of smoke they emit. Chapters in this e-handbook include:

    • Axes
    • Bow Saws
    • Chain saws
    • Characteristics of Selected Fire Wood

    A great resource for proper maintenance tips on axes, bow and chain saws. 34 pages.

    Note: This is an e-book. Retrieving the e-book requires you to have an account. When checking out in the shopping cart please log in or register. Do not check out as a guest. Once you have placed your order click on “My Account” in the top right of the page, then click on “Downloads”. You should see your e-book on the following screen. Click to open it and save to your computer. If you need further assistance please contact customer service or call 1-800-234-3368.

    Item: 3404
  • HOW TO MAKE FROZEN YOGURT

    Most frozen yogurt recipes produce a hard dessert that's not much fun to eat, but with Nicole Weston's unique technique (using a simple meringue and your ice cream maker) the result is creamy, smooth and delicious. Weston shows you her method and then offers recipes for 56 irresistible flavors.

    Item: 7269

    Author: Nicole Weston

    Format: Paperback

  • HOW TO MANAGE A WOODLOT E-HANDBOOK

    As the demand for renewable resources such as trees escalates, and as rules for taking wood out of government land get stricter, the forest industry predicts that it is going to turn more to the small woodlot owner for forest products.

    This e-handbook helps you identify tree species, which trees to select, how to properly and safely cut down a tree and how to dry the wood. It also gives information on selling your wood, managing your timberland for wildlife and where to get free assistance. 35 pages.

    Note: This is an e-book. Retrieving the e-book requires you to have an account. When checking out in the shopping cart please log in or register. Do not check out as a guest. Once you have placed your order click on “My Account” in the top right of the page, then click on “Downloads”. You should see your e-book on the following screen. Click to open it and save to your computer. If you need further assistance please contact customer service or call 1-800-234-3368.

    Item: 3417
  • HOW TO SPEAK CHICKEN

    Best-selling author Melissa Caughey knows that backyard chickens are like any favorite pet — fun to spend time with and fascinating to observe. Her hours among the flock have resulted in this quirky, irresistible guide packed with firsthand insights into how chickens communicate and interact, use their senses to understand the world around them, and establish pecking order and roles within the flock. Combining her up-close observations with scientific findings and interviews with other chicken enthusiasts, Caughey answers unexpected questions such as Do chickens have names for each other? How do their eyes work? and How do chickens learn?

    Item: 8639

    Author: Melissa Caughey

    Format: Paperback

  • HOW TO START A WORM BIN: YOUR GUIDE TO GETTING STARTED WITH WORM COMPOSTING

    Do you want to learn to turn food scraps into valuable compost? Do you believe in taking responsibility for the waste we create? People all over the world are turning their food scraps into nutrient-rich worm compost through starting their own worm bin. This book contains everything you need to get started worm composting in one easy-to-read book. Topics include what type of worms to buy, how to construct a bin, maintain the right environment, and how to foster a thriving worm herd. The Worm Bin Troubleshooting and FAQ sections cover the rest. The author demonstrates that worm composting is a year-round activity that is easy, fast, convenient, good for the earth, good for your plants, and fun.

    Item: 8571

    Author: HENRY OWEN

    Format: Paperback

  • HUMANE LIVESTOCK HANDLING

    Discover how humanely handling your livestock can improve the day-to-day operation and profitability of your farm. Stressing the importance of understanding livestock behavior, Temple Grandin shows you how to develop a respectful working relationship with your animals to promote their health and productivity. With detailed construction plans for animal-friendly facilities of all sizes and dozens of low-stress methods for moving your livestock on pastures, padlocks, and feedlot pens, this guide has everything you need to know to create a comfortable atmosphere for thriving, happy livestock.

    Item: 4633

    Author: TEMPLE GRANDIN

    Format: Paperback

  • HUMMINGBIRDS

    Hummingbirds have always held popular appeal, with their visual brilliance, extraordinary flight dexterity, jewel-like color and remarkably small size.

    Hummingbirds: A Life-Size Guide to Every Species is the first book to profile all 338 known species, from the Saw-billed Hermit to the Scintillant Hummingbird.

    Every bird is shown life-size in glorious full-color photographs Each species profile includes a flight map and key statistics, as well as information about behavior, plumage and habitat.

    This authoritative guide has been annotated by the world's leading experts on hummingbirds and features a foreword by renowned birding author Pete Dunne.

    Item: 7302

    Author: M. Fogden, M. Taylor

    Format: Hardcover

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