• GARDENING WITH LESS WATER

    Gardening with Less Water offers simple, inexpensive, low-tech techniques for watering your garden much more efficiently — using up to 90 percent less water for the same results. With illustrated step-by-step instructions, David Bainbridge shows you how to install buried clay pots and pipes, wicking systems, and other porous containers that deliver water directly to a plant’s roots with little to no evaporation.

    Item: 7928
  • GENTIAN HERBAL DIGESTIVE BITTERS

    These 2 oz. bottles of bitters provide a simple and safe way to improve digestion.+ Gentian Bitters are a unique twist on the classic bitter plant, Gentiana lutea. You’ll love the savory and satisfying taste that complements the traditional bitter flavor. We recommend adding them to a salad dressing!

    What Is a Bitter?
    Bitters can help balance the digestive system. Traditionally used to increase the absorption of nutrients during digestion, you can also use bitters to help curb sugar cravings.+ The bitter flavor encourages the gall bladder, liver, and stomach to produce appropriate levels of digestive juices. Sadly, the American diet is severely lacking in the bitter taste that’s needed to maintain a properly toned digestive system. This lack of balance can result in poor nutrient assimilation, acid indigestion, reflux, constipation, and much more.

    Item: 8586
  • GOOD NIGHT LOOSE LEAF TEA

    A good night’s sleep is precious, especially if you’re not getting much of it. Enjoy a cup of tea before bed to relax and unwind+. Good Night loose-leaf tea is designed to calm and soothe your nervous system. It won’t knock you out or make you groggy in the morning. Try some and enjoy a good night’s sleep!

    How to Use:
    Each container of Mockingbird Meadows’ loose-leaf tea comes with a reusable muslin tea bag, so you don’t need to worry about finding or buying a strainer. To make one cup of tea, add 2 to 3 teaspoons of loose-leaf tea to the muslin strainer, and submerge the tea bag in hot water for 10 to 15 minutes, covered. Remove the tea bag, and enjoy. To make 1 quart of tea, add 3 to 4 tablespoons of loose-leaf tea to the muslin bag and submerge in 1 quart of hot water. Steep, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes. Make your herbs last even longer by re-steeping each bag a few times before composting the spent material and then rinsing your muslin bag.

    Item: 8581
  • GRAIN MILL MODEL NO. 116

    The Model No. 116 mill is ideal for larger families, communities, or discerning individuals who want the top-of the-line grain mill. The mill weighs in at 43.4 pounds out of the box, and stands 14¼ - inches tall and 11½ inches wide. It’s fully adjustable to allow various types of grinds, from ultra-fine to cracked. The Model No. 116 can be cranked by hand, motorized, or hooked up to a geared bicycle. Made in the United States, this grain mill is sure to be an heirloom.

    Item: 9113
  • GROW A LIVING WALL

    Make a beautiful, practical, environmentally conscious garden, even in a small space … grow UP with a living wall!

    A living wall is a vertical structure, usually outside the home, that is built with live plants growing in containers hung in a decorative arrangement.

    Sometimes called "Green Walls" and "Vertical Gardens," living walls are easier than ever to plan and grow! Grow a Living Wall is the first wall-gardening book to focus exclusively on the needs of home gardeners.

    Make your vertical garden environmentally friendly and sustainable. It's easy with author Shawna Coronado's help! One of her themed vertical gardens is stocked mostly with flowers to make it a haven for bees and other pollinators. Other gardens are filled with vegetables and herbs, so anyone with an outdoor wall can grow their own food … beautifully! Even more gardens promote aromatherapy or medicinal plants. Some are designed to provide a green net of air filtration near a living area, or to protect exterior walls from exposure to direct sunlight (which helps to keep the indoors cool).

    In addition to the comprehensive, step-by-step information that explains the basics of vertical gardening, each of the 20 featured gardens has its own chapter filled with useful tips, stunning photography and fascinating background stories that point out how much difference a small garden can make. The gardens you'll find in Grow a Living Wall are positive, life-affirming and sure to produce a smile or two.

    Item: 7552
  • GROWING FOOD IN A SHORT SEASON

    In Growing Food in a Short Season, Melanie J. Watts explains that with the right gardening practices the short Northern summer can lead to an explosion of life, producing enough color and food to see anyone through the dark days of winter. Providing helpful hints and a wise gardening philosophy for a productive food garden, Watts begins at ground level with instruction on how to use compost and manure to create fertile soil that will lend its life to plants. A variety of seed options and planting methods are presented — including start times and placement — taking into account microclimates that occur in each garden as well as the benefits of companion planting. Additionally, plants that are easily grown in Zone 2 and 3 are listed with concise how-to-grow information. Watts provides full chapters on garden maintenance and harvesting, as well as tips on cooking and preserving the bounty with great recipes that focus on eating seasonally.

    Item: 7531
  • HAPPY HERBAL DRINK SYRUP

    A new and exciting way to lift your spirits and have a brighter outlook, Happy Herbal Drink Syrup makes use of herbs that have a strong reputation for helping folks who are depressed or anxious+. The formula is also helpful for anyone those who haves had experienced a terrible loss in their lives. It’s perfect for those days when you need a bit of a lift, or when you are stressed out, or filled with anxiety.

    Item: 8801
  • HARD CHEESEMAKING SUPPLIES KIT

    New to making hard cheese? Or just don't have the tools you need? We have put a kit together for you that has the tools you need to make cheese of any kind. And by purchasing this kit you are saving money over buying the tools individually.

    Included in this kit:
    • Mesophilic and thermophilic cultures, and calcium chloride for use with pasteurized milk
    • Cheesecloth (2 yards, 90 count), vegetarian rennet, lipase, thermometer, sea salt

    Item: 8858
  • HEADACHE BLEND LOOSE LEAF TEA

    Designed not only for the relief of the average headache, this relaxing and delicious blend also helps fend off the dreaded migraine+. Sip it slowly, either warm or cold, and start feeling better!

    How to Use:
    Each container of Mockingbird Meadows’ loose-leaf tea comes with a reusable muslin tea bag, so you don’t need to worry about finding or buying a strainer. To make one cup of tea, add 2 to 3 teaspoons of loose-leaf tea to the muslin strainer, and submerge the tea bag in hot water for 10 to 15 minutes, covered. Remove the tea bag, and enjoy. To make 1 quart of tea, add 3 to 4 tablespoons of loose-leaf tea to the muslin bag and submerge in 1 quart of hot water. Steep, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes. Make your herbs last even longer by re-steeping each bag a few times before composting the spent material and then rinsing your muslin bag.

    Item: 8671
  • HEAT LAMP STAND

    Keep your poultry warm and safe with the Heat Lamp Stand. This lamp stand is made for use in conjunction with the Prima Heat Lamp, for hanging above poultry brooders. Its adjustable height allows users to control the surface temperature of the brooder floor.

    Item: 9331
  • HEATED POULTRY WATERER

    This Heated Poultry Waterer provides clean water to your flock all year round! The built-in internal heater keeps water flowing in temperatures as low as -20 degrees Fahrenheit. The 3-gallon waterer features an interlocking lid, a heavy-duty handle for carrying and hanging, as well as a detachable cord for non-winter use.

    Item: 9343
  • HERBAL ANTIBIOTICS

    The era of the penicillin miracle is over. Through our indiscriminate use of pharmaceutical antibiotics in hospitals and factory farms, humans have created "Superbugs" — tenacious and virulent bacteria that develop resistance to solitary antibiotic compounds at an alarming speed.

    In this empowering book, Stephen Buhner offers conclusive evidence that plant medicines, with their complex mix of multiple antibiotic compounds, are remarkably effective against drug-resistant bacteria. You'll learn how antibiotic herbs such as aloe, garlic, and grapefruit seed extract represent our best defense against bacteria such as Staphylococcus aureus, E. coli, and Salmonella — and how their use will ensure that, in the future, antibiotic drugs will still be there when we really need them.

    Item: 4667
  • HIGH VITAMIN LOOSE LEAF TEA

    High Vitamin loose-leaf tea blend will become your favorite simple, delicious, and healthy tea. It’s specially formulated with herbs, including oatstraw, nettle, chickweed, and more, that are rich in vitamins and minerals +. This tea also tastes delicious, which makes it easy to drink your daily health.

    How to Use:
    Each container of Mockingbird Meadows’ loose-leaf tea comes with a reusable muslin tea bag, so you don’t need to worry about finding or buying a strainer. To make one cup of tea, add 2 to 3 teaspoons of loose-leaf tea to the muslin strainer, and submerge the tea bag in hot water for 10 to 15 minutes, covered. Remove the tea bag, and enjoy. To make 1 quart of tea, add 3 to 4 tablespoons of loose-leaf tea to the muslin bag and submerge in 1 quart of hot water. Steep, covered, for 10 to 15 minutes. Make your herbs last even longer by re-steeping each bag a few times before composting the spent material and then rinsing your muslin bag.

    Item: 8672
  • HOEDAG CULTI-HOE

    Gardening will be easier than ever this season with the Hoedag Culti-Hoe. Not only is it great for weeding, planting, tilling, and digging, it’s perfect for cultivating and aerating as well. Each Hoedag Culti-Hoe tool is handcrafted with a blade that is heat-treated for exceptional strength and toughness, with a handle made from seasoned hardwood.

    Item: 9352
  • HOEDAG GARDENING TOOL

    The Hoedag Gardening Tool is the perfect garden tool for weeding, digging, and slicing through roots! Lightweight and super sharp, the Hoedag is the ideal multi-use hand-held garden hoe.

    Item: 9351
  • HOME CHEESE MAKING (3rd ed)

    The consummate home cheese making book, Home Cheese Making has been updated and revised to reflect the recently revived interest in artisan-quality cheeses and the availability of home cheese making supplies and equipment.

    Discover 75 recipes for making your own cheese and other dairy products that require basic cheese making techniques and the freshest of ingredients, offering the satisfaction of turning out a coveted delicacy. Among the tested, step-by-step recipes in this cheese making book are farmhouse cheddar, gouda, fromage blanc, queso blanco, mascarpone, ricotta and 30-minute mozzarella. Recipes for dairy products include crème fraîche, sour cream, yogurt, kefir, buttermilk and clotted cream.

    As the most comprehensive cheese making book on the market, Home Cheese Making also features recipes for cooking with cheese, including such treats as Ricotta Pancakes with Banana Pecan Syrup, Cream Cheese Muffins, Broiled Pears and Vermont Shepherd Cheese, Prosciutto and Cheese Calzones, and Grilled Vegetable Stacks with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce.

    Profiles of home cheese makers and artisan cheese makers scattered throughout this cheese making book share the stories of people who love to make and eat great cheese. Also included in Home Cheese Making is information on how to enjoy homemade cheeses, how to serve a cheese course at home, cheese tips, lore, quotes, a home cheese making glossary and more.

    About the author:

    Ricki Carroll is the founder of the New England Cheesemaking Supply Company, in Ashfield, Mass., which has been offering cheese support and expertise since 1978.

    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 and products 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: 1660
  • HOME POULTRY PROCESSING KIT

    Everything needed to process birds at home! Just supply a stock pot for scalding. Recommended for folks with just a few birds to process in the backyard.

    Kit includes:

    • Medium killing cone, 12 inches in length, 9.5 inches wide
    • Poultry sticker knife, 7 inches long (blade length: 3 inches)
    • Plastic shackle, 26 inches long, 6 inches wide

    Item: 8855
  • HOMEGROWN BERRIES

    Homegrown Berries covers the entire process, from planting to picking that first nutritious, luscious fruit. You’ll learn the best varieties for your region, how to fit them into your landscape, and how to maintain them for peak harvest year after year. With tips on growing strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries, currants and elderberries, this book will lead you down the path to a bountiful, berry-filled garden.

    Item: 7613
  • HOMESTEAD IRON 3-TINE CULTIVATOR HAND FORGED

    The 3-Tine Cultivator is perfect for either light and loose soil or clay and rock. It’s ready to take your abuse! Hand-forged to finish, the tool will help you amend your soil. It’s great for tidying up your beds for fall or amending your soil for springtime planting.

    The cultivator is handmade in the United States!

    Item: 8963

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