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  • RAISE BACKYARD CHICKENS

    Whether you live on 1,000 acres or 1,000 square feet, there’s plenty of room in your backyard for a flock of chickens. Join the chicken revolution today and be prepared to reap a lifetime of benefits that goes far beyond the enjoyment and the eggs.

    In the pages that follow, we help get you started with everything from incubating fertile eggs to receiving and raising day-old chicks to building a chicken coop to keeping your birds safe and healthy. We’ve even outlined a 9-step process to help you promote legalization of backyard bird-keeping in your city or town. You’ll find top-notch advice on how to protect your flock from predators, produce the healthiest eggs, and so much more. And if your interest is in cooking with eggs and/or chicken, we have you covered.

    Item: 8871

    Format: Paperback

  • FROM NO-KNEAD TO SOURDOUGH

    Create delicious, healthy breads in your own kitchen. No experience required!

    With From No-Knead to Sourdough, author Victoria Redhed Miller blends her own journey toward self-reliance with her fascination for traditional homesteading skills and love of good food. From making simple yeast breads, to learning how to bake a wide variety of sourdough-based breads, Miller's curiosity and fearlessness come together to share with readers a simpler approach to the pleasures of baking bread.

    Item: 8879

    Author: Victoria Redhed Miller

    Format: Paperback

  • 12" SHORT HANDLE WEEDER & CULTIVATOR

    Make your gardening easier with the CobraHead® Weeder and Cultivator. Its blade is a steel fingernail® that becomes an extension of your hand. It weeds, cultivates, scalps, edges, digs, furrows, plants, transplants, de-thatches, and harvests with ease. The CobraHead out-weeds and out-digs all similar tools. The time proven blade design breaks up and plows almost any soil. The comfortable and efficient handle allows easy left-hand or right-hand action. Made in Wisconsin, USA!

    Item: 6551

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • BEE'S WRAP SET OF 3 CHEESE WRAP

    A cult favorite among cheesemongers and cheese lovers alike, Bee’s Wrap® provides a breathable, sustainable way to store cheese and is a natural alternative to plastic wrap for food storage. Use the warmth of your hands to soften the wrap, create a seal, when cool the wrap holds its shape. Reusable. Wash in cool water. Made of beeswax, organic cotton, organic jojoba oil and tree resin. Package of 3 Cheese Wraps (10" x 11")

    Item: 8628

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • COBRAHEAD "MINI" WEEDER & CULTIVATOR

    An exceptional solution for weeding grass, the Mini gets in the slightest of areas with surprising precision, and it's perfect for lifting out smaller taprooted weeds intact. The sharp, narrow blade rips up tough soil, and the Mini’s small size makes it perfect for container gardening. Because it easily fits in your pocket, you can always have it with you when you are in the yard or garden. Built as tough as the original CobraHead, the Mini features a fully tempered forged steel blade and a nearly unbreakable composite plastic handle that is comfortable in almost any hand. Built to last, CobraHead tools can be counted on for years of service.

    The combination of the specialized blade and the comfortable, ergonomic handle let you reach every weed in your garden without worrying about damaging your flowers. Whether you need to get in between rows of vegetables or cracks in your walkway, the Mini will get the job done. Please allow two weeks for delivery.

    Item: 8954

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • DAIRY FREE CHEDDAR, MOZZARELLA AND RICOTTA DIY KIT

    Do you daydream of that classic cheddar in your sandwich or creamy melted mozzarella on your pizza? There are so many reasons why people don't eat dairy. Whatever it may be for you, this kit is here to give you delicious dairy-free options, including classic cheddar, smoked cheddar, and sharp white cheddar, as well as two varieties of mozzarella and two of ricotta. Now you can enjoy all your favorite dishes again!

    The Dairy-Free, Vegan, Paleo and Allergy-Friendly Cheddar, Mozzarella and Ricotta Kit includes these carefully selected and tested supplies:

    • Instructions with tips and variations
    • Unlimited email support
    • Fine-mesh, 100 percent cotton cheesecloth (also known as butter muslin)
    • Gluten-free tapioca flour (cassava root)
    • Quick-gelling agar powder (seaweed)
    • Smoked sea salt
    • Nutritional yeast
    • Organic smoked paprika
    • Gluten-free, non-GMO citric acid
    • Pure, non-iodized flake salt

    This kit has no soy, grains, gluten, or carrageenan, and if you have a nut allergy, you can use seeds or beans. There are no nuts in the kit. Simply add your choice of nuts, seeds, veggies, or even white beans, as well as a healthy oil, optional spices, and herbs. In less than an hour, you can behold and enjoy and your own homemade, delicious, totally plant-based wheel of cheese! The kit makes 10 combined batches of the various cheeses. A batch yields 1 to 1.5 cups of cheese, depending on your chosen ingredients. There is no aging or culturing required, but you can choose to add fermented foods for great flavor. The kit shelf life is two years. The shapes, textures, flavors, and processes are inspired by Urban Cheesecraft’s traditional cheesemaking experience, to give you an artisanal cheese treat. You won't believe your taste buds, and you’ll have a ton of fun as a new dairy-free cheesemaker!

    Item: 8267

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • FERMENTED VEGETABLES

    This guide includes in-depth instruction for making kimchi, sauerkraut, and pickles, and then offers more than 120 recipes, using those basic methods, for fermenting 64 different vegetables and herbs. You’ll discover how easy it is to make dozens of exciting dishes, including pickled Brussels sprouts, curried golden beets, carrot kraut, and pickled green coriander.

    Item: 7471

    Author: Kirsten & Christopher Shockey

    Format: Paperback

  • GARDEN WISDOM AND KNOW-HOW

    The latest addition to the bestselling Wisdom and Know-How series is a massive collection of complete home reference for everything you need to know about gardening from soil and fertilizers to growing flowers and vegetables. The volume includes garden techniques and tricks, the flower garden, the edible garden, container gardening, garden design and landscaping, attracting wildlife and packed with information. Readers will discover tips and techniques for maintaining a garden year-round; harvesting herbs; designing by bloom season; turning garden refuse into garden rewards; building teepees, trellises, and other plant supports; and much more.

    Item: 4522

    Author: Editors of Rodale Gardening

    Format: Paperback

  • GOING OFF THE GRID

    Discover how to get off the consumer treadmill and enjoy a simpler lifestyle. Gary Collins documents his firsthand experience in this comprehensive guide on how to find property and build a self-sustaining home to achieve happiness through simplicity. Included are tips for how to deal with general contractors and a review of common types of off-the-grid home construction (standard, straw bale, logs, and green cinder block) that highlights energy efficiency and insulation. All the basics are thoroughly covered, such as well water, septic and sewage disposal, and off-the-grid energy options (solar, wind, hydro, and geothermal). Factored in are contemporary concerns, including access to internet and cell phone service and the importance of an effective security system. Chapter summaries drive home key points for success, and a list of resources directs readers to key information.

    Item: 8646

    Author: Gary Collins, MS

    Format: Paperback

  • HEALING BONE BROTH RECIPES

    Healing Bone Broth Recipes teaches readers how to incorporate bone broth into their diets with 100 family-friendly and delicious Paleo and gluten-free recipes.Sharon Brown is the founder and owner of Real True Foods, a company that makes and sells 100 percent organic, local, and free-range bone broths and soups. She is a certified GAPS Practitioner and also has a restaurant background. Whether you've been eating bone broth your whole life or have never tried it before, the simple recipes in Healing Bone Broth Recipes are sure to bring everyone together over a delicious, healthy meal.

    Item: 8006

    Author: Sharon Brown

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS COLLECTOR SERIES: MODERN HOMESTEADING, 2ND EDITION

    Mother Earth News is pleased to bring you expert advice for self-sufficient living in the new and updated Collector Series: Modern Homesteading. This special guide brings you more than 40 articles covering self-reliance living, livestock and poultry, DIY projects, gardening, food and recipes, and more.

    Our goal at Mother Earth News is to provide information and inspiration to help you live more simply, more securely, and more sustainably. Packed with timeless tips, beautiful photographs, and helpful charts, this collector series guide has more than enough information to get you thriving with your homestead. Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve lived your whole life with your hands in the soil, you’re sure to find some helpful information to live a modern yet simple life on the homestead.

    Item: 8856

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  • 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

  • PHEASANT, QUAIL, COTTONTAIL

    Game birds have always held a high place at the table, whether it’s a hunter’s prize of roast grouse or the turkey we all eat at Thanksgiving. Pheasants, quail, rabbits, doves, grouse and more – these are singular species with grand culinary traditions that offer the cook an unmatched range of flavors. Many cooks fear the fowl, however. Lean and athletic, game birds, rabbits and hares can dry out in a hurry.

    Pheasant, Quail, Cottontail shows you how to cook small game like a pro: perfectly crisp skin over tender breast meat, melt-in-your-mouth braises and confit, stews, sausages, and more.

    Item: 8779

    Author: Hank Shaw

    Format: Hardcover

  • POULTRYNET® PLUS 12/48/3 STARTER KIT (GREEN)

    Everything you need in one convenient package to temporarily fence poultry in the backyard or on the pasture. 48" tall.

    Choose this starter kit if you plan to move the fence daily/weekly and have light or flighty breeds such as Leghorns and Buttercups. Kit includes these essentials:

    • 100 ft roll of 48" PoultryNet® Plus double spike electric netting
    • 4 48" FiberTuff™ support posts
    • Solar IntelliShock® 60 fence energizer
    • 5-Light Wireless Fence Tester

    This item is available for shipment to USA addresses only.

    Item: 8340

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  • PROJECT FIRE

    Drawing on a combination of classic and boldly contemporary techniques, Raichlen presents 100 inspired recipes that capture the full range of what grillers want to cook today. Consider your basic steak. Raichlen starts with the iconic: a T-bone grilled over direct heat, smartly tattooed with grill marks and lavished (the way the pros do it) with sizzling beef fat. Then he teaches a technique new to most of us: reverse-searing. This approach allows you to grill a monster steak, such as a beef tomahawk, to perfection while also imparting a haunting smoky flavor. Of course, there’s a Caveman Sirloin: meat seared right on the coals, as dramatic as grilling gets. Plus, here’s how to blow-torch a veal chop, and how to spit-roast whole cauliflower on a rotisserie. Learn to grill mussels in hay, squash on a salt slab, and salmon steaks on a shovel over a campfire.

    Item: 8830

    Author: Steven Raichlen

    Format: Paperback

  • PUT 'EM UP! FRUIT

    It contains 80 inventive recipes for preserving all kinds of fruit, from apples, berries and cherries to lemons, quince and tomatoes, and it also brings together 80 recipes for using those preserves (or store-bought jars) in main dishes, side dishes, desserts and cocktails.

    Item: 6669

    Author: Sherri Brooks Vinton

    Format: Paperback

  • SELF-SUFFICIENCY, 2ND EDITION

    Now, more than ever, people across the country are turning toward simpler, greener, and quieter ways of living, whether they’re urbanites or country folk. This large, fully illustrated book provides the entire family with the information they need to make the shift toward self-sufficient living.

    Self-Sufficiency provides tips, advice, and detailed instructions on how to improve everyday life from an environmentally and organic perspective while keeping the focus on the family. Readers will learn how to plant a family garden and harvest the produce; can fruits and vegetables; bake bread and cookies; design interactive and engaging “green” projects; harness natural wind and solar energy to cook food and warm their homes; boil sap to make maple syrup; and build treehouses, furniture, and more. Also included are natural crafts readers can do with their children, such as scrapbooking, making potato prints, dipping candles, and constructing seasonal decorations. Whether the goal is to live entirely off the grid or just to shrink their carbon footprints, families will find this book a thorough resource and a great inspiration.

    Item: 8265

    Author: Abigail R. Gehring

    Format: Hardcover

  • SIMPLE & NATURAL SOAPMAKING

    With this new comprehensive guide, herbalist Jan Berry offers everything the modern-day enthusiast needs to make incredible botanical soaps. Beginners can join in the sudsy fun with detailed tutorials and step-by-step photographs for making traditional cold-process soap and the more modern hot-process method with a slow cooker. Jan presents 50 easy, unique soap recipes with ingredients and scents inspired by the herb garden, veggie garden, farm, forest and more. Sample soap recipes you won’t want to miss are Lavender Milk Bath Bars, Sweet Honey & Shea Layers Soap, Creamy Avocado Soap, Citrus Breeze Brine Bars, Mountain Man Beard & Body Bars and Classic Cedarwood & Coconut Milk Shave Soap. Featured resources are Jan’s handy guides to common soapmaking essential oils and their properties, oil and milk infusions with healing herbs and easy decoration techniques. The book also contains Jan’s highly anticipated natural colorants gallery showcasing more than 50 soaps that span the rainbow. Soap crafters of all levels will enjoy referencing this book for years to come.

    Item: 8432

    Author: JAN BERRY

    Format: Paperback

  • THE ALL NEW BALL BOOK OF CANNING AND PRESERVING

    Organized by technique, The All New Ball Book of Canning and Preserving covers water bath and pressure canning, pickling, fermenting, freezing, dehydrating, and smoking. Straightforward instructions and step-by-step photos ensure success for beginners, while practiced home canners will find more advanced methods and inspiring ingredient twists.

    Item: 8030

    Format: Paperback

  • THE BEEKEEPER'S BIBLE

    Detailed instructions for making candles, furniture polish, beauty products and nearly 100 honey-themed recipes are included. Fully illustrated with how-to photography and unique etchings, The Beekeeper's Bible will provide any backyard enthusiast or gardener with the confidence to dive into beekeeping (or simply daydream about harvesting their own honey while relaxing in the comfort of an armchair).

    Item: 6816

    Author: R. Jones, S. Sweeney-Lynch

    Format: Hardcover

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