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  • WOODWORKING FAQ

    Woodworking FAQ has everything you want to know, whether you're a beginner planning your first project or an experienced crafter putting in cabinets or making furniture. With its comprehensive information, friendly question-and-answer format, and convenient lay-flat binding, Woodworking FAQ will be the most important tool in your workshop.

    Item: 6100
  • 100% ORGANIC 4-PACK PERSONAL PROTECTION MOSQUITO REPELLENT

    Ditch the Itch! Mosquitoes are annoying and uncomfortable. Don’t let them spoil your outdoor activities. Protect yourself from mosquitoes without using chemicals.

    • Package includes 4 bottles
    • Repels mosquitoes for hours
    • Fresh lemon scent
    • 100% organic
    • DEET-free
    • 2 oz. size perfect for carry on luggage, backpacks, purses, gloveboxes, picnic baskets and sports bags

    Ingredients: A unique blend of Peppermint, Lemongrass, Tea Tree, and Lavender

    Item: 8467
  • 10-TRAY DIGITAL DEHYDRATOR

    The 10-Tray Digital Dehydrator is a new 830-watt countertop food dehydrator with a digital thermostat up to 155 degrees Fahrenheit. It includes a digital, 12-hour shut-off timer and 10 nonstick trays.

    Item: 8853
  • ADVANTAGE VACUUM SEALER

    Food is expensive and can go bad fast. Save money and keep your food fresh by using the Advantage Vacuum Sealer to seal and freeze your summer vegetables, meat from the hunting season, or the extra food you stockpiled while it was on sale. This vacuum sealer features 23-inch-HG vacuum strength, a 210-watt motor, and carries an ETL certification, this sealer is great for home or professional use.

    Item: 8953
  • BEE'S WRAP VARIETY PACK (2 SMALL, 2 MEDIUM, 2 LARGE, 1 BREAD)

    Meet the comprehensive Bee’s Wrap kit, with a wrap for every job in the kitchen. Whether you’re storing half a lemon, bundling up a loaf of bread, or covering a bowl, the variety pack has you covered. Each size corresponds with a designated print; reach into your drawer and find the right wrap at a glance. Our variety pack allows individuals and households to stock up on Bee’s Wrap and make the shift away from disposable food storage for good.

    Variety Pack includes

    • 2 Small (7" x 8") in honeycomb print - wrap half a lemon, avocado or small snack.
    • 2 Medium (10" x 11") in clover print - wrap cheese, carrots, herbs, or cover a bowl.
    • 2 Large (13" x 14") in geometric print - ?wrap half a melon, greens, baked good or cover a bowl.
    • 1 Bread (17" x 23") in honeycomb print - wrap fresh bread, cover a casserole or use to roll dough.
    Item: 8423
  • BUILDING UNIQUE AND USEFUL KIDS' FURNITURE

    Give your child a unique gift of a lifetime, one that won’t break your checkbook but will provide you and your kid a load of fun making it! Building Unique and Useful Kids’ Furniture: 24 Great Do-It-Yourself Projects provides complete step-by-step instructions for building 24 professionally designed, one-of-a-kind children’s furniture projects that are easy to build and that your kids will love.

    Item: 9227
  • CHURNCRAFT BUTTER CHURN CHERRY

    Hand-churned butter is rich, creamy & just tastes better. The Churncraft butter churn is a beautiful, solid, award-winning tool for making fresh butter at home.

    Each one of Churncraft's butter churns is built carefully by hand in their small workshop in Connecticut. They use high quality, custom made materials to create a durable, sturdy and heirloom-style tool.

    Item: 8940
  • DEHYDRATING FOOD

    With the easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions here, anyone can have fun, save money, and create delicious meals by dehydrating food. Learn the basic methods (sun drying, oven drying, net bag, and commercial food dehydrators) before moving on to drying herbs for tea, making your own tasty (and healthier) jerky, and so much more. Also included is a section on the nutritional benefits of drying food. With 164 recipes ranging from breads to desserts, soups to pies, and cereals to entrees, Dehydrating Food is a book for anyone who is interested in learning how to save money and create delicious meals by drying their own food.

    Item: 8292
  • DISHWASHER CLEANER AND DESCALER

    This is the only all-natural dishwasher cleaner and descaler on the market. Protect your family against harmful toxic chemicals found in other dishwasher cleaning and descaling solutions. The plant-based formulation contains no harsh chemicals (such as ammonia or bleach), but it provides enough strength for sanitizing, descaling, and cleaning.

    For best results, use the solution every one to three months or as needed to reduce costly maintenance and repairs. There are four uses per 16-ounce bottle.

    The all-natural clear and odorless solution eliminates foul odors and restores dishwashers to like-new condition! It’s proudly made in the United States.

    Please allow two weeks for delivery. Available for shipment to U.S. continental addresses only.

    Item: 9601
  • DOORMAKING: MATERIAL, TECHNIQUES, AND PROJECTS FOR BUILDING YOUR FIRST DOOR

    Few pieces of furniture, save perhaps chairs, work as hard as doors. Building them to last, especially exterior doors, takes knowledge and experience that don’t come from making other types of furniture, such as tables and bookcases. Doormaking: Materials, Techniques and Projects for Building Your First Door by woodworker Strother Purdy gathers all the information and guidance that both beginning and intermediate woodworkers need to be successful making their first door. While covering the construction of the eight most popular doors, Doormaking: Materials, Techniques and Projects for Building Your First Door starts first by addressing the fundamentals: the basics of good design and proper construction technique, the pros-and-cons of common materials including wood and sheet goods, interior and exterior finishes, hardware and the fine points of hanging doors. Once those key elements are covered, Doormaking: Materials, Techniques and Projects for Building Your First Door offers project chapters that walk the reader step-by-step through the construction of eight essential doors, explaining design and material choices in specific contexts, tool options and other considerations. The first four projects are easily accessible to a beginner while the remaining projects offer up some more challenging details for the intermediate woodworker. Also included are sidebars containing amusing anecdotes and mistake stories – each delivering tips as well as details for hanging a door – and an inspiring gallery of doors that are sure to inspire. Doormaking: Materials, Techniques and Projects for Building Your First Door is a must for any woodworking hobbyist, professional craftsman, or DIY homeowner.

    Item: 8560
  • FIERY FERMENTS

    The authors of the best-selling Fermented Vegetables are back, and this time they’ve brought the heat with them. Whet your appetite with more than 60 recipes for hot sauces, mustards, pickles, chutneys, relishes, and kimchis from around the globe. Chiles take the spotlight, with recipes such as Thai Pepper Mint Cilantro Paste, Aleppo Za’atar Pomegranate Sauce, and Mango Plantain Habanero Ferment, but other traditional spices like horseradish, ginger, and peppercorns also make cameo appearances. Dozens of additional recipes for breakfast foods, snacks, entrées, and beverages highlight the many uses for hot ferments.

    Item: 8274
  • GARDEN PROJECTS

    Garden Projects gives you a range of plans for useful and ornamental additions to your garden. Each project is fully explained, with detailed step-by-step descriptions and illustrations to guide you through.

    Item: 7834
  • 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.

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  • GROW YOUR OWN HERBAL REMEDIES

    In Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies, Groves provides 23 specially tailored garden plans for addressing the most common health needs, along with simple recipes for using each group of herbs. Whether the need is for headache relief, immune support, stress relief, or a daily tonic, readers will learn the three to six herbs that are most effective and how to plant, harvest, and care for each one.

    Item: 9449
  • Heal Local Basic Home Healthcare Kit

    Heal Local Basic Home Healthcare Kit has everything you need to start making electuaries in your own kitchen! This kit includes Dawn Combs’ book, Heal Local, as well as four different Mockingbird Meadow Herbal products (Allergency Herbal Honey Booster, Universal Herbal Balm, Cool Down Loose Leaf Tea and Gentian Herbal Digestive Bitters) that will help ease whichever ailment comes your way. This kit has everything you need to learn about, taste, and create your very own electuaries!

    Heal Local book is about understanding the value of eating and buying local. Taking back our food, goods and services from multinational corporations and sourcing them from small growers, producers, artisans and entrepreneurs benefits our families, our environment and our communities. Heal Local argues that "100-mile health care" can be equally valuable in terms of how we treat illness and injury and maintain wellness.

    Allergency Herbal Honey Booster provides supreme support for allergy sufferers, regardless of what ails them: dust, mold, pet, pollen, or food allergies. Designed to be stirred into honey, herbal honey boosters are a combination of powdered medicinal herbs specially formulated to help ease a variety of common ailments.

    Universal Herbal Balm provides relief for small cuts, scrapes, bumps, bruises, and bites. Unlike commercial preparations, this Universal Balm is safe for young children and animals because it’s even safe to ingest.

    Cool Down Loose Leaf Tea, the herbs in the tea have a long and successful history of cooling down a fever that rages too high or too long. Leaf Tea is first aid for your skin, whether you drink it or add a cold, soaked tea cloth to your burn. For best results, serve hot for fever and cold for heat stress.

    Gentian Herbal Digestive Bitters 2 oz. bottles provide a simple and safe way to improve digestion. Gentian Bitters are a unique twist on the classic bitter plant, Gentiana lutea. We recommend adding them to a salad dressing! Bitters can help balance the digestive system and curb sugar cravings.

    These products are formulated by Dawn Combs, a trained herbalist, ethnobotanist, teacher, and long-time contributor to Mother Earth News and Mother Earth Living.

    This statement has not been tested by the Food and Drug Administration. These products aren’t intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

    Item: 9495
  • HOME CHEESE MAKING, 4TH EDITION

    Whether you’ve been making cheese for years or are just starting out, Home Cheese Making is the perfect book to expand your knowledge! With instructions for crafting a variety of cultured dairy products (including sour cream and clotted cream), an expanded selection of recipes (for goat’s milk, fresh, soft, and hard cheeses), and 50 sweet and savory recipes for cooking with cheese, Home Cheese Making is the most trusted guide for making cheese at home.

    Item: 9385
  • HOMESTEAD IRON CROWS FOOT CULTIVATOR

    The Homestead Iron Crows Foot Cultivator is great for working in finer amended soil, cultivating the dirt around plants easily. The tool is forged by hand, heated and beat into shape – just like in the old days. Each tool comes with a lifetime guarantee. Give it proper care and maintenance, and should it bend or break, Homestead Iron will repair or replace your tool.

    Item: 8600
  • MASON JAR LUNCHES

    Mason Jar Lunches features 50 pretty, portable packed lunches, including delicious soups, salads, and pastas. Packing your lunch is one of the best ways to eat healthy and save money. But preparing and packing a lunch isn’t always easy. Mason jars are the perfect solution: They’re durable, adorable, and keep your food sealed and fresh. Packed with full-color photos of each recipe, this book is as gorgeous as the layered lunches themselves. Mason Jar Lunches goes beyond the popular mason jar salad recipes to include a variety of hot and cold meals.

    Item: 8891
  • MASTER VINTNER SMALL BATCH WINE MAKING STARTER KIT

    An international exclusive, this 1-gallon winemaking starter kit comes complete with premium grape concentrate from world-class vineyards.

    Great things come in small packages. Without experience or anything but a passion for wine, you can make top-notch, cellar-worthy wine in your kitchen. Master Vintner combines essential equipment that's easy to use with expert instruction that's easy to follow. You'll walk through the essentials of winemaking with exclusive techniques from world-class winemaker Tim Vandergrift.

    You don't need time, either. Great wine takes a matter of minutes to make, and then only the patience to let it ferment and mature into perfection. Prep a cabernet for fermentation while you make dinner, or a pinot noir in the minutes before you head for work in the morning.

    Their premium recipe kits are made from grapes picked at their prime by expert vintners in world-class vineyards. With this unsurpassed quality, you cannot make better homemade wine anywhere else.

    With small batch sizes, you'll get five bottles per recipe, making it easy to mix and match favorite styles. Craft a full tasting menu in just four months, with each batch of wine finishing in a quick four weeks. Serve your favorite meals alongside an artisanal bottle of chardonnay or merlot that you made in your own kitchen.

    Starter Kit Includes:

    • Your choice of recipe kit: cabernet sauvignon, merlot, pinot noir, chardonnay, moscato, or pinot grigio
    • World-class instructions from industry expert Tim Vandergrift
    • Little Big Mouth Bubbler Glass Primary Fermenter, Stopper, Airlock, and FermagraF°
    • 1-Gallon Glass Jug Secondary Fermenter, Cap, Airlock, and FermagraF°
    • Herculometer, Test Jar, and Thief
    • Mini Auto-Siphon and Tubing
    • 18-inch Plastic Paddle
    • Corker and Corks
    • Bottle Filler and Tubing
    • Microfiber Cleaning Cloth, Oxygen Wash Cleanser, and Sodium Metabisulfite Sanitizer

    Item: 9537
  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS COLLECTOR SERIES: ORGANIC GARDENING, 2ND EDITION

    Have you ever thought of growing flowers and vegetables together? Or considered how the pH level in your garden’s soil affects the growth of your fruits and vegetables? What about the idea of pruning for small-space fruit trees? These topics and many more are all covered in the Mother Earth News Collector Series: Organic Gardening, 2nd Edition!

    Item: 9117

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