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  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO GARDENING

    Starting a garden can be a daunting task for any beginner. What to plant, when to plant, and how to plant can all be questions keeping you from taking the first step. The Mother Earth News Beginner’s Guide to Gardening helps answer all the unknowns.

    Item: 9404
  • 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.
    • 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.
    • Emergency Power Options – With the right generator, you’ll be prepared when storms or blackouts leave you without electricity.
    Item: 8407
  • PURE SKIN CARE

    In Pure Skin Care, best-selling author and long-time formulator of natural products Stephanie L. Tourles shares her 78 all-time favorite recipes for facial cleansers and scrubs, masks, moisturizers, and steams, along with creams, balms, and exfoliants for the entire body, all formulated to meet the most up-to-date green beauty standards. Readers will find specialized formulas for feet, hands, and sun protection, along with instructions for customizing recipes for particular skin types and easy-to-make treatments for common skin conditions like rosacea, acne, and wrinkles.

    Item: 9121
  • PUT 'EM UP! FRUIT & PUT 'EM UP! KIT

    The step-by-step instructions in Put 'em Up will have the most timid beginners filling their pantries and freezers with the preserved goodness of summer in no time. An extensive techniques section includes complete how-to instruction for every kind of preserving: refrigerating and freezing, air- and oven-drying, cold- and hot-pack canning, and pickling. And with recipe yields as small as a few pints or as large as several gallons, readers can easily choose recipes that work for the amount of produce and time at hand. Put ’em Up! FRUIT is a preserving guide and cookbook all in one! 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. Make Quick Peach Jam and then use it to make mouthwatering Sweet and Sour Chicken, or cook up Grapefruit and Sultana Conserve and incorporate it in Sautéed Greens with Grapefruit Dressing. The flavors are fresh and contemporary, and the instructions are thorough and easy to follow. Putting up the harvest has never been so delicious!

    Item: 8712
  • QUICK & EASY DEHYDRATED MEALS IN A BAG

    Package and prepare meals quickly and easily. Just add water! You can take prepackaged meals in a bag on the trail or throw them in the crockpot.

    This book includes family dinners, crockpot meals, healthy recipes, snacks, desserts, seasonings, appetizers, and dips, as well as meals and foods for campers, hikers, and backpackers.

    Item: 8872
  • SLAW BOARD & CABBAGE SHREDDER

    This solid wood, manual cabbage shredder makes it super simple for you to slice perfect shreds of cabbage and leafy greens. As you slide the food guide back and forth, the head of cabbage gets shredded through the extra sharp stainless steel blades. The shreds are approximately 7-millimeter strips.

    This is a fast and efficient way to make endless homemade coleslaw and sauerkraut. After you’re done making the perfect coleslaw or sauerkraut for your family and friends, this cabbage shredder disassembles for easy cleanup!

    Item: 9472
  • SWEET MARY'S WOOD BUTTER MOLD - MAPLE

    Mold and press out a one-pound block of your own butter, or smaller blocks depending upon how far back you pull the press, with this hand-made butter mold! These molds are designed and manufactured by Homesteader's Supply here in the USA. Included is a free culture that turns your butter into a flavorful and healthy product full of beneficial lacto-bateria, so you get the same health benefits as yogurt. Also provided are instructions for using the butter press, and a receipe for making butter with the culture. Each butter press (made of hard Maple or hard Cherry wood) is finished by craftsmen, and then oiled with 100% Non-GMO organic Coconut Oil. Simply reapply oil when needed. The word "butter" is carved into the side of each mold. Made with precision, each follower fits into the mold extremely well so that little butter is left behind after pressing out your one-pound block of butter. Press room temperature butter over and over with the same mold without having to soak the mold or freeze the butter. From Homesteader's Supply: So, how did we get the design and name for our wonderful butter mold? Back in the early 1900s, my great Aunt Mary lived on a farm with her husband Henry and their many critters. Her favorite cow was her Jersey named Sweet Marabelle that produced the most cream of any of their 4 other dairy girls. Mary churned all that cream into the best butter around that area. But, with so much butter to trade and give away to family and friends, she had Henry make her a mold that would press out block after block "swift as the wind" as Aunt Mary used to say. That's when Henry nicknamed her Sweet Mary! Although Sweet Mary and her butter mold are gone, the memories remain!

    This item is available for shipment to USA addresses only.

    Item: 8739
  • SWEET REMEDIES JUST ADD HONEY KIT

    This Sweet Remedies Just Add Honey Kit has everything you need to start making electuaries in your own kitchen! This kit includes Dawn Combs’ new book, Sweet Remedies, as well as three different Mockingbird Meadow Herbal Honey Boosters (Allergency, Sleep Well, and Ache Ease) 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!

    Sweet Remedies, the author Dawn Combs makes these traditional herbal honeys (called “electuaries”) and has created her own formulations for addressing a variety of common health ailments. With Sweet Remedies, readers will learn her methods for making electuaries in their home kitchens, using recipes that range from Ache Ease and Sleep Well to Heartful and Calcium for Kids. You will find instructions for making simple honey infusions and oxymels.

    Allergency Honey Booster provides supreme support for allergy sufferers, regardless of what ails them: dust, mold, pet, pollen, or food allergies.

    Sleep Well Herbal Honey Booster will put an end to your insomnia with Sleep Well Honey Booster, one of Mockingbird Meadows’ most popular and talked about formulas. Whether you can’t go to sleep or you can’t stay asleep, Sleep Well provides relief with hops, passionflower, skullcap, and other sleepy-time herbs.

    Ache Ease Honey Booster can help ease the inflammation and pain in sore muscles and joints. It features turmeric, meadowsweet, black cohosh, and other trusted anti-inflammatory herbs.

    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: 9494
  • TRADITIONALLY FERMENTED FOODS

    In Traditionally Fermented Foods, author Shannon Stonger shows readers how to preserve food using traditional fermentation techniques, often without refrigeration. An alternative to canning and freezing, traditionally fermented foods do not require modern technology to preserve. You can learn Stonger’s authentic preservation technique, which she depends on daily to put food on the table, so you know they work. You can also learn how fermented foods work, how to make fermented foods and how to use fermented foods in recipes. This book contains over 80 recipes with corresponding photos.

    Item: 9226
  • TURMERIC SEAWEED FACIAL MASK

    Take time to relax and rejuvenate with the Turmeric Facial Mask. The combined ingredients of turmeric powder, kaolin clay, and seaweed powder help with detoxing, cleansing, and soothing the skin. Designed to use daily or weekly for skin conditions or monthly for anti-aging, this is the go-to mask for all your facial skin care needs. All you need to do is mix 1 part liquid to 2 parts mask powder and mix until a creamy texture is reached. Apply to the face, let dry, then wash off with soap.

    Item: 9316
  • ULTIMATE CHEESE PRESS - CHERRY WOOD

    Now you can obtain the best cheese press available on the market today, and make your own hard cheeses at home! Plus, order this press and we’ll even add in some 90-count cheesecloth and a cheddar recipe. (All you need is the milk and cheesemaking ingredients!)

    Designed specifically for hard cheesemaking, the Ultimate Cheese Press features all-natural hard cherry wood sourced right here in the United States. Each press is preserved with 100 percent organic, non-GMO, cold-pressed coconut oil, and the natural antibacterial properties of the real wood and natural oil pay off: There’s no odors or chemicals, the wood is waterproof, and you can rest assured that your food is coming into contact only with natural products. What’s more, the latest research confirms that wood inhibits bacterial growth. (That’s not the case for plastics such as melamine. Now you know why everyone’s going back to butcher block cutting boards!)

    Each press is as unique as the wood it's made from. The innovative design makes pressing cheese easy and reliable. No need for pressure gauges, no lopsided cheeses: Every product comes out great!

    This item is available for shipment to USA addresses only.

    Item: 8807
  • WASHING MACHINE CLEANER AND DESCALER

    This all-natural, 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 solution every one to three months or as needed to extend life of washing machine. There are four uses per 16-ounce bottle.

    The all-natural clear and odorless solution kills all bacteria while removing mold and other contaminants, leaving your clothes smelling fresh and clean! It’s proudly made in the United States.

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

    Item: 9604
  • WESTON ZIPPER SEAL VACUUM BAGS (50 COUNT)

    Ever store a big batch of jerky in a vacuum sealer bag only to open it, take out a few pieces, and have to get out the vacuum sealer again? Zipper Seal allows you to vacuum seal, open, use, zip back up, and store for maximum freshness, flavor, and safety! Now you can store your items long term, open them, and continue to store what you don't use for the short term.

    Item: 9128
  • WOODWORKING FAQ

    Do you have questions about woodworking? Spike Carlsen has the answers! 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. This book is like a master carpenter standing at your elbow to answer questions as they arise, including: How do I make base molding fit tightly on the inside corners? How do I prevent splintering on the end of a board when I rout it? How do I taper cut a table leg? Is there any way to take the wobble out of a chair without taking the whole thing apart? 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
  • Worms Eat My Garbage

    The fully revised 35th anniversary edition, Worms Eat My Garbage has taught people how to use worms to recycle food waste into nutrient-rich fertilizer for houseplants or gardens. Small-scale, self-contained worm bins can be kept indoors, in a basement, or even under the kitchen sink

    Item: 8776

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