Healthy Home
Make your home a safe haven with efficient design, chemical-free cleaning methods and home organization tips.

DIY Wood Bath Tray

Improve your spa experience by creating your own DIY wooden bath tray.

What Radon Is and How It’s Affecting Your Home and Health

Learn what radon gas is, how to test for it and how to get rid of it with our friends at Houzz.

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13 Household Uses for Lemons
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Medicinal Herb Garden Tour

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THE WEEKEND HOMESTEADER

The Weekend Homesteader guides readers to self-sufficiency, month by month. Whether it's January or June you'll find exciting, short projects that help you dip your toes into the vast ocean of homesteading without getting overwhelmed. If you need to fit homesteading into a few hours each weekend and would like to have fun doing it, these projects will be right up your alley, no matter if you live on a 40-acre farm, own a postage-stamp lawn in suburbia, or call a high-rise home.

You'll learn about backyard chicken care, how to choose the best mushroom and berry species, and why and how to plant a no-till garden that heals the soil while providing nutritious food. Permaculture techniques will turn your homestead into a vibrant ecosystem and attract native pollinators while converting our society's waste into high-quality compost and mulch. Meanwhile, enjoy the fruits of your labor right away as you learn the basics of cooking and eating seasonally, then preserve homegrown produce for later by drying, canning, freezing or simply filling your kitchen cabinets with storage vegetables. As you become more self-sufficient, you'll save seeds, prepare for power outages and tear yourself away from a full-time job, while building a supportive and like-minded community. You won't be completely eliminating your reliance on the grocery store, but you will be plucking low-hanging (and delicious!) fruits out of your own garden by the time all 40-eight projects are complete.

$17.95

YARN WORKS

Yarn Works is the ultimate sheep-to-sweater reference book for fiber enthusiasts everywhere. Have you ever wondered what the best spin method is for a chunky yarn? Or how to dye fiber to the color you want? Or perhaps your yarn isn't holding its shape when you knit … This how-to book answers all of those questions and more in a detailed manner. The better you understand the science behind the subject, the better you'll be at applying your creative inspiration to spinning, dyeing, and knitting your own yarn.

This book is divided into four main sections (Fiber Workshop, Spin Workshop, Dye Workshop, and Knit Workshop) and includes a brief history on each subject. Each short, informational workshop takes you through the essential learning activities for spinning, dyeing, and knitting, giving you the hands-on experience you'll need to master the subject.

$29.99

CHILDREN'S PLAYHOUSE E-PLAN

  • Width: 6'-0" Depth: 6'-0"
  • Standard Foundation - Wood floor on gravel base
  • Height floor to peak - 7'-2"
  • Wall height - 4'-4"
  • Plenty of windows brighten interior
  • Attractive Victorian style
  • Gabled doorway and window box add interest
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

Plenty of windows brighten the interior of this attractive Victorian-style playhouse. E-plan includes complete list of materials and step-by-step instructions. Finished product size: 6 feet by 6 feet.


Mother Earth News E-Plans are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start building today!


System information: 840KB, load times may vary.

INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: Order this e-plan and it will be delivered directly to your computer - no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees. For best results print at 100% on 11x17 paper or have the plan printed at your nearest print store.


DISCLAIMER

It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications' plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or these plans you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

This plan was provided by HDA, Inc.

$40.00