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      MOTHER EARTH NEWS & GRIT SELF-SUFFICIENT RESOURCE SET

      Mother Earth News & GRIT
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      Price: $14.99

      MOTHER EARTH NEWS and GRIT come together to bring you 600 pages of expert advice, recipes, do-it-yourself projects and more information on living a self-sufficient life. This set covers everything f…

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      MOTHER EARTH NEWS and GRIT come together to bring you 600 pages of expert advice, recipes, do-it-yourself projects and more information on living a self-sufficient life. This set covers everything from organic gardening to bees and honey, from backyard rabbits to self-reliance and country skills. The do-it-yourself projects include energy-saving household updates as well as instructions for constructing chicken coops, outdoor bread ovens and permanent garden beds. Follow recipes for baking sourdough bread, preparing rabbit meat, fixing delicious egg dishes, and cooking with honey. Discover how to save money with energy-saving tips for your home, and how to cut your food bills in half by growing your own food right in your own backyard.

      This set includes:
      MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Organic Gardening, 4th Edition
      This glossy-paged guide is perfect for beginners or expert gardeners. It covers everything from perennial vegetables to choosing a greenhouse, from organic pest control to making compost. Read how poultry is the secret weapon for organic pest control. Learn how to make the best homemade tomato cages. Or plan out your kitchen garden with four delightful herb gardens plans.

      MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Self-Reliance and Country Skills, 2nd Edition
      With more than 20 articles, this guide has hundreds of great ideas for self-reliant living. From preserving food to small-space gardening, from backyard chickens to making your own yogurt and cheese, this special guide has a wide variety of information that will help you lead a sustainable life.

      GRIT Guide to Homemade Bread, 3rd Edition
      Bread, bagels, pretzels, pizza crust, cookies and more! All of these delicious homemade creations can be found in this Guide to Homemade Bread. This guide includes more than 53 keys to successful bread making, outdoor bread oven plans, fail-proof no-knead breads, top bread machines tips and more.

      GRIT Guide to Backyard Rabbits, 2nd Edition
      You'll find more than 25 keys to a successful rabbit-raising enterprise in this special Barnyard Series guide. Learn about raising rabbits for meat and breeding stock. Build rabbit homes and learn what equipment you'll need. Read about a basic bunny diet that will keep them happy and healthy, and also discover so much more.

      GRIT Guide to Backyard Chickens, 4th Edition
      Calling all chicken enthusiasts! The fourth edition of this popular guide is overflowing with expert advice, key facts and easy chicken coop plans that will have both beginner and seasoned chicken owners crowing for joy! Read how to build a broiler coop on a shoestring budget. Build the perfect chicken tractor. Learn which heritage hens are the best for laying eggs. Follow the wide variety of delicious chicken recipes this book has to offer.

      GRIT Guide to Backyard Bees and Honey, 3rd Edition
      This treasure-trove of bee knowledge has more than 75 ways to get more from your bees. Cover-to-cover, this guide includes tips on saving money while building your own beehive or honey extractor with simple materials available at your local hardware store. Read how to use a top-bar hive, a less expensive method to raising bees that will pollinate your crops and provide tasty honey fresh from the comb.

      32.

      CAPPERS FARMER SUMMER 2013 SPECIAL ISSUE


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      Price: $6.99

      Directions for creating nontoxic cleaning products, advice for raising baby animals, delicious recipes, gardening guidance, recycling ideas for farm fixtures, flower-growing techniques, summer holiday memories and more are included in the Capper's Farmer Summer 2013.

      Enjoy amusing, helpful and knowledgeable articles by experts Oscar H. Will III, Barbara Pleasant, Susan Belsinger and others, all of whom offer practical advice for the homemade life.

      Prepare for the birth of your livestock and know what to expect and what to do. Learn the secrets of buttermilk baking and turn ordinary baked goods into spectacular biscuits, pancakes and more. Discover ways of getting rid of those itchy summer burns and ouches with herbal remedies. Follow seven easy tips for growing anything in containers.

      Other articles include:

      • Incubate Your Own Chicken Eggs - Gather your hens' fertile eggs and start replacing those old layers.
      • Memories Bloom on Memorial Day - Remember passed-on love ones with these flowers.
      • Easy & Useful Flowers - These special plants provide beauty, fragrance, food, medicine and more.
      • Life's a Bowl of Berries - Whether you harvest them from your own backyard or buy them at your local farmers' market, berries in season are a sublime treat.
      • Try This: Make Pillow Covers From Fabric Swatches - Turn designer fabric into beautiful pillow covers with this easy home-decorating project.

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      CAPPERS FARMER FALL 2013


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      Price: $6.99

      A treasure-trove of valuable information, the fall issue of Capper's Farmer includes great articles for homemade ice cream, condiments and pizza; a beginner's guide to canning; 17 uses for baking soda…

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      A treasure-trove of valuable information, the fall issue of Capper's Farmer includes great articles for homemade ice cream, condiments and pizza; a beginner's guide to canning; 17 uses for baking soda; ideas for planting flowers; and much more.

      Wonderful recipes fill the pages of this special issue. Enjoy serving up cool treats such as Fudge Ripple Ice Cream and Simple Butter Pecan Ice Cream. Craft your own condiments by learning to create homemade mayonnaise, barbecue sauce and fresh tomato ketchup.

      Within this issue you'll also find simple tips to enhance the fresh flavors on your grill. Solve all kinds of household problems with baking soda, using it for everything from cleaning to creating beauty products. Save money by planting a fall salad garden: Not only will it provide beauty in your yard, its delicious flavors will leave money in your pocket. Enjoy a look at what camping gear was used in 1900, how much it cost, and how much the gear weighed.

      Other articles include:

      • Summer Kitchen: The original outdoor cook room holds comforting memories and historical tidbits.
      • Fall for Comfort Food: Stay in and cook up one of these classic dishes.
      • An Apple a Day … : … really can keep the doctor away!
      • Country Canines: The life of a farm dog is one to be envied, especially by town breeds.
      • An Old-Fashioned Scrapbook: Preserve family history in a beautiful DIY heritage album.

      34.

      MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO FAMILY HEALTH

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      Price: $6.99

      Keeping your family healthy all year long is one of the toughest jobs, and it's made all the more difficult by the effects of ingredients and chemicals in over-the-counter medicine and household clean…

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      Keeping your family healthy all year long is one of the toughest jobs, and it's made all the more difficult by the effects of ingredients and chemicals in over-the-counter medicine and household cleaners. MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Family Health offers helpful articles that will help you take control of your family's health. Covering everything from homemade remedies to first-aid kit essentials, this 100-page guide contains natural wellness tips, information on which food additives to avoid, and much more.

      Read how to keep seasonal illness and chronic disease at bay by using natural methods to boost your immune system. Learn how to grow a healing garden and enjoy the benefits of herbs growing right outside your front door. Discover new beauty products - whether store bought or homemade - that are healthier and safer for you. Make your home a healthy home by following simple recipes for household cleaners (and avoid using harsh chemicals).

      Articles in the guide include:

      • Simple Soaps: Making your own soap is simple with the right tools. Create your own soap bars at home - all without lye.
      • 3 Most Dangerous Toxins in Your Home: With thousands of chemicals in home products, eliminating them all is no small task. Reduce these most-toxic chemicals.
      • Safe Spaces for Your Baby: Create a safe space for your baby, using these tips for designing a nontoxic nursery.
      • Why It's Still Smart to Buy Organic: Despite recent highly publicized headlines that claim the contrary, eating organic really is better for our health.
      • Stress Less: Improved habits and herbal remedies can reduce your stress load.
      • Naturally Pain-Free: Over-the-counter pain relievers can cause medical problems. Forgo pharmaceuticals in favor of natural options.

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      ULTIMATE SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE COLLECTION


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      Price: $19.99

      Whether you are looking to start your own organic garden, raise your own backyard bees for honey, or wanting to make your home a zero-energy home this invaluable set is for you. This set has more than…

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      Whether you are looking to start your own organic garden, raise your own backyard bees for honey, or wanting to make your home a zero-energy home this invaluable set is for you. This set has more than 1,500 pages of tips, guidance and practical advice for you to live a more self-sustaining life.

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      MOTHER EARTH NEWS and GRIT Self-Sufficient Resource Set
      MOTHER EARTH NEWS and GRIT come together to bring you 600 pages of expert advice, recipes, do-it-yourself projects and more information on living a self-sufficient life. This set covers everything from organic gardening to bees and honey, from backyard rabbits to self-reliance and country skills. The do-it-yourself projects include energy-saving household updates as well as instructions for constructing chicken coops, outdoor bread ovens and permanent garden beds. Follow recipes for baking sourdough bread, preparing rabbit meat, fixing delicious egg dishes, and cooking with honey.

      Best of MOTHER EARTH NEWS: Complete E-Book Collection on CD-ROM
      There is a better life. It's simpler, healthier and more satisfying, and MOTHER EARTH NEWS can help you live it. This e-book collection explores topics ranging from renewable energy advice and practical homesteading solutions to creative natural building methods. This comprehensive set includes more than 500 pages of tips, stories and diagrams.

      Heirloom Vegetable Gardening on CD-ROM (First Edition)
      This remarkable e-book by food historian William Woys Weaver is the bible for gardeners who choose to explore the fabulous flavors, fascinating history and astonishing diversity of vegetables. Weaver profiles 280 heirloom varieties, providing recipes, growing advice and authoritative history.

      36.

      MOTHER EARTH NEWS WISER LIVING VIDEO SERIES, VOLUME 1

      Mother Earth News
      DVD

      Price: $19.99

      This first installment of our new Wiser Living Video Series DVD features some of our most popular workshops, taught by leading experts on do-it-yourself, sustainable projects. From learning the basics…

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      This first installment of our new Wiser Living Video Series DVD features some of our most popular workshops, taught by leading experts on do-it-yourself, sustainable projects. From learning the basics of pickling vegetables to making your own all-natural household cleaners to extending your garden season with easy-to-build mini-greenhouses, the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Video Series features a broad spectrum of information. Recorded by professionals, each 10- to 20-minute workshop is brought to life through vivid imagery, crisp audio and step-by-step instructions that will guide you on your path to self-sufficiency.
      DVD Menu:

      Gardening and Backyard Chickens

      • Poultry 101 – Hank Will
      • Gardening With Chickens – Cheryl Long
      • Cover Crops – Cheryl Long
      • Season Extension – Cheryl Long
      • Raised Bed Gardening – Cheryl Long
      • Herbs for General Wellness, Herbs for Health Pt. 1 – Jessica Kellner
      MOTHER’s Kitchen
      • No-Knead Bread – Karen Will
      • Pickled Beets – Jennifer Kongs
      • Chicken Stock From Scratch – Robin Mather
      • Bread Made Easy – Karen Will
      • Herbs for Skin Wellness, Herbs for Health Pt. 2 – Jessica Kellner
      • Rendering Lard – Robin Mather
      • Making Bacon – Robin Mather
      • Fermentation and Sauerkraut – Jennifer Kongs
      • Herbs for Mental Health, Herbs for Health Pt. 3 – Jessica Kellner
      Healthy Home
      • DIY Household Cleaners – Jessica Kellner
      • Medicinal Oils and Salves – Gina DeBacker
      • Making Tinctures – Allison Martin
      • Herbs for Nausea, Herbs for Health Pt. 4 – Jessica Kellner
      About the talent:
      As a writer, farmer and the Publisher and Editorial Director of MOTHER EARTH NEWS, Bryan Welch is well known for his optimism, sense of humor and his commitment to empowering people to live their own versions of the good life. His work demonstrates unequivocally that it’s possible to do well in business without destroying natural or human resources.
      MOTHER EARTH NEWS Senior Associate Editor Robin Mather grew up in a rural village in Michigan, where her classmates at school were the sons and daughters of farmers. She frequently stayed with friends whose families ran farms, and loved everything about their lives — from bucking bales of straw and hay to bottle-feeding calves.
      Cheryl Long is the Editor-in-Chief of MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine and a leading advocate for more sustainable lifestyles. She lives on an 8-acre homestead near Topeka, Kan., that is powered in part by solar panels. There, she manages a large organic garden and a small flock of Welsummer chickens.
      Hank Will, Editor-in-Chief of Grit magazine, has been farming and selling farm products for almost 30 years and believes that demand for heritage breeds is poised to explode. His family’s seed company and nursery business inspired his academic career in genetics, while childhood experiences instilled a fascination with animal husbandry.
      Mother Earth Living Editor-in-Chief Jessica Kellner is enthusiastic about sharing the simple, commonsense ways we can connect with nature to better our health, homes and lives — including using herbal remedies to prevent or treat common ailments and cleaning our houses with affordable, natural ingredients.
      Karen K. Will is editor of The Heirloom Gardener magazine and operates Prairie Turnip Farm in Osage County, Kan., with her husband, Hank Will. She is a freelance writer, photographer and blogger, and the author of Cooking With Heirlooms: Seasonal Recipes With Heritage-Variety Vegetables and Fruits.
      Allison Martin is Managing Editor of Mother Earth Living, and previously spent five years on staff at The Herb Companion magazine, where she learned about plant medicine traditions. She lives in Lawrence, Kan., with her family, two bulldogs and cat.

      37.

      MOTHER EARTH NEWS & GRIT COUNTRY LIVING RESOURCE SET


      Paperback

      Price: $24.99

      Living a self-sufficient lifestyle isn't easy, but is so rewarding when you can proudly say you grow your own food, make delicious home-cooked meals, have a medicine chest full of homemade remedies …

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      Living a self-sufficient lifestyle isn't easy, but is so rewarding when you can proudly say you grow your own food, make delicious home-cooked meals, have a medicine chest full of homemade remedies and so much more. MOTHER EARTH NEWS and GRIT provide this excellent resource set that includes 700 pages of articles covering everything from field and lawn care to backyard sheep and goats, from home-baked bread to preserving your summer's bounty.

      This seven-guide set has some of the best articles for living an off-the-grid life. Learn to live off less by growing a bountiful garden; building a debt-free home; and eating homegrown food. Read how to grow and preserve your own food by building better garden soil, use cold frames to grow food in the winter months, and dry or freeze your leftover garden produce. Follow delicious bread recipes such as sourdough, pizza crust, gluten-free bread and more.

      This set includes:

      MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Living on Less
      You'll find expert advice, tips, instructions and more to help you live a more self-sufficient life. This fabulous resource covers everything from building better soil with free organic fertilizers to constructing tiny homes that are cozy, affordable and inspiring.

      MOTHER EARTH NEWS How to Grow and Preserve Your Own Food
      Read how you can build better garden soil and make your own compost. Follow instructions for building your own mini-greenhouse with low tunnels for year-round gardening. Learn the benefits of using chickens in your garden. Discover how to grow lettuce, garlic and carrots.

      MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Family Health
      Keeping your family healthy all year long is one of the toughest jobs, and it's made all the more difficult by the effects of ingredients and chemicals in over-the-counter medicine and household cleaners. Covering everything from homemade remedies to first-aid kit essentials, this 100-page guide contains natural wellness tips, information on which food additives to avoid, and much more.

      MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Growing Your Own Food
      Enjoy growing your own food and cutting your bills in half this year. Guide to Growing Your Own Food is filled from cover to cover with the best articles on gardening, preserving, backyard chickens, beekeeping and more. With the help of this 100-page guide, you'll get the satisfaction of saving money and eating homegrown food all year long.

      GRIT Guide to Sheep and Goats
      With helpful advice, do-it-yourself projects, step-by-step recipes and beneficial breed guides, Guide to Sheep and Goats is an invaluable resource filled with expertly written articles for anyone who owns their own flock or herd (or wants to, one day!). Filled with more than 75 keys to keeping your animals healthy, this guide also includes information on raising sheep and goats, finding the right milk goat, how to build a milking stanchion, how to shear sheep, building proper shelters, and more.

      GRIT Guide to Field and Lawn Care
      Want the best-looking yard in your neighborhood? Or a sprawling green lawn that welcomes visitors as they make their way up your driveway? With the help of the Guide to Field and Lawn Care you'll discover how to grow and maintain the sharpest lawn, as well as tips for safe mowing, advice for rejuvenating your lawn, and so much more.

      GRIT Guide to Homemade Bread
      This guide provides more than 57 keys to successfully making bread, from sourdough to pizza crust, from bagels to pretzels and more. With 111 recipes inside this 100-page guide you and your whole family can enjoy the benefits of homemade bread.

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      MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO FRESH FOOD ALL YEAR

      Mother Earth News
      Paperback

      Price: $6.99

      There is nothing better in the winter than cooking a homemade soup or stew with vegetables you grew and preserved from your own garden. Having access to delicious, homegrown food all year around not o…

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      There is nothing better in the winter than cooking a homemade soup or stew with vegetables you grew and preserved from your own garden. Having access to delicious, homegrown food all year around not only helps keep you happy and healthy, it also saves you some money.

      This 100-page guide is filled with articles with instructions for preserving food, whether it's canning, freezing or dehydrating. Plus, you can read about backyard chickens, the best ways to store fresh vegetables, how to make cheap garden beds and so much more.

      Read about how composting will help you turn food and yard waste into garden gold. Discover what you can do in your winter garden and six top crops for winter harvest. Learn how to raise backyard chickens so you can fresh eggs each morning. Follow step-by-step instructions for making your own perfect pie crust. Enjoy fall's sweetest harvest by making and trying homemade apple cider.

      More articles include:

      • Easy Ways to Preserve Fresh Food: Your guide to canning, freezing, dehydrating and other simple, seasonal storage methods.
      • Expert Advice for Greenhouse Growing: Build a greenhouse in your backyard and you'll be amazed at its many uses.
      • Save Money on Groceries: Buying in bulk and freezing or canning fruits and veggies are great ways to enjoy better food and cut your costs by up to 85 percent.
      • Homemade Butter: Whether you want it creamy or cultured, learn the secrets of fresh, sweet, homemade butter.
      • 6 Easy Ways to Use Peanuts: Peanuts are rich, healthful and versatile. Discover several classic ways to prepare them, and find inspiration for new nutty creations.

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      MOTHER EARTH NEWS GUIDE TO HEALING HERBS, 4TH EDITION


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      Price: $6.99

      Keep your body healthy this winter season with all the tips and helpful articles from the MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Healing Herbs, 4th Edition. This 100-page guide is filled with articles that cover everything from making your own herbal medicines to creating herbal vinegars. You'll be able to read about the best herbal remedies; learn about antibacterial food and herbs; dive into making your own natural arthritis remedies; or discover how to use calendula for treating those minor burns, bruises and inflammation.

      Guide to Healing Herbs is separated into six sections that cover everything from medicines to healthy recipes. Filled with beautiful color photos, this guide will arm you with valuable information on keeping you and your family healthy and happy this winter season.

      Other articles include:

      • Guide to Aromatherapy - Diminish stress, boost energy and improve mood by learning the basics of this ancient art.
      • Sweet Medicine - Honey is rich with healing antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
      • Natural Dental Health - Keep chemicals off your pearly whites with these expert tips.
      • Herbs for Skin - Find relief for skin disease including eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.
      • Drying Herbs & Spices - Growing and drying herbs is one of the easiest forms of food preservation.
      • Stealth Health With Culinary Herbs - Discover the everyday healing power of flavorful culinary herbs.

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      MOTHER EARTH NEWS & GRIT SIMPLE LIVING RESOURCE SET


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      Price: $30.00

      Is there a more rewarding feeling than sitting down for dinner with your family, knowing more than half of your meal came from your own backyard? With the invaluable information contained in the MOTHE…

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      Is there a more rewarding feeling than sitting down for dinner with your family, knowing more than half of your meal came from your own backyard? With the invaluable information contained in the MOTHER EARTH NEWS and GRIT Simple Living Resource Set, you can start working toward filling your pantry, refrigerator and dining room table with the fruit of your own labors. You'll also save money on bills, learn to live off the land, discover how to raise chickens, rabbits and bees, and so much more.

      The best articles that have been featured in MOTHER EARTH NEWS and GRIT have been compiled into 100-page guides, ranging in topic from building beehives to enjoying fresh food all year. This six-guide set is full of tips, advice, instructions and recipes that will help you live a more self-sufficient life. Undertake eight easy projects for energy savings. Read up on pressure canning basics and safely preserve food (and save money at the grocery store and farmers market). Discover how to make your own compost for increased garden productivity. And keep animals right in your backyard for fresh eggs, meat and honey.

      The set includes:
      MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Organic Gardening
      Written for both beginners and seasoned gardeners, this 100-page guide is filled with articles that will make your garden healthy and bountiful for growing vegetables, fruits and herbs.

      MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Fresh Food All Year
      This guide is filled with articles on instructions for preserving food, whether it's canning, freezing or dehydrating. Plus, you can read about backyard chickens, the best ways to store fresh vegetables, how to make cheap garden beds and so much more.

      MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Self-Reliance and Country Skills
      Being able to successfully run a self-sufficient homestead, no matter whether you live on 1 acre or 10, provides you with benefits such as money saved on bills, healthy and nutritious food, homemade remedies, and so much more.

      GRIT Guide to Backyard Rabbits
      With more than 41 keys to rabbit-raising success, this information-rich guide from GRIT has 20 great articles about raising rabbits, either for pets, show or meat.

      GRIT Guide to Backyard Chickens
      Filled with all things chickens, this special guide covers everything you need to know about raising and keeping chickens, whether you live on a 100-acre farm or in a city suburb.

      GRIT Guide to Backyard Bees and Honey
      This colorful guide is filled with some of the best articles on keeping bees, building your own beehives, cooking with honey, and identifying different types of bees.

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