• GRIT GUIDE TO HOMESTEAD DIY PROJECTS, 3RD EDITION

    The third edition of the Grit Guide to Homestead DIY Projects includes more than 33 easy do-it-yourself projects. Inside, you’ll find schemes for a chicken feeder, two greenhouses for your backyard, wood pallets, racks for potted plants, and more. This 100-page publication is organized by project size: small (DIY mason bee house), medium (porch swing), and large (backyard DIY smokehouse). Each article includes helpful advice on each undertaking, either with great step-by-step instructions, illustrations, photographs, or parts lists. These articles are sure to help you successfully complete each project!

    Some of the ideas include:

    • Pallet Wood to Pot Rack (Small Project) – Keep your planted, grafted fruit trees upright, for next to nothing.
    • Seed Starting: 12 Easy Setups for Home Gardeners (Small Project) – Glean creative ideas from these real-world methods, and give your seedlings a healthy start to home this coming spring.
    • DIY Greenhouse for Winter Growing (Medium Project) – Growing food in this solar-heated structure will be far more productive than doing so with electric lights indoors. Plus, you can build it with low-cost material.
    • The Ultimate DIY Backyard Chicken Tractor (Medium Project) – Let your chickens forage on fresh ground every day.
    • A Cedar Log Bed Fit for a King (Large Project) – You don’t need to be an expert woodworker to fashion yourself a homemade bed frame out of the timber on your acres.
    • Build a Root Cellar (Large Project) – These unique plans show you how to build a root cellar for food storage by adapting a new concrete septic tank.
    Item: 8127

    Format: Paperback

  • GRT GUIDE TO CHICKENS 2ND EDITION

    GRIT has created more than six editions of Grit Guide to Chickens, and all have been extremely popular with readers and full of valuable, expertly written articles on raising and maintaining a healthy backyard flock. Now, Grit has compiled the best of the best chicken articles into this newly updated and revised premium issue! The second edition of the GRIT Premium: Guide to Chickens features 112 pages of articles to get you tending your flock to the best of your abilities. With this premium issue, get advice from GRIT flock owners, learn about a variety of chicken breeds, discover why and how a rooster crows, try delicious recipes for eggs and meat chickens, keep predators at bay, build a coop, and more.

    Other articles include:

    • Incredible Homestead Chickens – Easy-to-keep, chickens will provide delicious eggs and meat, plus bug control, fertilizer, and tillage.
    • Use Up Those Eggs – Without feeding the local wildlife.
    • Wintering Chickens – Fowl weather lies ahead; follow a few easy steps, and your flock won’t be vulnerable.
    • Chickens in the Garden – You can “recoop” much of the expense of raising chickens by putting their manure to work in your garden and enlisting your birds for organic pest control.
    • Adventures with Mail-Order Chickens – Certain beverages and ordering poultry do not mix.
    Item: 8416

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  • GRT PREMIUM FARMERS MARKET SPRING 2018

    Profit from your homestead with this brand-new premium issue of Grit! With Farmers Markets, learn how to: create a home-based business; break into your local farmers market; create a DIY personalized farm stand sign; become a beekeeper and grow lavender to make a profit; can jams and jellies for display at fairs; sell bread, soap, and birdhouses; and more! Do what you love to do every day, but create a business out of it. This 113-page issue contains 28 popular and relevant articles from Grit’s archives.

    Other articles include:

    • 12 Ways to Sell Your Products – Discover a variety of methods of marketing and selling produce and other items created on your farm.
    • Earning on an Acre – Intensive square-foot gardening makes it possible to make more than $43,000 per acre in produce.
    • Creating a Food Business on the Homestead – Take your kitchen skills, add a great recipe and fresh ingredients, and combine for a great way to make yourself an income opportunity.
    • Here’s Your Sign – Highlight your farm-raised produce and the personality of your homestead with a homemade sign for the farmers market or farm stand.
    • Farm Your Niche – Small operations thrive on specialty markets.
    • Market Farming in the Suburbs – Limited acreage can still provide opportunities for earning significant income.
    • Grow a Gourd, Build a Birdhouse – A fulfilling project for gardeners who might want to use a piece of their bounty to attract some feathered, crooning critters.
    • Yarn Farming – Wool from secondhand sheep, alpacas, and llamas can bring a tidy sum to the small farm, without the fuss of breeding.

    Full of expert advice and beautiful, detailed photographs, this premium issue of GRIT will have you getting a foot in your local farmers market in no time.

    Item: 8508

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