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BASIC BUTCHERING OF LIVESTOCK & GAME

This is the book for anyone who hunts, farms, or buys large quantities of meat. The author takes the mystery out of slaughtering and butchering everything from beef and veal, to venison, pork and lamb. The text is clear and easy-to- follow.
$16.95

LOVELY DECK PLAN WITH RAILING AND PLANT LEDGE E-PLAN

  • 1028 Total Square Feet
  • 1st Floor 359
  • 2nd Floor 669
  • Width: 39'-0" Depth: 27'-0"
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full Baths
  • Standard Foundation - Slab
  • Building height - 26'
  • Roof pitch - 8/12
  • Ceiling heights -
  • First floor - 8'
  • Second floor - 8'
  • 16' x 7' overhead door
  • A vaulted entry with plant shelves and double entry doors guides you to the rear office, an oversized garage and stairs to the second floor living area
  • The living room features a vaulted ceiling, fireplace and double patio doors to the front balcony
  • Open to the living room is a functional U-shaped kitchen with snack bar and an ideal dining alcove
  • Complete list of materials

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!


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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

THE COMPLETE AROMATHERAPY & ESSENTIAL OILS

Essential oils are described as the "life force" or "essence" of plants. The most wonderful thing about essential oils is that they are available to everyone, and they are simple to use once the basic concepts are understood and the appropriate methods and procedures are observed.

The best known way to use essential oils is through massage. In this comprehensive book there are many more ways to use the oils, for everything from arthritis and asthma to high blood pressure and constipation. Essential oils are now emerging as scientifically proven and accepted remedies for a variety of common conditions. The how and why certain oils heal still remains mysterious. Oils can help treat everyday ailments, whether it be strengthening the immune system, fighting bacteria and viruses, or lowering stress levels. They can be used to tone, relax and strengthen muscles. These oils help the body heal itself.

This book features 109 oils and 450 remedies. The recipes are easy to follow, do not take a long time to make, and are quite inexpensive … the biggest cost is the oils. The oils are organized alphabetically, and each entry features the botanical name, a full description of how and why the oil is extracted, and its therapeutic uses.

Angelica for example has a sweet, rich smell, is excellent in all skin care preparations both as a tonic and to soften and smooth rough, dry skin. It reduces inflammation and can be useful when applied to irritated skin. As a massage oil it purifies the body and acts as a lymphatic stimulator, draining the body of excess fluid, increasing energy and generally quickening the functioning of glands. It's also an excellent tonic for the entire digestive system as it strengthens the liver, stimulates appetite, aids digestion and generally boosts the whole digestive system.

Author Nerys Purchon was one of Australia's leading experts on herbs, aromatherapy and essential oils. Her books have sold more than 300,000 copies worldwide.

$24.95