• GRIT GUIDE TO BACKYARD CHICKENS, 5TH EDITION

    As the backyard chicken movement continues to grow, GRIT magazine is pleased to bring readers the fifth edition of Grit Guide to Backyard Chickens. With 100 pages 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. There are more than 57 keys to having a healthy, productive flock that you can benefit from - via eggs and meat! - and enjoy.

    Nearly 20 articles fill this glossy-paged resource, and they are penned by the top experts in the poultry industry. Whether you are just starting your chicken-raising adventure or are a seasoned chicken farmer, you will find something in this guide worth crowing about, whether it be a tip to keep predators away or instructions on building the perfect chicken tractor. Every reader can find something to benefit from here.

    Read proven advice on chicken breed selection, heritage breeds and modern hybrids. Discover how to use your flock to turn over your garden soil and keep pests away. Learn how to build a weatherproof, pest-proof chicken feeder that discourages mold and mice. Facts about other poultry are also covered, with nine facts you didn't know about the humble turkey and how to add waterfowl to your backyard flock.

    Also included are delicious recipes that you can enjoy (and know that most or all of the ingredients came from you own backyard). They include Cheesy Egg Casserole, Vanilla Pound Cake, Moroccan Chicken With Eggplant-Zucchini Ragout, Lancaster Country Casserole, and much more.

    More articles include:

    • Hatch a Flock: Insider tips on incubating eggs.
    • Eggscellent-Laying Heritage Hens: Rare domesticated animals need engaged stewards to survive.
    • Get Smart! Protecting the Flock From Predators: Knowing the enemy is the first step to keeping your chickens safe.
    • Building the Whizbang Plucker: Take the tedium out of processing meat chickens.
    • Portable DIY Chicken Tractors for Any Budget: Tested over time, here are three portable laying-hen coops that might suit your homeplace.
    Item: 7074

    Author: GRIT

    Format: Paperback

  • GRIT GUIDE TO BACKYARD CHICKENS, 7TH EDITION

    Anyone, at any age, can enjoy the benefits and pleasures of keeping a backyard chicken flock. Whether you have yet to take the plunge and buy your very first chickens or are a seasoned chicken owner, the newest Guide to Backyard Chickens is an enjoyable read for everyone! This guide from Grit is 100 pages of articles written by chicken experts. It provides more than 65 keys to keeping a healthy, productive flock, plus recipes for eggs and chicken meat, DIY chicken coops, and information on owning guinea fowl, ducks and geese.

    Item: 7873

    Format: Paperback

  • GRIT GUIDE TO BACKYARD CHICKENS, 8TH EDITION

    Perfect for anyone looking to raise a great flock, the eighth edition of the Grit Guide to Backyard Chickens has great advice for both beginners raising their first chickens and seasoned chicken owners.

    It provides more than 65 keys to keeping a healthy, productive flock, plus recipes for eggs and chicken meat, DIY chicken coops, and information on owning guinea fowl and geese.

    Learn how to feed the flock on pasture and save money. Discover new ways to use extra eggs for delicious dishes. Read how to make the ultimate brooder box.

    More articles include:

    • Raising Chickens for Meat: From pasture to freezer, home processing offers rewards far beyond the dinner table.
    • Fermentations for the Flock: Improve your poultry’s health while saving money at the feed store.
    • Build a Weatherproof, Pest-Proof Chicken Feeder: Feed your flock without encouraging mold or supporting the local mouse and starling populations.
    • Keep Backyard Chickens with Class in Grit’s Mini-Coop: Everything you need to know to construct this small home for your flock, including plans and diagrams.
    Item: 8202

    Format: Paperback

  • GRIT GUIDE TO BACKYARD RABBITS, 4TH EDITION

    Raising rabbits has never been easier with the help the new Grit Guide to Backyard Rabbits, 4th edition. This guide has more than 43 keys to raising happy, healthy rabbits along with helpful advice to find the breed for you, instructions for keeping rabbits out of your garden, advice on how to build the best hutches and equipment, and so much more.

    Read about the necessary tools, equipment and routines it requires to keep healthy rabbits. Discover the basic bunny diet, and how feeding your rabbits a healthy mixture of pellets, hay and a few treats will keep them happy and strong. Learn how to ban bunnies from your garden by building a safe, simple and humane trap to keep uninvited critters out of your garden. Rabbit housing plans are included for a good weekend do-it-yourself project.

    Other articles include:

    • An Introduction to Rabbit Breeds: Ask yourself why raising bunnies is a priority, and then consider the many beautiful and cuddly, exotic and common varieties.
    • Rabbits as Food: When the first cute and cuddly kit arrived, worry set in about processing day.
    • The Rabbit House: If you’re more of a hands-off animal husband, keeping rabbits together in a colony – rather than in individual cages – may appeal to you.
    • Permaculture Principles for Rabbits: A couple of rabbit aficionados contemplate ways to keep rabbits in captivity, though in a more natural setting.
    • Calming the Rascally Rabbit: Discover the many activities you and your furry friends can do together for a healthier, more enjoyable experience.
    Item: 7550

    Format: Paperback

  • GRIT GUIDE TO BACKYARD RABBITS, 5TH EDITION

    Looking to start raising rabbits for meat? Want to be successful in the rabbit show ring? Wondering how you can keep those pesky wild rabbits out of your garden? GRIT Guide to Backyard Rabbits is the answer to all these questions and many more. Inside this 100-page guide you'll find more than 69 keys to a successful rabbit-raising enterprise. Nearly 20 articles are included, as well as heartwarming photos and a list of recommended rabbit resources.

    Item: 7881

    Format: Paperback

  • GRIT GUIDE TO BACKYARD RABBITS, 6TH EDITION

    Looking to start raising rabbits for meat? Wondering how you can keep those pesky wild rabbits out of your garden? Grit’s Guide to Backyard Rabbits is the answer to all these questions and many more. Inside this 96-page guide you'll find more than 69 keys to a successful rabbit-raising enterprise.

    Follow the simple instructions to help your rabbitry dreams move from concept to reality, with easy-to-follow rabbit housing plans. Discover how to cook with rabbit meat. Learn the best time to start breeding rabbits, and how to care and feed your pregnant does. Read how to keep your rabbit healthy by following basic guidelines.

    Other articles include:

    • Historic Meat Rabbit Breeds: Find the perfect meat rabbits for your patch of paradise.
    • DIY Rabbit Homes and Equipment: Your rabbitry dreams move from concept to reality with these rabbit housing plans.
    • Cooking With Rabbit: Broaden your meat horizons with healthful, domestic rabbit.
    • How to Tan Rabbit Hides: Don’t let any part of your animals go to waste.
    • Ban Bunnies from Your Vegetable Patch: Build this safe, simple, and humane trap to keep uninvited critters out of your garden.
    Item: 8201

    Format: Paperback

  • GRIT GUIDE TO CAST-IRON COOKING

    Read all about cast-iron cookware, the versatile, durable, and easy to use, original nonstick cookware. This beautiful guide from Grit contains more than 25 ways to use cast iron, including more than 50 recipes using cast-iron cookware. Nearly 100 pages of articles cover the history of cast-iron cookware, teach how to season new or rusted cast iron, guide you to become an expert with a Dutch oven, and much more. Discover how to make easy, no-knead artisan bread, delicious desserts, roasted coffee beans, and more. Learn how to bake, fry, and sear in cast-iron cookware. Read how to build a fire for cooking, and about family cast-iron pans passed down through generations, vintage cast-iron radiators, and more.

    Item: 7947

    Format: Paperback

  • 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 Grit 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.

    Packed from cover to cover with expertise on field and lawn care, this helpful guide can assist you as you decide which mower will work best for your yard. And whether you need an economical pushmower or a time-saving zero turn machine, you'll find advice on routine maintenance that will keep your mower or garden tractor on track all summer long. Read 10 ways to sustainably manage the unwanted weeds that sprout up every year. Master the ins and outs of lawn maintenance and keep your yard looking its best all summer. Plus, learn how to lawn stripe your yard: Not only will it look professionally mowed, but fertilizing and overseeding will be that much easier!

    Other articles include:

    • Rules of Engagement: Before operating any mower, it's imperative to wrap your mind around basic mowing safety.
    • (Electric) Wave of the Future: Mowers and bots that will cut your grass, without gas.
    • Mowing the Old-Fashioned Way: Use a scythe to make hay and trim your lawn.
    • Mowing and More with your ATV: Save money by turning your all-terrain vehicle into a top hand.
    • All the Trimmings: From string trimmers and edgers to the old reliable ax, here are all the tools you'll need to keep your landscape neat and tidy.
    Item: 6751

    Author: GRIT Editors

    Format: Paperback

  • GRIT GUIDE TO HOMEMADE BREAD, 5TH EDITION

    Bread. It’s everywhere. It can take up almost an entire aisle in the grocery store. It’s used as a delicious appetizer at some restaurants with butter and oil. It’s a staple at almost every family gathering, from holidays to Sunday dinners. Bread. It’s eaten all over the world. The 2014 Grit Guide to Homemade Bread features some of the best recipes for homemade bread; from sourdough to gluten-free, from flatbreads to pizza dough, this 100-page guide has them all.

    More than 20 of the best homemade bread articles from Grit make up this colorful, glossy-paged guide. There are 118 delicious recipes inside, with more than 57 keys to successful bread making; this guide will help the most inexperienced cook make a perfect, golden-brown loaf of bread right in her very own kitchen.

      Articles include:
    • Choosing a Grain Mill: Go completely homemade by grinding your own flours.
    • Gluten-Free Bread Baking 101: Discover the importance of gluten in traditional bread baking and how to replace it in these delicious gluten-free bread recipes.
    • Trying Sourdough: A variety of recipes – from our bloggers – helps you find ways to use that sourdough starter brewing on the kitchen counter.
    • Pizza Perfection: Forget takeout and turn your kitchen into a pizzeria.
    • Biscuits and More: Treat your taste buds to culinary delights with homemade biscuits, tortillas, dumplings and noodles.
    • Backyard Bread Oven: Build this easy adobe cooker in one weekend.
    Item: 7461

    Format: Paperback

  • GRIT GUIDE TO HOMEMADE BREAD, 6TH EDITION

    Even you can make bread! A lot of people are intimidated by the thought of making bread, pizza dough, cornbread or bagels, but with the help of Guide to Homemade Bread anyone can make delicious homemade bread. This sixth edition of Guide to Homemade Bread has more than 51 keys to baking tasty homemade bread, several expertly written articles and 118 delicious recipes.

    Discover five reasons why your bread dough doesn’t rise and gain some insight on overcoming this frustrating obstacle. Read how to make homemade flour that is less expensive, more nutritious and more flavorful than store-bought flour. Give a salute to sourdough and cook up some hearty and delicious pioneer fare in your kitchen. Test pizza dough, cornbread, bagel and biscuit recipes and try adding your own fun, tasty ingredient.

    Other articles include:

    How Bread Works – The secrets to cultivating yeast and developing gluten.

    Easy, No-Knead Artisan Bread – Methods guaranteed to make everyone a baker!

    Whole-Grain Baking – Great-tasting, nutritious bread, biscuits, muffins and cookies made with whole-grain flours.

    Bread Starters for Everyone – Friendship breads and sourdough recipes rely on a diverse mix of fermenting mixtures.

    Backyard Bread Oven – Build this easy adobe cooker in one weekend.

    Item: 7701

    Format: Paperback

  • GRIT GUIDE TO HOMEMADE BREAD, 7TH EDITION

    One of the most comforting sensations is walking into your home and smelling the delicious aroma of homemade bread in the oven. Whether it's being made on a cold winter day to dunk in your soup, or during the summer for those refreshing sandwiches at lunchtime, homemade breads of all types and varieties offer something everyone should enjoy. Grit Guide to Homemade Bread, 7th Edition provides more than 107 keys to successfully making bread, from sourdough bread to gluten-fee, from bagels to tortillas and more. With 76 recipes inside this 100-page guide, you and your whole family can enjoy the benefits of homemade bread.

    Item: 8034

    Format: Paperback

  • 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

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