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The Guide to Self-Reliance and Country Skills features more than 50 ways to enjoy a more sustainable lifestyle. Inside, you’ll discover the most important skills for self-reliance. More than 15 invaluable articles fill the pages of this special issue. Read lessons of off-grid living from a 20-year veteran homesteader and shift to a low-carbon lifestyle. Install the best garden fence to protect your garden from critters. Discover a solar heating plan for your home with an exciting solar project. Follow simple instructions for making your own shampoo, deodorant and toothpaste.
Turn your dreams of country living into a reality! The Mother Earth News Guide to Self-Reliance and Country Skills, 4th Edition is 100 pages of beneficial articles that will assist anyone wanting to live a more self-sufficient life. Nothing compares to the feeling of enjoying a meal that was raised and grown on your own land … no matter if it’s just the delicious preserves from your garden or the entire feast. There are also great articles on solar heating and other energy savings tips that will save you hundreds on your energy bills.
Several articles in this special issue provide useful and helpful tips on how to plan and maintain a successful self-sufficient homestead, from picking the perfect property to caring for the garden and livestock.
Learning to live off the land can be one of the most rewarding experiences. Preparing meals with ingredients that you cultivated yourself provides a feeling of self-accomplishment and the satisfaction of knowing where your food comes from. 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.
Growing and raising your own food, completing energy-saving projects and choosing renewable energy, and more are all covered in this 100-page guide. It's jam-packed with articles that will help you start your journey toward making life more self-sufficient.
Read how to plan the perfect homestead and design your homestead on only 1 acre of land. Learn to build the best greenhouses and garden fences. Discover how to plan for food self-sufficiency and maximize your harvest.
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Find Your Country Property - Follow this advice to locate the property that's just right for you.
Space-Saving Home Design - Has clutter taken over your life? Make your house feel bigger by tapping into five strategies that makes your homework far more efficiently.
Make Your Own Herbal Medicine - To find ingredients for many basic herbal remedies, you often need to look no further than your own backyard.
Raising Chickens for Meat - Want to ensure that the chicken on your plate was raised and processed humanely? Do it yourself!
Keeping Bees in Top-Bar Hives - Use this less-expensive method to raise bees that will pollinate your crops and provide tasty honey fresh from the comb.
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This incredible resource as all the information you need to make your own herbal medicine, rodent-proof your house, bake easy homemade bread, find the best backyard chicken breeds, and more!
More then 119 herbs for growing, cooking and healing are covered in this glossy-paged guide from Mother Earth News. The Guide to Women's Health covers a variety of topics for women of every age. From learning which herbs you should be using at what age, to strengthening your bones, this guide is filled from cover-to-cover with valuable information, tips, advice and recipes for women's health.
This 100-page guide has helpful tips and advice for which ever stage of life you're in. Articles in this guide include:
Read about beauty treatments such as homemade soothing glosses and balms. Learn how to make floral waters and colognes. Read how you can help relieve PMS symptom with herbs. Try great new recipes and read about 10 anti-aging superfoods that are not only help fight aging but are also delicious.
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Enjoy a bountiful garden harvest this fall with the informative articles in this third edition of the Mother Earth News How to Grow and Preserve Your Own Food. From cover to cover, this glossy-paged guide contains tips and techniques for growing your own fruits and vegetables, and preserving them using simple, easy-to-learn techniques.
Learn how to grow winter tomatoes indoors all through the season; harvest the freshest mushrooms with the help of a do-it-yourself kit; discover how to make sauerkraut; and more. This guide includes detailed articles on extending your growing season with greenhouses and cold frames, including how to build an easy hoop house for less than $1,000. You'll also learn how to build better soil with free organic fertilizers (including two you won't even need to pay for.)
The editors of Mother Earth News have filled this 100-page guide with some of their best gardening and preserving articles. Articles include:
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Almost everything you need to know about growing and preserving your own food at home is in this 100-page guide from Mother Earth News. How to Grow and Preserve Your Own Food provides excellent articles filled with tips and advice for growing a healthy, successful garden, as well as canning your leftover bounty to enjoy in those cold winter months.
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.
Not only are there wonderful articles for planting, growing and harvesting your garden produce, there's also information-rich articles for preserving that produce. "How to Store Fresh Vegetables" shows the best crops to grow or buy, and the right way to keep them fresher longer. Save money with "Learn to Can for Homegrown Flavor" and enjoy the delicious foods all winter with this traditional preservation skill. Read how to dry your own food and herbs, brew your own cider, make sauerkraut and more.
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Not only are there great articles on growing a successful garden in the Mother Earth News How to Grow and Preserve Your Own Food guide, you’ll also read how to make those delicious fruits and vegetables last throughout the year. Filled with helpful tips, step-by-step instructions, beautiful photographs and more, this guide contains hundreds of great ways to achieve food security for you and your family.
Learn how to grow a great fall garden with broccoli, carrots, spinach and more. Follow the simple instructions on an easy-to-make mini-greenhouse to help you stretch your growing season. Save money and enjoy delicious, homemade foods all winter with food preservation instructions. Read how to master the art of fermentation to make your own cheese, sauerkraut, beer, bread and more. Discover how to keep backyard chickens and bees for the best homegrown eggs and fresh, enjoyable honey.
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Get more from your garden this year! This sixth edition of Mother Earth News How to Grow and Preserve Your Own Food is filled with expertly written articles on growing a successful, bountiful garden and preserving fresh vegetables and fruits. You’ll learn how to eat in sync with the seasons, make easy compost, dry and freeze produce from your garden, and more.
Discover how to have chickens in the garden by putting their manure to work and enlisting your birds for organic pest control. Learn how to grow great salads year-round. Read about freezing fruits and vegetables from your garden with straightforward freezing tips that turn your garden harvests into sensational, off-season meals. Follow simple steps to build your own solar food dehydrator.
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If you are ready to sell your downtown apartment and move to a 20-acre lot to live off the land, then MOTHER EARTH NEWS’ new premium issue about self-sufficient living is just for you. Inside this 112-page guide you will find articles on how to find the perfect country property, harvest tomatoes earlier, preserve produce, build DIY greenhouses, and more.
Mother Earth News has compiled their 2016 premium issues into one great set – more than 300 pages of expertly written articles on self-sufficient living and modern homesteading. There are more than 47 building plans and how-to tips for your property, plus tips for living a self-sufficient life your way on your land. With beautiful color photos, helpful diagrams, recipes, step-by-step do-it-yourself projects and much more, this amazing set will guide you to the homestead of your dreams.
Learn how to build a portable chicken coop, greenhouse, garden beds, and more. Discover how to preserve your garden bounty with a solar food dehydrator, churn sweet homemade butter, harvest tomatoes earlier in the season, and more. Read how you can use water-wise gardening techniques, make hay the old-fashioned way, transform cooking oil into biodiesel, start your own home-based business, and more. A variety of recipes are included, such as easy one-pot meals, no-knead bread, homemade mayo, sourdough bread, and so much more.
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Mother Earth News is pleased to bring you 100 pages of expert advice for self-sufficient living in the new Premium Issue: Modern Homesteading. More than 25 articles cover off-grid living, easy food gardens, solar heating plans, preserving food, and much more.
Read how to start a quick and easy food garden with a no-dig, easy-care bag garden that features 25 favorite crops. Discover how to make a food self-sufficiency plan by estimating how much to grow or buy, and learn how to achieve food security with these handy charts and guidelines. Learn how to keep bees and produce fresh, delicious honey in your own backyard. Make your own herbal medicine by finding ingredients for many basic herbal remedies.
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