• 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

  • GRIT GUIDE TO MODERN HOMESTEADING

    The Grit Guide to Modern Homesteading walks you step-by-step through finding, buying and building your dream homestead. From selecting that perfect piece of land to building your dream home and buying and raising livestock, this 100-page guide is filled with articles written by some of the best homesteading experts.

    Discover how to build your home debt-free with patience and resourcefulness. Read all about septic systems to help you save money with design and maintenance. Learn the rules for raising livestock, including feeds, living space and manure. You can also discover how to farm the wind, a new crop that’s a breeze to cash in on.

    More articles include:

    • How to Find Your Dream Homestead: Follow this expert advice to find the property that’s just right for you.
    • Homestead Water Sources and Options: Mystified by pumps and the prospect of digging a well? Wade through your options for finding a safe source.
    • Barns and Outbuildings: Plan with the future in mind, says this longtime farmer, whose “small” operation has outgrown several barns and sheds – and isn’t done growing yet.
    • Farm Fencing – Horse High, Chicken Tight and Bull Strong: With livestock fencing, there’s plenty to consider: woven wire or high-tensile; electric or non-electric. Here’s how to make the best choice for your animals.
    • Fixing Up Old Farmhouses: A brief checklist of items to think about when considering a fixer-upper in the country.
    Item: 7643

    Format: Paperback

  • GRIT GUIDE TO RAISING FARM ANIMALS, 2ND EDITION

    There’s a lot of advice out there on how to successfully raise farm animals, and as with any advice, some is better than others. To help ensure readers are receiving the best advice on raising farm animals, GRIT has compiled 100 pages of articles, written by livestock experts, into one simple, helpful guide. The second edition to Guide to Raising Farm Animals has more than 47 keys to finding the best animals for your homestead. It covers the best care for your livestock in heat and cold, how to protect your animals from predators, tips on rotational grazing, and much more.

    Item: 8038

    Format: Paperback

  • GRIT HOMESTEAD RESOURCE SET

    Grit focus on the country lifestyle, whether you already live in the country or are aspiring to get there. This four-guide set includes some of the most popular homesteading topics: chickens, bees, DIY projects, and rabbits. At nearly 400 pages, this collection is full of articles that cover tips, step-by-step instructions, homestead projects, recipes, animal care, and much more.

    The set includes:

    Grit Guide to Homestead DIY Projects, 3rd Edition
    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 smokehouse). Each article includes helpful advice on each undertaking, either with great step-by-step instructions, illustrations, photographs, or parts lists.

    Grit Guide to Backyard Bees and Honey, 7th Edition
    The 7th edition of this guide contains more than 39 ways to be the best beekeeper! Plus, its articles include recent studies on the honey bee’s decline; businesses that provide classes for beekeepers; lessons on capturing a swarm wherever and whenever; recipes for cooking and baking with honey; and guidance for extracting and processing honey the easy way.

    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? This guide is the answer to these questions and many more. Inside this 96-page resource, you'll find more than 69 keys to a successful rabbit-raising enterprise.

    Grit Guide to Backyard Chickens, 8th Edition
    Perfect for anyone looking to raise a great flock, the guide offers 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.

    Item: 8275

    Format: Paperback

  • GRIT PREMIUM: GUIDE TO CHICKENS

    Grit has created more than six editions of Grit Guide to Backyard 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 one premium issue! There are more than 111 tips for raising the best poultry flock, advice from experienced flock owners, more than 27 egg and meat recipes, information on heritage chicken breeds, pros and cons of coop lights, details on other poultry (such as quail and ducks), and so much more.

    Item: 8049

    Format: Paperback

  • GRIT TUMBLER/ARCHIVE PACKAGE

    We have compiled 11 years of content from GRIT, bringing you all the best information to help you get the most out of living out where the pavement ends, and utilizing your backyard in town — delivered on a flash drive that plugs into the USB port on your favorite device. Questions about backyard chickens? No problem, use our search function to bring up all of GRIT'S relevant content! Whether cooking, crafting, woodworking, small-scale farming, gardening, livestock, pets, or canning and freezing are on your mind, we have you well covered! AND show off your favorite magazine to the world with this GRIT-branded insulated tumbler! Keep your iced tea cold for 24 hours or your coffee hot for 5½ hours with this 20-ounce tumbler featuring a double wall and a copper lining. Go easy on your wallet and the environment by ditching plastic foam cups with this tumbler, emblazoned with the GRIT logo.

    Item: 8499

    Format: Other/miscellaneous products

  • GRIT'S GUIDE TO BACKYARD CHICKENS, 2ND EDITION E-BOOK

    As the authority on rural know-how, Grit magazine has long been leading the charge and is now proud to introduce its 2011 special Guide to Backyard Chickens E-book.
    From the rooftop terraces of New York City to the sprawling lawns of rural America, the backyard chicken movement has taken hold and is making a massive impact among city dwellers and country folk alike.
    At 100 full-color pages, this one-of-a-kind reference book is designed to arm you with all the information needed to enjoy the simple country pleasures of farm-fresh eggs and poultry, straight from your own backyard.

    Grit's 2011 Guide to Backyard Chickens E-book includes an extensive collection of relevant articles, including:

    • 23 Delicious Recipes
    • Easy Chick Brooder Plans
    • Incubate Eggs with Success
    • Build Your Own Poultry Plucker
    • Control Pests in Your Backyard
    • Raise Turkeys, Guineas and Ducks
    • And So Much More!
    Item: 5461
  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS & GRIT COUNTRY RESOURCE SET

    MOTHER EARTH NEWS and GRIT have pulled together four guides that are packed full of articles that include tips, DIY projects, recipes, advice, and much more, all in this one Country Resource set. There are more than 150 keys and tips on using cast iron for cooking, earning a living on a farm, raising healthy rabbits, and producing a healthy and productive chicken flock.

    Item: 8003

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS & GRIT GROW, COOK, EAT SET

    Absolutely nothing compares to growing and cooking with your own homegrown ingredients. Whether you’re making a healthy salad or a hearty winter stew, this wonderful set from Mother Earth News and Grit will be your guide to growing, cooking, and eating from your own backyard. With nearly 400 pages of expertly written articles, do-it-yourself garden projects, helpful gardening advice, tried-and-true recipes, this set is a must-have for anyone’s library!

    Grit Guide to Homemade Bread, 7th Edition
    This guide 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.

    Cappers’ Farmer Guide to Slow Cooking
    Having your home fill with the aroma of soups, stews, roasts, or vegetables that have been cooking slowly for hours is a thing of comfort, especially when the weather outside is not so warm and comforting. Cappers’ Farmer put together a special guide dedicated to cooking with your slow cooker or pressure cooker. There are 79 delicious recipes to try in this 100-page guide, plus you can learn more about your pressure cooker, read how to try new and exciting recipes, and much more.

    Mother Earth News Guide to Fall Gardening
    Gardeners are learning that the end of summer doesn’t have to be the end of their gardening season. With the help of this new guide, you can continue your garden well into autumn. With nearly 100 pages of articles, this guide covers how to stash produce for winter, plant the best crops for the season, protect crops with hoops and greenhouse, and more.

    Mother Earth News Guide to Cooking with Herbs
    Mother Earth News has put together a beautiful guide to help you boost your health with hundreds of tips for growing and harvesting herbs and spices and then cooking with them. There are more than 99 tips for culinary greatness inside this 100-page guide, which features articles and recipes such as Chocolate Dessert Ravioli, herbal sodas, Botanical Breads, and much more.

    Item: 8060

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS & 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. 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.

    Item: 6648

    Author: Mother Earth News & GRIT

    Format: Paperback

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS ARCHIVE 1970-2016: CLASSIC USB DRIVE

    In 2003, we introduced an archive of all Mother Earth News' issues from the 1970s on CD-ROM, presenting a new way of accessing past issues of the magazine in a digital environment. Thousands of readers responded to the notion of being able to sift through our first decade at the click of a mouse, and to the ability to search for what specifically interested them.

    Following that success, we continued to expand the archive to cover more of the magazine's past issues on disc. Also available is the Multiplatform Edition, which makes the magazine content available not just on desktop and laptop computers, but also via smartphones and the multitude of portable reading devices that have become so ubiquitous. Now, we are pleased to reintroduce the classic version of the archive, for the first time with enhanced search functionality across Mother's entire 47-year history. With this version of the archive, you can search for articles about earth-sheltered homes, cheap solar power, organic gardening techniques, raising chickens, beekeeping, do-it-yourself projects and much more.

    Mother Earth News has also published hundreds of healthy, down-to-earth recipes, and the archive includes all the delicious directions we've published in the magazine. From strawberry jam and homemade jerky to hummus and morel mushroom quiche, you'll find something to satisfy every appetite.

    Find almost every story, tip and technique published in the magazine and online from 1970-2016 … more than 20,000 articles!

    Confused about the difference between our two archive products? These are the key distinctions:

    • The Multiplatform Edition contains files for each year of the magazine in a format that can be transferred for viewing and searching on multiple devices. The content can only be viewed and searched year by year.
    • The Classic Edition provides a browser-based interface for accessing the archive on your desktop computer or laptop. You can do advanced searches and view content from the entire 47-year archive, all at once!

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION
    The archive content is now available on USB flash drives. Increasingly, computers and laptops are sold without DVD drives but with USB ports. With the archive available on a USB flash drive, you can upload and access Mother Earth News articles without needing an external DVD drive. Note: Some tablets and mobile devices are equipped with USB ports, allowing access to archive content without having to first upload the flash drive's content to a computer.

    The Classic Archive Edition on USB may also be used on tablets equipped with USB ports (Android or Windows tablets). At least 1.6 GB of storage space is recommended for it to run the most efficiently on these devices.

    Please Note: We recommend using the Firefox Web browser to view this USB. You can download Firefox here.

    Item: 8131

    Format: USB Flash Drive

  • MOTHER EARTH NEWS ARCHIVE 1970-2016: MULTIPLATFORM USB DRIVE

    Pre-order today! Orders will ship by Feb. 28, 2017.

    You can now access Mother Earth News from anywhere, on any device. The Mother Earth News Archive 1970-2016: Multiplatform USB Flash Drive contains more than 19,000 articles and web posts, published from 1970 to 2016, in an all new format that can be viewed on your PC, Mac, iPad, smartphone, Kindle and more!

    The archive content is now available on USB flash drives. Increasingly, computers and laptops are sold without DVD drives but with USB ports. With the archive available on a USB flash drive, you can upload and access Mother Earth News articles without needing an external DVD drive. Note: Some tablets and mobile devices are equipped with USB ports, allowing access to archive content without having to first upload the flash drive's content to a computer.

    Mother Earth News has been the leader of sustainable and wiser living for more than 47 years, and with this archive, you'll quickly see why. The magazine has been publishing articles about homesteading, real food, sustainability and alternative energy since 1970.

    Find articles about earth-sheltered homes, cheap solar power, organic gardening and raising chickens … plus do-it-yourself projects and much more.

    Mother Earth News has also published hundreds of healthy, down-to-earth recipes, and the archive includes all of the recipes we've published in the magazine from 1970 to 2016. From strawberry jam and homemade jerky to hummus and morel mushroom quiche, you'll find something to satisfy every appetite.

    Find almost every story, tip and technique published in the magazine from 1970-2016: more than 19,000 articles that you can access from anywhere, on any device, without the need of an Internet connection.

    TECHNICAL INFORMATION
    To enable users to view this archive on as many devices as possible, we provide it in the MOBI format (for most Kindle devices) and the EPUB format (for computers and all other mobile devices). There are dozens of options for viewing, and we have included detailed instructions on the USB Flash Drive for viewing on a computer, electronic reader, smartphone or tablet. Once the desired reading software has been established, the content can be accessed with or without an online connection.

    Readers who plan to view the archive on their computer without an online connection will need an e-book management application. Two applications we recommend are Adobe Digital Editions and Calibre. Both of these are free but require an Internet connection to download the application. Once installed, you no longer need an Internet connection.

    Mother Earth News Archive Instructions For Use

    Item: 8130

    Format: USB Flash Drive

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