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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.
With more than 37 easy, do-it-yourself ideas, the Grit Guide to Homestead DIY Projects, 2nd edition takes on wood pallet projects, porch swings, a backyard bread oven, small garden green house and more. Organized by project size – small, medium and large– the guide provides simple instructions for building your own tomato cages, cold frame, compost tumbler, chicken tractor, grain bin house, root cellar, solar cabin and more.
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.
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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:
An impressive roster of Hollywood talent brings a keen eye to the camera lens in this 15-episode Gunsmoke DVD Collection that spotlights the series' acclaimed directors.
The courage, character and spirit of the American West blazes across the screen in this television series that set a standard for entertainment excellence during its 20-year run. Join James Arness, Amanda Blake, Milburn Stone, Dennis Weaver and Ken Curtis in this fascinating collection of episodes filmed by such talents as Robert Stevenson (Old Yeller, Mary Poppins), Arthur Hiller (Love Story, Silver Streak), Mark Rydell (On Golden Pond, The Rose) and Andrew V. McLaglen (McLintock!, Chisum, Hellfighters). This three-disc set also features episodes shot by such familiar on-screen talents as Dennis Weaver, Peter Graves, William Conrad and Victor French as they step behind the camera, don a director's cap and add a unique, personal perspective to Gunsmoke's celebrated heritage of rugged western adventures.
The Hot Shock PRS-B 50 Solar Energizer Kit is a solar electric fence energizer and charger, with a 0.50 joule output. It arrives ready to use forpowering your fence. The unit removes a steady 50 mill amperes per hour from the battery, which in turn must be recharged by the solar panel.
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Hosted by Max Armstrong and featuring the Farmall Promenade — the square-dancing tractor troupe from Nemaha, Iowa. Other features include: 1955 John Deere 809 Diesel, 1967 Minneapolis-Moline Jet Star 3 Orchard, 1957 Oliver Super 99, 1962 Massey-Ferguson 98, all five John Deere Model L versions, 1961 International 460 Diesel Grove, 1941 Allis-Chalmers WC All Crop Harvester, 1956 Farmall 350 Diesel, 1928 Case K 18-32, Oliver 60, 1944 Cockshutt 60, 1935 Kaywood Model D Orchard, 1950 Massey-Harris 44 Orchard and 1958 Ford 641 Workmaster. 2001. Run time: 80 minutes.
Visit the sparkling John Deere Pavilion in Moline, Ill., where you'll listen to the distinctive and delightful sounds of the John Deere two-cylinder tractors that have captured the hearts of American farm folk for decades. Featured models include: 1935 D, 1936 BO, 1936 B with cultivators, 1938 G, 1939 A, 1939 H, 1939 BR, 1941 LA, 1950 M/I, 1956 Model 420 High Crop and many more great green machines. If you like John Deeres, you'll love this video! 1999. Run time: 60 minutes.
Take a tour and sneak a peek at one of the finest vintage tractor collections in North America, featuring more than 500 beauties! This video introduces Walter and Bruce Keller, a father-and-son team from Wisconsin, who have put together one of the world's finest collections of classic tractors. 2007. Run time: 90+ minutes.
This 1999 companion video features the National FFA/Amoco Tractor Restoration Competition and Oscar's Antique Tractor Sale of the Century. Additional tractors featured are: the 1916 Emerson-Brantingham, 1950 Global, 1967 Farmall 1206, 1951 Ford 8N, 1956 JD 420 Crawler, 1936 Co-Op, 1955 Case 400 Orchard, 1937 JD B, 1950 Wards, 1951 McCormick-Deering W-4, 1945 Oliver 60, 1948 Case VAC, 1955 Minneapolis-Moline BG and the 1956 Massey-Harris 333.
Using lard in cooking dates at least as far back as the 1300s. It is prized by pastry chefs today, and it is an excellent cooking fat because it burns at a very high temperature and tends not to smoke as heavily as many other fats and oils do. Rediscovered along with other healthful animal fats in the 1990s, lard is once again embraced by chefs and enlightened health-care professionals and dietitians.
Lard: The Lost Art of Cooking with Your Grandmother's Secret Ingredient offers you the opportunity to cook like your grandmother, while incorporating good animal fat into your diet once again. Lard is the key to the wonders that came from Grandma's kitchen, and with lard, you can turn out stellar Beef Wellington, Bierocks, or crispy Southern Fried Chicken. Serving your family treats you enjoyed in your younger days when you visited your grandparents' farm is as easy as flipping a page in this great cookbook, which features 150 recipes. Try your hand at creating fluffy Grandma's Homemade Biscuits, tasty Spanish Corn Bread, delectable Fried Okra, sweet Chocolate Kraut Cake, Rhubarb Dumplings, or a Perfect Pastry pie crust for a delicious Butterscotch Peach Pie.
You will never regret adding Lard: The Lost Art of Cooking with Your Grandmother's Secret Ingredient to your cookbook collection. Don't be afraid to bring a little lard back to the table; your taste buds will be glad you did.
Author: Editors of GRIT Magazine
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.
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