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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.
A solar powered electric fence energizer used mostly to keep in sheep, goats, poultry, cattle and horses. Effective at protecting against coyotes, stray dogs, bear, and fox. Unit includes solar panel to charge the battery throughout the day.
Solar powered 0.50 joule energizer.
“PRS-I” units (for “Intelligent”) are able to reduce their energy demand when the fence’s voltage is high—due to few weeds touching the fence. This occurs in fall and winter for most fences and occurs all year for some horse, cattle, and deer fences. An “I” unit’s battery is more likely to remain charged through the low sunlight days of autumn and winter. Poultry fencing can be ordered by clicking here.
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.
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.
Author: Mother Earth News
Mother Earth News has published thousands of articles about earth-sheltered homes, cheap solar power, organic gardening techniques, raising chickens, beekeeping, do-it-yourself project, recipes, and so much more. With this great set you can have access to all the articles Mother Earth News has published, including online content! Plus, five impressive guides that feature some of the best articles on growing and preserving food, managing your woodlot, do-it-yourself projects, and living on less.
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Mother Earth News Archive 1970-2013: Multiplatform USB Drive
The Multiplatform USB Flash Drive contains more than 10,000 articles and web posts, published from 1970-2013, in an all new format that can be viewed on your PC, Mac, iPad, smartphone, Kindle and more. 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.
Mother Earth News Guide to Growing Your Own Food, 6th Edition
The sixth edition of the Guide to Growing Your Own Food has tips and advice for organic pest control, container gardening, storing produce, shade-grown vegetables and much more.
Mother Earth News Guide to Living on Less, 5th Edition
This guide is filled with expert advice, tips and instructions for a sustainable life. From saving money on groceries to easy projects for instant energy savings, the ideas in this guide let you enjoy the luxury of living on less.
Mother Earth News How to Grow and Preserve Your Own Food, 5th Edition
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.
Grit Guide to Homestead DIY Projects
Whether you want to improve your garden, care for you livestock, or just kick your feet up, this guide cover it all. This guide is filled with articles on easy, do-it-yourself projects ranging from homemade tomato cages and chicken feeders, to plans for building a garden shed or root cellar.
Grit Complete Guide to the Woodlot
In this guide you’ll discover information on managing your forest, how to choose a woodstove, making money from your wooded acres, and much more.
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