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Most of us understand the value of eating and buying local. Taking back our food, goods and services from multinational corporations and sourcing them from small growers, producers, artisans and entrepreneurs benefits our families, our environment and our communities. Heal Local argues that "100-mile health care" can be equally valuable in terms of how we treat illness and injury and maintain wellness.
This innovative guide demonstrates that by harnessing multifaceted whole plants, we can rely on homegrown or regionally produced herbs, rather than importing exotics and non-natives. Based on the small apothecary model, author Dawn Combs explains how to:
Many herbals overwhelm their readers, presenting a list of hundreds of herbs, each with a different purpose. Heal Local empowers readers by showing that you don't need to know everything about every herb on the planet to create a complete home apothecary.
Anyone can be self-sufficient with their wellness, regardless of their previous knowledge, experience or available space.
The Homestead Iron Crows Foot Cultivator is great for working in finer amended soil, cultivating the dirt around plants easily. The tool is forged by hand, heated and beat into shape – just like in the old days. Each tool comes with a lifetime guarantee. Give it proper care and maintenance, and should it bend or break, Homestead Iron will repair or replace your tool.
Homestead Iron’s hand-forged trowel is as functional as it is elegant: It features a sharp, high-carbon steel blade that’s mounted on a forged steel shank. This is one tool you will want to pass down to your grandchildren. All of Homestead Iron’s heirloom-quality tools are fabricated from the best American-made materials the company can find. Each tool comes with a lifetime guarantee. Give them proper care and maintenance, and should one bend or break, the company will repair or replace it.
This tool care wax is an amazing rust preventative. The folks at Homestead Iron use it as a finish on each and every one of their tools. The ingredients are beeswax and linseed oil. Simple enough, yet sustainable.
It's easy to apply, too! Just rub the bar of wax all over your freshly cleaned tool and its handle, then buff off with an old cloth.
The Kilner butter churner offers the easy way to make homemade butter!
Simply place heavy whipping cream into the butter churner, turn the handle, and in no time you can enjoy fresh and delicious butter. The churner can hold up to 34 fluid ounces and comes with recipes!
It measures 4.3 inches wide by 10.6 inches high by 6.5 inches long, and is hand wash only.
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.
This manual, cast iron grain and corn mill is perfect for helping you make cornmeal from dehydrated corn. If you are a home brewer, this mill is great for cracking malted barley, oats, and other grains. In addition, farmers love this mill for making chicken feed!
Featuring a heavy-duty crank handle that turns effortlessly and an extra-large, 5 1/2-inch-diameter hopper, this mill easily clamps onto any countertop (up to 1 1/2 inches). A rubber base protector keeps the mill from scratching your work surface and adjustable burrs provide you grind control.
With more than 2,000 black–and–white illustrations and clear, practical instructions given by expert handyman and blacksmith Paul N. Hasluck, Metalworking offers everything you need to know to turn a chunk of metal into a useful and well–crafted product.
From building a blast furnace and polishing metals to forging iron and steel and spinning metals on a lathe, this comprehensive guidebook includes the tools, materials, and processes that are fundamental to the art of metalworking. Included here is information on working sheet metals, gold, and silver; building a dynamo and electric motor; making a vertical steam engine; and more!
This ultimate, do–it–yourself guide to metalworking is ideal for all handymen and women, do–it–yourself–types, and industry professionals —amateur and seasoned alike!
Mother Earth News is pleased to bring you expert advice for self-sufficient living in the new and updated Collector Series: Modern Homesteading. This special guide brings you more than 40 articles covering self-reliance living, livestock and poultry, DIY projects, gardening, food and recipes, and more. Our goal at Mother Earth News is to provide information and inspiration to help you live more simply, more securely, and more sustainably. Packed with timeless tips, beautiful photographs, and helpful charts, this collector series guide has more than enough information to get you thriving with your homestead. Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve lived your whole life with your hands in the soil, you’re sure to find some helpful information to live a modern yet simple life on the homestead. Selections from the 160-page softcover book include:
Take your cooking to the next level by learning how to use culinary herbs to boost the flavor quotient of your food. From basil-rich pesto to tarragon-infused sauces, we’ve got you covered in this simple beginner’s guide.
Naturally Sweet Food in Jars provides guidance for preserving for today’s health-conscious audience. The inventive spreads, dips, pickles and whole fruits in McClellan’s third preserving book use only unrefined sweeteners such as maple sugar and syrup, coconut sugar, dates, agave, honey, and dried fruits and juices … and less of them.
Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions offers them a set of fresh ideas for achieving independence through sweat equity and the use of unconventional resources. This highly readable and entertaining guide brings together answers to common problems faced by homesteaders young and old, urban, suburban, and rural. Traditional knowledge is combined with MacGyver-style ingenuity to create projects that maximize available resources.