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People and profiles from rural America

Who Says You Can't Be Smart and Country?

It's time to debunk this stereotype.

A Stitch In Time

Read about the different types of needle art.

Browse more great rural know-how in the GRIT archives: Community

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Tending the Fire

Cooking food outdoors brings family together, whether on the grill or on the fire pit.

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Essential Equipment for Camping Trips

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BLUE BIRD HOUSE E-PLAN

  • Size - 9" x 7" x 11 1/4"
  • Classic simple design
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

To help you create a classic, simple design, this Bluebird house e-plan comes with a complete list of materials and step-by-step instructions. Finished product size: 9-by-7-by-11.4 inches.


Mother Earth News E-Plans are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start building today!


System information: 121KB, load times may vary.

INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: Order this e-plan and it will be delivered directly to your computer - no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees. For best results print at 100% on 11x17 paper or have the plan printed at your nearest print store.


DISCLAIMER

It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications' plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or these plans you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

This plan was provided by HDA, Inc.

$20.00

4-CAR GARAGE WITH RV OR TRUCK STORAGE E-PLAN

  • Width: 47'-4" Depth: 52'-4"
  • Standard Foundation - Floating Slab
  • Building height - 20'
  • Roof pitch - 5/12
  • Ceiling heights -
  • First Floor - 9'
  • Lower Level - 17'-8"
  • Two 9' x 9' overhead doors
  • One 12' x 14' overhead door
  • One 18' x 8' overhead door
  • The upper portion of the garage is perfect for storing two cars in the front while the lower portion easily houses an additional two vehicles and an RV or truck with trailer in the rear
  • Complete list of materials

Mother Earth News E-Plans are packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects right at your fingertips. By supporting digital products like this one you are helping save millions of trees a year. Order your downloadable PDF and start building today!


System information:11.8MB, load times may vary.

INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: Order this e-plan and it will be delivered directly to your computer - no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees. For best results print at 100% on 11x17 paper or have the plan printed at your nearest print store.


DISCLAIMER

It is your responsibility to make sure that any project you undertake is safe, effective, and legal for your situation. All Ogden Publications' plans are offered AS IS for information and entertainment purposes only. No warranties are expressed or implied. By using this information or these plans you agree to hold Ogden Publications harmless from any damages or injuries of any kind that might result from errors, omissions or other causes.

This plan was provided by HDA, Inc.

$250.00

INSTRUCTIONS FOR ATTACHING HENRICKS MAGNETOS E-BOOK

This e-book contains a detailed list of the Hendricks Jump Spark Magneto operation instructions, wiring instructions, repair list, and maintenance instructions. Also included are concise diagrams that illustrate the magneto components and how to install the parts. 12 pages.


INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: When you order this e-book* we will provide you with a link for the e-book on the confirmation page. Simply click on the link and save the file to your computer — no more waiting for delivery or paying expensive shipping and handling fees.


*E-Books are Eco-friendly! By supporting digital products like this one you help conserve resources and energy that comes with printing standard books. Order your downloadable E-book and start reading today!

$5.00

THE LEAN FARM

To many people today, using the words “factory” and “farm” in the same sentence is nothing short of sacrilege. In many cases, though, the same sound business practices apply whether you are producing cars or carrots. Author Ben Hartman and other young farmers are increasingly finding that incorporating the best new ideas from business into their farming can drastically cut their wastes and increase their profits, making their farms more environmentally and economically sustainable. By explaining the lean system for identifying and eliminating waste and introducing efficiency in every aspect of the farm operation, The Lean Farm makes the case that small-scale farming can be an attractive career option for young people who are interested in growing food for their community. Working smarter, not harder, also prevents the kind of burnout that startup farmers often encounter in the face of long, hard, backbreaking labor.

Lean principles grew out of the Japanese automotive industry, but they are now being followed on progressive farms around the world. Using examples from his own family’s 1-acre community-supported farm in Indiana, Hartman clearly instructs other small farmers in how to incorporate lean practices in each step of their production chain, from starting a farm and harvesting crops to training employees and selling goods. While the intended audience for this book is small-scale farmers who are part of the growing local food movement, Hartman’s prescriptions for high-value, low-cost production apply to farms and businesses of almost any size or scale that hope to harness the power of lean in their production processes.

$29.95