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Machines and technology from rural America

Homestead Septic System: Do It Yourself (Mostly)

How to install a septic tank on your homestead.

How to Sharpen a Chainsaw Chain

Learn how to sharpen a chainsaw chain and save money while getting the most out of your machines—and keep yourself safe.

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Road Maintenance on Your Dirt Road

Hollis Walker shares low-tech solutions for road maintenance on your dirt road to help keep your driveway and roads in good shape.

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Using a Garden Cultivator

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TRACTORS FROM ANOTHER CENTURY DVD

Hosted by Max Armstrong and focusing on FFA tractors, features include: 1955 John Deere 70 Diesel, 1931 Cletrac 15, 1950 and 1954 Allis-Chalmers IB, 1937 John Deere Gold Leaf (the only one made), 1950 Sheppard Diesel Orchard, 1954 Oliver Super 88, 1965 Case 130, 1966 Case 1200 Traction King, 1948 Long A, 1957 Massey-Harris 444, 1951 Farmall Super C, 1930 Oliver Hart-Parr 18-27 Row Crop, 1944 Leader A, 1953 Farmall Super H, 1954 Farmall Super M, 1964 Ford 9000 High Crop, and 1934 John Deere A. 2000. Run time: 70 minutes.

$25.95

THE ULTIMATE DEHYDRATOR COOKBOOK

The dehydrator is an incredibly useful tool for long-term food storage and making the most of your garden harvest. The Ultimate Dehydrator Cookbook contains everything you need to know to get the greatest value from a home dehydrator.

It includes:

  • Tips on selecting a dehydrator, as well as proper sanitation, storage and rehydration techniques.
  • Individual entries on how to dehydrate all manner of berries, fruits, vegetables, greens, herbs and edible flowers, including information on how to prep, dehydration temperatures, and times.
  • Recipes for making your own teas, herb blends and rubs, flavored oils, instant baby food, jerky, and fruit leathers.
  • Nearly 400 recipes for cooking from your dehydrator pantry. There is an entire chapter dedicated to slow cooker recipes using dehydrated ingredients and one on dehydrated meals for backpackers and campers.

$24.95