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Spread Manure For Farm Fertility

Turn livestock waste into increased soil fertility with regular manure applications.

How You May Be Pushing Your Farm Equipment to the Limit

Are you pushing your tractors to the limit ? Here are some of the mistakes you might be making.

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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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ROSEMARY GLADSTAR'S HERBAL RECIPES FOR VIBRANT HEALTH

This practical compendium of herbal wisdom is a must-have for everyone. Promote vibrant health and radiant beauty, soothe everyday ailments, and ease stress and anxiety with 175 simple herbal recipes for everything from infant colic to dry skin to cold symptoms to insomnia.

Renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar provides time-tested natural therapies and herbal remedies that are safe, effective and easy to use. She guides you every step of the way, from the growing and ecologically sound harvesting of herbs to basic preparations and dosage directions. Originally published in hardcover as Rosemary Gladstar’s Family Herbal, this comprehensive recipe collection offers a potent prescription for energy, health, and vitality at every stage of life. Nurture yourself and those you love with nature’s healing herbs.

About the author

A devoted advocate and educator for herbalism, Rosemary Gladstar opened her own herb store in 1972 — calling it "Rosemary's Garden" — and has been sharing her love for herbs ever since. Highly respected as one of the "mothers" of the contemporary herbal movement, Gladstar is the founder and president of United Plant Savers, co-founder and director of Sage Mountain Herbal Retreat Center and Native Plant Preserve, director of the International Herb Symposium, co-director of the New England Women's Herbal Conference, and founder and former director of The California School of Herbal Studies. She has been an herbal education teacher at many colleges, universities, medical centers and conferences. Gladstar lives in Vermont.

$16.95

2 CAR GARAGE APARTMENT - STUDIO E-PLAN

  • 576 Total Square Feet
  • 2nd Floor 576
  • Width: 24'-0" Depth: 24'-0"
  • 1 Bedrooms
  • 1 Full Baths
  • Standard Foundation - Floating Slab
  • Building height - 21'-6"
  • Roof pitch - 4/12
  • Ceiling heights -
  • First floor - 8'
  • Second floor - 8'
  • Two 9' x 7' overhead doors
  • Contemporary style with private outside/entrance
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

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!


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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.

$310.00

3-CAR GARAGE WITH BONUS ROOMS E-PLAN

  • 967 Total Square Feet
  • 1st Floor 403
  • 2nd Floor 564
  • Width: 32'-8" Depth: 34'-4"
  • Width: 32'-8" Depth: 34'-4", 1 Half Baths
  • Standard Foundation - Slab
  • Building height - 25'
  • Roof pitch - 10/12
  • Ceiling heights -
  • First floor - 9'
  • Second floor - 8'
  • Three 9' x 8' overhead doors
  • Hall from garage provides access to room ideal for office or workshop, a half bath, stair to second floor bonus room and door to exterior
  • 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:10.0MB, 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

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