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Machines and technology from rural America

Lawn Mower Safety Tips

Lawn mower safety tips to remember when using an electric lawn mower, a push lawn mower and a riding lawn mower.

Types of Knives for the Homestead

Different types of knives have various strengths and weaknesses, and understanding them will help get rural tasks done safely.

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

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DIY Pothole Repair Front-End Loader Attachment

With a little cutting and welding, make your own pothole repair attachment for your front-end loader.

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THE CHICKEN WHISPERER'S GUIDE TO KEEPING CHICKENS

Are you looking for a great way to reconnect with the earth, the community and your food sources? Keeping backyard chickens is a fun, simple way to start making this happen, even with limited space in your backyard. Let the Chicken Whisperer (poultry personality Andy Schneider) teach you everything he knows … and everything you need to know … about raising a backyard flock! Ditch the super-technical manuals and enjoy Andy's unique, common-sense perspective in The Chicken Whisperer's Guide to Keeping Chickens. This fun, comprehensive guide is a perfect fit for your busy lifestyle.

Inside, you’ll learn:
  • The Benefits of a Backyard Chicken Flock
  • So You're Eggspecting: The Art of Incubation
  • The Art of Brooding
  • Home Sweet Home: Coops & Runs
  • Nutrition, Health and Wellness
  • …and much more!
$19.99

STAR SHELF WITH PEGS E-PLAN

  • Size - 12" x 3 3/4" x 19 1/2"
  • Shelf for displaying, pegs for hanging
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

Attractive and functional, this unit has both a display shelf and pegs for hanging items. E-plan includes complete list of materials and step-by-step instructions. Finished product size: 12-by-3.75-by-19.5 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: 140KB, 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

  • Width: 12'-0" Depth: 8'-0"
  • Standard Foundation - Wood floor on 4x4 runners
  • Height floor to peak - 10'-5"
  • Ceiling height - 8'
  • 3' x 6'-8" dutch door
  • Perfect for storage or playhouse for children
  • Shutters and window box create a charming facade
  • Complete list of materials
  • Step-by-step instructions

Shutters and a window box create a charming façade on this shed, making it ideal for storage or as a playhouse for children. E-plan includes complete list of materials and step-by-step instructions. Finished product size: 12 feet by 8 feet.


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: 630KB, 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.

$40.00

WHOLE FOODS & COOKING E-BOOK PROJECTS COLLECTION

Creative, flavorful meals made with fresh, natural ingredients can bring the strength and vitality of nature into your life. Packed with 901 pages of useful information, the Whole Foods E-book Projects Collection can teach you the secrets to cooking with edible flowers, cooking and preparing wild game and more.

For the first time, Mother Earth News is proud to offer the complete Whole Foods and Cooking E-book Project Collection. This comprehensive collection includes 25 useful e-books with titles ranging from "Cooking with Honey" to "Perfect Grilled Meats". The Whole Foods and Cooking E-handbook Set is packed with practical information, innovative ideas and creative projects to inspire nutritious and delicious dining.

E-handbooks Included in the Set:

  • Cooking with Honey
  • Cooking with Dried Beans
  • Cooking with Tofu
  • Cooking with Winter Squash and Pumpkins
  • Baking with Sourdough
  • Cooking with Edible Flowers
  • Great Rhubarb Recipes
  • Perfect Grilled Meats
  • Food Drying Techniques
  • Cooking with Yogurt
  • Cooking with Rice
  • Making Quick Breads
  • Salsas!
  • Making Ice Creams and Frozen Yogurts
  • Making and Using Flavored Vinegars
  • Fast and Easy Ways to Cook Vegetables
  • Making European Breads
  • Basic Bread Baking
  • Jams, Jellies & More
  • Making Maple Syrup
  • Cooking with Oats
  • Preparing and Cooking Wild Game
  • Making Homemade Wine
  • Making the Best Apple Cider
  • Building Homebrew Equipment
INSTANT DELIVERY ITEM: When you order this e-book collection* we will provide you with links for the e-books 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-books and start reading today!

$49.95