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Build a barn using cordwood (firewood) and masonry for the walls, plus stick framing for the loft and roof. Full instructions on seven pages.
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From leading ecology advocates comes a revealing look at our dependence on cows and a passionate appeal for sustainable living.
In Cowed, globally recognized environmentalists Denis and Gail Boyer Hayes offer a revealing analysis of how our beneficial, centuries-old relationship with bovines has evolved into one that now endangers us.
Long ago, cows provided food and labor to settlers taming the wild frontier and helped the loggers, ranchers and farmers who shaped the country’s landscape. Our society is built on the backs of bovines that indelibly stamped our culture, politics and economics. But our national herd has doubled in size over the past 100 years to 93 million, with devastating consequences for the country’s soil and water. Our love affair with dairy and hamburgers doesn’t help either: Eating a pound of beef produces a greater carbon footprint than burning a gallon of gasoline.
The book begins by tracing the coevolution of cows and humans, starting with majestic horned aurochs, before taking us through the birth of today’s feedlot farms and the threat of mad cow disease. The authors show how cattle farming today has depleted America’s largest aquifer, created festering lagoons of animal waste and drastically increased methane production.
In their quest to find fresh solutions to our bovine problem, the authors take us to farms stretching from Vermont to Washington. They visit worm ranchers who compost cow waste, learn that feeding cows oregano yields surprising benefits, talk to sustainable farmers who care for their cows while contributing to their communities, and point toward a future in which we eat less, but better, beef. In a deeply researched, engagingly personal narrative, the Hayes provide a glimpse into what we can do now to provide a better future for cows, humans and the world we inhabit. They show how our relationship with cows is part of the story of America itself.
This extraordinary collection, a trove of enchanting designs, appealing colors, and forgotten motifs that stir the imagination, features an unprecedented assortment of ephemera, or paper collectibles, related to food. It includes images of postcards, match covers, menus, labels, posters, brochures, valentines, packaging, advertisements, and other materials from nineteenth- and twentieth-century America. Internationally acclaimed food historian William Woys Weaver takes us on a lively tour through this dazzling collection in which each piece tells a new story about food and the past. Packed with fascinating history, the volume is the first serious attempt to organize culinary ephemera into categories, making it useful for food lovers, collectors, designers, and curators alike. Much more than a catalog, Culinary Ephemera follows this paper trail to broader themes in American social history such as diet and health, alcoholic beverages, and Americans abroad. It is a collection that, as Weaver notes, will "transport us into the vicarious worlds of dinners past, brushing elbows with the reality of another time, another place, another human condition."
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The riveting story of a kidnapped Amish child is told through three bestselling novels set in Lancaster, Pennsylvania's Amish country. From the beginning, Naomi Fisher blames herself for the family's tragedy and journeys away from home to find a purpose for living. Abby Miller leaves her successful Ohio quilt shop to help the Fisher family, but how long can she continue to put her dreams on hold? Leona Weaver is dedicated to her family and community, but when she falls in love with an outsider, could this friendship bring the haunting tale of a kidnapped boy full circle?
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A sequel to ,em>The Longing of the Day. Hannah Clayton was abandoned by her husband and struggles to raise four rambunctious boys. Hannah is thrown together with Will Braden in an effort to save her ranch, while the suspicions of narrow-minded townspeople swirl around them. Is there hope for these two wounded souls? Can Hannah and Will save the ranch? Can they provide the loving home Hannah's boys deserve?
Why does food taste better when you know where it comes from? Because history-ecological, cultural, even personal-flavors every bite we eat. Whether it's the volatile chemical compounds that a plant absorbs from the soil or the stories and memories of places that are evoked by taste, layers of flavor await those willing to delve into the roots of real food. In this landmark book, Gary Paul Nabhan takes us on a personal trip into the southwestern borderlands to discover the terroir-the taste of the place-that makes this desert so delicious.
To savor the terroir of the borderlands, Nabhan presents a cornucopia of local foods-Mexican oregano, mesquite-flour tortillas, grass-fed beef, the popular Mexican dessert capirotada, and corvina (croaker or drum fish) among them-as well as food experiences that range from the foraging of Cabeza de Vaca and his shipwrecked companions to a modern-day camping expedition on the Rio Grande. Nabhan explores everything from the biochemical agents that create taste in these foods to their history and dispersion around the world. Through his field adventures and humorous stories, we learn why Mexican oregano is most potent when gathered at the most arid margins of its range-and why foods found in the remote regions of the borderlands have surprising connections to foods found by his ancestors in the deserts of the Mediterranean and the Middle East. By the end of his movable feast, Nabhan convinces us that the roots of this fascinating terroir must be anchored in our imaginations as well as in our shifting soils.
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Here is inspiration and instruction for anyone interested in making beautiful art out of earth. The author of Build Your Own Earth Oven teaches you to find, mix, and sculpt the right mud; develop group goals and vision, and translate simple, natural (and easy to draw) patterns into sophisticated and complex designs. The resulting murals will transform anonymous "spaces" into real places. Or make "garden art" you can sit on (or in). Get inspired by earth artists across the country and over seas. Brief, elegant, wonderfully and generously illustrated with drawings and 32 pages of color photos.
About the author
Kiko Denzer is an artist, teacher, and author in the earthen building revival. He serves as artist-in-residence in schools in his home state of Oregon, and has muddied tens of thousands of hands with his popular oven and bread manual, Build Your Own Earth Oven.
Abundant scientific evidence shows that four simple things (not smoking, eating well, being active and maintaining a healthy weight) play an enormous role in our health. Drawing upon the latest scientific evidence and decades of clinical experience, Katz arms us with the skills to make lasting changes in each of these areas. Disease-Proof equips readers with the knowledge to manage weight, improve immune function, reprogram our genes, and prevent and reverse life-altering illnesses.
Featuring 30 new designs by leading designer-makers from around the world, DIY Furniture 2 builds on the international success of the previous title, showing you step-by-step how to make unique designer furniture.
Including both conceptual objects and modern designs, the book showcases innovative processes using readily available materials commonly found at the local hardware store. Each project features diagrams with short, easy-to-follow instructions on how to build the piece.
The projects range from novice to experienced, allowing the reader to start where they are comfortable and work toward more difficult projects as they gain knowledge, familiarity with tools, and confidence.
The designs in this book will have you thinking about common materials in a whole new way!
Oleum Vera’s Do-It-Yourself Organic Body Care Kit is packed with everything you need to start your all-natural, organic beauty journey. Embrace organic skin care by creating 3 body butters, 4 body scrubs and 3 lotion bars at home, using the kit’s essential and plant-based oils, butters, waxes and reusable tools. How does it work? 1.Complete a simple test to identify your skin type - oily, dry, sensitive or combination 2.Pick a recipe for homemade body butter, homemade body scrub or DIY lotion bars that best suits your skin’s unique needs 3.Mix the natural oils, butters and waxes in your kit with everyday household ingredients 4.Your product is ready. Enjoy! Why not try out the following organic recipes? 1.Chocolate Orange Lotion Bar - For Normal or Combination Skin 2.Mocha Scrub Bar - To Reduce Visible Cellulite 3.Breakfast Body Scrub - With Oats and Vanilla 4.Lemonade Body Scrub - With Sweet Orange Learn even more about organic body care with our DIY Organic Body Scrub Kit! Contents Plant-based oils: •Grapeseed Oil* - This gentle, moisturizing oil helps to clear blocked pores, balance both dry and oily skin and calm breakouts. 2 fl oz (60ml) •Avocado Oil* - Moisturize dry skin with this luxurious, organic oil, which is one of the richest oil sources of vitamin C, E and provitamin A. With its hydrating and antioxidant properties, avocado oil is especially useful in regenerative and anti-aging skin care. 1 fl oz (30ml) •Kukui Nut Oil - This natural oil contains essential fatty acids, vitamins and antioxidants that are ideal for dry skin. 1 fl oz (30ml) •Non-GMO Vitamin E - Antioxidant Vitamin E helps to keep your homemade beauty remedies fresh, and prolongs their shelf life. 0.5 fl oz (15ml) Essential oils: •Sweet Orange Essential Oil* - Antibacterial and aromatic, this organic, fresh-scented oil is ideal in a natural body scrub and for stimulating digestion and circulation. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) •Patchouli Essential Oil** - Keep skin glowing, healthy and vibrant with Patchouli essential oil. Renowned for its regenerative and relaxing powers, it’s an ideal ingredient in DIY body scrubs and butters. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) •Cedarwood Oil* - Ease inflamed skin the organic way with cedarwood oil. This natural, woody-scented oil leaves your skin feeling wonderfully firm and smooth. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) •Vanilla Extract - Naturally relax your body with vanilla extract, used to relieve muscle pain and balance hormones. 0.17 fl oz (5ml) Butters and waxes •Shea Butter* - Packed with natural vitamins and fatty acids, shea butter is often associated with reducing inflammation and promoting the skin’s natural elasticity. 2 oz (60ml) •Aloe Vera Butter* - Soothing Aloe Vera butter is best known for its ability to calm sunburn, but it can also be used to heal chapped and windburned skin. 2 oz (60ml) •Cocoa Butter* - Leave your skin silky smooth with a natural chocolate scent with cocoa butter, a powerful natural moisturizer linked to reducing the appearance of cellulite. 2 oz (60ml) •Beeswax* - Hydrating beeswax draws moisture to the skin and seals it in. It also helps to calm irritated skin while allowing it to breathe. 2 oz (60ml) High-quality accessories •Butter jar •Scrub jar •Silicone mould •Recipe booklet Organic and responsible ingredients While choosing only the purest ingredients for our kits, we are keenly aware of our impact on the environment. All our plant-based oils are cold-pressed and unrefined - you won’t find any synthetic oils or GMO products here. Besides the fun of making your own organic cleansing oils and masks, you can also be comforted by the fact that they are also environmentally-friendly, sustainable and responsible. The best part? All packaging is recyclable and the containers are reusable. *MMTUM, Inc. Montréal (Quebec) Canada H2G 1Z3 Certified organic by Ecocert ICO according to NOP Standards *100% of the total ingredients are from organic farming - COSMOS ORGANIC certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to COSMOS standard