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Building

The Dock Manual

The Dock Manual
Build, paint, winterize, and repair a stationary or floating dock with one of 10 simple, step-by-step plans.

Rustic Retreats

Rustic Retreats
The blueprint for the woodland hideaway you've dreamed of is among this book's 20 plans for low-cost, sturdy outdoor structures.

Renovating Barns, Sheds & Outbuildings

Renovating Barns, Sheds & Outbuildings
Preserve history and save money by renovating and restoring rather than replacing old barns, sheds, and outbuildings.

Build Your Own Low-Cost Log Home

Build Your Own Low-Cost Log Home
"If it's a log house you're considering, here is one of the best books on this popular subject."—Country Journal

Monte Burch's Pole Building Projects

Monte Burch's Pole Building Projects
While many pole building books focus on residential housing, Monte Burch's Pole Building Projects features other structures suitable for rural and suburban areas. Burch's fresh ideas offer something for every builder, from a storage shed or gambrel to a garden gazebo or swimming pool deck surround.

Making Bent Willow Furniture

Making Bent Willow Furniture
Making traditional bent willow furniture doesn't get any easier than this! With a few simple tools and these step-by-step instructions, you can create rustic willow furniture for your home, porch, yard, and garden.

Making Bentwood Trellises, Arbors, Gates & Fences

Making Bentwood Trellises, Arbors, Gates & Fences
Learn how to use the limbs collected during routine pruning to make beautiful, sturdy bentwood projects.

Cooking/Recipes

101 Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

101 Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies
Everyone has a different idea of what makes a chocolate chip cookie truly perfect, but with 101 recipes, you are sure to find a favorite.

Fix, Freeze, Feast

Fix, Freeze, Feast
Buy in bulk, prepare family-friendly dinners, and freeze for quick prep on busy nights. Save time, money, and stress!

Fish Grilled & Smoked

Fish Grilled & Smoked
A tasty collection of 150 recipes for grilled and smoked fresh and saltwater fish. Don't know how to smoke a fish? Building plans for three smoker models are included.

Serving Up the Harvest

Serving Up the Harvest
"A dynamic addition to any cook's library...it's particularly helpful that the chapters, organized by vegetable, progress seasonally along with harvest times." —LA Daily News

Put 'em Up!

Put 'em Up!
With simple step-by-step instructions and delicious contemporary recipes, this book will have even the most timid beginners filling their pantries and freezers in no time.

Recipes from the Root Cellar

Recipes from the Root Cellar
Sweet winter squashes, hardy greens, root vegetables, and potatoes make local eating easy and delicious in the colder months of autumn and winter. Whether these vegetables are gathered straight from the garden, from a well-tended root cellar, or from the market, their delectable flavors and nutritional benefits pack a powerful punch.

Bison Delights

Bison Delights
The Middle East and the Prairie West meet—deliciously—in this cookbook of over 100 bison recipes developed by Canada's foremost expert in Arab cuisine.

Great Natural Breads Made Easy

Great Natural Breads Made Easy
From the classic whole-grain loaf, to the versatile focaccia, to the humble bagel, this book tells you how to mix, knead, shape, and decorate nutritious, mouth-watering breads.

Food Production

Keeping the Harvest

Keeping the Harvest
Enjoy your abundant harvest of garden-fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the year with these simple, yet satisfying home-preserving techniques.

The Family Cow

The Family Cow
The essential how-to guide for anyone who decides to keep a cow. Practical, fully-illustrated chapters with accurate information on buying, behavior, nutrition, breeds, handling, feeding, milking, healthcare, calving, and growing feed crops.

Keep Chickens!

Keep Chickens!
Join the urban and suburban chicken-farming boomlet and start enjoying the freshest breakfast eggs available. The author provides detailed information every aspiring chickenkeeper needs to know in this handbook that is practical and encouraging.

The Beginner's Guide to Edible Herbs

The Beginner's Guide to Edible Herbs
Nothing tastes better than herbs fresh from the garden. Discover how easy and rewarding it is to grow your own! Simple instructions, tempting recipes, and beautiful full-color photographs by Saxon Holt will inspire you to grow, harvest, preserve, and cook with 26 of the most popular kitchen herbs.

Garden/Landscaping

Roses Love Garlic

Roses Love Garlic
Companion planting is simply planning your garden to take advantage of the natural friendships between plants. In Roses Love Garlic you'll discover how flowers help or hinder other flowers, and similar interactions between vegetables and flowers.

Let it Rot  - Gardener's Guide to Composting

Let it Rot - Gardener's Guide to Composting
In 1975, Let it Rot! helped start the composting movement and taught gardeners everywhere how to recycle waste to create soil-nourishing compost. Contains advice for starting and maintaining a composting system, building bins, and using compost.

Mulch It!

Mulch It!
Mulch protects soil, minimizes weeds, contributes to plant health, encourages earthworms, reduces the need to water, and cuts down on garden labor. This is a practical guide to using mulch in your garden and landscape.

Growing Chinese Vegetables in Your Own Backyard

Growing Chinese Vegetables in Your Own Backyard
Advice on planting, growing, and harvesting more than 40 Chinese vegetables and herbs, from the familiar snow pea to the exotic Chinese pumpkin. For every plant, the reader will also find recipes and tips for culinary uses.

Four-Season Harvest

Four-Season Harvest
If you enjoy growing and eating vegetables year round, this book is for you. Eliot Coleman shows how several methods can be used to raise, harvest, and store a variety of organic, delicious, and healthy vegetables from the garden, not just in summer but all year long.

The Dirt-Cheap Green Thumb

The Dirt-Cheap Green Thumb
Frugal gardening, fantastic results! This book provides practical, time-tested tips that stretch your dollar even as they yield beautiful, bountiful plants. From starting seeds to preserving produce, from composting to conserving water, Hart's advice ensures that readers don't waste time or money.

The Veggie Gardener's Answer Book

The Veggie Gardener's Answer Book
Tips and tricks, practical advice, and organic wisdom help gardeners grow the very best crops. This handy, in-the-garden reference includes helpful, uncomplicated responses to questions on planning and planting a vegetable garden, improving soil, caring for crops, controlling pests, and diseases.

Self-Reliance

Christmas Trees

Christmas Trees
Takes you through the process of growing and selling trees, wreaths, and greens.

Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios

Survival Mom: How to Prepare Your Family for Everyday Disasters and Worst-Case Scenarios
Everything You Need to Know to Keep Your Family Safe and Secureā€”No Matter What