This book is a 110 page detailed guide to build what I would consider to be the best darn homemade BBQ Smoker on the planet. This is a full blown nuts to bolts, 110 page instruction guide with... More > pictures that will walk you step by step in building your dream bbq smoker. This is a well thought out, engineered bbq smoker that is made up of many components that all work together in harmony to produce championship quality bbq..every time. Why do I think the plans are so good: Well, I have spent the last 5 years designing and building the ultimate BBQ smoker based on readily available 55 gallon drums and with NO WELDING. I have spent COUNTLESS hours perfecting the design, so that it does the following: Maintains steady BBQ temps for LONG periods of time, Fuel efficiency, Even INDIRECT heat, Weather-Proof, Inexpensive to Build, Precise air flow control, unique charcoal chute for easy loading,charcoal basket and ash pan, folding side tables, steel casters for easy mobility, precise temperature gauging, etc.< Less
Randy Lemmon is the host of Houston's GardenLine radio program, on Newsradio 740 KTRH. Over 1.4 million Houstonians garden for a hobby or pastime, and GardenLine is where they listen for advice and... More > information on gardening and landscaping. Every Saturday and Sunday 6 a.m.-10 a.m., (on line at www.ktrh.com) GardenLine’s Randy Lemmon answers listeners' questions on everything from aphids to zoysias. He's Houston’s absolute expert on lawns and gardens, offering help to listeners both with and without "green thumbs." Randy's a Texas Aggie who truly KNOWS plants and flowers. He explains them with ease and candor, and is as competent a "plant" person as there is. He studies, and he practices. He embraces "new methods" as well as the "old" ways of dealing with problems. Gulf Coast Gardening with Randy Lemmon is the first in a series of self-published books by Randy Lemmon Consulting.< Less
The Stewardship Handbook is a comprehensive resource drawn from Natural Lands Trust's decades of experience in managing natural resources in southeastern Pennsylvania. Chapters cover major... More > stewardship issues, preparing a stewardship plan, managing deer impacts, controlling invasive plants, restoring forests, establishing native meadows and grasslands, and much more.< Less
We have always loved the look and feel of stone houses. They have an ageless quality that stands in contrast to the built in obsolescence prevalent in today’s world. Twenty five years ago we... More > built own stone house. We researched the available methods, and settled on the slip-form technique popularized by Scott and Helen Nearing. We made several major improvements including better slipforms, creation of a reveal at face of the stones, and foam insulation built into the walls.
We have organized our book into two parts. Part I: The Art of Building a House of Stone details an Advanced Slipform Construction Technique from the gathering of stones to the construction of finished structures with a special section detailing building Garden Walls. Part II: From Dream to Reality – Building Our House chronicles our building experience in the summer of 1979 and offers comments gleaned from living in our house for more than a quarter of a century.< Less