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The Art of Building A House of Stone By Joe Kohler, Mona Anderson
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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
Personal Milkers: A Guide to Nigerian Dwarf Goat Keeping By Patricia Stewart
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"Personal Milkers: A Guide to Nigerian Dwarf Goat Keeping," answers the many questions that people have about starting with dwarf dairy goats and surviving that first year and beyond.
Off the Grid By LaMar Alexander
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This book is for anyone thinking about or already living off-grid. It includes detailed step-by-step plans for a solar cabin and over 30 other projects. This is an encyclopedia for homesteading and... More > off-grid living written by a homesteader and includes cabin plans, solar and wind system installation, solar composting toilet, how to make a living from your homestead, where to find cheap land and much more... This book was designed as an Ebook with links and videos that will not work in the printed version. If you want full color pics, links and videos to work please order the Ebook download or CD version available on Lulu.< Less
Troubleshooting Petunia Disorders By Brian Whipker
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Commercial production of petunias requires knowing the key insect, disease, nutritional, and physiological disorders. This guide has problem solving and photograph keys for problem identification.
Cattail Cabin Plans By LaMar Alexander
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Cattail Cabin: These are complete plans for building the 16x16 Cattail Cabin and includes plans for the porch and 10x16 addition. Also included are instructions for the basic solar power, water,... More > septic and heat systems. The book is full color with over 80 pictures and detailed diagrams with dimensions.< Less
Certified Plant Professional Study Manual By Dr. Barbara Fair, Ph D.
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Study Manual for the North Carolina Certified Plant Professional Exam
Create Your Own Florida Food Forest By David The Good
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Picture yourself strolling through a lush and tame jungle loaded with sweet fruit, vegetables, roots, medicinal herbs, flowers and darting butterflies. Now imagine that Eden is your very own Florida... More > yard! No matter where you live in the state, you can transform a patch of grass or woods into a magical edible Eden in just a few years. Discover the permaculture breakthrough that may one day feed the world. Build soil, get plants for free and grow more food with less work! Learn how in this booklet with expert Florida gardener David The Good.< Less
Weeds - Guardian of the Soil By Joseph A. Cocannouer
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This is the first book to be written in praise of weeds. According to Joseph Cocannouer, weeds perform the following valuable services among others: 1. They bring minerals and make them available to... More > crops. 2. When used in crop rotation they crop roots to feed deeply. 3. They fiberize and condition the soil make any soil productive. 4. They are good indicators of soil condition. 5. Weeds are deep divers and feeders they enable crops to withstand drought better. 6. As companion crops they enable our domesticated plants to get unavailable food. 7. Weeds store up minerals and nutrients and keep them readily available. 8. Weeds make good eating. No, Professor Cocannouer does not believe that weeds should be allowed to go rampant and take over our farms and gardens. The function of this book is to demonstrate how the controlled use of weeds can be sound ecology, good conservation and a boon to the average farmer or gardener. (From the Introduction) Get Your Copy Today!< Less
Christmas Herbs By Becky Cortino
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Discover the history, significance and symbolism of herbs and greenery steeped in Christmas tradition, while enjoying fresh, herbally-infused recipes, presented by herbal enthusiast Becky Cortino.... More > Based on her most popular Herbal Treasures of Hickory Hollow programs, Becky's Herbal Inspirations encourage readers to find new meaning, joy, and wonder in the beauty Christmas herbs, greenery and decor add to celebrations,surrounding this season.< Less
Simple Solar Homesteading By LaMar Alexander H.E.S.
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SIMPLE SOLAR HOMESTEADING: Self-Help This book is for anyone thinking about or already living off-grid that wants to learn how to build simple solar projects to make life easier. ... More > Includes 15 plans with many pictures, drawings and material list. Learn to build: a solar cabin, solar composting toilet, solar water heater, solar food dehydrator, rainwater harvesting system, root/storm cellar, drill a water well and more... Also included: How and where to find cheap homestead property and a resource guide for homesteader supplies.< Less
Circuit Down By Larry Dimock
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This is a guide for solving problems in the electrical circuits of a home - shorts, loose connections, GFCIs tripping, etc. The book is thorough but not overly technical, and gives over 30 helpful... More > black and white diagrams and charts. Homeowners will come to understand their wiring system and what can happen to it. Many problems will become easy to fix with confidence.< Less
A Year in Eden's Acre: Life on an Urban Creek By Janet K. Smith
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Author Janet K. Smith leads readers on a whimsical romp through the greenbelt in her urban backyard. Smith's pets and children blend seamlessly into the wildlife, and nature-watching becomes a... More > wellspring of spiritual insight. Seen through Smith's eyes, the natural landscape is a paradisaical oasis where humans and animals thrive together under a California sun. Part journal, part wildlife census, and part spiritual meditation, Smith's book reveals a refreshing patch of green in an arid concrete landscape.< Less
Ultimate Off Grid Guide By LaMar Alexander
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This book is for anyone that lives off-grid or would like to live an off-grid homesteader lifestyle. It is 355 pages and includes detailed step-by-step plans, full color pictures, and material list... More > for building an off-grid cabin and over 30 useful homestead projects. Also included are directions for installing a small solar and wind power system, rain water harvest system, composting toilet, outdoor wood furnace and more... This ebook is printable and works on Linux, Windows, and Mac!< Less
Solar Energy By Ade Asefeso MCIPS MBA
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When looking at the usefulness of solar power, you have to consider how much power the appliances that you use will tax the system. For example if you wish to use a solar powered generator to run... More > your hot water, you really don't have to put that much effort into figuring out that a couple of panels will do the trick. But if you want to run a window-type air conditioner or a 24-hour freezer, you would have to consider the possibility of adding more power. Power-hungry appliances are not conducive to solar power. It can be accomplished, but it is best to rely on the power grid for your larger appliances. Then you can selectively pick the appliances that you want to use with solar power. This can be for only one room. For example in your bedroom you may have a couple of lamps, a television, and a fan.< Less
A Crash Course On How to Get Rid of Carpet Beetles By Walter Graham
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Dermestidae are a family of Coleoptera that are commonly referred to as skin beetles. Other common names include larder beetle, hide or leather beetles, carpet beetles, and khapra beetles. There are... More > approximately 500 to 700 species worldwide. They can range in size from 1–12 mm. Key characteristics for adults are round oval shaped bodies covered in scales or setae. The (usually) clubbed antennae fit into deep grooves. The hind femora also fit into recesses of the coxa. Larvae are scarabaeiform and also have setae. Dermestids have a variety of habits; most genera are scavengers that feed on dry animal or plant material such as skin or pollen, animal hair, feathers, dead insects and natural fibers. Members of Dermestes are found in animal carcasses, while others may be found in mammal, bird, bee, or wasp nests. Thaumaglossa only lives in the egg cases of mantids, while Trogoderma species are pests of grain. This book covers everything you need to know about getting rid of carpet beetles.< Less
Cattail Cabin Plans By LaMar Alexander
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Cattail Cabin: These are complete plans for building the 16x16 Cattail Cabin and includes plans for the porch and 10x16 addition. Also included are instructions for the basic solar power, water,... More > septic and heat systems. The book is full color with over 80 pictures and detailed diagrams with dimensions.< Less
Stealth Cabin Plans By LaMar Alexander
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The Stealth cabin is designed to be small and resemble an ordinary storage shed like those you can find in most backyards around the country. It can be decorated to look like a cabin/house or left... More > plain and simple to not draw attention. The cabin is designed to be self-contained with a solar power system, RV style water system, and chemical toilet and propane appliances. It can be built off grid and would be suitable for a recreation cabin, bug-out survival retreat, or homeless housing or disaster relief situation where allowed by codes. The Stealth cabin may be modified to fit your needs and the design includes a kitchen area with propane appliances, desk and closet with storage cabinets. Pull out 2 person couch bed, shower with self-contained chemical toilet, upstairs loft sleeping space for two adults or storage, 500 watt solar power system, RV water system and propane system. Plans for a small front porch are included.< Less
Penobscot Cabin Plans By LaMar Alexander
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Penobscot Cabin Plans: The Penobscot cabin is named for the Penobscot Native Americans and is a 12x20 cabin designed for off-grid living, vacation cabin, accessory dwelling unit or other purpose.... More > Plans are 29 pages full color printable and include detailed framing plans with dimensions and instruction, porch framing plan, floor plan ideas, material list, basic solar power system instructions and recommendations for all off grid systems. This is a great cabin project for a person with basic construction skills.< Less