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1,001 Old-Time Household Hints
Timeless Bits of Household Wisdom for Today's Home and Garden
Wonder what Grandma would have used to clean greasy kitchen walls? Cure a sore throat? Conquer insect pests in her vegetable garden? Wonder no longer! Whatever your grandma did to fix and maintain things around the house and garden, it probably...



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10,001 Ways to Declutter Your Home on a Small Budget
Ed Morrow, Ed Morrow, Sheree Bykofsky, Sheree Bykofsky, Rita Rosenkranz, Rita Rosenkranz
Who thought organizing your home and office could be fun? 10,001 Ways to Declutter Your Home on a Small Budget is just that and more. With a lively design and inspirational, inexpensive solutions, this guide offers life-changing possibilities. The...



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The Art of Casting in Iron
How to Make Appliances, Chains, and Statues and Repair Broken Castings the Old-Fashioned Way
Simpson Bolland, Simpson Bolland
First published in 1893, The Art of Casting in Iron has since made its mark in the field of blacksmithing, offering handymen everything they need to know to make appliances, chains, and statues and repair broken castings the old-fashioned way. From...



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Back to Basics
A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills
Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. Countless readers have...



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The Back to Basics Handbook
A Guide to Buying and Working Land, Raising Livestock, Enjoying Your Harvest, Household Skills and Crafts, and More
Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. With hundreds of projects...



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Backyard Medicine
Harvest and Make Your Own Herbal Remedies
Julie Bruton-Seal, Julie Bruton-Seal, Matthew Seal, Matthew Seal
Backyard Medicine is a beautiful book, packed with nearly 300 color photographs and over 120 herbal remedies that you can make yourself. It gives a fascinating insight into the literary, historic, and world-wide application of the fifty common plants...



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Barns and Outbuildings
And How to Construct Them
John McPhee John McPhee
First published in 1881, this classic volume presents dozens of practical examples of barns and outbuildings—including floor plans and building instructions—and contains two hundred and fifty-seven engravings, woodcuts, and line drawings...



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The Bed Bug Book
The Complete Guide to Prevention and Extermination
Ralph H. Maestre, Ralph H. Maestre
The definitive handbook on the detection, treatment, and prevention of bed bugs--a must have guide for every homeowner, renter, landlord, and traveler.Bed bugs were believed to have been eradicated by DDT and organophosphates in the 1950s, but they...



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The Best Tree House Ever
How to Build a Backyard Tree House the Whole World Will Talk About
Maurice Barkley, Maurice Barkley
When his two young grandsons clamored for a hideout in the trees, what could Maurice Barkley, a sixty-something retiree, do but grab some wooden beams and a level? Now, more than ten years, seven tiny houses, and a spiral staircase later...



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Biggle Farm Library Note Cards: Berries
Jacob Biggle, Jacob Biggle
Jacob and Harriet Biggle’s books are classics of farm literature. First published in the late nineteenth century and beloved for their practical tips and sage advice, their humane instructions and warmly amusing maxims are timeless. Now the...



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