Disaster can strike at any time. How will your family stay warm, fed, and sheltered during a power outage? Do you have an evacuation plan if you are forced to leave your home? Be prepared for the unexpected by following Kathy Harrison’s practical plan for emergency self-sufficiency. Learn how to evaluate, organize, and rotate your food supply; pack an evacuation kit; protect important documents from fire; develop a communications system; make nutritious, delicious meals with canned and dried pantry items; use alternative heating sources; and entertain the kids without television or computers. Everything you need to know to survive when public services fail is covered in this essential guide to family preparedness.
With just a quarter acre of land, you can feed a family of four with fresh, organic food year-round. This comprehensive guide to self-sufficiency gives you all the information you need to grow and preserve a variety of vegetables, fruits, herbs, nuts, and grains; raise chickens for eggs and meat; raise cows, sheep, and goats for meat or milk; raise pigs and rabbits; and keep honey bees. Simple instructions make it easy to enjoy canned, frozen, dried, and pickled produce all winter; use your own grains to make bread, and pasta; turn fresh milk into delicious homemade yogurt, butter, and cheese; make your own cordials, and herbal teas; and much, much more. It truly is possible to eat entirely from your backyard.
Children are entertained as they begin to learn a foreign language. French words and phrases are taught using simple rhythms. After a learner has repeated each new word, a cheerful melody incorporates the learned words in a wonderfully captivating song. Children will enjoy listening to varied musical styles and authentic sound effects. Learning becomes automatic! The Alphabet Song (French) Numbers To Twenty (French) Learning Colors (French) The Days Of The Week (French) Name The Animals (French) The Hello Song (French) Let's Eat! (French) My Family Is Special (French) Five Day Weather Forecast (French) Educational entertainment for all ages.
The classic home cheese-making primer has been updated and revised to reflect the increased interest in artisan-quality cheeses and the availability of cheese making supplies and equipment. Here are 85 recipes for cheeses and other dairy products that require basic cheese making techniques and the freshest of ingredients, offering the satisfaction of turning out a coveted delicacy. Among the step-by-step tested recipes for cheese varieties are farmhouse cheddar, gouda, fromage blanc, queso blanco, marscarpone, ricotta, and 30-minute mozzarella. Recipes for dairy products include crème fraîche, sour cream, yogurt, keifer, buttermilk, and clotted cream. There are also 60 recipes for cooking with cheese, including such trea ... 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. Countless readers have turned to Back to Basics for inspiration and instruction, escaping to an era before power saws and fast food restaurants and rediscovering the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener, and more self-sufficient lifestyle. Now newly updated, the hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts, and illustrations in Back to Basics will help you dye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with hand tools, and make treats su ... more
Learning Spanish is easy and fun with a story and a song! Beginners will learn the Spanish and English words for common greetings, family members, weather descriptions, and farm animals. Includes: 4 Spanish-English Readers each page includes the text in both languages. The stories follow the recordings word-for-word. 2 Music CDs: Disc 1 - Each story is read aloud first in Spanish and then in English. Hear the correct pronunciation of the Words I've Learned in each story. BONUS! Includes the Spanish phonetic pronunciation guide print from your own computer. Disc 2 - Traditional children's songs sung in Spanish.
The ultimate guide to Jesus, including everything there is to know about his life--from birth to death and resurrection, as well as his lasting impact on the world today Firmly setting the life and work of Jesus within the historical and geographical context of the first century, this definitive reference shines new light on how Jesus' teaching inspired the Christian faith and continues to influence the world, as well as providing further illumination into and understanding of his history. Chapters are broken down into chronological order, from his birth and the onset of his miracles--including turning water into wine, healing the sick, and multiplying a few loaves and fishes to feed 5,000--to being put on trial, crucifi ... more