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The material in this textbook will help you prepare for a career in residential carpentry.
The Indispensable Guide to the Successful Garden. Now comprehensively revised and updated: over 40% of plants are NEW entries; all photographs are NEW; includes more detailed and NEW information -- USDA hardiness zones, additional plants of interest, etc; and two completely NEW chapters. You will find more than 1,470 plants organized by GROWING CONDITIONS. Plants that will grow in: Shallow soils over chalk; Acid soils; Heavy clay soils; Polluted atmosphere; Windswept, seaside sites; Dry soils in hot, sunny sites; and more.
This is not a book about French Gardens. It is the story of a man travelling round France visiting a few selected French gardens on the way.Owners, intrigues, affairs, marriages, feuds, thwarted ambitions and desires, the largely unnamed ordinary gardeners, wars, plots and natural disasters run through every garden older than a generation or two and fill every corner of the grander historical ones. Families marry. Gardeners are poached. Political allegiances forged and shattered. The human trail crosses from garden to garden. They sit in their surrounding landscape, not as isolated islands but attached umbilically to it, sharing the geology, the weather, food, climate, local folklore, accent and cultural identity. Wines must be drunk and food tasted. Recipes found and compared. The perfect tarte-tartin pursued. None of these things can be ignored or separated from the shape and size of parterre, fountain, herbaceous border or pottager. So this is a book filled with stories and information, some of it about French gardens and gardening, but most of it about what makes France unlike anywhere else.From historical gardens like Versailles,Vaux le Vicomte and Courances to the kitchen gardens of the Michelin chef Alain Passard. There will be grand potagers like Villandry and La Prieure D'Orsan and allotments and back gardens spotted on the way. Monty also celebrates the obvious French associations of food and wine and finds gardens dedicated to vegetables, herbs and fruit.It is a book that any visitor to France, whether gardeners or not, will want to read both as a guide and an inspiration. It is a portal to get under the French cultural skin and to understand the country, in all its huge variety and disparity, a little better.
Offers a "medicine cabinet" of ideas for identifying and correcting common problems without using dangerous chemicals.
A companion to Rodale's garden problem solver which treats vegetables, fruits, and herbs; and to a forthcoming volume which will deal with perennials, annuals, and bulbs.
Anyone can learn to store fruits and vegetables safely and naturally with a cool, dark space (even a closet!) and the step-by-step advice in this book.
This sequel to Carrots Love Tomatoes lists hundreds of herbs and flowers, with information on how their proximity can maximize the health and yield of vegetables, berry bushes, and fruit and nut trees.
This book offers an introduction to "rake" or loom knitting. This technique is easy to learn and is explained in detail in the book. Patterns include, dish cloths, hats, socks, stockings, baby booties, and more. From the book jacket: Knitting loom patterns and variations for: - Afghans - Baby Booties - Chrismas Stockings Hats - Scarves - Socks - Sweaters Over 50 Pictures and Illustrations. "This is the funnest pattern book of its type. The author makes it fun to do knitting on round looms." - Mary Allen, Houston, TX "Every pattern is easy to read and understand." - Jan Wirthlin, Dover, OH "My kids were ready to move on to making more complicated patterns, and this book helped me show them how." - Margaret Brown, Highmore, SD
Diagnosing plant ailments, cultural and environmental problems, nutritional deficiencies, insect pests, plants diseases, and preventative measures and remedies.
Savvy shoppers can get the very best for the lowest possible price - all from reputable dealers who stand behind their merchandise. This comprehensive book is packed with how-to advice, entertaining stories, and tips to guide readers through the entire shopping experience-from what you need to know before stepping into a shop to what you should do after the sale. With hundreds of ingenious money-saving ideas, this is the perfect guide for every aspiring smart shopper.
This book contains many useful hints for making our lives easier. I can vouch for the effectiveness of this one: To get rid of ants, wipe down counters and other surfaces with vinegar. It will take four or five days to discourage the ants. Broken glass? "To sweep up broken glass, place a damp paper towel over the debris first. The tiny shattered pieces will cling to the paper and all can be easily swept up. Works with pet hair, too." Do you have "big terry cloth oven mitts? Great for wiping splatters off kitchen walls, the terry cloth loops scrub right into the depressions in textured paint. They also scrub vinyl floors in a flash --a huge area wipes clean in one swipe. In addition, the mitts slurp up spills, do dusting, and, if slightly dampened, pick up pet hairs from upholstery." Some items keep better in the refrigerator if turned upsidedown--jelly, relish, pickles. Be sure lids are tight. When finished, throw the mitts into the washer-- they come out clean and ready for
How to cut heating and cooling costs, utilize solar energy, construct nonflush toilets and solar showers, collect rainwater, and apply permaculture techniques. The author explains everything in plain, easily understood, language with hundreds of photographs and diagrams that illustrate ways to use natural resources and embrace self-reliance. Sustainable living advice from self-reliance expert Christopher Nyerges, editor of "Wilderness Way" magazine and author of "How to Survive Anywhere."In an ever-changing economy, cutting costs and utilizing available resources is essential. From embracing solar energy and wind power to using fluorescent bulbs and growing backyard vegetable gardens, there are endless ways to live a more ecological and economical lifestyle. The book offers a collection of testimonials and hordes of practical information on living lightly on the planet.
Discusses the history, development, habits, and care of Siamese cats.
Providing solutions for common problems that afflict the daily lives of the elderly, this book presents information to help readers save time, money, frustration, and pain. Includes chapters of tips for managing vision loss, hearing loss and loss of mobility. The book provides chapters of easily read one-line tips that address a variety of broad as well as specific situations.
Doug Stowe's boxes are more than functional; they're inspired objects of beauty. Now you can recreate the same elegance in your own workshop with these 15 gorgeous boxes. Featuring a wide range of styles, these boxes embody the skill, artistry and innovation that has made Doug Stowe's work prized by collectors. From a simple ring box to an elaborate relief-carved jewelry box, you'll find, among others, these perfect pieces to suit your skills: Inlaid Walnut Ring Box Bracelet Box Lathe-Turned Ring Box Wedding Ring Music Box Winter Woods Box Triangle Ring Box Pin Cabinet Cherry Jewelry Chest Tribute to American Linden Reliquary & Reverence To help you craft each unique project, this guide includes step-by-step instruction, drawings, corresponding cutting lists, full-color photos and sidebars that detail the most difficult steps. Stowe also encourages you make each box your own by customizing his designs and selecting alternative woods and finishes. With Doug Stowe's guidance, you'll build more than boxes; you'll craft treasured heirlooms as precious as the objects you place inside of them. Take this guide and experience the satisfaction of creating simply beautiful boxes.
Keep it simple, keep it basic, keep it fun!Simply-Built Furniture is part of Danny Proulx's legacy to the woodworking world. He showed us that furniture doesn't have to be ornate or highly decorated to achieve a "timeless" status. Sometimes simple is best. Simple lines and simple joinery. This collection brings together special projects from Proulx's 16 books - most of which are now out of print - with pieces such as a rustic pine chest of drawers, a bed with built-in storage, a window seat, a contemporary display cabinet, a tall bookcase, an armoire work center, a writing desk, a memorabilia sideboard, and more. Both beginning and experienced woodworkers will appreciate Proulx's no-nonsense approach to woodworking and his easy style of teaching, as well as the minimal time and materials needed to create these beautiful projects that are more than a just another piece of furniture for your homes. The projects in this book will fit in almost any design setting and won't become passe after a few years. And best of all, you can build this furniture with basic woodworking tools and easy-to-find materials. It's really very simple.
Simply Crochet allows you to crochet in more places and is your invitation to gorgeous crochet with a stash-busting twist!Robyn Chachula offers valuable designer advice and stylish crochet projects with a stash-busting twist in Simply Crochet. Robyn's enthusiasm for beautiful crochet coupled with her expert construction skills inspired this collection of patterns for crocheters looking to get maximum use out of their yarn. Inside you'll find 22 cleverly designed one, three, and five skein patterns for creating charming crocheted jewelry, scarves, bags, shawls, socks, vests, skirts, cardigans, jackets, home accessories, and baby friendly items. These patterns - from top designers including Carol Ventura, Tracie Barrett, Kristin Omdahl, and Doris Chan - will help you learn how to maximize the value of your yarn without compromising on style.Also included are designer tips on saving money and getting the most from your yarn stash. Robyn has outlined everything you need to know to decide which stitch choices and stitch patterns to choose in making your yarn go the furthest with any pattern. You'll also find creative ideas for up-cycling vests and tanks into tunics and pullovers with just an additional skein or two of yarn.Simply Crochet offers creative ideas and inventive solutions for resourceful crocheters of all skill levels looking for to get the most out of their yarn.
Of all renewable energy options, according to Ramlow (solar thermal consultant for the Wisconsin Focus on Energy Program) and his collaborator Nusz (a solar water heating consultant in Wisconsin), solar water heating is the most mature. They present a guide to installing solar water heating systems, describing how to identify the right design and components for particular climates, how to select quality components, and the proper techniques for installation. The text is well illustrated and geared to be of use to students and professionals. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Solar Water Heating is a practical solar encyclopedia for anyone interested in installing a solar energy system or in starting a solar energy company. The folksy writing is clear and the numerous diagrams make this book a great resource for everyone from the novice just getting started to the existing solar professional looking to pick up some of Bob Ramlow's many useful observations from a long career installing and maintaining solar energy systems. - Don Wichert, Director, Renewable Energy Programs, Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation HEATING WATER WITH THE SUN is almost as old as humankind itself, and it is done all over the world. Yet there are few resources in North America for those who want to install such systems themselves. Solar Water Heating fills this gap. It reviews the history of solar water & space heating systems from prehistory to the present, then presents the basics of solar water heating, including an introduction to modern solar energy systems, energy conservation and energy economics. Drawing on the author's experience as an installer of these systems, the book goes on to cover: Types of solar collectors, solar water and space heating systems and solar pool heating systems, including their advantages and disadvantages. System components, their installation, operation, and maintenance. System sizing and siting Choosing the appropriate system. the book focuses especially on the financial aspects of solar water or space heating systems, clearly showing that such systems can save significant costs in the long run. Well-illustrated, the book is designed for a wide readership from the curious to the student or professional. [this book] will be required reading for all of our new installation personnel since it provides a complete and comprehensive history, guide and information about the type of work we do every day. - Richard Lane, Managing Partner, Solar Mining Company
The experts at Southern Living magazine share their more than 30 years of horticultural experiences in this new title which focuses on annuals. More than 125 full-color photos provide an instant visual appreciation of the beauty of the flowers and plants as well as a straightforward text that gets right to the point.
"Yippee! It's springtime. Now the Pee Wee Scouts can have their meetings outdoors. Mrs. Peters, their troop leader, shows them how to plant seeds for a garden. She explains about vitamins and nutrition. And how to eat right. The Scouts plant radishes at home and make scrapbooks with pictures of good foods. Oranges. Carrots. Red, red radishes. Molly Duff wants to be the first Scout to earn her new badge. She wants to grow the biggest radish of all. Sun and water. Grow, grow, grow. But there's a secret Molly doesn't know. Rat's knees! Why won't Molly's radishes grow?" You'll have fun reading other books about the Pee Wee Scouts and keep checking because more are on the way. Bookshare has: Camp Ghost-Away #2, Bad, Bad Bunnies! #12, and Halloween Helpers #33.
Sprout! is about sustaining a successful career in sales, and keeping it both fun and profitable.
Clearly organized room-by-room, filled with photos of inspiring rooms, and brimming with expert tips, this book shows you how to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of you home and to bring out its best to improve its value.
David Holloway takes you through all the steps needed to stain and varnish wood. Chapters start from the basics and takes the reader to more advanced staining tips and techniques.
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