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— Louisa May Alcott, Little Women

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Independence Day

Independence Day As America celebrates Independence Day, we wish everyone a happy, healthy, safe, fun and festive 4th of July. We are blessed to live in a great nation! We also hope you are, each and every one, engaged in the best of summer reading. We’d like to take this opportunity to offer an excellent …

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Edible Flowers – 10 Fun and Fabulous Books for Your Personal Library Collection

Edible Flowers – 10 Fun and Fabulous Books for Your Personal Library Collection By Annie St. Francis Edible flowers include citrus blossom, clover, daisies, dandelions, hibiscus and honeysuckle. Enjoy lilacs, mums, nasturtiums, pansies, and roses. Dream on culinary ideas for calendula, borage, sunflowers, sage, zucchini blossoms, and violets. You’ll be tickled by these delicious additions …

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Grow Your Own Salad Greens – and 9 Books with Recipes to Top Your Salad Plates with Sensational Salad Dressings

Grow Your Own Salad Greens – and 9 Books with Recipes to Top Your Salad Plates with Sensational Salad Dressings By Annie St. Francis Grow your own salad greens, and have some fun with creative ideas as you plan your gardens. Salads aren’t just for iceberg lettuce, after all! Be adventurous, and try new and …

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Book Review – Durable Trades By Rory Groves with Foreword by Allan C. Carlson

Book Review – Durable Trades By Rory Groves with Foreword by Allan C. Carlson Durable Trades: Family Centered Economies That Have Stood the Test of Time. By Annie St. FrancisRory Groves has produced an outstanding work that will inspire individuals, families, and communities. Beautifully written, and timely, Durable Trades is philosophical and practical. It’s historical and …

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Tip of the Hat to Hat Makers – 10 Titles Celebrating the Fine Art of Making Hats!

Tip of the Hat to Hat Makers – 10 Titles Celebrating the Fine Art of Making Hats! Hat-making, also called millinery, is the design and creation of hats worn throughout history, around the world, across cultures, and by people of all ages. These might be feathered or furry. Straw, felt, fiber, or leather. Hats may …

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Book Review: The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre!

The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre! The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre! An excellent source of inspiration and ideas for anyone just starting out, and seriously interested in the self-sufficiency of a small scale homestead. Editor Carleen Madigan shares …

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8 Suggestions for Learning Morse Code – The Universal Language of Telegraphy

8 Suggestions for Learning Morse Code – The Universal Language of Telegraphy by Annie St. FrancisMorse code is a way to communicate using dots and dashes to represent letters and numbers. It’s a universal language, and was developed by Samuel Morse, and used as an effective way to communicate via telegraph. First used in the …

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6 Tips and Tricks to Producing Your Own Gardener’s Gold – The Art and Science of Composting

6 Tips and Tricks to Producing Your Own Gardener’s Gold – The Art and Science of Composting By Annie St. FrancisHere are 6 Tips and Tricks to Producing Your Own Gardener’s Gold. You’ll discover that composting is both an art and a science, and there’s a lot to learn. The more you know, the better …

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Book Review: Back to Basics – Third Edition, Edited by Abigail R. Gehring

Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills – Third Edition Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills is a concise and yet detailed encyclopedia of information important to the basics of self-sufficient living. Learn to bake bread, build a stone house, develop a water supply, and spin yarn. Raise a barn. …

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