Full Description : "Delve into the fascinating history of these iconic American structures. You'll never see barns the same way again! Strong-timbered barns are icons of American agriculture, harboring multilayered stories from their floors to their rafters. Barn reveals the compelling history of barns from colonial times, examining how immigrants adapted traditional designs from their home countries to the American landscape. It guides the reader on a tour of different kinds of barns, showing how construction materials, cultural influences, function, and style have given rise to their extraordinary variety. The reader will also learn about barn preservation, barns in pop culture and mythology, elements of barn style, and barn construction. Barn is filled with fascinating facts about barns: How did barns change with westward expansion? Why are barns red? What effect did immigration have on styles of barns in America? How did barn architecture change according to geography? What elements of style emerged on barns? Barn idioms abound (e.g., He can't hit the broad side of a barn door!); Where did they come from? What is a "poetry barn"? and much more! A comprehensive treatment of barns in the American landscape, this book is rich with fascinating details and beautiful photography. Swing open those big barn doors, and find out why barns continue to embody the heart of the American farm.
Reading Barn can increase mental stimulation. Research shows that staying in a mental stimulus can slow (or even eliminate) Alzheimer's disease and dementia, as keeping your brain active and touching does not allow you to lose weight. Voyageur Press (MN)"
Full Description : "Sugaring is the act of collecting maple sap to make maple syrup, an early-spring endeavor that takes place in the Midwest and Northeast United States, and in neighboring areas in Canada. It is a time-honored tradition with Native Americans origins. Sugaring is a beautifully rendered narrative about this soulful activity that slows down time. Interspersed throughout the book's lyrical story are instructions to guide the novice sugarer through every stage of sugaring, from selecting trees and hanging sap buckets to finishing off the syrup. For anyone with an interest in taking up sugaring, everyone who has a maple tree, and all those with nostalgia for the rural landscape, Sugaring will be a joy to discover.
Sugaring adds to the reader's knowledge. Everything you read will fill your head with new information, and you'll never know when it might be useful. The more knowledge you have, the better equipped to solve the problems you have faced. Lyons Press"
Full Description : "As a food rice is one of the most nutritious; as a symbol and source of mythology, it is fascinating. In the northern and eastern United States and southern Canada, wild rice is still harvested by Native Americans and folks who have lived for generations near the lakes and rivers where it grows naturally. The satisfying process of harvesting, called "ricing," still follows ancient tradition, using canoes, poles, and handmade knockers. WILD RICE COOKING is the complete book of wild rice, giving its history and lore, offering a primer on how to share the joys of reaping wild harvest yourself, along with a guide to buying wild rice, and instructions on cooking it, with eighty fabulous recipes.
Wild Rice Cooking, making writing skills better. This is in line with your capacity: Exposure to published, written works has greatly influenced his writing, as other writers rhythm, flow and observed style of writing, always affect your work. Just as musicians influence each other, and painters use techniques created by past masters, and writers study prose by reading other works. Lyons Press"
Full Description : "Maple syrup and maple candy—sunbursts on the tongue, gifts from nature. In this lyrical account, Hauser tells the story of sugaring—why the sap can be harvested only in the Midwest, New York, New England, and southeastern Canada; how to gather it; and how to make syrup and candy and how to enjoy them. She also tells the story of the American Indian traditions and of their practices that are essentially used today in backyard sugar bushes and in the maple syrup industry. Wild Sugar also includes instructions for those who want to tap a tree and make syrup, recipes for those who love the taste of maple, and an account of one family’s sugaring adventure for those who love lore and history and a good story. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We’ve been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Wild Sugar adds to the reader's knowledge. Everything you read will fill your head with new information, and you'll never know when it might be useful. The more knowledge you have, the better equipped to solve the problems you have faced. Skyhorse"
Full Description : "To encourage readers to reclaim the moments of their lives, author Hauser shows them how to make narratives of their life stories.
When you read the You Can Write a Memoir book, all your attention to the subject matter - Try to read 15-20 minutes before the move, and you will be amazed at how much your focus as soon as you read the book. Writers Digest Books"
Full Description : "This handbook takes the mystery out of identifying these common weeds and provides useful antidotes for treating their irritating, itching rashes. Photos show the plants in every season, and detailed drawings help readers pinpoint the culprit in the woods or in their own backyards. Hauser distinguishes between home remedies that really work and those that can actually aggravate the poison, tells how to treat each poison differently, and explains how to prevent the offending vines from growing in the yard. The perfect reference for homeowners, parents, gardeners and hikers, this is easy to read and informative. Susan Carol Hauser is a writer and gardener who lives in Bemidji, Minnesota.
Field Guide to Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Poison Sumac gives motivation to analyze information and is also useful when criticizing plots; or it is a well-written section if the character is properly designed, if the narrative sounds innocent, etc. If you ever have the opportunity to discuss the book with others, you will be able to clearly tell their views, as you have taken the time to really take into account all relevant aspects. Rowman & Littlefield"
Full Description : "The touchstone handbook for treating and preventing ailments from insidious bites
Field Guide to Ticks can improve the reader's memory. As you read the book, you have a variety of meanings, their origins, ambitions, history and nuances, as well as various circles and sub-transfers each story. Just a little to remember, but the brain is a beautiful thing and relatively easy to remember these things. In every new memory you create a new synthesis (brain path) and strengthen existing ones, which help temporarily stop memory and stabilize mood. How cool is that?. Rowman & Littlefield"
Full Description : "The Ojibwe people call wild rice “mahnomen,” the good berry. Wild Rice elaborates on the many elements of that tradition, and brings it forward in fresh, delectable recipes. This comprehensive guide to Zizania palustris tells the story of North America’s only native grain, from its emergence in the western Great Lakes area to its use in today’s kitchens. The book demystifies the purchasing of wild rice—black or brown, long grain or short grain, lake rice or river rice, US rice or Canadian rice—clarifies cooking options, and proposes wild rice as a fast food (cook a full pound and freeze in small packets). The recipes range from simple soups to gourmet entrées and food for a crowd. Traditionally, wild rice was harvested from canoes and parched in iron kettles over open fires. Although these old ways are still practiced, much of today’s wild rice is cultivated in flooded fields—rice paddies—in the Upper Midwest and in California, and is harvested with combines and processed with machinery. The question arises: Which is better-tasting and more nutritious—naturally occurring wild rice or cultivated wild rice? Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Good Books and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of cookbooks, including books on juicing, grilling, baking, frying, home brewing and winemaking, slow cookers, and cast iron cooking. We’ve been successful with books on gluten-free cooking, vegetarian and vegan cooking, paleo, raw foods, and more. Our list includes French cooking, Swedish cooking, Austrian and German cooking, Cajun cooking, as well as books on jerky, canning and preserving, peanut butter, meatballs, oil and vinegar, bone broth, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Wild Rice invites the reader to think positively, if you ever find yourself in a bad condition, remember that even if you can lose everything else, your work, your property, your money and even your health knowledge can never be removed from you. Simon and Schuster"
Full Description : "You do not have to go deep into the woods to forage for wild foods. Edible plants grow in the margins of sidewalks, yards, and roads--and flower gardens are a secret pantry. A Forager’s Guide and Cookbook offers recipes for these untapped delicacies as well as for the wealth of edible plants that grow in fields and forests. Whether you are a stalwart forager familiar with the woods or an urban forager who wants to try a few wild foods, this book provides you with the basics for finding and preparing wild edibles. Many of the plants grow across the continent, are easy to find, and are simple and quick to prepare. They can be served as compliments to a meal or as entrees. Welcome to the wild kitchen! A few of the one hundred plants included are: * Chicory * Dandelion * Lilac * Mint * Mushrooms * Plantain * Sumac * Thistle * Violet * Watercress * Wild ginger * Yarrow In a handy pocket size with coated paper to avoid smudges and beautiful color photos to help you identify those nutritious, delicious wild foods, A Forager’s Guide and Cookbook gives a whole new meaning to the word locavore.
A Forager's Guide and Cookbook, good words and speeches are a great help in any profession, and knowing that you can talk to a higher group with confidence can be a great affirmation of your self-esteem. It might even help your career, because those who are good at reading, both oral and knowledgeable on various topics, can quickly be advertised (and more generally) than those who have less vocabulary, as well as literature, scientific discoveries and global events lack understanding. Skyhorse Publishing"
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Outwitting Poison Ivy: How to Prevent and Trat the Effects of Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Poison Suman - for Hikers, Campers, Gardeners, and AnyoneElse who Spends Time in the Outdoors well-written books can turn you into something different from others, because the article will keep you from lazing around and maintaining your current quality, allowing you to feel relaxed and let your body and soul relax. no defined"
Full Description : "An essayist, poet, freelance writer, and Minnesota Public Radio commentator, Susan Carol Hauser saw her approaching fiftieth birthday as an opportunity to reflect on where she had been, in order to better understand who she was at this milestone in her life. Each of her essays shares the wonder, experiences, and perceptions of life's cycles, of one year's turning - of a woman turning fifty. Barbara Van Arnam's magnificent paintings tap into the all-encompassing rhythms of life, eloquently echoing the essential harmony flowing through nature, and ourselves, as we continue on our path through life. Hauser's many peers in the baby-boomer generation will recognize their era on these pages, as they too conjure a new personal future.
Full Moon can improve the reader's memory. As you read the book, you have a variety of meanings, their origins, ambitions, history and nuances, as well as various circles and sub-transfers each story. Just a little to remember, but the brain is a beautiful thing and relatively easy to remember these things. In every new memory you create a new synthesis (brain path) and strengthen existing ones, which help temporarily stop memory and stabilize mood. How cool is that?. Papier Mache Press"
Full Description : "Like the warmth of a cabin fireplace and the twinkle of lights along the edge of a frozen lake, Christmas in Minnesota evokes memories of hoidays long ago. Familiar traditions echo across the years in funny, poignant, and surprising ways. The communal feast is the focus in the 1870s when a family welcomes a Swedish traveler to their cozy sod house on the prairie. The annual holiday pageant is at the heart of a moving story by Faith Sullivan about a schoolgirl frightened by her role in the spotlight. The spirit of giving is the theme as Evelyn Fairbanks, chronicler of St. Paul’s Rondo neighborhood, remembers the stranger who made Christmas possible after her father’s untimely death in the 1930s. A dad struggles to reconnect with his son during this time of togetherness in a touching story by novelist Jon Hassler. A Civil War drummer boy prepares for a makeshift holiday while on duty with the First Minnesota. Essayist Bill Holm reflects on the joyous and burdensome ritual of composing the annual Christmas letter. These stories and many more, accompanied by vintage recipes, advertisements, photos, and decorations, recreate the excitement and spirit of Minnesota’s own Yuletide cheer.
When you read the Christmas in Minnesota book, all your attention to the subject matter - Try to read 15-20 minutes before the move, and you will be amazed at how much your focus as soon as you read the book. Minnesota Historical Society"