The Domostroi: Rules for Russian Households in the Time of Ivan the Terrible [AZW3]
15 February 2017, 11:02
1995 | AZW3 | 1.52MB
A manual on household management, the Domostroi is one of the few sources on the social history and secular life of Russia in the time of Ivan the Terrible. It depicts a society that prized religious orthodoxy, reliance on tradition, and absolute subordination of the individual to the family and the state. Specific instructions tell how to arrange hay, visit monasteries, distill vodka, treat servants, entertain clergy, cut out robes, and carry out many other daily activities. Carolyn Johnston Pouncy here offers, with an informative introduction, the first complete English translation.
Harvest: Unexpected Projects Using 47 Extraordinary Garden Plants [EPUB]
15 February 2017, 10:34
2017 | EPUB | 139.1MB
A beautifully photographed, gift-worthy guide to growing, harvesting, and utilizing 47 unexpected garden plants to make organic pantry staples, fragrances, floral arrangements, beverages, cocktails, beauty products, bridal gifts, and more.
Every garden–not just vegetable plots–can produce a bountiful harvest! This practical, inspirational, and seasonal guide will help make any garden more productive and enjoyable with a variety of projects using unexpected and often common garden plants, some of which may already be growing in your backyard.
Discover the surprising usefulness of petals and leaves, roots, seeds, and fruit: turn tumeric root into a natural dye and calamintha into lip balm. Make anise hyssop into a refreshing iced tea and turn apricots into a facial mask. Crabapple branches can be used to create stunning floral arrangements, oregano flowers to infuse vinegar, and edible chrysanthemum to liven up a salad. With the remarkable, multi-purpose plants in Harvest, there is always something for gardeners to harvest from one growing season to the next.
Idiot's Guides: Growing Marijuana [EPUB]
12 February 2017, 13:32
2016 | EPUB | 173.82MB
As marijuana laws in the United States become less restrictive, more and more people are searching for basic marijuana gardening instructions. Cultivating pot isn't like growing houseplants or vegetables, especially if you desire maximum potency and yield. It takes precision. Among other things, you need female plants, very specific temperature, humidity and lighting at different times during the plant's lifespan, special nutrients, and the correct harvesting procedures. Idiot's Guides: Growing Marijuana covers it all, in a simple, concise way– with tons of full-color photography and step-by-step instructions.