Rohan Anderson left his desk job in the city for the richer pleasures of living a simpler life on the land. Over the years he has developed his own principle of practical living. Practiculture is a lifestyle choice. It's about direct involvement in the day to day elements of living, and at the heart o... read more
At Kite's Nest Farm the cows (as well as the sheep, hens, and pigs) all roam free. They make their own choices about rearing, grazing and housing. Left to be themselves the cows exhibit personalities as diverse as our own.Fat Hat prefers men to women. Chippy Minton ref... read more
Delight your children and grandchildren by making these fabulous vintage toys. Author Chris Reid takes you through the making process, giving clear advice and helpful tips to show how to make toys from the Victorian and Edwardian eras. There are 15 projects to choose from... read more
At last a highly illustrated, practical book that renovators will love. Cherie Barber is Australia's leading renovation expert with over 21 years of profitable renovations under her belt.Renovating for Profit reveals Cherie's secrets to success and equips you with all th... read more
This well-illustrated guide offers a range of building options, with complete instructions and plans for five different styles of shed, including a small timber-frame garden storage shed, a traditionally framed shed and a post-and-beam barn. From designing a shed to match your ... read more
The pure luxury of soaps made with coconut butter, almond oil, aloe vera, oatmeal, and green tea is one of life's little pleasures. And with the help of author Anne-Marie Faiola, it's easy to make luscious, all-natural soaps righ... read more
Built-ins make a house more functional, liveable, personal and comfortable. A smaller kitchen with well-placed built-ins can be more efficient and inviting than a great big kitchen. A bathroom may become instantly more useful and less cramped with the addition of just one ... read more
This title follows in the footsteps of Allen's other popular texts on organically growing apples, nuts and tomatoes. Table of Contents: Citrus: Origins & Spread; Citrus Species & Cultivars; Propagation of Citrus; Managing Citrus Trees; Pruning & Training Citrus; Pest a... read more
Brings together the latest scientific knowledge on more than 860 species inhabiting Australia's temperate southern waters, from the Recherche Archipelago at the western end of the Great Australian Bight to Wilson's Promontory in the east, many found nowhere else.
Practical Self Sufficiency is a wonderfully useful and accessible book that contains something for absolutely everyone! This fully updated guide offers clear step-by-step information in classic DK style and offers a greater focus on the issues surrounding sustain... read more
How to make your own stockman's coat and fisherman's sou-wester, as well as a plaited hat for the hot weather. How to repair saddles, and how to make an attractive plaited bridle. There are even directions for making your own cow bells, as well as many bush tips for doing all sorts of jobs around the place from fencing to bush furniture.