The Country Living Handbook: A Back-to-Basics Guide to Living Off the Land (Handbook Series) (Paperback)

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Description


Packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, time-honored wisdom, and both illustrations and photographs, this compact guide has everything you need to dive into a more self-sufficient life. From canning and preserving to keeping chickens, fermenting vegetables to soap-making, Gehring covers all the basics in this easy-to-read, approachable collection. Topics covered include:
Generating your own energy
Herbal medicine
Cheese-making
Maple sugaring
Farm mechanics
Building a smokehouse
Dyeing wool
Composting
Disaster Preparedness
And more!
Whether you own one hundred acres or rent a studio apartment in the city, this book has plenty of ideas to inspire you. Learn how to build a log cabin or how to craft handmade paper; find out how to install a solar panel on your roof or brew your own tea from dried herbs; Cure a ham, bake a loaf of bread, or brew your own beer. This book has something for everyone.

About the Author


Abigail R. Gehring is the author or editor of more than a dozen books including Back to BasicsHomesteadingThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living, and Classic Candy. She enjoys writing, gardening, experimenting in the kitchen, and spending time with family. She lives with her husband and two children in an 1800s farmstead they are restoring in Marlboro, Vermont.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781628736144
ISBN-10: 1628736143
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication Date: May 20th, 2014
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: Handbook Series