The Country Living Handbook

The Country Living Handbook

A Back-to-basics Guide to Living Off the Land

Book - 2011
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781628736144
1628736143
Branch Call Number: 640 GEHRING
Characteristics: viii, 241 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Balkovek, James - Illustrator

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