Storey's Basic Country Skills : A practical guide to self-reliance

Author(s): John & Martha Storey (ed Deborah Burns)

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Just in time for the millennial back-to-basics movement--more than 150 experts share their knowledge and experience in this ultimate guide to living a more self-sufficient, satisfying life. 1,200 2-color illustrations.This is the book for anyone who wants to become more self-reliant, from suburbanites with 1/4 of an acre to country homesteaders with several. The information is easily understood and readily applicable. More than 150 of Storey's expert authors in gardening, building, animal raising, and homesteading share their specialized knowledge and experience in this ultimate guide to living a more independent, satisfying life. Readers will find step-by-step, illustrated instructions for every aspect of country living including: Finding country land Buying, building, and renovating a home Developing water sources and systems Understanding wiring, plumbing, and heating Using alternative heating and energy sources Vegetable, flower, and herb gardening Traditional cooking skills such as baking bread and making maple syrup Preparing and preserving meat, fruits, and vegetables Building and maintaining barns, sheds, and outbuildings Caring for common farm and ranch animals, and pets

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This big, comprehensive book that covers everything from land to animals; from vegetables to country cooking. The book encompasses more than 40 years of writing and includes the expertise of many experienced authors. It s like having a whole community of seasoned gardeners, farmers and homesetaders living next door to you. Star Beacon

Topics include: The Home; Buying, building, fixing, and landscaping a home; Alternative heating and energy; The Garden, Yard & Orchard; Vegetable, flower, and herb garden plans and ideas; Advice for building greenhouses and garden structures; Cooking and Stocking Up; Time-tested recipes & cooking skills such as baking bread/ making maple syrup; Barnyards, Stables, and Fields; Building and maintaining barns, sheds, and outbuildings; Caring for common farm and ranch animals, and pets

General Fields

  • : 9781580172028
  • : Storey Books
  • : Storey Books
  • : May 2000
  • : 276mm X 217mm X 38mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : John & Martha Storey (ed Deborah Burns)
  • : Paperback
  • : 640
  • : 544
  • : illustrations