The Handbook Series

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    The Back to Basics Handbook
    A Guide to Buying and Working Land, Raising Livestock, Enjoying Your Harvest, Household Skills and Crafts, and More
    Edited by Abigail R. Gehring
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide. With hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts, and illustrations,... [READ MORE]
    The Homesteading Handbook
    A Back to Basics Guide to Growing Your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating Your Own Energy, Crafting, Herbal Medicine, and More
    Edited by Abigail R. Gehring
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    With the rapid depletion of our planet’s natural resources, we would all like to live a more self-sufficient lifestyle. But in the midst of an economic crisis, it’s just as important to save money as it is to go green. As Gehring shows in this thorough but concise guide, being kind to Mother Earth can... [READ MORE]
    The Farmer's Cookbook
    A Back to Basics Guide to Making Cheese, Curing Meat, Preserving Produce, Baking Bread, Fermenting, and More
    By Marie W. Lawrence
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    More and more cooks are turning to their own gardens or to local farmers’ markets to find inspiration for their meals. Eating fresh, local produce is a hot trend, but lifelong Vermonter Marie Lawrence has been cooking with produce from her gardens, buying milk from the farmers up the road, and lavishing... [READ MORE]
    The Country Living Handbook
    A Back-to-Basics Guide to Living Off the Land
    By Abigail R. Gehring
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    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... [READ MORE]
    The Self-Sufficiency Handbook
    A Complete Guide to Greener Living
    By Alan Bridgewater, By Gill Bridgewater
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Anyone considering a shift to a greener way of living must get this inspirational and practical guide. With easy-to-read layouts and simple text, it runs the full ecological gamut, from geothermal heating to crop rotation to soap making. The Bridgewaters, well-regarded garden writers, help readers answer... [READ MORE]
    The Grow Your Own Food Handbook
    A Back to Basics Guide to Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Fruits and Vegetables
    By Monte Burch
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Growing your own food is a hot topic today because of the high cost of transporting food long distances, the heightened problem of diseases caused by commercially grown foods, concerns of the overuse of chemicals in mass food production, and the uncertain health effects of GMOs. Many people—from White... [READ MORE]
    The Farmer's Kitchen Handbook
    More Than 200 Recipes for Making Cheese, Curing Meat, Preserving, Fermenting, and More
    By Marie W. Lawrence
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    More and more cooks are turning to their own gardens or to local farmers’ markets to find inspiration for their meals. Eating fresh, local produce is a hot trend, but lifelong Vermonter Marie Lawrence has been cooking with produce from her gardens, buying milk from the farmers up the road, and lavishing... [READ MORE]
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