The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living
Beekeeping, Canning and Preserving, Cheese Making, Disaster Preparedness, Fermenting, Growing Vegetables, Keeping Chickens, Raising Livestock, Soap Making, and more!
- 896 Pages
- October 26, 2011
- ISBN: 9781616084677
- Trim Size: 8.37in x 10.8in x 8.4in
Packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, time-honored wisdom, and both illustrations and photographs, this might just be the most comprehensive guide to back to basics living ever published. Fans of Back to Basics, Homesteading, and Self-Sufficiency have been asking for a one-stop resource for all the subjects covered in that successful series. In response, Gehring has compiled a massive, beautifully presented, single volume that covers canning and preserving, keeping chickens, fermenting, soap-making, how to generate your own energy, how to build a log cabin, natural medicine, cheese-making, maple sugaring, farm mechanics, and much, much 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.
"Very helpful and educational." —D. Pitsko
"Love this manual. It covers all the basics. It's well written and has lots of pictures." —J. Harvey
"This book is the quintessential country life guide. It has almost anything you could need to know about living more naturally, raising farm animals, and even plenty of helpful how-tos about fixing or installing household standards. I'd recommend this book to city dwellers and farm folk!" —H. Baker
"Over the years I've purchased a library of DIY books. Many of the encyclopedic type books are too general and a paucity of information, until now. This is an exceptional volume of work, surprising detail with fabulous color photographs." —K. Broman