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Basic Country Skills : A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance - Deborah Burns

Basic Country Skills

A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance

Paperback

Published: 1st September 1999
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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.

    About the Author

    Martha Storey and her husband, John, founded Storey Publishing in 1983. Martha is the co-author of Storey’s Basic Country Skills and the author of 500 Treasured Country Recipes.

  • "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 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" 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"

    Dedication and
    Acknowledgments
    Preface
    Aromatic Self-Care
    The Aromatic Pantry
    Complementary Materials
    Caring for the Skin
    Making Natural Aromatherapy Creams and Lotions
    Recipes for Health and Beauty
    Aromatic Beauty Food Resources
    Index
    Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.

    ISBN: 9781580172028
    ISBN-10: 1580172024
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 544
    Published: 1st September 1999
    Publisher: Storey Books
    Country of Publication: US
    Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6  x 3.81
    Weight (kg): 1.56