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I am always looking for new books to add to our collection and this is one of those no one should ever be without. There is so much information in this one book I will never need it all. Its been helpful, especially during those “oh no, what do we do now” moments like when the power got knocked out for 3 days straight and I had baby chicks in a brooder. This book told me how to keep them warm and healthy with a kerosene lantern. They lived through the ordeal just fine. There is also information on butchering, building coops, mending fences and even dealing with larger farm animals like pigs and cows plus gardening information and a ton of other stuff including recipes the husband raves about. Love all the information and its basic, which is great if your a city girl like me trying to figure out the homesteading thing.
Amazing info packed book to have around !! and a great read.
The bestselling resource for modern homesteading, growing and preserving foods, and raising chickens, The Encyclopedia of Country Living includes how to cultivate a garden, buy land, bake bread, raise farm animals, make sausage, can peaches, milk a goat, grow herbs, churn butter, build a chicken coop, catch a pig, cook on a wood stove, and much, much more. This comprehensive resource is the most authoritative guide available to a sustainable lifestyle and living off of the land.
Carla Emery started writing The Encyclopedia of Country Living in 1969 during the back-to-the-land movement of that time. She continued to add content and refine the information over the years, and the book went from a self-published mimeographed document to a book of 928 pages.
This 40th Anniversary Edition reflects the most up-to-date resource information and the most personal version of the book that became Carla Emery’s life work. It is the original manual of basic country skills that have proved essential and necessary for people living in the country, the city, and everywhere in between.
Carla Emery’s The Encyclopedia of Country Living contains 1,000,000 words, 2,000+ recipes, and 1,500+ mail-order sources (for everything she tells you how to do, she also tells you where to get the supplies to do it). This book is so basic, so thorough, so reliable, that it deserves a place in every home.
Other Books I Enjoy
Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre
The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals: Choose the Best Breeds for Small-Space Farming, Produce Your Own Grass-Fed Meat, Gather Fresh … Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Cattle, & Bees
How to Cook Everything: 2,000 Simple Recipes for Great Food,10th Anniversary Edition
How to Bake Everything: Simple Recipes for the Best Baking
Appetites: A Cookbook
Art of the Pie: A Practical Guide to Homemade Crusts, Fillings, and Life
Classic German Baking: The Very Best Recipes for Traditional Favorites, from Pfeffernüsse to Streuselkuchen
Grandma’s German Cookbook
The Complete Irish Pub Cookbook
Irish Tales of the Fairies and the Ghost World (Celtic, Irish)