No home, whether in the country, the city, or somewhere in between, should be without this one-of-a-kind encyclopedia. For more than 30 years, people have relied on Carla Emery's practical, step-by-step advice on basic self-sufficiency skills such as how to cultivate a garden, buy land, bake bread, raise farm animals, make sausage, milk a goat, grow herbs, churn butter, build a chicken coop, cook on a wood stove, and much, much more. This updated 10th edition includes expanded and updated mail-order information, including e-mail addresses and Web sites, while adding more of Emery's personal advice, reflections, and anecdotes to ensure that this incredibly detailed, diverse book is as enjoyable as it is useful.
Over 650,000 copies of this book have been sold!
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Oddments - Move to the country - Buy land - Sew a quilt - Live self-sufficiently - All about plants - Vegetables from garden to table - Plan a garden - Save seeds - Improve soil - Raise earthworms - Grow mushrooms - Herbs and spices - Cultivate, dry, freeze, store - Make sachets and cosmetics - Forage for wild food - Grasses and grains - Mow, shock, thresh, winnow - Grinds oats - Dry corn - Make pasta - The Orchard - Prune a tree - Raise nuts - Press apple cider - Grow fruit - Tap sugar maples - All About Animals - Buy, house, feed, doctor, butcher - Breed rabbits - Sheer a sheep - Milk cows - Make cheese - Poultry - Raise chickens, turkeys, guineas, ducks - Pluck feathers - Cook a goose - Plus - Resource list of books, magazines, and mail-order suppliers for every subject imaginable - And much, much, much more! Paperback - 928 pages, 10.8 x 8.2 x 1.9 inches