This book is a must-have for anyone wanting to move back to the land or who is already there and wants to live more self-sufficiently. You won’t find a more complete source anywhere!
“Packed with old wisdom as well as up-to-date websites and mail order sources to make country living easier.” –Country Almanac
DESCRIPTION: "The Encyclopedia of Country Living" Tenth Edition, by Carla Emery (922 pages, paperback). This it the original manual for living off the land and doing it yourself! Carla Emery first started compiling this book in 1974 and continued to improve, refine and update it through 10 editions. This is the source for step-by-step information about growing, processing, cooking and preserving food from the garden, orchard, field and barnyard. "The Encyclopedia of Country Living", is basic, thorough and reliable. For more than 30 years, people have relied on the hundreds of recipes, detailed instructions and personal advice provided in this definitive classic. It deserves a place on every bookshelf, in every home, whether in the country, the city, or somewhere in between! Information provided in this book includes, but is not limited to:
-Grow Your Own Food
-Deliver a Baby (at home no less!)
-Build a Cabin
-Master Old Time Harvesting Technology
-Build a Mud Oven
-Forage for Wild Food
-Use Medicinal Plants
…the list goes on and on!