A Complete Guide to Baking, Carpentry, Crafts, Organic Gardening, Preserving your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More!

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The inspiring guide to back to basics living, now fully updated! Now, more than ever, people across the country are turning toward simpler, greener, and quieter ways of living-whether they're urbanites or country folk. Following in the footsteps of Back to Basics and Homesteading, this large, fully-illustrated book provides the entire family with the information they need to make the shift toward self-sufficient living. Self-Sufficiency provides tips, advice, and detailed instructions on how to improve everyday life from an environmentally and organic perspective while keeping the focus on the family.
Published: New York, NY :, Skyhorse Publishing,, [2015]
Edition: Second edition.
ISBN: 9781632202802
Branch Call Number: 640 SEL 2ND ED.
Characteristics: iii, 444 pages :,color illustrations;,28 cm
Additional Contributors: Gehring, Abigail R. - Editor


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nicolemarie0513 Sep 26, 2015

This is a phenomenal book that covers everything a homesteader or self-sufficient person needs to know. It goes into detail but not too much detail that you feel overwhelmed. The pages are filled with photographs, charts, graphs, and illustrations that make the book enjoyable to read and help convey the material in a simplified manner (read the text paragraphs for details, or glance at the charts for a quick overview.. the best of both worlds!) Topics include gardening, cooking with homegrown and natural ingredients, canning/preserving the harvest, crafts, the barnyard, and the workshop. I've borrowed over a dozen homesteading/self-sufficiency/natural living books from the library system and this is one of my favorites (along with "Natural Living: The 21st Century Guide to A Self-Sufficient Lifestyle" by Liz Wright.)

7Liberty7 Feb 03, 2014

I love this book! There's so much info in it!


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