Basic Country Skills

Basic Country Skills

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Whether you live on a small suburban lot or have a many acres in the country, this inspiring collection will empower you to increase your self-sufficiently and embrace a more independent lifestyle. A variety of authors share their specialized knowledge and provide practical instructions for basic country skills like preserving vegetables, developing water systems, keeping farm animals, and renovating barns. From sharpening an axe to baking your own bread, you'll be amazed at the many ways learning traditional skills can enrich your life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 215.9 x 276.86 x 38.1mm | 1,587.57g
  • Storey Books
  • Vermont, United States
  • English
  • 1580172024
  • 9781580172028
  • 256,415

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"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 Beaconshow more

Back cover copy

REDISCOVER THE BASIC SKILLS OF COUNTRY LIFE! Whether it's making ice cream or sharpening an ax, cleaning a chimney or growing raspberries, you'll learn how to do it in this treasury of time-honored country wisdom. Illustrated step-by-step instructions will show you how to milk a cow, tap a maple tree, clean a fish, lead a horse, and build the best chicken coop. You'll find out how to heat your house with wood or by the sun and how to de-skunk a country dog. You'll learn the proper way to put in a water system, rewire an old house, stack a cord of wood, and grow fruits, vegetables, and herbs. Yearning for a more self-reliant life? You'll find the answers in Storey's Basic Country Skills.show more

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870 ratings
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4 35% (301)
3 16% (141)
2 3% (22)
1 1% (9)

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This book is a one-stop guide for everything you need to know about living in the country! Full of tips, ideas, warnings and guides to help you plan and thrive in a rural setting. I highly recommend this book.show more
by Erin Kuhn
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