Encyclopedia of Country Living, : The Original Manual for Living off the Land & Doing It Yourself
#1 - 15 Best Homesteading Books for Beginners in 2021**
For more than 50 years, this homesteading classic is the essential book of basic skills and country wisdom for living off the land, being prepared, and doing it yourself. Keep your family healthy, safe, and independent--no matter what's going on in the world.
From homesteaders to urban farmers, and everyone in between, there is a desire for a simpler way of life: a healthier, greener, more self-sustaining, and holistic approach that allows you to survive and thrive-even in uncertain times.
With its origins in the back-to-the-land movement of the late 1960s, Carla Emery's landmark book has grown into a comprehensive guide to living a self-sustaining lifestyle. Learn how to live independently in this comprehensive guide, including how to:
* Can, dry, and preserve food
* Plan your garden
* Grow your own food
* Make 20-minute cheese
* Make your own natural skincare products
* Bake bread
* Cook on a wood stove
* Learn beekeeping
* Raise chickens, goats, and pigs
* Create natural skincare products
* Make organic bug spray
* Treat your family with homemade remedies
* Make fruit leather
* Forage for wild food
* Spin wool into yarn
* Mill your own flour
* Tap a maple tree
Basic, thorough, and reliable, this book deserves a place in urban and rural homes alike.
This 50th anniversary edition includes updated resources.
- Paperback | 736 pages
- 213 x 276 x 50.8mm | 1,723.65g
- 03 Dec 2019
- Sasquatch Books
- Seattle, WA, United States
- Full-colour photographs
#1 15 Best Homesteading Books for Beginners in 2021: "This book is one of our favorites...many aspects of basic farm life fill the (tremendously) detailed 928 pages. You'll find gardening tips, how to prepare food, and how to buy land. ...If you want to know more about keeping bees, raising rabbits, and taking care of cows, then this is the book to get!
"For the suburbanite with just enough space for a little garden to the die-hard homesteaders and everyone in between, The Encyclopedia of Country Living makes for both fascinating reading and a truly essential reference source. You won't find a more complete source of step-by-step information about growing, processing, cooking and preserving every kind of food-from the garden, the orchard, the field or the barnyard!"
Rodale Book Club
"If you're dreaming about moving "back to the land" someday, or if you're already there and want to live more self-sufficiently, you'll want a copy of ... The Encyclopedia of Country Living."
"This book is a monument to the coevolution of a person and an idea. . . this book should be shelved in your collection between the Foxfire books and Alicia Bay Lau rel's Living on Earth."
Whole Earth catalog
"Packed with old wisdom as well as up-to-date websites and mail-order sources to make country living easier."
"As one aston ished browser acclaimed, 'Is there anything this book doesn't tell you how to do?'"
"If you're thinking about ditching the city and reconnecting with a simpler, more direct way of life . . . The Encyclopedia covers a wealth of information to keep you on target."
Lehman's Country Living
"If I could only have one comprehensive how-to book on self-reliant living, this would be it."
Backwoods Home Magazine
"The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery is one of my favorite finds. It is a guide to all things country..."
The Jefferson County Post
"While it is impossible for one book to have everything you need, 'The Encyclopedia of Country Living' does an exceptional job of giving you the most bang for your buck when it comes to needing a single resource where you are likely to find the answer to your country living questions."
Outdoor Self Reliance
"Practical advice, invaluable information, and collected wis dom for folks and farmers in the country, city, and anywhere in between."
Territorial Seed catalog
About Carla Emery
When Sasquatch Books published the 9th Edition of Encyclopedia in 1994, Carla continued to travel the country promoting and selling the book, and teaching the timeless skills of country living. Carla cultivated a large and loyal following across the country. Carla passed away in 2005.