The Old Farmer's Encyclopedia

The Old Farmer's Encyclopedia : A Practical Compendium of Traditional American Wisdom and Know-how

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Time-honored advice from our greatest American farmers. This classic volume - the only one of its kind - collects turn-of-the-century wisdom on every aspect of farm and country life. From the barn to the nursery, nothing has been overlooked. Divided into three parts that cover the land, the homestead, and leisure activities, The Old Farmer's Encyclopedia offers handy advice on such matters as livestock, barns and fences, farm machinery, manure, blacksmithing, beekeeping, the dairy, kitchen devices, canning and preserving, home remedies, sewing and quilting, toys and sports, whiskey making, country fairs, and much, much more. Fully illustrated throughout, The Old Farmer's Encyclopedia is not only practical and a pleasure to read, it is also beautiful to look at and fun to browse through for the hundreds of enticing drawings that pepper the text on nearly every page. It sits just as well displayed on a coffee table as it does on a wooden shelf in the toolshed. This wonderful collection is the perfect gift for a friend or relative making the move from city to country life, anyone lured by the rich legacy of American agriculture or anyone interested in pursuing a fundamentally simpler way of life.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 213.36 x 274.32 x 20.32mm | 453.59g
  • ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
  • The Lyons Press
  • Guilford, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 400ill.
  • 1585741558
  • 9781585741557

About Sheila Buff

Sheila Buff is a freelance writer specializing in natural history, gardening, and the outdoors. She is the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Birdwatching, and many other titles. She lives and gardens on five acres in the Hudson Valley.show more

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