The bible of sustainable living, food gardening, and living green, no home is complete without this one-of-a-kind encyclopedia! For more than thirty years, people have relied on the thousands of recipes, detailed how-to instructions, and personal advice provided in this definitive classic. It is the most complete source of step-by-step information ...
The bible of sustainable living, food gardening, and living green, no home is complete without this one-of-a-kind encyclopedia! For more than thirty years, people have relied on the thousands of recipes, detailed how-to instructions, and personal advice provided in this definitive classic. It is the most complete source of step-by-step information about growing, processing, cooking, and preserving homegrown foods from garden, orchard, field, or barnyard. This book is so basic, so thorough, so reliable, that it deserves a place in every home whether country, city, or in between. Carla Emery started writing The Encyclopedia of Country Living in 1969 during the back-to-the-land movement of that time. She continued to add content and refine the information over the years ad the book went from a self-published mimeographed document to a book published by Bantam and then Sasquatch. The 10th Edition reflects the most up-to-date and the most personal version of the book that became Carla Emery's life work. It is the original manual of basic country skills that have proved essential and necessary for people living in the country and the city, and everywhere in between. The practical advice in this exhaustive reference tool includes how to cultivate a garden, buy land, bake bread, raise farm animals, make sausage, can peaches, milk a goat, grow herbs, churn butter, build a chicken coop, catch a pig, cook on a wood stove, and much, much more.
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I first encountered this work in notebook form, years ago. Now I am giving it to my husband's granddaughter who will shortly be moving to a village and culture in another country, half the world away. I couldn't think of a better reference for her to have as she learns their ways, and looks to see what of western country living will travel!
Sarah E. B
Dec 6, 2012
Good coverage of farming topics. Encyclopedias are always good references.
Jan 29, 2010
I purchased this volume on the recommendation of a preparedness website intending to use it only as a sporadic reference. Upon opening the book, though, I find myself reading it like a novel. Carla's writing style iscaptivating and educational. It sits open on the coffee table ready for any spare moments I have during the day. I love it.
Oct 11, 2008
This book is a must have for your emergency kit....contains so much info stuffed between the pages of this 'true reference book'. I do not know how Carla Emery managed to put this all together. It should have been a lifetimes work there is so much info in there! Thank you Carla Emery for this book.
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