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STOREY'S BASIC COUNTRY SKILLS - A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance

More than 150 expert Storey authors share their specialized knowledge and experience in this ultimate guide to living a more independent, satisfying life. This is the book for anyone looking to become more self-reliant -- from suburbanites with a small backyard plot to country homesteaders with acres of fields!


This is the best book we've seen on the subject! Storey's Basic Country Skills features more than 500 pages of easily understood and readily applicable information.


544 pages; 8 1/2" x 11"; Paperback

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More than 150 expert Storey authors share their specialized knowledge and experience in this ultimate guide to living a more independent, satisfying life. This is the book for anyone looking to become more self-reliant -- from suburbanites with a small backyard plot to country homesteaders with acres of fields! This is the best book we've seen on the subject!

Storey's Basic Country Skills features more than 500 pages of easily understood and readily applicable information. You will find step-by-step illustrated instructions for every aspect of country living, including:

* Finding country land,

* Buying, building, and renovating a home

* Developing water sources and systems

* Understanding wiring, plumbing, and heating

* Using alternative heating and energy sources

* Vegetable, flower, and herb gardening

* Controlling garden pests and diseases

* Setting up your own greenhouse

* Small scale farming

* Traditional cooking skills such as baking bread and making maple syrup

* Preparing and preserving meat, fruits, and vegetables

* Building and maintaining barns, sheds, and outbuildings

* Caring for common farm and ranch animals, as well as domestic pets

* Instructions for making your own soap, heating with wood, making cheese and butter, basic butchering, curing meats, building fences, plus much more!

544 pages; 8 1/2" x 11"; Paperback

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