Storey’s Basic Country Skills: A Practical Guide


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Storey’s Basic Country Skills: A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance
Overview From the Publisher:  Size: 8.5 x 11, 576 pages

This is the book for anyone who wants to become more self-reliant, from suburbanites with 1/4 of an acre to country homesteaders with several. The information is easily understood and readily applicable.
More than 150 of Storey’s expert authors in gardening, building, animal raising, and homesteading share their specialized knowledge and experience in this ultimate guide to living a more independent, satisfying life.
Readers 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
-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, and pets
Editorial Reviews: The Boston Herald, Andy Tomolonis 12/19/99:

“Edited by Deborah Burns, subtitled “A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance,” this encyclopedia is big enough for the coffee table but better suited to the tool shed. In addition to providing bushels of advice on gardening, it’s a manual for everyday survival in rural America. Come to think of it, “BCS” may be required reading between Christmas and Y2K. Some skills you might pick up: how to build a garden shed, caring for pet llamas, techniques for building a stone wall and making your own preserves. Even if you only use 1 percent of the information in it, BCS is fascinating reading.”

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