Everything you may want to know about country living - from buying land, learning about farming and running your own business from your little acreage. This is a book that anyone wanting to live a homesteading life needs. I have no desire to live in the country but I am interested in urban agriculture, growing more of what I eat, and learning how to preserve what grows. Customer service is our top priority!. What I love about it is the use of little stories to illustrate points and the fact that it presents you with various ways you can make your operation self-sustaining. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. With updates of over 1,100 mail order sources, including websites and email addresses, this revised edition is the definitive classic text for living off the land.
She was a tremendous inspiration to so many of us to become more self-reliant and to live more independent lives. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. I have no desire to live in the country but I am interested in urban agriculture, growing more of what I eat, and learning how to preserve what grows. The Encyclopedia of Country Living. Our neighbor brought a 1974 copy of the book for Carla to sign.
About this Item: Sasquatch Books, Seattle, 1994. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Carla Emery really knew her stuff. My favorite thing about Carla Emery's book is that she discusses her failures as well as her successes. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. It covers everything from raising and butchering livestock, to baking, gardening, canning, using herbs, building chicken coops and churning butter.
I highly recommend this and again, make sure to give it a look-through before placing it on your shelf - you won't be sorry! May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. It covers almost all bases - growing, preserving, cooking veggies, grains, legumes, etc, raising animals and maybe even eating them too I skipped the last chapters about animals. With a wealth of practical information, anecdotes, recipes, and personal advice, readers will quickly become devoted fans of growing and processing every kind of food! I got this book fram the library and did not read from cover to cover, as with most informative books, but I flipped through it, reading the sections that interest me most, and I learned so much! We think you're pretty swell, Carla. Review: Carla Emery is certifiably one of the craziest, warmest, sometimes unintentionally funniest, wisest, most lovable, and idealistic zanies now walking the face of the earth and we think this old world would be a lot better off if we had a few more people like her. Whether you're in the city, the country, or somewhere in between, you'll find The Encyclopedia of Country Living indispensable. This is a great collection of lost skills and it makes me happy! We also accept PayPal payments. Just in case you happen upon a tasty looking squirrel.
And while one would initially think to buy this and place it on a shelf to use as a reference and they should! Contained in these pages is just about everything you need to know to live off the grid or on it, if you prefer. Carla Emery homesteaded in the Yukon Territoy and this book contains the wealth of information gained in that journey. This isn't one of those read all the way through at once even though I did so when I first got it! I've turned to it many times when I needed information, or to read about something I was considering trying. Last time I did that, I ended up reading a recipe using a camel! It covers an extensive list of subjects from growing beets to butchering hogs and from keeping bees to making soap. The copy I have is from the library. .
Express Mail shipping is available by special request. Includes how to cultivate a garden, buy land, bake bread, raise farm animal, make sausage, can peaches, milk a goat, grow herbs, churn butter, build a chicken coop, catch a pig, cook mon a wood stove, and much, much more, Includes an Index. Most people at the talk were already familiar with her great book, An Encyclopedia of Country Living, which is hardly surprising, since Carla Emery has sold more than 500,000 copies over the last thirty years. Carla Emery takes the intimidation out of so many areas of country living and her book delivers! I found myself referring to it often. This is a book about self-sufficient living, so it also has interesting things like a diagram of a hog with an X placed exactly where you should shoot it. What an incredible volume of useful knowledge! Review: For twenty years people have relied on these hundreds of recipes, instructions, and morsels of invaluable practical advice on all aspects of growing and preparing food.
It covers finding and purchasing land, building houses and barns, buying, raising, and breeding all sorts of animals, hunting, foraging, slaughtering livestock, shearing sheep, growing fruits and vegetables, canning, and more and more and more. I'll be reading and re-reading this one for a long while. From buying a plot and building on it, to raising animals, gardening, and perserving food, this book is excellnt to learn over-all homesteading skills. It covers storing fruits, meats, and vegetables and hundreds of other basic skills that use to be passed down from fa This book is an excellent resource. AbeBooks, the AbeBooks logo, AbeBooks.
Customer service is our top priority!. Everytime I have sat down to read this, I almost get lost in the pages! I like to sit by the fire and read about shearing sheep and slaughtering pigs sorry, my veggie friends. Filled with hundreds of recipes , detailed instructions, and wisdom gleaned from a multitude of readers, The Encyclopedia of Country Living is so basic, thorough, and reliable it deserves a place in every country life collection. It is not a book you would read from cover to cover as there are many sections that are specifically for reference. I can't put it down. Encyclopedia of Country Living is so basic, so thorough, so reliable, it deserves a place in every home--whether in the country, the city, or somewhere in between.