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Basic Country Skills A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance
By Deborah Burns

Whether one wants to live in the suburbs and be more self-sufficient or begin homesteading in the country, the comprehensive, hands-on, problem-solving information and highly illustrated 'back-to-basics' materials presented by 150 of Storey's authors on everything from home maintenance and animal care to gardening and cooking will be easily understood and readily applicable. Storey's Basic Country Skills presents the most up-to-date, practical, authoritative advice for every aspect of independent country living. Detailed illustrations to show the reader simply and easily how and when to do things in order to gain the most benefit from each project. Each chapter will include the following information: a) how to get started; b) common problems; c) check lists; and d) terminology.
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Topics include: The Home; Buying, building, fixing, and landscaping a home; Alternative heating and energy; The Garden, Yard & Orchard; Vegetable, flower, and herb garden plans and ideas; Advice for building greenhouses and garden structures; Cooking and Stocking Up; Time-tested recipes & cooking skills such as baking bread/ making maple syrup; Barnyards, Stables, and Fields; Building and maintaining barns, sheds, and outbuildings; Caring for common farm and ranch animals, and pets

Paperback, 1999, 564pages, very good condition
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