The Good Living Guide to Country Skills: Wisdom for Growing Your Own Food, Raising Animals, Country Crafts, and More  -     By: Abigail R. Gehring
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The Good Living Guide to Country Skills: Wisdom for Growing Your Own Food, Raising Animals, Country Crafts, and More

Good Books / 2016 / Hardcover

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Wondering what breed of chickens to raise? Want to make your own lacto-fermented pickles? Did you know that Epsom salt can be an excellent fertilizer for your garden? Full of step-by-step instructions for essential country living skills interspersed with country lore, interesting tidbits, and plenty of useful tips and tricks, this book is a handy companion and a fascinating read.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Good Books
Publication Date: 2016
Dimensions: 8.50 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1680991221
ISBN-13: 9781680991222

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Publisher's Description

Gehring’s books on country living have sold more than 500,000 copies. In this book, Gehring offers a guide to country living skills that is as charming as it is practical. Full of sweet illustrations and gorgeous photographs, step-by-step instructions for essential skills such as building a chicken coop are interspersed with country lore and old-fashioned tips and tricks.

Readers will learn how to:

Raise chickens
Make candles
Churn butter
Grow vegetables
Make jams and jellies
Dry herbs
Ferment vegetables
Make cheese
And more!

Good Living Guide to Country Skills combines the know-how of Back to Basics with the charm of The Farmer’s Almanac. Packaged in an attractive hardcover format and with a price that’s hard to beat, this is the perfect gift for anyone interested in a more self-sufficient, greener, country lifestyle.

Author Bio

Abigail R. Gehring is the author or editor of more than a dozen books including Back to Basics, Homesteading, and The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living. She’s practiced living self-sufficiently since her childhood in Vermont, being home-schooled, home-canning jams and jellies, and enjoying natural crafts. She and her husband Tim are in the process of restoring an 1800s farmstead in Marlboro, Vermont.

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