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.
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:
Make jams and jellies
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.
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.