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Country Skills: A Practical Guide to Self-Sufficiency

3.96  ·  Rating Details ·  24 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Country Skills is the complete, practical guide to living off the land. Author Alison Candlin offers easy-to-follow advice about planning, establishing, and maintaining a small-acre farm, an allotment, or a backyard garden. She also includes essential tips on selecting, housing, and looking after chickens, goats, pigs, bees, and other animals, as well as expert advice on c ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Skyhorse Publishing
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josh
Oct 12, 2012 josh rated it liked it
Recommends it for: rural / suburban homesteaders / gardeners
Recommended to josh by: shelf @ UAPL
While the title indicates that it is a guide to "Self-Sufficiency", I was quite disappointed. This book went well in depth to a large number of gardening issues - but also brought into play a large number of non-organic augmentations / pesticides / herbicides. Additionally, other texts on canning, root-cellaring and preservation did a far more adequate job on offering ways to deal with your harvest.

There were sections about keeping some animals - fowl, pigs, goats and bees - as well as a small s
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Steve
Oct 27, 2012 Steve rated it it was ok
A fine overview book, but not one that I would return to for in-depth details about how to do things. There are a couple of good areas of discussion, but overall this book is a book that should be used to spark an interest, but that interest will have to be satisfied by other books.
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