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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living

3.97 of 5 stars 3.97  ·  rating details  ·  36 ratings  ·  6 reviews
Packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, time-honored wisdom, and both illustrations and photographs, this might just be the most comprehensive guide to back to basics living ever published. Fans of Back to Basics, Homesteading, and Self-Sufficiency have been asking for a one-stop resource for all the subjects covered in that successful series. In response, Gehr ...more
Paperback, 896 pages
Published October 26th 2011 by Skyhorse Publishing (first published October 1st 2011)
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Carolyn  Holland
Gehring has comprised the most complete collection of country living principals and ideas that I have ever come across in her Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living.

Whether you're a crafter, prepper, gardener or cook there is something in this book that will interest you. I was particularly impressed with the sections related to gardening, soap making and well being for body and spirit. The book contains recipes galore, from canning to ice cream. There is also a section dedicated to wild edi
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Bonnie
I didn't think the livestock portion was complete enough (it didn't even have the average lifespan of horses, cows, goats, etc) and the author still believes that dry kibble is the best food for canines (false, fresh meat and some vegetables is better) and that vaccinations are necessary. However, I really enjoyed the cheese making section, as well as the cosmetic and herbal remedy recipes and the massage section.
Terry
If you're only going to read one book about this subject, I suppose it's not bad for a quick and general overview of "country" life skills and info. However, there are so many great books available that cover each area found in this one, that are really more "go-to" and more helpful. If your bookcase has limited space this may suffice for some.
Deanna
Holy Smokes this book has it all for living the country life.
Heather
Great "at a glance" kind of book.
Magica
general info for many things
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Abigail R. Gehring is a writer who divides her time between New York City and rural Vermont. She is the editor of Back to Basics, Homesteading, and Self-Sufficiency, and author of Odd Jobs: How to Have Fun and Make Money in a Bad Economy and Dangerous Jobs: The World’s Riskiest Ways to Make an Extra Buck. The Simple Joys of Grandparenting: Stories, Nursery Rhymes, Recipes, Games, Crafts, and More. ...more
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