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The Homesteading Handbook: A Back to Basics Guide to Growing Your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating Your Own Energy, Crafting, Herbal Medicine, and More
With the rapid depletion of our planetOCOs natural resources, we would all like to live a more self-sufficient lifestyle. But in the midst of an economic crisis, itOCOs just as important to save money as it is to go green. As Gehring shows in this thorough but concise guide, being kind to Mother Earth can also mean being kind to your bank account! It doesnOCOt matter where ...more
ebook, 538 pages
Published May 14th 2014 by Skyhorse Publishing
(first published May 25th 2011)
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My rating is this low simply because the amount of people who can actually practice the majority of the ideas in this book are very slim. It was fun to read about what I COULD do if I was on a large plot of land with conditions for all of the things mentioned here. It has some useful gardening tips and I'm sure the animal raising things are also useful (though again, irrelevant to my world) but there is faaaaar too much time spent on canning recipes and construction of structures that most ...more
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. ...moreMore about Abigail R. Gehring...