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Farewell, My Subaru: An Epic Adventure in Local Living
3.47
did not like it
I wanted to like the book. I did. Having given up my own car and adopted a simpler lifestyle, I was curious to see how that sort of tale would transla ...more
Jul 2008
Jul 22, 2008
 
Prodigal Summer
3.98
it was amazing
I had never read any of Kingsolver's work prior to Animal, Vegetable, Miracle, but since then I've stumbled across more of her articles and been drawn ...more
not set
Apr 30, 2009
 
Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life
3.62
really liked it
It's one thing to have a starry-eyed vision of "the simple life" -- living on a farm, having cute animals, having all the good things our grandparents ...more
Jul 27, 2009
Jan 13, 2009
 
Eric Sloane's Weather Almanac
4.33
really liked it
Between Sloane's clear, elegant, old-fashioned illustrations and his down-to-earth explanation of weather phenomena, I savored this book and learned q ...more
Feb 06, 2009
Feb 03, 2009
 
The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Self-sufficient Living in the Heart of the City (Process Self-Reliance Series)
3.99
it was ok
Though this book seems aimed at a younger, hipper audience, I found it paled in comparison to Carla Emery's classic The Encyclopedia of Country Living ...more
Jun 15, 2009
Jun 12, 2009
 
Homegrown and Handmade: A Practical Guide to More Self-Reliant Living
3.79
it was ok
Good as an intro for those starting to think about homesteading, but once you've decided to tackle one of the skill sets in more depth, the book lacks ...more
not set
Jan 16, 2013
 
Depletion and Abundance: Life on the New Home Front
4.03
it was amazing
OK, the current news is depressing, and maybe you're thinking that it's time to pack it all in and live in a shack back in the woods. And I'm kind of ...more
Sep 29, 2008
Sep 15, 2008
 
Homesteading: How to Find New Independence on the Land
3.85
really liked it
Though this book dates from 1973 and offers Logsdon's early writing (not as polished as today's work but earnest and folksy and welcoming), it provide ...more
Oct 24, 2008
Oct 09, 2008
 
Toolbox for Sustainable City Living: A Do-It-Ourselves Guide
3.91
it was ok
Maybe I've read too many of these "Self-reliance" guidebooks recently, but this one just didn't grab me. Plenty of good information, but not as appeal ...more
Sep 10, 2009
Jul 15, 2009
 
The Encyclopedia of Country Living: An Old Fashioned Recipe Book
4.41
it was amazing
I so need to get this book. I might know a lot about food preservation and gardening and general homesteading, but this book covers it ALL... and then ...more
Jan 2008
Jan 21, 2008
 
Still Life with Chickens: Starting Over in a House by the Sea
3.52
liked it
None
Sep 04, 2008
Aug 28, 2008
 
This Organic Life: Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader
3.94
really liked it
None
not set
Aug 05, 2008
 
Small-Scale Grain Raising
4.16
really liked it
None
Oct 22, 2008
Oct 09, 2008
 
Organic Orcharding: A Grove Of Trees To Live In
4.05
liked it
None
Jan 26, 2009
Oct 09, 2008
 
The Pond Lovers
4.00
liked it
None
not set
Oct 09, 2008
 
Gene Logsdon's Practical Skills: A Revival of Forgotten Crafts, Techniques, and Traditions
4.36
liked it
None
Nov 14, 2008
Oct 09, 2008
 
You Can Go Home Again: Adventures of a Contrary Life
4.09
really liked it
None
not set
Oct 10, 2008
 
The Art of the Commonplace: The Agrarian Essays
4.35
it was amazing
None
not set
Oct 15, 2008
 
Handy Farm Devices and How to Make Them
3.81
liked it
None
not set
May 28, 2008
 
The Man Who Created Paradise: A Fable
4.27
it was amazing
None
Jan 14, 2009
Nov 03, 2008
 
The Transition Handbook: From oil dependency to local resilience
3.97
really liked it
None
Dec 09, 2008
Nov 26, 2008
 
Where There Is No Doctor: A Village Health Care Handbook
4.33
it was ok
None
not set
May 28, 2008
 
Preserving Food without Freezing or Canning: Traditional Techniques Using Salt, Oil, Sugar, Alcohol, Drying, Cold Storage, and Lactic Fermentation
4.02
liked it
None
Jan 27, 2009
Jan 26, 2009
 
Eric Sloane's AbCs of Early Americana
3.91
liked it
None
Feb 02, 2009
Jan 29, 2009
 
Seed to Seed: Seed Saving Techniques for the Vegetable Gardener
4.17
it was ok
None
not set
May 28, 2008
 
The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It: The Complete Back-To-Basics Guide
4.32
really liked it
None
Jul 14, 2008
May 28, 2008
 
The Post-Petroleum Survival Guide and Cookbook: Recipes for Changing Times
3.82
it was ok
None
Jun 15, 2009
Jun 09, 2009
 
The Herbal Medicine-Maker's Handbook: A Home Manual
4.36
really liked it
None
Jul 2008
May 23, 2008
 
Slice of Organic Life
3.70
it was ok
None
Jan 02, 2009
Jan 25, 2008
 
Backyard Orchardist: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden
3.91
liked it
None
Aug 14, 2009
Aug 03, 2009
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