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Country Wisdom & Know-How: A Practical Guide to Living off the Land

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Reminiscent in both spirit and design of the beloved Whole Earth Catalog, Country Wisdom & Know-How is an unprecedented collection of information on nearly 200 individual topics of country and self-sustained living. Compiled from the information in Storey Publishing's landmark series of "Country Wisdom Bulletins," this book is the most thorough and reliable volume of its kind. Organized by general topic including animals, cooking, crafts, gardening, health and well-being, and home, it is further broken down ...
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Overview


Reminiscent in both spirit and design of the beloved Whole Earth Catalog, Country Wisdom & Know-How is an unprecedented collection of information on nearly 200 individual topics of country and self-sustained living. Compiled from the information in Storey Publishing's landmark series of "Country Wisdom Bulletins," this book is the most thorough and reliable volume of its kind. Organized by general topic including animals, cooking, crafts, gardening, health and well-being, and home, it is further broken down to cover dozens of specifics from "Building Chicken Coops" to "Making Cheese, Butter, and Yogurt" to "Improving Your Soil" to "Restoring Hardwood Floors." Nearly 1,000 black-and-white illustrations and photographs run throughout and fascinating projects and trusted advice crowd every page.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781579123680
  • Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2004
  • Pages: 488
  • Sales rank: 54,938
  • Product dimensions: 13.38 (w) x 10.86 (h) x 0.89 (d)

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Storey Publishing, located in North Adams, Massachusetts, is one of the most respected and trusted publishers in the categories of country living, crafts, pets, and animals.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2006

    Best book I ever purchased!

    This is the best book I have ever purchased. The book tells everything from arts and crafts and gardening to animals and cooking. The book is very economical, it is everything you could ever learn from your granparents and their grandparents written in a book. Even the most country people I know have learned from the book. I love the book so much I am purchasing one for my parents.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2006

    this is a fantastic book

    A little bit of everything to help you stay organized and have fun at the same time. This book teaches you things you can pass down to your own children layed out in an easy to read format. We love it!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 4, 2011

    ESSENTIAL READING

    This book has everything you want to know in the state of the economy today. From food to how to make items are in here. This is a must have when prices get too high for us to purchase them. I recommend it for everyone in every home in America.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2009

    Simply put it's a must have book

    I let my friend borrow this book and had to buy her one to get mine back!
    Tons of information to help with any project you can think of! Don't even hesitate to buy this book just "BUY IT!"

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2014

    TMS

    Keep going! Very good! Just like Darkpaw I'm confused!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2014

    ♪ Treble ♪

    No worried about glasses. I have them and they help alot!!! Ok so am expecting Silversnow can control snow or ice.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 15, 2014

    Darkleaf's Wish~~4

    ((A/N: Treble, I hope you realize I'm pretty much writing solely for you now.... <br>
    Airstar's mate is Valleystream, a mocha brown tabby she with a fluffy white underbelly. I do think she dies early, though... ;D Anywho, does Silversnow have a power? Or naw?))<p>
    Windspring giggled at Darkpaw's reaction, and it was Airstar who proudly replied, "Great, isn't it?" <br>
    Actually, it was beyond great, but Darkpaw could only nod. The foilage had only suggested a cramped hollow with room for about five cats, but that wasn't so. What she was looking at was a huge dirt-and-grass clearing ringed by towering, majestic trees. Some were oak, others pine, and still more maple. To the north, boulders were heaped in a small hill. But the crowl jewel, hovering over the clearing like a balloon, was a large chunk of rock. <br>
    Silversnow, noticing Darkpaw's stares, glanced at the hovering mass of stone and explained, "Well that, that's the floating rock. Airstar will make announcements there." The leader nodded in confirmation, but Darkpaw was to preoccupied to notice. Now, she was staring at the cats. <br>
    High overhead, a russet cat and a black cat crcled each other on giant wings. Lounging on the rocks there was a bright purple cat. Flicking her tail lazily, the boulder she rested on turned polka-dotted. Another she-cat, a brown tabby, seemed to be having an animated conversation with a few sparrows and a robin. A dusty grey cat chased around a black cat speckled in white, yowling something about hands, whatever they were. The two left a trail of sparkling ice, and the speckled one dissolved into a cloud. There were many more cats, each doing their own wonderful thing. <br>
    "Now we have to introduce everycat!" Windspring chirped, causing Darkpaw to start out of her daze. Mentally, she whapped herself. She had to stop jumping every time her name was mentioned. Taking no notice of Darkpaw's reaction, she continued, "Silversnow, Airstar, wanna help?" <br>
    Airstar shook his head. "Nah. I'll go... over there... and catch up with Valleystream." He padded over to a fluffy light broen tabby she-cat. <br>
    Silversnow also declined. "I should go tell Eclipsemoon and Peachleaf of out new member here." She trotted towards a black shecat with a white forhead and a creamy russet she. <br>
    "Alright, then I guess It'll just be us!" Windspring stared chattering away at the names of the warriors in the clan. "Eclipsemmon is the deputy, Peachleaf is the medicinec cat, Oakfire is the one messing with the flames. Mysticlight..." Darkpaw's mind struggled to process the uninterrupted flow of information. Windspring continued relentlessly, "the flying cats are Scarletfrost and Fangstrke, the animal whisperer is Peacockfeather, and the shecat next to her is Peppermintcloud... the colorful kitty is Colorsplash. The two idiots running around over there are Hollyleaf and Lunarsky. Lunarsky claims to be Russian. Don't ask. Iciclestorm is..." This continued on and on, naming every single cat. Darkpaw's head spun and she sat down as the last kit was named. She doubted she would remember everybody. <br>
    When Windspring has finished, she paused for breath only a moment before mewing, "Darkpaw, there's somecat I'd like you to meet." <p> ((Discovery- I think I need glasses.)) <p>
    ~\Splittah|Jay/

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  • Posted January 4, 2013

    Love it!

    Love it!

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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    Excellent

    Truly a wealth of information! Preserving food in a variety of ways, gardening, various purposes for herbs, crafts, gifts kids can make, far to many subjects to mention. We actually keep it near the dinner table, and pick a subject for discussion during the meal. My husband and I both grew up in homestead environments. This is an excellent way to help our 7 year old understand that lifestyle, and gives us a ton of fun learning projects to try. It's a great addition to our online home schooling curriculum as well as motivating us as a family to regain that self-sufficient mindset.
    Every household can benefit from this book, no matter where they live.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2012

    So much information!

    This book contains tons of information on a variety of subjects. It is essential readin for crafters, gardeners and cooks. I refer to it often. The charts and tables need reformatting.

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