Self-Sufficiency: A Complete Guide to Baking, Carpentry, Crafts, Organic Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More! [NOOK Book]

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Now, more than ever, people across the country are turning toward simpler, greener, and quieter ways of living—whether they’re urbanites or country folk. Following in the footsteps of Back to Basics and Homesteading, this large, fully-illustrated book provides the entire family with the information they need to make the shift toward self-sufficient living.

Self-Sufficiency provides tips, advice, and detailed instructions on how to improve ...
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Self-Sufficiency: A Complete Guide to Baking, Carpentry, Crafts, Organic Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More!

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Overview

Now, more than ever, people across the country are turning toward simpler, greener, and quieter ways of living—whether they’re urbanites or country folk. Following in the footsteps of Back to Basics and Homesteading, this large, fully-illustrated book provides the entire family with the information they need to make the shift toward self-sufficient living.

Self-Sufficiency provides tips, advice, and detailed instructions on how to improve everyday life from an environmentally and organic perspective while keeping the focus on the family. Readers will learn how to plant a family garden and harvest the produce; can fruits and vegetables; bake bread and cookies; design interactive and engaging “green” projects; harness natural wind and solar energy to cook food and warm their homes; boil sap to make maple syrup; and build treehouses, furniture, and more. Also included are natural crafts readers can do with their kids, such as scrapbooking, making potato prints, dipping candles, and constructing seasonal decorations. Whether the goal is to live entirely off the grid or just to shrink their carbon footprints, families will find this book a thorough resource and a great inspiration.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781628732603
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/10/2010
  • Series: Self-Sufficiency Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 464
  • File size: 38 MB
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Meet the Author


Abigail R. Gehring is the editor of several DIY books, including Back to Basics, The Homesteading Handbook, and The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living. She’s practiced living self-sufficiently since her childhood in Vermont, being homeschooled, home-canning jams and jellies, and gardening. She lives in Chester, Vermont.
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  • Posted November 27, 2010

    Fantastic gift for just about everyone!!

    I absolutely love this book and have found it to be the perfect gift for a number of friends and family. It provides user friendly guidance on a range of topics - gardening, baking, woodworking, raising chickens, canning, etc - and even offers suggestions for novices/kids. The book finds the right balance of providing enough information to get started on the projects without overwhelming the reader. I finally feel like I am ready to get started on creating my own container garden and then canning and baking with some of the items I grow. Definitely check it out!

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