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The Ultimate Self-Sufficiency Handbook: A Complete Guide to Baking, Crafts, Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More

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This compact guide provides advice, tips, and step-by-step instructions for hundreds of projects, offering the entire family the tools they need to make the shift toward self-sufficient living. Readers will learn to dip candles, bake bread, make maple syrup, start a vineyard, and much more. With special features for young homesteaders, this is an essential family guide to self-sufficient living. 

- Bake Pies, Cakes, and Bread

- Grow Vegetables yy Raise Chickens 

- Keep Bees 

- Preserve Your Harvest...

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The Ultimate Self-Sufficiency Handbook: A Complete Guide to Baking, Crafts, Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More

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Overview

This compact guide provides advice, tips, and step-by-step instructions for hundreds of projects, offering the entire family the tools they need to make the shift toward self-sufficient living. Readers will learn to dip candles, bake bread, make maple syrup, start a vineyard, and much more. With special features for young homesteaders, this is an essential family guide to self-sufficient living. 

- Bake Pies, Cakes, and Bread

- Grow Vegetables yy Raise Chickens 

- Keep Bees 

- Preserve Your Harvest

- Cure Meats 

- Build a Treehouse

- Spin Wool 

- Make a Toboggan 

- And Much More!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616087104
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/1/2012
  • Series: Self-Sufficiency Series
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 273,260
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Abigail R. Gehring is the editor of Back to Basics, Homesteading,
and Self-Sufficiency, and author of Odd Jobs and Dangerous
Jobs. She’s practiced living self-sufficiently since her childhood in
Vermont, being home-schooled, home-canning jams and jellies,
and enjoying natural crafts. She lives in New York City and Windham,
Vermont.
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Table of Contents

Introduction v

Part 1 The Family Garden

Planning a Garden 2

Improving Your Soil 9

Planting Your Garden 19

Start Your Own vegetables Garden 23

Growing Fruit Bushes and Trees 25

Growing and Threshing Grains 30

Container Gardening 33

Raised Beds 38

Pest and Disease Management 41

Harvesting Your Garden 47

Part 2 The Country Kitchen

Baking Bread 52

Maple Sugaring 61

Making Sausage 64

The Home Dairy 72

Canning 82

Drying and Freezing 155

Part 3 Country Crafts

Spring 166

Summer 175

Autumn 184

Winter 196

Part 4 The Barnyard

Chickens 208

Ducks 212

Turkeys 216

Rabbits 220

Beekeeping 223

Goats 228

Sheep 233

Llamas 237

Cows 241

Pigs 245

Butchering 249

Sources and Resources 254

Index 259

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