Traditional Country Skills: A Practical Compendium of American Wisdom and Know-How

Traditional Country Skills: A Practical Compendium of American Wisdom and Know-How

by Sheila Buff

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Traditional Country Skills: A Practical Compendium of American Wisdom and Know-How by Sheila Buff

This classic volume presents a comprehensive collection of farm-and-country wisdom and know-how from the turn of the century, a time when most farmers were still virtually self-sufficient and had to know how to do everything on their own. Divided into five parts that correspond to the five basic divisions of farm work and organization, Traditional Country Skills provides a fascinating glimpse of farming at the dawn of the twentieth century as well as handy advice for the modern homesteader on dozens of key tasks. Introductions to each section, written by editor Sheila Buff, provide background on the material and offer a useful historical perspective that allows the reader to understand more clearly the transformations that have taken place and what time-honored practices have been regretfully lost over more than a century of farming in America. (8 1/2 x 11, 240 pages, b&w photos, illustrations)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781585741557
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 11/01/2001
Series: Traditional Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 8.48(w) x 10.92(h) x 0.72(d)

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