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Encyclopedia of Country Living The Original Manual of Living off the Land and Doing It Yourself

ISBN-10: 1570618402
ISBN-13: 9781570618406
Edition: 40th 2012
Authors: Carla Emery
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Description: Carla Emery started writingThe Encyclopedia of Country Livingin 1969 during the back-to-the-land movement of that time. She continued to add content and refine the information over the years, and the book went from a self-published mimeographed  More...

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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 40th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Publication date: 10/30/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 928
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 3.520
Language: English

Carla Emery started writingThe Encyclopedia of Country Livingin 1969 during the back-to-the-land movement of that time. She continued to add content and refine the information over the years, and the book went from a self-published mimeographed document to a book of 928 pages. This 40th Anniversary Edition reflects the most up-to-date resource information and the most personal version of the book that became Carla Emery's life work. It is the original manual of basic country skills that have proved essential and necessary for people living in the country, the city, and everywhere in between.The practical advice in this exhaustive reference tool includes how to cultivate a garden, buy land, bake bread, raise farm animals, make sausage, can peaches, milk a goat, grow herbs, churn butter, build a chicken coop, catch a pig, cook on a wood stove, and much, much more.This is the essential resource for country living, modern homesteading, growing and preserving foods, and cooking from scratch. Carla Emery'sThe Encyclopedia of Country Livingcontains 1,000,000 words, 2,000+ recipes, and 1,500+ mail-order sources (for everything she tells you how to do, she also tells you where to get the supplies to do it).This book is so basic, so thorough, so reliable, that it deserves a place in every home.

Carla Emery calls herself a mother, speaker, and writer, especially of encyclopedias. She is the author of The Encyclopedia of Country Living, which is a resource for people going back to the basics of life. It is a reference that contains such varied tips on how to cultivate a garden, buy land, bake bread, make candles, raise farm animals (as well as slaughter them and utilize them for food), grow herbs, catch a pig, and more invaluable information for farmers in the country and folks in the city. She spent twenty-five years researching, revising, updating, and expanding this one-volume compendium of helpful hints for all areas of basic living. Born in 1939, Emery recounts that her idea for this book came about when her mother-in-law gave her husband Mike a gift subscription to Organic Gardening in 1969. She began working on her encyclopedia, initially called Old Fashioned Recipe Book, in 1970. Since its humble beginnings, there are over 400,000 copies in print. Emery continues to write and research and she remains active in speaking out on world events that affect our environment and health. She is known for her down-to-earth humor and easy speaking style.

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