Storey's Basic Country Skills

Storey's Basic Country Skills

A Practical Guide to Self-reliance

Book - 1999
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This is the book for anyone who wants to become more self-reliant, from suburbanites with 1/4 of an acre to country homesteaders with several. The information is easily understood and readily applicable.

More than 150 of Storey's expert authors in gardening, building, animal raising, and homesteading share their specialized knowledge and experience in this ultimate guide to living a more independent, satisfying life.

Readers will find step-by-step, illustrated instructions for every aspect of country living including:

  • Finding country land
  • Buying, building, and renovating a home
  • Developing water sources and systems
  • Understanding wiring, plumbing, and heating
  • Using alternative heating and energy sources
  • Vegetable, flower, and herb gardening
  • Traditional cooking skills such as baking bread and making maple syrup
  • Preparing and preserving meat, fruits, and vegetables
  • Building and maintaining barns, sheds, and outbuildings
  • Caring for common farm and ranch animals, and pets



Baker & Taylor
Provides practical information on water supply, plumbing, heating, electricity, home improvements, gardening, landscaping, lawn care, greenhouses, country cooking, farm animals, barns, fences, pets, and small-scale farming

Publisher: Pownal, Vt. : Storey Books, c1999
ISBN: 9781580171991
1580171990
Branch Call Number: 640 STO
Characteristics: 564 p. :,ill. ;,28 cm.
Additional Contributors: Burns, Deborah
Alternative Title: Basic country skills

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