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The essential resource for modern homesteading, growing and preserving foods, and raising chickens, The Encyclopedia of
Country Living 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 comprehensive resource is the most authoritative guide available to a sustainable lifestyle and living off of
Carla Emery started writing The Encyclopedia of Country Living in 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.
Carla Emery's The Encyclopedia of Country Living contains 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.
Table of Contents
2 Introduction to Plants
3 Grasses, Grains & Canes
4 Garden Vegetables
5 Herbs & Flavorings
6 Tree, Vine, Bush & Bramble
7 Food Preservation
8 Introduction to Animals
10 Goats, Cows & Home Dairying
11 Bee, Rabbit, Sheep & Pig