The Ultimate Guide to Old-Fashioned Country Skills by Abigail R. Gehring

The Ultimate Guide to Old-Fashioned Country Skills

byAbigail R. Gehring

Paperback | August 5, 2014

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Whether you’re a suburbanite looking to live more simply or a die-hard homesteader interested in taking your garden to the next level, this guide is packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, vintage photographs and illustrations, and time-honored wisdom—creating one of the most comprehensive books on country skills available. This book is compiled of tested and practical experience passed down from generations of farmers and homesteaders.

Here readers can learn about:

Creating a vegetable garden
Canning and preserving
Keeping poultry
Soap making
Natural medicine
Bridge building
Farm mechanics
Crop rotation
Cattle and dairying
The basics of beekeeping
Foraging for wild food
Fertilizing, soils, drainage, and irrigation
Building a barn
And much, much more!
Success comes to the person who works the most efficiently—not simply the person who works the hardest. Learn invaluable advice and tips for how to create a sustainable lifestyle and live off the land.

About The Author

Abigail Gehring is the editor of Back to Basics, Homesteading, Self-Sufficiency, The Back to Basics Handbook, and The Homesteading Handbook. She’s practiced self-sufficient living since her childhood in Vermont, being homeschooled, home-canning jams and jellies, and enjoying traditional crafts.

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Title:The Ultimate Guide to Old-Fashioned Country SkillsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:800 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 2.2 inPublished:August 5, 2014Publisher:Skyhorse Publishing Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1629142166

ISBN - 13:9781629142166

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"Over the years, I've seen a lot of different versions of humungous sized books that are basically homesteading and self-reliance encyclopedias, but The Ultimate Guide to Old-Fashioned Country Skills from Skyhorse Publishing is one of the best of this type of book that I've ever seen. --The Backwoodsman