Download E-books The Back to Basics Handbook: A Guide to Buying and Working Land, Raising Livestock, Enjoying Your Harvest, Household Skills and Crafts, and More (3rd Edition) PDF

By Abigail R. Gehring

Rediscover the pleasures and demanding situations of a more fit, greener, and extra self-sufficient lifestyle.

Anyone who desires to examine simple residing skills—the style hired by means of our forefathers—and adapt them for a greater existence in the twenty-first century desire glance no extra than this eminently worthwhile, full-color consultant. With hundreds and hundreds of tasks, step by step sequences, pictures, charts, and illustrations, The again to fundamentals Handbook may help you dye your personal wool with plant pigments, graft bushes, bring up chickens, craft a hutch desk with hand instruments, and make treats similar to blueberry peach jam and cheddar cheese. The really formidable will locate directions on tips to construct a log cabin or an adobe brick domicile.

greater than simply functional suggestion, this is often additionally a ebook for dreamers— no matter if you reside in a urban condo you will discover your mind's eye sparked, and there’s no it is because you can’t, for instance, make a loom and weave a rag rug. entire with information for old school enjoyable (square dancing calls, selfmade toys, and kayaking tips), this is the final word concise advisor to voluntary simplicity. 500 colour illustrations

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