MARY'S HOMESTEAD RECOMMENDS THIS HOMESTEADING BOOK. WE COULD NOT GET ALONG WITHOUT IT.
SOME CLASSES CARLA GAVE ABOUT HOMESTEADING BEFORE SHE DIED. CARLA EMERY IS MISSED. SHE DID MORE THAN ANYONE HAS DONE
FOR THE HOMESTEADING MOVEMENT.
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OF COUNTRY LIVING
With gas prices looming, unemployment
rates skyrocketing, and the cost of milk, bread, and eggs rising drastically in the last year, a simpler life seems to be
a thing of the past. Fortulnately, living in the modern world while living simply is a possibility made real thanks to CARLA
EMERY'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COUNTRY LIVING (SASQUATCH BOOKS, JULY, 2008). For more than 30 years, people have relied on EMERY'S
practical, step-by-step advice on basic self-sufficiency skills such as how to cultivate a garden, buy land, bake bread, raise
farm animals, make sausage, milk a goat, grow herbs, churn butter, build a chicken coop, cook on a wood stove, and much, much
First written at the height of the 1960s back-to-the land movement and continually revised, updated,
and expanded since, "CARLA'S BOOK" has grown from a self-published, mimeographed document to an exhaustive reference
of more that one million words, 2,000 recipes, and over 1,500 mail-order sources. This updated 10th edition includes
expanded and updated mail-order information, including e-mail addresses and websites, while adding more of Emery's advise,
reflections, and anecdotes to ensure that this incredibly detailed, diverse book is as enjoyable as it is useful.
A few of the many topics on which Carla Emery shares her wisdom are: plans, grassed, grains,
baking, garden vegetables. herbs, food preservation animals and much more !
This book is also at the forefront
and core of another huge trend: growing, cooking, and eating organic and natural foods. John and I use this book for
everything. We use it all year to make decisions for our garden. We garden 4 to 5 months a year but we study all year about
it.I use the recipes in the book all year. In the summer, I can, dry, pickle, bake, freeze, make soup and casseroles.
THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COUNTRY LIVING is a proven classic for those who want to enrich their lives.
THE AUTHOR: CARLA EMERY lived on a farm in Idaho for more thatn 30 years. A wife, mothe of seven, home-schooler, goat-keeper,
writer, and country-living instructor, she died in 2005.