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The Essential Guide to Self-Sufficient Living: Vegetable Gardening, Canning and Fermenting, Keeping Chickens, and More

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Author: Abigail Gehring

Grow your own vegetables and herbs, indoors in containers or outside in a garden. Raise chickens or goats. Build a beehive. Make your own nontoxic cleaning sprays. And more

Gehring's books on country living have sold more than 500,000 copies. In this book, she offers a guide to homesteading skills that is as charming as it is practical. Full of sweet illustrations and gorgeous photographs, step-by-step instructions for essential skills such as building a chicken coop are interspersed with country lore and old-fashioned tips and tricks.

Readers will learn how to:
  • Container garden
  • Raise chickens
  • Churn butter
  • Grow vegetables
  • Can tomatoes
  • Brew kombucha
  • Make shampoo
  • Repel garden pests
  • Milk a goat
  • Improve garden soil
  • Make strawberry-rhubarb jelly
  • Ferment vegetables
  • Make yogurt
  • Sprout grains
  • And more
The Essential Guide to Self-Sufficient Living combines the know-how of Back to Basics with the charm of The Farmer's Almanac. This is the perfect gift for anyone interested in a more self-sufficient, greener, country lifestyle.

Publisher: Good Books
Published: 04/06/2021
Pages: 176
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.32lbs
Size: 9.00h x 7.50w x 0.80d
ISBN: 9781680997118

About the Author
Abigail R. Gehring is the author or editor of more than a dozen books including Back to Basics, Homesteading, and The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living. She's practiced living self-sufficiently since her childhood in Vermont, being home-schooled, home-canning jams and jellies, and enjoying natural crafts. She lives with her husband, two kids, and Siberian husky in an 1800s farmstead in southern Vermont.

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