Storey's Basic Country Skills: A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance

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Storey Publishing, Nov 11, 2010 - House & Home - 576 pages
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Whether you live on a small suburban lot or have a many acres in the country, this inspiring collection will empower you to increase your self-sufficiently and embrace a more independent lifestyle. A variety of authors share their specialized knowledge and provide practical instructions for basic country skills like preserving vegetables, developing water systems, keeping farm animals, and renovating barns. From sharpening an axe to baking your own bread, you’ll be amazed at the many ways learning traditional skills can enrich your life. 
 

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Contents

YOUR PLACE IN THE COUNTRY
YOUR COUNTRY HOME
OUTDOOR SPACES 3 THE WATER SUPPLY
Mechanics DoItYourself Encyclopedia and Carla Emerys Encyclopediaof Country Living The former was long on specifics the latteron kindred
PLUMBING
HEATING YOUR HOME
ELECTRICITY
BASIC HOME IMPROVEMENTS
YOUR GARDEN YARD ORCHARD
THE VEGETABLE GARDEN
THE HERB GARDEN
THE FLOWER GARDEN 12 WATERAND ROCK GARDENS
IMPROVING YOUR SOIL
GARDEN PESTSAND DISEASES 15 BIRDS AND BUTTERFLIES
LAWN CARE
BERRIES AND FRUITS

THE HOME INTERIOR

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About the author (2010)

John Storey founded Storey Communications, Inc. with his wife Martha in 1983. He has three children and eight grandchildren. He lives in western Massachusetts and farm in Westport, New York.

Martha Storey lent her party-planning advice to Keeping Entertaining Simple. She has mastered the art of relaxed hostessing, whether giving small dinner parties for close friends or large corporate picnics, and she shares her secrets and inspiring ideas with readers. Country-living publisher for more than 17 years, Martha also draws on her country roots to bring you the time-honored classics of the American country kitchen in her book, Treasured Country Recipes from Martha Storey and Friends. Martha founded Storey Communications, Inc. with her husband John in 1983. She has three children and eight grandchildren. She lives in western Massachusetts and farm in Westport, New York.

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