Country Life: A Handbook for Realists and Dreamers
Some activities covered are working the soil, keeping ducks, planning the year, making cheese, judging the land, planting an orchard, curing bacon, using an anvil, choosing livestock, turning compost, growing grain, putting up fences, selecting poultry, canning, feeding geese, rotating crops, winemaking, becoming a shepherd, harnessing a horse, shearing sheep, sharpening tools, spinning wool, milking a cow, raising exotic animals, harvesting honey, storing fruit, maintaining a tractor, restoring a pond, helping with lambing, churning butter, sowing seeds, controlling weeds, harvesting wheat, grinding flour, making shelters, filling sausages, baking bread, storing potatoes, baling hay, hanging a gate, plowing, weaning a piglet, pressing cider--From jacket.
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Art Editor Robert Purnell
First American edition 1998
a handbook for realists and dreamers
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