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Reprint of a classic originally published by Reader's Digest. Created to both inspire and instruct, it returns readers to an era before power saws and fast food restaurants so they can rediscover the pleasures and challenges of a more self-sufficient, economical, and healthy lifestyle.
A classic book useful to anyone who hunts, farms or buys large quantities of meat.
All aspects of beekeeping are explained inside this book: the basic tools and equipment needed, detailed advice on when to harvest honey, and the many tasty things you can make. This is an essential guide for anyone interested in learning more about beekeeping.
Setting up your own forge and crafting everyday items is easier than you might think. Guides you step-by-step through the process of building a simple forge from recycled materials, acquiring or crafting the basic tools, and learning the techniques to get you started in blacksmithing. McRaven, who began smithing out of a desire to make his own tools for building and restoring hewn-log homnes, demonstrates his simple methods in easy-to-follow photos throughout this book.
Covers tools, materials, cutting, preparing, stitching and finishing leather, size tables various styles of bridles and other projects such as martingales, breaking and schooling aids, girths and stirrup leathers and accessories. An essential reference book for both the student and the experienced bridle maker.
The Definitive Reference on Home Meat Preservation! You'll learn how to make corned-beef, bacon, liverwurst, smoked sausage, bologna, Canadian bacon, cured turkey, venison mincemeat, ham, pemmican and jerky.
Hobby Farms: Chickens This essential guide directs both new and experienced chicken keepers through the nuances of tending a small-scale flock for pleasure and profit.
Living off the land or learning how your ancestors achieved their goals. This book is for you.
The author, Carla Emery, lived her passion and provided us all with information on how to live a more self-sufficient life. Her book entitled The Encyclopedia of Country Living contains much information about her life. Cooking, gardening, raising animals, the author included may aspects of country living.
Family Cow. Learn the costs, the gains, and what she gives and takes. You'll learn about nutritional needs, purchasing your cow, how to handle, feed and fence, how to milk, uses of milk, health and diseases, breeding and calving, growing feed crops and uses of manure.
Family Friendly Farming:: How to Keep Your Kids on the Farm DVD. It also includes structuring and scaling the farm to make room for the next generation.
This complete, no-nonsense guide, originally published in 1901, dispenses invaluable instruction on all essential skills of the blacksmith's craft.
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