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Back to basics : a complete guide to traditional skills / edited by Abigail R. Gehring.

Gehring, Abigail R. (Added Author).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Noble Co PL - East (Avilla) 640.9 GEH (Text) 38131003925574 NCPLE-Non-fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781626364295
  • Physical Description: 456 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 x 23 cm
  • Edition: Third edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2014]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Buying and working land, raising livestock, generating your own energy, enjoying your harvest, household skills and crafts, and more"--Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Buying country property -- Planning your home -- Preparing the site -- Converting trees into lumber -- Building a log cabin -- Building with adobe -- Building a stone house -- Raising a barn -- Developing a water supply -- Saunas and hot tubs -- Sanitation -- Fireplace construction and design -- Stone walls and brick pavements -- Fences -- Making your house energy efficient -- Wood as a fuel -- Heating with wood -- Waterpower -- Wind power -- Solar energy -- Other energy sources -- The kitchen garden -- Gardening in limited space -- Herb gardens -- Fruits and nuts -- Pest control -- Grains and grasses -- Beekeeping -- Fish farming -- Raising livestock -- Preserving produce -- Preserving meat and fish -- Making your own dairy products -- Maple sugaring -- Homemade beverages -- Baking bread -- Regional cooking -- Cooking with wood -- Natural dyes -- Spinning -- Weaving -- Hooked rugs -- Braided rugs -- Patchwork quilting -- Rope and twine -- Tanning and leatherwork -- Woodworking -- Broommaking -- Scrimshaw -- Household recipes -- Metalworking -- Stenciling -- Flower drying and pressed flowers -- Gourd craft -- Soapmaking -- Candlemaking -- Basketry -- Old-time good times -- Crafting a dulcimer -- Celebrating holidays -- Canoeing and kayaking -- Wilderness camping -- Outdoors in winter -- Fishing -- Living with nature -- Organized assistance: the extension service and other groups.
Summary, etc.:
Offers information and instructions on living a greener, more self-sufficient lifestyle, including how to build a log cabin, how to raise livestock, and how to make candles.
Subject: Home economics > United States|vHandbooks, manuals, etc.
Sustainable living > United States > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Handicraft > United States > Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Life skills > United States > Handbooks, manuals, etc.

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