#1 — The Best Country and Rural Living Books*
#1 — 15 Best Homesteading Books for Beginners**
For more than 50 years, this homesteading classic is the essential book of basic skills and country wisdom for living off the grid, being prepared, and doing it yourself. Keep your family healthy, safe, and independent--no matter what's going on in the world.
From homesteaders to urban farmers, and everyone in between, there is a desire for a simpler way of life: a healthier and self-sufficient natural lifestyle that allows you to survive and thrive—even in uncertain times. Carla Emery's classic book is the original manual of basic country skills and wisdom for living off the land.
Learn how to live independently in this comprehensive 1000-page Encyclopedia of Country Living, including how to:
* Can, dry, and preserve food
* Plan your garden with a beginner's guide to gardening
* Grow your own food
* Make 20-minute cheese
* Make your own natural skincare products
* Bake bread
* Cook on a wood stove
* Learn beekeeping
* Raise chickens, goats, and pigs
* Create natural skincare products
* Make organic bug spray
* Treat your family with homemade natural remedies
* Make fruit leather
* Forage for wild food
* Spin wool into yarn
* Mill your own flour
* Tap a maple tree
The Encyclopedia of Country Living has been guiding readers for more than 50 years, teaching you all the skills necessary for living independently off the land. Whether you live in the city, the country, or anywhere in between, this is the essential guide to living well and living simply.