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Homesteading: A Backyard Guide to Growing Your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating Your Own Energy, Crafting, Herbal Medicine, and More
 
 
Author
Abigail R. Gehring, ed.
Publisher Skyhorse  
Format laminated cover
Product Dimensions 8.75 x 11 x 0.95 inches
ISBN 9781602397477
Pages/Publication Date 456/2009
Daedalus Item Code 13671
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Whether you live in the wilderness, the suburbs, or even the heart of the city, there is plenty you can do to lead a more self-sufficient and greener lifestyle. Living simple should be just that, says Abigail Gehring—simple—and here she shows how to experience the satisfaction of the homesteader's life even without special equipment or acres of land. Try your hand at container gardening; preserving jams, jellies, fruits, and vegetables; keeping bees; making cheese, butter, and yogurt; making paper; harnessing wind, solar, hydro, or geothermal energy; planting a rooftop garden; dipping candles; keeping chickens; or brewing beer.

"From instructions on making your own composting toilet to trimming the toenails on your llamas, this back-to-the-land guide offers a vast wealth of resources for the eco-minded, 21st-century homesteader. The crowded chapters cover growing and harvesting food; keeping livestock (and building structures to house them); incorporating renewable energy technology, such as solar panels, into existing homes; making crafts, household items, and toys; homemade health remedies; and earth-friendly interior design.... Best are the practical specifics, and even city dwellers with no interest in taking up beekeeping or basket weaving will enjoy browsing this for recipes, gardening ideas, and, as the introduction states, other accessible ways to 'take a few steps closer to a healthier, happier, and more responsible lifestyle'."—Booklist

 
 
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