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By: Clark, Edie
Publisher: Yankee Books,
Making ice cream; selecting a wood stove; reclaiming garden soil; making maple syrup; drying fruits and vegetables; growing flax; medicinal herbs; building bridges; constructing rural driveways; building a skating rink. In its sixth printing. View more info
By: "Katz, Jon"
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks,
"Dogs are blameless, devoid of calculation, neither blessed nor cursed with human motives. They can't really be held responsible for what they do. But we can."-from "The Dogs of Bedlam Farm" When Jon Katz adopted a border collie named Orson, his whole world changed. Gone were the two yellow Labs he wrote about in "A Dog Year, " as was the mountaintop cabin they loved. Katz moved into an old farmhouse on forty-two acres of pasture and woods with a menagerie: a ram... View more info
In the late 1960s, Eliot Wigginton and his students created the magazine "Foxfire" in an effort to record and preserve the traditional folk culture of the Southern Appalachians. This is the original book compilation of Foxfire material which introduces Aunt Arie and her contemporaries and includes log cabin building, hog dressing, snake lore, mountain crafts and food, and "other affairs of plain living." View more info
By: "Brende, Eric"
Publisher: Harper Perennial,
What is the least we need to achieve the most? With this question in mind, MIT graduate Eric Brende flipped the switch on technology. He and his wife, Mary, ditched their car, electric stove, refrigerator, running water, and everything else motorized or "hooked to the grid," and spent eighteen months living in a remote community so primitive in its technology that even the Amish consider it antiquated.Better Off is the story of their real-life experiment to see whe... View more info
Has life become a bundle of stress and mess? Top-selling author Susan Waggoner has the solution. This ingenious, fun-to-read illustrated guide--newly in paperback--offers tried-and-true household hints and practical solutions to everyday problems, from the "A-to-Z Guide to Food" to "The Tao of Laundry." Whether it's a no-scrub trick to make bathroom faucets gleam or surefire advice on keeping your house harmonious with as little fuss as possible, "Country Living Simple C... View more info