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Back to basics : a complete guide to traditional skills /

by Gehring, Abigail R.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub., c2008Edition: 3rd ed.Description: 456 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 x 28 cm.ISBN: 9781602392335 (hc); 1602392331 (hc); 9781602391680 (alk. paper); 1602391688 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Home economics -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Sustainable living -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Handicraft -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Life skills -- United States -- Handbooks, manuals, etcOnline resources: Table of contents only
Partial contents:
Land: Buying it, building on it: 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 -- Energy from wood, water, wind and sun: Making your house energy efficient -- Wood as a fuel -- Heating with wood -- Waterpower -- Wind power -- Solar energy -- Other energy sources -- Raising your own vegetables, fruit, and livestock: Kitchen garden -- Gardening in limited space -- Herb gardens -- Fruits and nuts -- Pest control -- Grains and grasses -- Beekeeping -- Fish farming -- Raising livestock -- Enjoying your harvest the year round: Preserving produce -- Preserving meat and fish -- Making your own dairy products -- Maple sugaring -- Homemade beverages -- Baking bread -- Regional cooking -- Cooking with wood -- Skills and crafts for house and homestead: Natural dyes -- Spinning -- Weaving -- Hooked rugs -- Braided rugs -- Patchwork quilting -- Rope and twine -- Tanning and leather work -- Woodworking -- Broommaking -- Scrimshaw -- Household recipes -- Metalworking -- Stenciling -- Flower drying and pressed flowers -- Gourd craft -- Soapmaking -- Candlemaking -- Basketry -- Recreation at home and in the wild: Old-time good times -- Crafting a dulcimer -- Celebrating holidays -- Canoeing and kayaking -- Wilderness camping -- Outdoors in winter -- Fishing -- Living with nature -- Appendix: Organized assistance: Extension service and other groups -- Index.
Subject: A complete guide to traditional skills: Buying and working land, generating your own energy, raising livestock, enjoying your harvest, household skills and crafts.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Land: Buying it, building on it: 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 -- Energy from wood, water, wind and sun: Making your house energy efficient -- Wood as a fuel -- Heating with wood -- Waterpower -- Wind power -- Solar energy -- Other energy sources -- Raising your own vegetables, fruit, and livestock: Kitchen garden -- Gardening in limited space -- Herb gardens -- Fruits and nuts -- Pest control -- Grains and grasses -- Beekeeping -- Fish farming -- Raising livestock -- Enjoying your harvest the year round: Preserving produce -- Preserving meat and fish -- Making your own dairy products -- Maple sugaring -- Homemade beverages -- Baking bread -- Regional cooking -- Cooking with wood -- Skills and crafts for house and homestead: Natural dyes -- Spinning -- Weaving -- Hooked rugs -- Braided rugs -- Patchwork quilting -- Rope and twine -- Tanning and leather work -- Woodworking -- Broommaking -- Scrimshaw -- Household recipes -- Metalworking -- Stenciling -- Flower drying and pressed flowers -- Gourd craft -- Soapmaking -- Candlemaking -- Basketry -- Recreation at home and in the wild: Old-time good times -- Crafting a dulcimer -- Celebrating holidays -- Canoeing and kayaking -- Wilderness camping -- Outdoors in winter -- Fishing -- Living with nature -- Appendix: Organized assistance: Extension service and other groups -- Index.

A complete guide to traditional skills: Buying and working land, generating your own energy, raising livestock, enjoying your harvest, household skills and crafts.

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Back to basics : ©2008

Skyhorse Pub., (New York, NY :) 456 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 x 28 cm.

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