OK, that’s a round about way to introduce the book review of this long revered volume as it appears in the May/June 2013 issue of “Backwoods Home Magazine” (Issue #141). It’s written by well known and trusted homesteader Jackie Clay-Atkinson. An excerpt appears below.
of Country Living
By Carla Emery
40th Anniversary Edition
Reviewed by Jackie Clay-Atkinson
Are you a new homesteader? Perhaps you have dreams and plans to become one sometime in the near future? Maybe you’re an old-timer, like me, needing a piece of information from time to time? This is definitely the book for you! If I could only have one comprehensive how-to book on self-reliant living (and I think I’ve read them all), this would be it. As a matter of fact, I have two copies of this book myself.
Where most books fail by providing sketchy (or incorrect) information on select subjects, The Encyclopedia of Country Living is filled with simple down-to-brass-tacks, detailed information on so many aspects of homesteading. After all, where else would you find almost all you would want to know about delivering a baby, making breads, keeping bees, canning, building a barn, foraging wild foods, making soap, raising animals, making vinegar, cheese, recipes for using nearly every food imaginable, and tons more?
Read the whole article here:
Excerpt used with permission of Backwoods Home Magazine.