The Ultimate Guide to Old-Fashioned Country Skills [EPUB]

The Ultimate Guide to Old-Fashioned Country Skills [EPUB]
The Ultimate Guide to Old-Fashioned Country Skills by Abigail R Gehring
2014 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781629142166 | 37.84MB

Whether you’re a suburbanite looking to live more simply or a die-hard homesteader interested in taking your garden to the next level, this guide is packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, vintage photographs and illustrations, and time-honored wisdom—creating one of the most comprehensive books on country skills available. This book is compiled of tested and practical experience passed down from generations of farmers and homesteaders.

Here readers can learn about:

  • Creating a vegetable garden
  • Canning and preserving
  • Keeping poultry
  • Soap making
  • Natural medicine
  • Bridge building
  • Farm mechanics
  • Crop rotation
  • Cattle and dairying
  • The basics of beekeeping
  • Foraging for wild food
  • Fertilizing, soils, drainage, and irrigation
  • Building a barn
  • And much, much more!

Success comes to the person who works the most efficiently—not simply the person who works the hardest. Learn invaluable advice and tips for how to create a sustainable lifestyle and live off the land.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living [EPUB]

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living [EPUB]
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Living by Abigail R Gehring
2011 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781616084677 | 31.15MB

Packed with step-by-step instructions, useful tips, time-honored wisdom, and both illustrations and photographs, this might just be the most comprehensive guide to back to basics living ever published. Fans of Back to Basics, Homesteading, and Self-Sufficiency have been asking for a one-stop resource for all the subjects covered in that successful series. In response, Gehring has compiled a massive, beautifully presented, single volume that covers canning and preserving, keeping chickens, fermenting, soap-making, how to generate your own energy, how to build a log cabin, natural medicine, cheese-making, maple sugaring, farm mechanics, and much, much more.

Whether you own one hundred acres or rent a studio apartment in the city, this book has plenty of ideas to inspire you. Learn how to build a log cabin or how to craft handmade paper; find out how to install a solar panel on your roof or brew your own tea from dried herbs; Cure a ham, bake a loaf of bread, or brew your own beer. This book has something for everyone.

Old Style Conjure: Hoodoo, Rootwork, & Folk Magic [EPUB]

Old Style Conjure: Hoodoo, Rootwork, & Folk Magic [EPUB]
Old Style Conjure: Hoodoo, Rootwork, & Folk Magic by Starr Casas
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781578636228 | 1.12MB

Conjure, hoodoo, rootwork―these are all names for southern American folk magic. Conjure first emerged in the days of slavery and plantations and is widely considered among the most potent forms of magic. Its popularity continues to increase, both in the United States and worldwide. This book is a guide to using conjure to achieve love, success, safety, prosperity, and spiritual fulfillment. Author Starr Casas, a hereditary master of the art, introduces readers to the history and philosophy of conjure and provides practical information for using it. Featuring Casas's own rituals, spells, and home recipes, the book provides useful information suitable for novices and seasoned practitioners alike.

In its pages, you’ll learn about:

  • Bone reading
  • Candle burning
  • Conjure bags
  • Building your own conjure altar
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