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Автор: Abigail R. Gehring Название: Back to Basics: A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills, 4th edition Издательство: Skyhorse Publishing Год: 2014 ISBN: 978-1629143699 Язык: English Формат: epub Размер: 79,8 mb Страниц: 456
Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide.
Now newly updated, the hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts, and illustrations in Back to Basics will help you dye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with hand tools, and make treats such as blueberry peach jam and cheddar cheese. The truly ambitious will find instructions on how to build a log cabin or an adobe brick homestead.
More than just practical advice, this is also a book for dreamers—even if you live in a city apartment, you will find your imagination sparked, and there’s no reason why you can’t, for example, make a loom and weave a rag rug. Complete with tips for old-fashioned fun (square dancing calls, homemade toys, and kayaking tips), this may be the most thorough book on voluntary simplicity available.
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
Part Two 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
Part Three Raising Your Own Vegetables, Fruit, And Livestock
The Kitchen Garden Gardening in Limited Space Herb Gardens Fruits and Nuts Pest Control Grains and Grasses Beekeeping Fish Farming Raising Livestock
Part Four 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
Part Five Skills And Crafts For House and Homestead