The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 50th Anniversary Edition

The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 50th Anniversary Edition

The Original Manual for Living off the Land & Doing It Yourself

Carla Emery


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The definitive, beloved manual of basic skills and country wisdom for living off the land and doing it yourself--whether it's a farm or homestead, suburb or city.

Increasiingly there is a desire for a simpler lifestyle—a healthier, greener, more self-sustaining and holistic approach to modern life. Find the inspiration and the know-how to live it in this comprehensive guide rooted in the homesteading movement that includes informaton on:

* Raising chickens, goats, and pigs
* Beekeeping
* Foraging for wild food
* Growing and preserving your own food
* Making your own natural skincare products
* Spinning wool into yarn
* Baking bread
* Cooking on a wood stove 
And more!

Basic, thorough, and reliable, this book deserves a place in urban and rural homes alike.

This 50th anniversary edition includes updated resources. 


Carla Emery:
Carla Emery lived on a farm in Idaho for more than thirty years as a wife, mother of seven, home-schooler, goat-keeper, garden-grower, writer, and country-living instructor. She wrote and self-published the first editions of The Encyclopedia of Country Living during the early 1970s and also ran her "School of Country Living." Carla sold nearly 90,000 copies of her self-published editions, traveling the country to promote it and appearing on such shows as The Mike Douglas Show, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Phil Donahue Show, and Good Morning America, where she demonstrated country-living skills such as goat-milking, bread-making, and butter-churning.

When Sasquatch Books published the 9th Edition of Encyclopedia in 1994, Carla continued to travel the country promoting and selling the book, and teaching the timeless skills of country living. Carla cultivated a large and loyal following across the country. Carla passed away in 2005.