Homesteading: A Backyard Guide to: Growing Your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating Your Own Energy, Crafting, Herbal Medicine, and More

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Hardcover, Skyhorse Publishing, 2009, ISBN13 9781602397477, ISBN10 1602397473

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With the rapid depletion of our planets natural resources, we would all like to live a more self-sufficient lifestyle. But in the midst of an economic crisis, its just as important to save money as it is to go green. As Gehring shows in this thorough but concise guide, being kind to Mother Earth can also mean being kind to your bank account! It doesnt matter where your homestead is locatedfarm, suburb, or even city. Wherever you live, The Homesteading Handbook can help you:

Plan, plant, and harvest your own organic home garden.

Enjoy fruits and vegetables year-round by canning, drying, and freezing.

Build alternate energy devices by hand, such as solar panels or geothermal heat pumps.

Differentiate between an edible puffball mushroom and a poisonous amanita.

Prepare butternut squash soup using ingredients from your own garden.

Conserve water by making a rain barrel or installing an irrigation system.

Have fun and save cash by handcrafting items such as soap, potpourri, and paper.

Experience the satisfaction that comes with self-sufficiency, as well as the assurance that you have done your part to help keep our planet green. The Homesteading Handbook is your roadmap to living in harmony with the land.

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Contributed by: Gehring, Abigail R.
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publish Date: Nov 01, 2009
ISBN-13: 9781602397477
ISBN-10: 1602397473
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 464
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 3.15
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 8.8 x 11.1 x 1.0
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