Storey’s Basic Country Skills
A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance
by John and Martha Storey
Whether it’s making ice cream or sharpening an axe, cleaning a chimney or growing raspberries, you’ll learn how to do it in this treasury of time-honored country wisdom. Illustrated step-by-step instructions will show you how to milk a cow, tap a maple tree, clean a fish, lead a horse, and build the best chicken coop. You’ll find out how to heat your house with wood or by the sun and how to de-skunk a country dog. You’ll learn the proper way to put in a water system, rewire an old house, stack a cord of wood, and grow fruits, vegetables, and herbs.
Brief glance at the Table of Contents:
- Part 1: Your Place in the Country
- Part 2: Your Garden, Yard, and Orchard
- Part 3: Country Cooking & Stocking Up
- Part 4: Your Barn, Stable, & Fields
Paperback, 553 pages.