Storey’s Basic Country Skills

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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.

Additional information

Weight 3.5 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 18 × 4 in


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