Storey’s Basic Country Skills
A Practical Guide to Self-Reliance
John & Martha Story
Over 150 expert authors contributed their specialized knowledge and experience in creating this large reference guide to living a more independent, satisfying life. 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 and much, much more!