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1 Blood-Lust Chickens and Renegade Sheep: A First Timer's Guide to Country LivingEvangelista, Nick Loompanics Unltd 1559501979 / 9781559501972 PAPERBACK


1559501979 Wanna get away from the rat race? Considering a move to the country? Author Nick and Anita Evangelista moved from the pollution-filled skies of Los Angeles, California to the fresh air of the Missouri Ozark Mountains in 1985, with that thought in mind. This book shares the experience of their move back to the land with the reader.From the introduction: "Our goal in writing this book about the hazards of farm and country was not to be disparaging of the experience. W had, and have, no intention of scaring off potential homesteaders with horrors of blood-lusting chickens and renegade sheep."We love living in the country, and we enjoy our farm. We would no more think of moving back to the city than we would of living at the bottom of the sea. This is a book about real country experiences, failures and successes.Chapters include:* To move or not to move?* Preparing to move* You're there. Now what?* Systems, Dominos, and one-cow economics* Protection yourself* Still going? Some things to think about* And much, much more.5 1/2 x 8 1/2, 169 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD

2 Buying Country Land: Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-67Tonseth, Peggy Storey Publishing, LLC 1985 0882662813 / 9780882662817 PAPERBACK


0882662813 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! stapled pamphlet, 32 pages Since the 1973 publication of Storey's first Country Wisdom Bulletin, our commitment to preserving the arts, crafts, and skills of country life has never wavered. We now have more than 200 titles in this series of 32-page publications, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life. Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins contain practical, hands-on instructions designed to help you master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. From traditional skills to the newest techniques, Storey's Bulletins provide a foundation of earth-friendly information for the way you want to live today. 
Price: 3.50 USD

3 Country Living And Other Excesses: Pleasure Pain And Learning by Peg Elliot MayoPeg Elliot Mayo RiverVoice Press 1999 RINGBOUND

Very Good 

Very good. No dust jacket. ~clean text, tight binding, light wear to exterior 162 p. A book with a picture of the most beautiful women on pg. 149 
Price: 8.00 USD

4 Country Living Is Risky BusinessEvangelista, Nick; Evangelista, Anita Loompanics Unltd 1559501936 / 9781559501934 PAPERBACK


1559501936 Do you have your feet planted in the city but find yourself living more and more like you are in the country? Authors Nick and Anita Evangelista didn't know it then, but with the planting of a garden and the raising of a few chickens and rabbits and goats at their house (a mere 10 minutes from downtown Los Angeles) they'd taken their first steps on a journey that would lead them to a fixer farm in the Missouri Ozarks. In this, their latest book on the logistics of making the move from city to country life, the Evangelistas tell their own story and give you their honest appraisal of what kind of "stuff" it takes to make that move to the country, along with a liberal dose of laughs. You'll find out what kind of preparation and mind set it really takes to make that plunge from city to country. You'll discover how to keep going when everything around you seems to conspire to tell you this move was a huge mistake. Nick and Anita will give you invaluable advice about purchasing and care of livestock when you are a raw recruit and new to country life. This book shows you the underpinnings of living in the country, along with a rain dance and the requisite Elvis story thrown in just to make sure all the bases are covered. This is the book that tells you how it happened for them. It can happen for you, too. If you think country living may be the life for you, get this book today, because Country Living Is Risky Business. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 228 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD

5 Homestead Builder: Practical Hints For Handy-MenDwyer, C. P. Lyons Press 2007 159921153X / 9781599211534 PAPERBACK


159921153X New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Pacific Northwest Independent Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 145 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. First published in 1872 for homesteaders migrating west from the settled eastern part of the United States, this practical guide to the construction of a variety of homes from wood, earth, and gravel, as well as outbuildings, gates, a cellar, furniture, and many other necessary implements of self-sufficient rural life, is as down-to-earth today as it was when it first appeared. quaint language of the original title page reads, "Practical Hints for Handy-Men Showing Clearly How to Plan and Construct Dwellings in the Bush, on the Prairie, or Elsewhere, Cheaply and Well, With Wood, Earth, Gravel. Copiously Illustrated. " Well put! A delightful, historic guide that withstands the test of time. 
Price: 11.50 USD

6 Living on a Few AcresU.S.DEPT United States Governent Printing Office 1978 9997383249 Hardcover

Very Good 

9997383249 ~Very Good. No DJ. Hardcover.  Light shelf wear to boards; satisfaction guaranteed. 
Price: 7.50 USD

7 New Pioneers: The Back-To-The-Land Movement and the Search for a Sustainable FutureJacob, Jeffrey Carl Pennsylvania State Univ Pr 0271018283 / 9780271018287 PAPERBACK

Very Good 

0271018283 Very Good. Light shelf wear to covers/corners; satisfaction guaranteed. Trade paperback binding. Earthlight Books is a family owned and operated, independent bookstore serving Walla Walla, Washington since 1973. 
Price: 16.50 USD

8 Storey's Basic Country Skills: A Practical Guide to Self-RelianceStorey, John; Storey, Martha Storey Publishing, LLC 1999 1580172024 / 9781580172028 PAPERBACK


1580172024 Book is oversized and/or heavy, priority or international orders will require additional shipping funds. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 576 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. This is the book for anyone who wants to become more self-reliant, from suburbanites with 1/4 of an acre to country homesteaders with several. information is easily understood and readily applicable. More than 150 of Storey's expert authors in gardening, building, animal raising, and homesteading share their specialized knowledge and experience in this ultimate guide to living a more independent, satisfying life. Readers will find step-by-step, illustrated instructions for every aspect of country living including: Finding country land; Buying, building, and renovating a home; Developing water sources and systems; Understanding wiring, plumbing, and heating; Using alternative heating and energy sources; Vegetable, flower, and herb gardening; Traditional cooking skills such as baking bread and making maple syrup; Preparing and preserving meat, fruits, and vegetables; Building and maintaining barns, sheds, and outbuildings; Caring for common farm and ranch animals, and pets & Much More!. 
Price: 22.00 USD

9 Surviving and Thriving on the Land: How to Use Your Spare Time and Energy to Run a Successful SmallholdingLaughton, Rebecca UIT Cambridge Ltd. 2009 1900322285 / 9781900322287 PAPERBACK


1900322285 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 320 p. Audience: General/trade. It s a dream come true when you finally get a piece of land or join an eco-community and start to plan your sustainable land-based enterprise. But all too often the dream is spoiled by lack of money, stress, exhaustion, and poor time management, and your work and future plans can dissolve into discord, illness, and poverty. Smallholdings provide food, home, fuel, and employment for those who run them and local, seasonal, often organic and ethical food and timber for an expanding market. Surviving and Thriving on the Land looks at ways in which projects can be designed that care for the people involved in them as well as the earth that they are trying to protect. If land-based ecological projects are to offer a realistic solution to the problems we face in the twenty-first century, it is imperative that they be sustainable in terms of human energy. This book offers a framework, backed up by real-life examples, of issues to consider when setting up a new project or for overcoming human-energy-based problems in existing projects. 
Price: 22.00 USD

10 Tan Your Hide!: Home Tanning Leathers & FursHobson, Phyllis Storey Publishing, LLC 1977 0882661019 / 9780882661018 PAPERBACK


0882661019 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 176 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: Children/juvenile. Tan Your Hide is a step-by-step guide to making vests, belts, and wallets by home-tanning and hand-working furs and leathers. 
Price: 11.50 USD

11 The Resilient Gardener: Food Production and Self-Reliance in Uncertain TimesDeppe, Carol Chelsea Green Publishing 160358031X / 9781603580311 PAPERBACK


160358031X Scientist/gardener Carol Deppe combines her passion for gardening with newly emerging scientific information from many fields: resilience science, climatology, climate change, ecology, anthropology, paleontology, sustainable agriculture, nutrition, health, and medicine. In the last half of Resilient Gardener, Deppe extends and illustrates these principles with detailed information about growing and using five key crops: potatoes, corn, beans, squash, and eggs. In this book you'll learn how to: * Garden in an era of unpredictable weather and climate change * Grow, store, and use more of your own staple crops * Garden efficiently and comfortably (even if you have a bad back) * Grow, store, and cook different varieties of potatoes and save your own potato seed * Grow the right varieties of corn to make your own gourmet-quality fast-cooking polenta, cornbread, parched corn, corn cakes, pancakes and even savory corn gravy * Make whole-grain, corn-based breads and cakes using the author?s original gluten-free recipes involving no other grains, artificial binders, or dairy products * Grow and use popbeans and other grain legumes * Grow, store, and use summer, winter, and drying squash * Keep a home laying flock of ducks or chickens; integrate them with your gardening, and grow most of their feed. Resilient Gardener is both a conceptual and a hands-on gardening book, and is suitable for gardeners at all levels of experience. Resilience here is broadly conceived and encompasses a full range of problems, from personal hard times such as injuries, family crises, financial problems, health problems, and special dietary needs (gluten intolerance, food allergies, carbohydrate sensitivity, and a need for weight control) to serious regional and global disasters and climate change. It is a supremely optimistic as well as realistic book about how resilient gardeners and their gardens can flourish even in challenging times and help their communities to survive and thrive through everything that comes their way ? from tomorrow through the next thousand years. 
Price: 26.50 USD

12 Travel-Trailer Homesteading Under 5,000 NEW 3rd Edition Revised and Updated; Eden Press 2008 B0041UM60C SPIRAL-BOUND


B0041UM60C THIS IS A SPIRAL-BOUND AUTHORIZED PRINTING OF THIS TITLE, DIRECT FROM THE AUTHOR AND THE MOST UP-TO-DATE EDITION AVAILABLE. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Tired of paying rent? Want the security of owning your own home? Then it's time to declare your financial independence by using the plans in this new book by Brian Kelling. For very little money you can enjoy a more independent and self-sufficient lifestyle. By following the author's many informative tips you'll be able to purchase a suitable piece of land, acquire a travel-trailer or RV to use as shelter, and make the necessary improvements to provide all the comforts of homeownership. Power supply, septic system, refrigeration, water and heat can all be arranged for very little money if done right. Two dozen photos and illustrations show you how! Here's a great alternative that can also provide real personal privacy. 
Price: 118.50 USD


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