This large paperback book is a collection of articles published over time by Storey Publishing in their 'Country Wisdom Bulletins'. It covers a broad range of information relevant to the homesteaders' life from animal husbandry to plant care to construction and tools.
This book is kind of like a primer on homesteading. It has a lot of great ideas but not a lot of in-depth information. I liked thumbing through it using it as a source for ideas that I would then go on to research a little more thoroughly to get a real understanding of those ideas.
This would be a good gift for someone who's expressed a passing interest in self-sufficiency but has a hard time coming up with ideas of things that they can start doing right now.
"Instead of Pay It Forward I prefer Plant It Forward" ~Howard Story / "God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools." ~John Muir