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Encyclopedia of Country Living Book

Encyclopedia of Country Living Book
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  • Practical advice and wisdom
  • Finding & buying a plot of land
  • Logging your land
  • Building a house, cabin & barn
  • Raising chickens, goats & pigs
  • Creating a vegetable garden
  • Growing herbs
  • Pickling vegetables
  • Canning fruits & vegetables 
  • Churning butter
  • Grinding grain into fresh flour
  • Baking bread
  • Sharpening an axe and knives
  • Pruning trees
  • Stocking a fish pond
  • Delivering a baby
  • Growing coffee bean plants
  • Basic bookkeeping
  • Foraging for wild food
  • 2,000+ recipes
  • 1,500+ mail order & web sources
  • Detailed instructions


Encyclopedia of Country Living Book

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Practical advice, invaluable information, and collected wisdom for folks and farmers in the country, city, and anywhere in between. Includes how to cultivate a garden, buy land, bake bread, raise farm animals, make sausage, can peaches, milk a goat, grow herbs, churn butter, build a chicken coop, catch a pig, cook on a wood stove, and much, much more.

The essential resource for country living, modern homesteading, growing and preserving foods, and cooking from scratch, this book has been in print for over 30 years, in a series of editions. There are over 600,000 copies in print now. Carla Emery's Encyclopedia of Country Living contains 950,000 words, and 2,000+ recipes and 1,500+ mailorder sources (for everything she tells you how to do, she also tells you where to get the stuff to do it). This updated 11th edition features expanded and updated mail order information, including e-mail, websites, and current phone numbers and addresses.

No country home is complete without this one-of-a-kind encyclopedia. For more than thirty years, people have relied on the thousands of recipes, detailed how-to instructions, and personal advice provided in this definitive classic. It is the most complete source of step-by-step information about growing, processing, cooking, and preserving homegrown foods from garden, orchard, field, or barnyard. This book is so basic, so thorough, so reliable, that it deserves a place in every home whether country, city, or in between.

40th Anniversary Edition | Eleventh Edition | Paperback, 922 pages.

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Brand Sasquatch Books
Width 8.5"
Depth 1.8"
Height 10.8"
Page Count 922
Binding Perfect
Cover Softcover
ISBN 9781570618406


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