|This is the latest addition to my frugal living library, bought for a couple of pounds on e-bay|
It's from 1978; I often think the books and magazines from the 70s are much better than those of today, and I am on the lookout for them all the time growing, making, etc. Some of my greatest finds have been the original Practical Self-Sufficiency magazines. I fin the information and advice, instructions and illustrations in them much more informative than a lot of what is published today. Good, basic advice and inspiration from people who have actually grown it, lived, it, made it, bred, it , cooked it etc. Not just a half page extolling the virtues of some 'kit' or 'course' or other expensive nonsense.
A quick skim through gives the impression this will be a useful book; based mainly on the growing of food, preserving and harvesting. There is a small section on alternative energy with useful looking info on building a solar dryer - one of the things on my list.
Inside the jacket, the authors say this:
'This isn't an impractical 'weave-yourself-a-windmill', 'you-too-can-knit-a-mountain-goat' sort of book'
Looking forward to a more thorough read.
Friday, 23 May 2014
You too can knit a mountain goat
Posted by MrsL at 12:08