Old-Time Country Wisdom and Lore for Hearth and Home, culled from and expanding on the classic Jerry Mack Johnson book Old-Time Country Wisdom and Lore, is the essential DIY reference for all your simple living needs.
Achieve your goal of a self-sufficient, sustainable lifestyle, no matter where you live, with instruction on a range of basic home skills inspired by old time country living. As big box stores and foreign-made, disposable goods take over commerce, the drive to get back to the origins of what we consume and how we sustain ourselves is becoming ever more compelling. Whether you are a country dweller or an urbanite, or somewhere in between, you can respond by learning to live more simply, use what you have, and be more sustainable. With content from and expanding on the classic Jerry Mack Johnson book Old-Time Country Wisdom and Lore, this is a guide to living a sustainable lifestyle, lowering your carbon footprint, and finding the appreciation in the know-how to do for yourself or go without. Make your home a place where you invest yourself and learn to live with purpose using country wisdom and know-how as your guide. With more than 500 recipes, projects, and instructions, Old Time Country Wisdom at Home includes practical information on:
- How to can, dry, and preserve food
- Butter and cheese making
- Making your own skincare products
- Bread baking
- Cooking on fire
- Beer brewing
- Homemade remedies
- Making fruit leather
- Spinning wool into yarn
- Milling your own flour
- And so much more
Basic, thorough, and reliable, this book deserves a place in urban and rural homes alike.
Jerry Mack Johnson grew up on a ranch in West Texas and worked as a cowboy, rodeo clown, professional bull rider, miner, prospector, merchant seaman, oilfield worker, catfish farmer, salesman, and school teacher. He was the author of numerous books of lore, including Down Home Ways, Country Wisdom, and Country Scrapbook.
Home & house maintenance