Old-Time Country Wisdom and Lore for Garden and Trail, 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 outdoor chores and activities.
Achieve your goal of a self-sufficient, sustainable lifestyle with instruction on a range of basic garden and trail techniques inspired by old time country living. Achieve your goal of a self-sufficient, sustainable lifestyle with instruction on a range of basic garden and trail techniques inspired by old time country living, no matter where you live. 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 garden 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 garden an adventure where you invest yourself and learn to live with purpose using country wisdom and know-how as your guide. With thousands of recipes, projects, and instructions, Old-Time Country Wisdom and Lore for Garden and Trail includes practical information on: Composting Planting Vegetables Water collection Flowers Herbs Pest control Land management Beekeeping Attracting Pollinators Resilient planting Preserving Overwintering 4-Season Gardening 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.