Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Book Review: Made From Scratch by Jenna Woginrich

Where you ever curious about how to make clothes but only thought that I master seamstress could make them? Did you ever wonder where that delicious golden honey came from? What about how to churn butter but always thought that you needed one of those big hand churns? Well think again! Jenna not only tells you how you can achieve a simpler lifestyle but also of her triumphs and failures. As you learn through her captivating chapters you learn that it doesn't take much to make you happy. Maybe a home cooked meal with eggs fresh from the chicken or veggies fresh from your garden. One quickly learns that the smallest things can make on happy.
Join Jenna as she takes you on her journey to a more self-sufficient life as she acquires chicken, bees, and rabbits, and learns how to sew and knit.
After the book, she doesn't leave you in the dark as to where to go next. She includes a helpful list of books and websites that will help.
So what are you waiting for? Order your copy now, son!

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Jenna's Blog: Cold Antler Farm

References from back of book

General Interest
The Contrary Farmer by Gene Logsdon
Better Off by Eric Brende
Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery
MaryJane's Idea Book by MaryJane Butters
Hit By a Farm by Catherine Friend
Storey's Basic Country Skills by John and Martha Storey

The Good Life by Scott Nearing
Countryside magazine
Urban Homesteading
How to Homestead
Homegrown Evolution
Hobby Farms magazine
Barnyard in Your Backyard edited by Gail Damerow
The Have-More Plan by Ed and Carolyn Robinson

Green Living and Renewable Energy
Green People
Home Power magazine
Carbon Fund

Seeds of Change
Pinetree Seeds
You Grow Girl
Food Not Lawns by H. C. Flores
The Vegetable Gardener's Bible by Edward C. Smith
The Gardener's A-Z Guide to Orangic Food by Tanya L.K. Denckla
The Veggie Gardener's Answer Book by Barbara Ellis

Kitchen Aid
Take Two & Butter 'Em While They're Hot by Barbara Swell
Ball Canning
Lodge Manufacturing
Blue Ribbon Recipes by the Farmer's Almanac
Eat Well Guide
The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest by Carol W. Costenbader
Serving Up the Harvest by Andrea Chesman

Working Dogs
Black Ice Kennels
Wolf Packs
Ruff Wear
Wilczek Woodworks
Sled Dog Central

Backyard Chickens
My Pet Chicken
Murray McMurray Hatchery
Living with Chickens by Jay Rossier
Keep Chickens! by Barbara Kilarski
Storey's Illustrates Guide to Poultry Breeds by Carol Ekarius

Storey's Guide to Rising Chickens by Gail Damerow
Chicken Coops by Judy Pangman


Storey's Guide to Raising Rabbits by Bob Bennett

Better Bee
My Beehives
Dadant and Sons
Western Bee Supplies

Sewing and Knitting
Built by Wendy
Stephanie Pear-McPhee
Knit Picks
Sew What! Skirts by Framcesca DenHartog and Carole Ann Camp
Sew What! Fleece by Carol Jessop and Chaila Sekora

Music and Jams
Native Ground
Parick Costello
Wood 'n' Strings
Acoustic Friends
Banjo Hut
Mandolin Hut
MvNally Strumsticks
Morgan Monroe
Jay Buckey
Blue Grass Music Jams

Sierra Club
Organic Consumers Association
Rural Roots

Farm Finding and Social Networking
Local Harvest
Farmers Only
Sustainable Communities


June said...

What a great compilation of resources for those of us trying to sustain ourselves the new "old" way. Thank you!

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