Country Skills And Crafts : How to use, barter or sell what you raise, grow and make
by Craig Hughes, Maureen Little
Editor: Little, Brown Book Group
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The taste of your own fresh eggs; jar your first batch of honey; spread your own strawberry jam on your toast and have some to share with your neighbours, or sell your stand in the farmer’s market.More and more people want to acquire a set of new skills or consolidate their knowledge of the wide range of kitchen cottage kitchen industries and trades of the countries.And more people than ever before are also moving to the countryside in search of a relaxed and locally aware lifestyle.If you aspire to live one, simpler, more sustainable and self-sufficient life, this book is for you.You too, you can live well, have fun and generate income at the same time, regardless of your background or current capacityThe authors show how to acquire a practical knowledge of: breeding – what raising bees, goats and chickens; plants – growing your own herbs, red fruit and flowers for cutting; food and beverages – producing your own cheese, sugar, jams, cider, mead; craftsmanship – you make your own dyed fabrics, soaps and poultry houses.The book also includes a case study of an expert in each field, who not only lives the good life in the different regions of the United Kingdom, but has also successfully developed a business from their own particular trade or skill sets.Table of Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; Livestock Part 1;1Keeping Chickens; 2Keeping Goats; 3Keeping Bees; Part 2 Plants; 4Growing Herbs; 5Tender Fruit Crescent; 6Cultivation of Flowers for the Cup; Part 3 of Food and Beverage; 7Cheese Manufacturing; 8Soft grip Preserves; 9Manufacture of Cider and Hydromel; 10Construction of the Poulaillers; 11Soap Making; 12Dyeing; 13Things You Should Know; 14Sharing and Selling Your Product; Reading; Useful Addresses and Websites; Index
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