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DOES ANYONE HAVE HOMESTEADING BY PATRICIA CRAWFORD THAT THEY WANT TO SELL? OR ANY OTHER GOOD HOMESTEADING BOOKS?
-- JIM SORTA (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 07, 2000
John, If you check in the forum under Readers Digest Books, you will find all kinds of info about how and where to find new and used books. Amazon.com, Ebay, half.com, and the public library. The last one is a good place to go and see if the book has the info that you need. I don't know about the rest of the folks but I tend to hang on to my books. The exception being giving one as a gift. I love the HaveMore Plan and had two, gave one to a friend, so of course, the other one had a bad accident and now I don't have one. And you can always come here for help if you can't find the info in a book. karen
-- Karen Mauk (email@example.com), May 08, 2000.
I have picked up my library from used book sources, like actuall used book store and even thrift shops. If you go in regularly when you are in town, you can usually find good ones over time. The only book I bought new was Encyclopedia for Countryliving. A really great older book was written in 1943. It's called A Practical Guide To Successful Farming. This is an absolute invaluable resource. I have two, but I am afraid I want to keep both of them. Here is a little snippet from the Farm food Conservation Chapter: "The farmer and his wife who are interested in their own and their family's health, as well as in making money, will plan their farm enterprise to have a good variety of food for their own table throughout the year. A desirable plan includes provision for the milk and egg supply, a general farm garden of adequate size, some fruit if possible (berries and rhubarb, at least), and perhaps some of the meat, butter, and possibly cheese which the famliy eats."
I tell you, this is the roots of homesteading. Farming should have stayed like this guy spoke about. The book is focused diversity of product. For the last 25 years farmers have been being forced off the farm and one of the greatest reasons is that they forgot the the first two rules of farming. Rule #1 Don't borrow money to make money. Rule #2 Feed yourself first.
Little Bit Farm
-- Little bit Farm (firstname.lastname@example.org), May 11, 2000.
Check out every used book sale you can find. There will be gems there. Just tonight I bought "The Mushroom Cultivator" at the local Walden's (bookstore chain) for $8.97 new, originally sells for $29.95. That is the price on his web site too. By John Stamets and highly recommended if you are interested in mushrooms.
-- Anne (HealthyTouch101@hotmail.com), May 11, 2000.