Author(s): Diana Peacock
This book is not about looking back with regret to former, apparently simpler times. It is about learning and using those skills that made it possible for people to live a self sufficient, low impact and highly satisfying life over the last hundred or so years and applying them to the complex times we find ourselves in today.
Many people these days are looking for a better way of living - where profit is measured in terms of harvest and not gain; where food is homemade and wholesome; and where a day's work is rewarded by the sharing of food, materials and the comfort they bring for family or friends.
This book is unashamedly about social and family ways. Non-judgemental about any person, it has a simple aim: to bring people and the means of life, be it baking bread or growing vegetables, brewing beer or preserving food, closer together.
Grandma's Ways represents a large repository of knowledge that we have either forgotten or believe to be of no relevance to these modern days.
'The Mrs Beeton for our times...You will not only learn hot to do nearly everything yourself but discover how easy it is to fit it all into your life.' Family Interest Magazine. 'This is a book that will suit anyone wanting to love a greener life and save money along the way.' Countryside Magazine. 'It's very down-to-earth-guide. The only way it could more user friendly was if the authors came round and did your garden and cooking for you.' www.lovereading.co.uk.
Paul and Diana Peacock practise self-sufficiency in Manchester. They believe strongly that the way we live is changing towards making more of our own food, and even some of the goods we use from day to day. Paul has written extensively for the gardening press, edits the Home Farmer Magazine with Diana, and has written fifteen books on gardening, self-sufficiency, beekeeping, wild food, and butchering. Diana has over thirty years experience of caring for a family of five, often on a tight budget, and is the author of two books on home baking and jam and preserves.
Introduction; 1. Around the House; 2. In the Garden; 3. Food and Cooking; Index.