Made from Scratch

Author(s): Jenna. Woginrich

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Starting off as a young, single woman with a desk job and a city apartment, Jenna Woginrich set out to build a more self-sufficient lifestyle by learning homesteading skills. She didn't own land or have much practical experience beyond a few forays into knitting and soap making, but she did have a strong desire to opt out of what she saw as a consumer-driven culture. After moving across the country to a rented farmhouse in northern Idaho, she learned to raise chickens, keep bees, and grow her own food.From the satisfying work of starting a new garden and installing honeybees, to the bliss of gathering fresh eggs to be baked into a quiche served with warm-from-the-oven bread and hand-churned butter, "Made from Scratch" shares the deep satisfaction that comes with providing for oneself.In an encouraging and entertaining voice, Woginrich weaves into her narrative easy-to-follow instructions for making your own clothes, teaching yourself to play a musical instrument, and much more. In any setting - urban, suburban, or rural - with any level of experience, it's possible to take small steps toward self-reliance. Window box vegetable gardens, a batch of homemade strawberry jam, a hand knit sweater, or a small flock of backyard chickens all satisfy the craving to homestead. It's not about having a rustic cabin on five acres, complete with a pickup truck and a barn full of livestock. For Woginrich, it's about being more receptive to learning the simple skills most of us have forgotten, and finding joy in the process.

$45.00(NZD) RRP $60.00(NZD)


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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781603420860
  • : Storey Publishing LLC
  • : Storey Publishing LLC
  • : January 2009
  • : 216mm X 140mm X 21mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 640
  • : 192
  • : Illustrations
  • : Jenna. Woginrich
  • : Hardback
  • : 1