Author(s): Carolann Murray
MASTERING THE ART OF SELF SUFFICIENCY IN NEW ZEALAND by Carolann Murray, paperback. Making wine, spirits, dairying, milking, making butter and cheeses, keeping chooks, sheep, bread making, renewable energy, vegetable and fruit growing, beekeeping and making soap. The author has been doing it all on her 4 hectare block near Wellington. With the increasing popularity of thrift culture, coupled with rising disenchantment with the consumerism of modern times, more and more people are looking to get away from it all with a self-sufficient lifestyle. Many only dream of it, but ex-city slicker Carolann Murray and her husband took the plunge and acquired a 10-acre block outside Wellington. Through trial and error they developed proficiency in a number of areas, including: making wine and spirits; dairying, milking, making butter and cheeses; keeping chooks; sheep; bread-making; renewable energy; vegetable and fruit growing; beekeeping and making soap. Line illustrations by Lisa Allen show equipment and demonstrate techniques. Carolann writes a humorous account of ten years spent mastering the art of living sustainably. More than that, she offers tried-and-true recipes and techniques for those who want to try it themselves. ISBN: 9781869662912 Title: MASTERING THE ART OF SELF SUFFICIENCY IN NEW ZEALAND Author: MURRAY CAROLANN Year: 2010 Format: PAPERBACK Publication date: 10/09/2010 Pages: 224 Dimension: 234mm X 152mm
Before moving to the country, Carolann Murray enjoyed a busy urban lifestyle and worked as an organic beauty therapist. She is now an expert wool spinner, cheese maker and bee-keeper and regularly welcomes Wwoofers to the 4-hectare property she shares with her partner outside Wellington.