The Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency Used by the Mormon Pioneers

The Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency Used by the Mormon Pioneers This isn t a large book, and had large glossy pictures pertaining to the subject at hand, but I found it very informative It s mostly a beginners to intermediate level of homesteading, with a few pro tips tossed in it s not hard to read or understand.What I liked the most was the author put in quotes of journals and personal writings of the early pioneers, and he experimented with the ideas put forth The book is part his personal journey and part the teachings of generation long gone and most of their hard earned knowledge This books helps restore some of those forgotten skills, and did so in an attractive package, with an easy conversational tone, and with the best ending I ve ever read in one of these books.Recommended. This is a book of what the author can do, not what you can do There is little teaching of how to use the forgotten skills. Has some interesting historical wisps, but nothing too substantial A few times there is page filler not easily related to current content Pretty light on instruction, very anecdotal and the beginning seems like an ad for the seed exchangeand yetI read it all in one sitting Guess I m a sucker for the topic I am unable to forgive the proofreading though In addition to a few minor problems, this book stands as a reminder that no text should EVER make it to publishing with a your you re error Facepalm Reads like a collections of blog posts than a cohesive book It s a blog I d consider following the author seems interesting and engaging but this didn t really make it as a book for me. I ve attended so many gardening self sufficency classes over the years and was worried that this book wouldn t have much to offer.nothing new that I hadn t heard before But, so far, I ve learned some really interesting things Especially the winter garden stuff I have always wanted a greenhouse, but can t afford one This book gave some great ideas on a winter garden I also love the stories, history, and photographs in this book I just might have to buy it Nice pictures Lots of typographical errors Brief overview of many aspects of self reliance Not really a great source to turn to should I choose to delve deeply into any one of those topics, but I m sure the author is very knowledgeable.It was interesting I learned some things I didn t know. This book focused on Chickens than I would have preferred, but overall quite interesting. Lots of good information, but mostly it s about an attitude of living self reliantly Lots about chickens. I ve really enjoyed learning new things and remembering old things I m so glad there s a place to go to find out lots of the knowledge that is being lost Many People Dream Of Becoming Self Reliant During These Times Of Fluctuating Prices And Uncertain Job Security Using Truly Simple Techniques, You Can Cultivate The Pioneer S Independence To Provide Safety Against Lost Wages, Harsh Weather, Economic Recession, And Commercial Contamination And Shortages Strengthen Your Family S Self Reliance As You Discover A New The Joy Of Homegrown Food, Thrift, And Self Sufficient Living Just two weeks ago, the residents of Utah celebrated Pioneer Day in honor of the arrival of the Mormon pioneers in the Salt Lake Valley in 1847 I appreciate the hard work and sacrifices these determined people showed throughout their lives It seems such a shame that so much of their knowledge and work ethic has disappeared over the generations.I was surprised to read that our ancestors harvested nearly all year long, including during the winter I am several generations removed from my farming and pioneering ancestors, so I was unaware of several of the aspects of self sufficiency that the author talks about.Did you know carrots were originally yellow and purple I didn t.Did you know it s possible to grow and harvest salad greens in the snow I can t wait to try growing some.In the age of supermarkets and fast food, it would do mankind good to return to a degree of self sufficiency In the timeline of history, grocery stores and processed food products are brand new concepts We have become so accustomed to the appearance and taste of the items lining the shelves that it makes one wonder how people lived without Doritos, Oreos, and Diet Coke.The first half of The Forgotten Skills of Self Sufficiency covers heirloom plants and seeds, expanding the harvest, and storing the harvest The author shows several examples of these concepts in his own garden and root cellar He briefly covers pioneer yeast and bread making, then moves on to how to raise and care for your own chickens for the remainder of the book.While covering several interesting topics, this book doesn t get into a lot of specifics of how to do these things and does reference additional material If you have been feeling the pull toward becoming self sufficient and are interested in getting a good overview and general direction, The Forgotten Skills of Self Sufficiency is a good place to start.Review originally published on LDS Women s Book Review

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  • Paperback
  • 145 pages
  • The Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency Used by the Mormon Pioneers
  • Caleb Warnock
  • English
  • 09 January 2017
  • 9781599555102

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