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Made from Scratch: Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life


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Discovering the pleasures of a handmade life was a longtime dream for urban homesteader Jenna Woginrich. At 24 years old, living in an apartment in Knoxville, Tennessee, and working as a computer designer, Woginrich was nurturing her dream of learning to homestead. Now, at 27, she's settled on a rented farm in rural Vermont, where she cares for two working sled dogs, chickens, a flock of sheep, honeybees, a couple of geese, fluffy Angora rabbits, and a backyard garden that provides much of her own food.

Part memoir and part how-to manual, Made from Scratch recounts Woginrich's growing independence and the successes and missteps she experiences as she learns to more fully live off the land. By turns upbeat, dramatic, and sometimes sorrowful, her story embodies the experience of the new homesteader  one who is committed to reducing dependence on commercially produced goods while still working a day job to pay the rent. Woven into the narrative, readers will find easy-to-follow instructions for making clothing, playing a musical instrument, preserving fruit, brewing the best pot of coffee imaginable, and much more.

Now available in paperback, this new edition features additional material on moving from Idaho to Vermont, a topic that will delight fans of her blog.

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Jenna Woginrich is a homesteader and the author of Barnheart, Chick Days, and Made from Scratch. She blogs at Cold Antler Farm, as well as Mother Earth News and The Huffington Post. A Pennsylvania native, she has made her home in the mountains of Tennessee, in northern Idaho, in rural Vermont, and most recently in upstate New York, where she lives with a flock of Scottish Blackface sheep, a border collie in training, chickens and geese, a hive of bees, a horse, and several amiable rabbits.

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tinytonks, August 11, 2010 (view all comments by tinytonks)
I loved this book. It was both entertaining and educational. The author spends two chapters each on various types of topics ranging from beekeeping to raising chickens to sewing. The first chapter she tells a great story about her learning curve on the subject and the second chapter is a basic how to and reference guide for getting more information. The book is a fast read and the information in it is good enough to keep in on my shelf for reference instead of selling it back. (That speaks volumes for me)
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Woginrich, Jenna
Storey Publishing
Manalo, Paula
Farmers & Ranchers
Personal Memoirs
AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
Biography & Autobiography : Personal Memoirs
Biography-Farmers and Ranchers
Biography - General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Animal Husbandry
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new ISBN for paperback edition #2 replaces old hardback edition #1
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8.20x6.14x.56 in. .50 lbs.

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