Carla Emery lived on a farm in Idaho for more than thirty years as a wife, mother of seven, home-schooler, goat-keeper, garden-grower, writer, and country-living instructor. She wrote and self-published the first editions of The Encyclopedia of Country Living during the early 1970s and also ran her School of Country Living. Carla sold nearly 90,000 copies of her self-published editions, traveling the country to promote it and appearing on such shows as The Mike Douglas Show, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, The Phil Donahue Show, and Good Morning America, where she demonstrated country-living skills such as goat-milking, bread-making, and butter-churning. When Sasquatch Books published the 9th Edition of Encyclopedia in 1994, Carla continued to travel the country promoting and selling the book, and teaching the timeless skills of country living. Carla cultivated a large and loyal following across the country. Carla passed away in 2005.
For the suburbanite with just enough space for a little garden to the die-hard homesteaders and everyone in between, The Encyclopedia of Country Living makes for both fascinating reading and a truly essential reference source. You won't find a more complete source of step-by-step information about growing, processing, cooking and preserving every kind of food--from the garden, the orchard, the field or the barnyard! Rodale Book Club If you're dreaming about moving back to the land someday, or if you're already there and want to live more self-sufficiently (wherever you may be) you'll want a copy of ... T he Encyclopedia of Country Living. Organic Gardening This book is a monument to the coevolution of a person and an idea. As folk literature. . . this book should be shelved in your collection between the Foxfire books and Alicia Bay Lau-rel's Living on Earth. Whole Earth catalog Urbanites will find the recipes and resources list. . . useful, the trivia interesting. . . and Emery's personal reflections. . . com-pelling. Even readers with no plans to raise sheep, sell home-made cheese or plant millet will find this a fascinating cultural document. Publishers Weekly Packed with old wisdom as well as up-to-date websites and mail-order sources to make country living easier. Country Almanac Although mainly a modern individualist's resource on how to grow and prepare food, this work is much more. As one aston-ished browser acclaimed, 'Is there anything this book doesn't tell you how to do?' Library Journal If you're thinking about ditching the city and reconnecting with a simpler, more direct way of life, living the self-sufficient lifestyle full-bore, or just living more directly and simply where you are right now, The Encyclopedia covers a wealth of information to keep you on target. Lehman's Country Living If I could only have one comprehensive how-to book onr