I went to the library to pick up a book or two I had been wanting to check out concerning self-sufficiency and natural home remedies. Well, as it turns out, I got to the shelves and ended up with a lot more than I had planned. I just kept seeing titles that intrigued me. Here is a snippet of what I picked up.
Storey's Basic Country Skills :: This book has all sorts of information from plumbing (no thanks) to gardening (yes, please). There is a lot of information that I would never use, but it is still a lot of fun to read.
Mary Jane's Ideabook, Cookbook, Lifebook: For the Farmgirl in all of Us :: Considering myself a farmgirl, I have read some of this book before and I think it is full of practical information. As many of you know, I am a big fan of Mary Jane and I love that she is so excited to spread the farmgirl spirit.
Traditional Kitchen Wisdom :: I have to admit that I picked this one up because I thought it was pretty. And it turns out that it has some helpful info as well.
Natural Beauty Basics :: Having sensitive skin, I am always looking for natural products. I recently switched to washing my face with honey because my skin was going through a phase of disliking pretty much everything I put on it. Actually, everything. Someone recommended that I try washing my face with honey. And I have loved the result. I then decided to look into more recipes for natural products which led me to this book.
The House That Cleans Itself :: Honestly, who wouldn't be attracted by that title? I checked it out assuming that it would be useless, but I was quite pleased when I found it to have some very practical methods for getting (and keeping) your house in order. I have implemented some and it has made a big difference.
Honeybee: Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper :: I have been researching beekeeping for a while because I would love to keep bees. I picked up a few books on the subject and thought this one looked quite interesting.
It seems that recently I have seen more and more self-sufficiency/country skills/home remedy books. Are there any that you have read or would recommend?