Tuesday, January 17, 2012

what I thought about "the forgotten skills of self-sufficiency used by the mormon pioneers"

First of all, that name. Woof! It's too long. But the book was ten bucks at Ye Olde Costco, so I decided to give it a whirl, even though it looked like it might be really cheesy.

There are some cosmetic and organizational problems, and in one of the chicken sections he includes a weird, unnecessary paragraph about a dream he had about the world running out of calcium (which is clearly impossible--we'll be assimilated by the Borg long before the calcium is gone), but it's full of interesting information. He talks about seed saving, perennial/self-perpetuating vegetables, fruits, chicken-keeping, wild yeast, and some other things I can't think of right now. It's a short book with some great practical advice, and if you're at all interested in this sort of thing, Provident Living as some call it, it's a good read and worth your time. Heck, it's worth it just for the bread recipe, which can also be used as pizza dough.


highdeekay said...

perhaps for us lazy sorts you could just post the bread recipe...?

and just for giggles, the word verification I'm being asked to type is "blech"

Layne said...

I already posted it in the "Don't Shoot Me Santa Claus" entry. Here's a link: