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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.

2 comments:

Bamamoma 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: http://tinyurl.com/7ar3yt7