I’ll be adding lists of more books that I use frequently. Like gardening, seed saving and growing and using herbs. This is a photo of Old Bessy. She is our 1979 Ford ranch truck. She might not look like much but is still going strong.
These are a few of my favorite cookbooks. Some are good old friends that are well used. I don’t like fussy cooking or entertaining so I won’t recommend books on how to fold a napkin into a bird. If I did that, it means that I have way too much free time. LOL! Anyway, good reading!
Cooking with Heirlooms by Karen Keb Acevedo
The Old Farmers Almanac Everyday Cookbook
Wild Game Cookery by J. Carol Vance
Mennonite Community Cookbook by Mary Emma Showalter I have used this cookbook since the early 1980’s.
The Basic Gourment by Diane Morgan and et al
Jackie Clay’s Pantry Cookbook by Jackie Clay and published by Backswoods Home magazine. Just published in early summer, it is filled with great ideas for pantry cooking that come from Jackie’s vast experience.
Eat Fat, Lose Fat by Dr. Mary Enig and Sally Fallon (Weston A. Price method)
Real Food, What to Eat and Why by Nina Planck (Weston A. Price method)
Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallin (Weston A. Price method)
These are my favorite boots. Well broken in just like a nice pair of old jeans.
Gardening and Herbs:
Rodale’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Herbs by Rodale Press
The Salad Lover’s Garden by Sam Bittman
The Gardener’s A-Z Guide to growing Organic Food by Tanya L.K. Denckla
Four Season Harvest by Eliot Coleman
The Complete Medicinal Herbal by Penelope Ody
Gardening When It Counts by Steve Solomon
The Complete Book of Garlic by Ted Jordan Meredith
Animals, Farm and Ranch:
Chicken Coops by Judy Pangman
Hobby Farms Chickens by Sue Weaver
Living with Chickens by Jay Rossier
Basic Butchering of Livestock and Game by John J. Mettler Jr.