Favorite Books

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.

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