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Storey’s Country Wisdom & Know-how

Storey’s Country Wisdom & Know-how

Best Audience for Storey’s Country Wisdom & Know-how: the advanced or experienced homesteader or herbalist

Patrick said: Storey’s Country Wisdom & Know-how is chock full of recipes and information…and all of it is written with the apparent assumption that you know what you’re doing or have a bit of experience already. Once you find the information 51Go1V9ZyBL._SS110_you’re looking for, it’s useful and often in-depth, but finding it is the hard part. This book isn’t well-indexed. Plus, the size is unwieldy. It’s much too large to fit on a standard bookshelf and since it’s a paperback it doesn’t stand well anyway.

Candace said: Storey’s Country Wiscome & Know-how is a fun book to peruse once, but it’s not all that practical for regular use. Finding what I need when I need it isn’t as easy as I’d like. The format–a whopping 11-inches by 14-inches in paperback–is huge and surprisingly floppy. The index is poor, too, making searching this tome a bit of a challenge. Of the various references, those on my shelf and those online, Storey’s Country Wisdom & Know-how isn’t one I’m likely to consult as a first, second, or even third source. It’s more of a when-all-else-has-failed sort of book in my home.

The Bottom Line: We give Storey’s Country Wisdom & Know-how two thumbs down.

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Patrick Hunter

Patrick has been practicing herbalism and homesteading at home for over a decade. His favorite homesteading activities include woodworking, jamming, and roasting and brewing fine coffees. He also loves taekwondo and gaming with his son. He owns and operates Hunter Creation, provider of many graphic design services, including website design, web hosting, and graphic design.


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