Friday, 30 June 2017

What I've Been Reading, June 2017

2017 Harvest of Willow Withies
and the basket I wove last year.


These links appear in the order I read them, rather than any more refined sort of organization. You may find some of the best ones are near the bottom—it varies from month to month.




I am part way through several non-fiction books, but didn't finish any of them this month. Still, there are lots of books on my shelf that I'd love to share with you. Here are a few of them.

  • Depletion and Abundance, Life on the New Home Front, by Sharon Astyk.
    One woman's solutions to finding abundance for your family while coming to terms with peak oil, climate change and hard times.
  • A Nation of Farmers, Defeating the Food Crisis on American Soil, by Sharon Astyk.
    How city farmers, backyard chicken enthusiasts, victory gardeners, small family farms, kids in edible school yards, cooks in their kitchens and passionate eaters everywhere can overthrown destructive industrial agriculture, and give us hope for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in a changing world.
  • Independence Days, by Sharon Astyk.
    A guide to sustainable food storage and preservation.
  • Making Home, by Sharon Astyk.
    Adapting our homes and our lives to settle in place. says this about Sharon Astyk: "is a former academic who is a writer, subsistence farmer, parent, activist and prolific blogger. She farms in upstate New York with her husband and four children, raises livestock, and grows and preserves vegetables."

This is actually a little out of date. A few years ago she and her husband became involved in fostering and eventually adopted several of the children they'd been fostering. This has left very little time for writing. And now they are in the process of moving from their farm in rural New York to a city in Connecticut.

Both of Sharon's blogs can still be accessed on line: Casuabon's Book and The Chatelaine's Keys, and I would say there is a lot of material there worth reading.

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