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Continuing the Good Life: Half a Century of Home-steading
Continuing the Good Life Half a Century of Home-steading Author:Helen Nearing, Scott Nearing, Helen & Scott Nearing "We have been experimenting for almost half a century with living a simple life, maintaining health and vigor, with a minimum of effort and money and a maximum of satisfaction." — So begins Helen and Scott Nearing's new book Continuing the good life. Their message of an alternative life style, supported by the practical knowledge of 50 years of ... more »experience, is one that appeals to millions of readers.
The Nearings began their story in Living the Good Life, which told of their 20 years of homesteading in Vermont. Continuing the Good Life covers the 25 years since 1952, during which time they have been homesteading in Maine. Here are the details of growing and storing one's own food; of restoring the soil by the use of compost; of wire fences versus stone walls; of restoring old wooden houses (don't!): and of raising a cash crop, which in Maine has been blueberries.
Continuing the Good Life is a wise book as well as a practical one. As the Nearings have enriched the soil of two depleted farms, so the offer enrichment to all readers of their books.« less