Sunday, February 01, 2009

New Book Focuses On Self-Sustainability

By Terri Schlichenmeyer

Made from Scratch” by Jenna Woginrich, 2008, Storey Publishing, $20.95/$28.95 Canada, 192 pages: Eggs have gone up in price. So have fruit, milk and cheese. Vegetables, too. In fact, everything you put on your table costs more these days than it ever did before. You try to bargain shop and get the best deals, but budgeting is a sure challenge. And clothes? Don’t even mention clothes. Every lost mitten or cap, every outgrown pair of jeans means a needed replacement, and replacements aren’t exactly free. Another trip to the store gets you thinking. Maybe you could start a garden somewhere. You could learn to sew. Or, if the timing is good, you could shuck the city and move to a homestead where you’d live like a pioneer. It might be cheaper, right?Cheaper, maybe not. But definitely more satisfying, as you’ll read in the new book “Made from Scratch” by Jenna Woginrich.After moving from Tennessee to Idaho for the sake of a job, Woginrich began to think about self-sustainability.

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