A Country Planet Tim Matson

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Published: February 15th 2012

77 pages


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A Country Planet  by  Tim Matson

A Country Planet by Tim Matson
February 15th 2012 | | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 77 pages | ISBN: | 8.72 Mb

A COUNTRY CLASSICTim Matson (Earth Ponds) is one of the pioneers of the back to the landmovement. For more than thirty years his Vermont farm has been a backyard think tank and experimental proving ground. In A Country Planet Matson recalls the... MoreA COUNTRY CLASSICTim Matson (Earth Ponds) is one of the pioneers of the back to the landmovement. For more than thirty years his Vermont farm has been a backyard think tank and experimental proving ground.

In A Country Planet Matson recalls the challenges, surprises, and successes that grew out of building his mountain homestead.Focusing on the key country elements – shelter, homegrown food, water, and woods – Matson offers field tested commentaries on novel approaches to rural living, ranging from pig plows to water witching and “borrowed scenery.” He writes about inexpensive (tax) shelters, fire ponds, woodlot management, heating with wood, raising critters organically, wild food, homemade berry wine, and more.

Also included is the prize-winning essay on dowsing a well, “Witch Way to Water.”The stories in A Country Planet were written in the Seventies and early Eighties, a period of skyrocketing fuel prices, inflation, and cultural upheaval. Sound familiar? North Americans face similar problems today. And country life can offer a solution.Long out of print, A Country Planet is being reissued in this updated edition for a new generation of young readers, and woodchucks who missed it first time around.

Written with humor and a sharp eye for the best traditional skills and promising innovations, Matson is your guide to a world of self-sufficiency, survival, adventure, and deeper ties to nature.Tim Matson is a prize winning author and photographer. His Earth Pondsbook and dvd series has sold over 100,000 copies.“Tim Matson is an enthusiastic and ebullient man who gets more savory pleasure out of one wild strawberry than most people do from a ten course dinner at the Ritz.

Reading A Country Planet is a little like eavesdropping on someone talking to himself about pigs and hayrakes and listers, but talking in a wry, corner-of-the mouth style that makes the eavesdropper snort and whinny to himself… The general effect is to make you want to run out and buy a slice of Vermont hillside and start cutting trees to build your own cabin in the woods even if you’ve already done it years ago.”Annie Proulx



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