Cottage Economy

Cottage Economy

Containing Information Relative to the Brewing of Beer, Making of Bread, Keeping of Cows, Pigs, Bees, Ewes, Goats, Poultry, and Rabbits, and Relative to Other Matters Deemed Useful in the Conducting of the Affairs of A Labourer's Family : to Which Are Added, Instructions Relative to the Selecting, the Cutting and the Bleaching of the Plants of English Grass and Grain, for the Purpose of Making Hats and Bonnets : and Also Instructions for Erecting and Using Ice-houses After the Virginian Manner

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The Original Classic of Self-Sufficiency

William Cobbett wrote Cottage Economy, published in 1821, with a twofold aim. First, to promote his personal philosophy of self-sufficiency, which he viewed as the foundation of family happiness. And second, to "instruct country laborers in the arts of brewing beer, making bread, keeping cows, pigs, bees, ewes, poultry, rabbits, and other matters." The book has enjoyed classic status ever since.

Though over 180 years old, Cottage Economy has lost none of its relevance or inspiration for anyone in search of what Cobbett called "a good living." Written with Cobbett's typical wit--and bulldog curmudgeonliness--it deserves its reputation as the founding bible of self-sufficiency and one of the greatest rural reads in the English language.

Publisher: White River Junction, Vt. : Chelsea Green Pub. Co., 2006.
ISBN: 9781933392257
1933392258
Branch Call Number: 630 COB
Characteristics: xii, 216 p.

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