Crystal's Country Store Book Store

~this is a selection of some of my favorite in my library!

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Homemaking

 

Home Comforts

Virtually everyone enjoys a crisply ironed dress shirt, clean sheets on a well-made bed, and a savory home-cooked meal. Yet housekeeping today stands as a somewhat neglected, if not maligned, job. But as author Cheryl Mendelson points out in Home Comforts, keeping house well can be a rewarding position--it allows you to provide for the physical and emotional comfort of loved ones. It's also not an easy job--there's much to be learned about properly managing a home, and Mendelson has set out to provide a guide to doing just that.

The Hidden Art of Homemaking

The author reveals the many opportunities for artistic expression that can be found in ordinary, everyday life.

Creating a Beautiful Home

Help on turning your home into a warm comfortable home that 'works' for you!

 

Welcome Home by Emilie Barnes

Do you long for a home that is a welcome retreat, clean and cozy yet filled with your special touch?

Inspiring color photographs of Emilie's home will set you on the path to making your own home a welcome retreat that offers peace and beauty to all who visit or live there.

   

In the Kitchen

Whole Foods for the Whole Family

This book was one of my first ever introductions to cooking with whole foods.  It is filled with great tasting recipes for your family!

 Main Dishes: With Over 100 Complete Menus (Eating Better Cookbooks)

By Sue Gregg

This is the first cookbook in the Eating Better With Sue Cookbooks series.  By far the best investment in cookbooks I have ever made!  (crystal)

 

Laurel's Kitchen by Laurel Robertson

Although I am not a vegetarian I have enjoyed this cookbook (I have the original version) for its whole foods recipes. (crystal)

Book Description from Amazon: The New Laurel's Kitchen includes plenty of simple, beat-the-clock recipes - who doesn't need them? But it refuses to blur the distinction between natural foods and fast foods. If you need forty-five minutes to bake a potato or cook brown rice, fine. That's good, solid wind-down time, precious in today's hurried world: time to cut up green beans, or prepare a cauliflower curry; time for the children to dry the lettuce and help make an Appley Bread Pudding.

   
   

On the Homestead and In the Garden 

The Encyclopedia of Country Living

For twenty years people have relied on these hundreds of recipes, instructions, and morsels of invaluable practical advice on all aspects of growing and preparing food. This definitive classic on food, gardening, and self-sufficient living is a complete resource for living off the land with over 800 pages of collected wisdom from country maven, Carla Emery--how to cultivate a garden, buy land, bake bread, raise farm animals, make sausage, milk a goat, grow herbs, churn butter, catch a pig, make soap, work with bees and more. Encyclopedia of Country Living is so basic, so thorough, so reliable, it deserves a place in every home--whether in the country, the city, or somewhere in between.

Family Friendly Farming

Joel Salatin has achieved a great deal of prominence in developing his model of sustainable agriculture. His creativity in recognizing and integrating the holistic aspects of how nature prefers to work in raising poultry and cattle comes through in this work that applies the same principles to farm families. His analysis of the dehumanizing aspects of modern agribusiness and how it exploits both the farmer and his family manages to avoid the bitterness that so often accompanies helplessness. That's because rather than remain helpless, he advocates that the farmer change the nature of his business and the relationship he has with his clientele. Through the re-establishment of local agrarian cultures Salatin hopes we find models that renew the life that farming has often promised, but struggled to deliver.

You Can Farm

Another great book by Joel Salaitn!  He gives inspiration and practical help in successfully running a family farm!

Pastured Poultry Profits

This book contains step-by-step instructions to raising meat chickens on pasture. Joel Salatin's book shows how a family can make a living at this! 

 

Success With baby Chicks

A Complete Guide to Hatchery Selection, Mail-Order Chicks, Day-Old Chick Care, Brooding, Brooder Plans, Feeding, and Housing (Paperback)
 

 

The New Victory Garden

A wonderful book that lays out everything you need to know to have a successful garden in an easy to use month-by-month layout. This book covers it from seed planting indoors to harvest time. This is a worthwhile addition to any gardeners library.

   

 

Herbs and Family Health

Mommy Diagnostics

Professional herbalist, Shonda Parker, teaches mothers what can be safely treated at home, how to treat with nutritional and botanical medicine, and when to seek professional help. Traditional medicine has given us shots, pills, and expensive treatments. Shonda provides moms with homegrown remedies that are easily available, inexpensive, and that work wonders!

Prescription for Nutritional Healing

Prescription for Nutritional Healing by nutritionist Phyllis A. Balch and James F. Balch, M.D., has long been considered one of the most trusted, comprehensive sources on the mind-boggling array of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other dietary supplements now available. Working from the premise that a good diet promotes good health, this third edition of PNH still starts with the basics: consume fresh produce, grains, and lean meats; avoid foods that are processed or high in saturated fat; cook using glass, stainless steel, or iron--never aluminum; and drink filtered water. The authors also stand by their claim that the government-prescribed recommended daily allowances are ridiculously low, and that the book's optimal daily intake for nutrients should be followed instead.

 

 
   
   

 

In the School Room

Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons

Twenty minutes a day is all you need, and within 100 teaching days your child will be reading on a solid second-grade reading level. It's a sensible, easy-to-follow, and enjoyable way to help your child gain the essential skills of reading. Everything you need is here -- no paste, no scissors, no flash cards, no complicated directions -- just you and your child learning together. One hundred lessons, fully illustrated and color-coded for clarity, give your child the basic and more advanced skills needed to become a good reader.

Bob Books Level A Set 1

With their engaging stories and clever illustrations, the Bob Books have ushered millions of kids into the world of reading. This relaunch of the popular series features a handy new chart on the back of each box that enables parents and educators to easily identify which set is best suited for their child's reading capabilities. Each set is color coded to indicate reading level and each story is carefully crafted to help children at different learning stages master essential reading skills.

PHONICS TUTOR CD-ROM WINDOWS

Students of all ages can learn phonics or improve current skills with this no-nonsense computer-aided instruction. Teach to the individual levels of your students---precocious, special needs, dyslexic, ESL. Students learn phonogram recognition, spelling rules, and words by reading/speaking, typing words sound by sound, and comparing pronunciations. Includes more than 3,500 words, and over 600 dictated sentences. 8MB RAM, Windows 95 or higher. From 4:20 Communications. (from Christian Book Distributors)

   
   

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