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Made From Scratch (by Jenna Woginrich)

Made From Scratch (by Jenna Woginrich)

Discovering the Pleasures of a Handmade Life

In a world of mass-produced food, factory-stitched clothing, 300-channel cable television, and computer-centric desk jobs, it’s easy to overlook the simple pleasures of eating homegrown vegetables, raising animals naturally and humanely, wearing hand-sewn clothing, or enjoying an evening of unplugged entertainment.

Inspired by her growing admiration for small farmers and her growing distaste for rampant consumerism, 26-year-old web designer Jenna Woginrich decided to take control of her life — what she ate, what she wore, and how she spent her free time. Learn a few basic country skills, she reasoned, and she would be able to produce at least some of the food and other resources she used every day. Goodbye, prepackaged food; hello, homesteading.

Made from Scratch tells the story of Woginrich's hilarious, heartbreaking, soul-satisfying journey — from her first attempts at planting a garden and installing honeybees to the bliss of gathering fresh eggs for an omelet or baking bread made with her own honey. Woginrich describes her successes and failures alike, inspiring and entertaining readers who dream about a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Hardcover, 192 pages with illustrations throughout.

About the Author

Jenna Woginrich is a Knoxville, TN native who's made her home in the smoky mountains of Tennessee, northern Idaho, and, most recently, rural Vermont. She is on the blogging staff of the Huffington Post, and she shares a home and garden with her gregarious sled dogs, chickens, a hive of bees, and some amicable rabbits.

Price: $12.95