Made From Scratch
Discovering the Pleasures of A Handmade LifeBook - 2008
In a hectic world of mass-produced food, clothing, and entertainment, it’s easy to miss out on the simple pleasures of doing things for yourself. Young web designer Jenna Woginrich chronicles her adventures as she learns to embrace the idea of self-sufficiency in all aspects of her life, including sewing her own clothes, growing her own food, and creating her own fun outside of the mainstream. Woginrich’s hilarious, heartbreaking, and soul-satisfying journey will bring joy and inspiration to those who dream about a more independent lifestyle.
Baker & Taylor
Recounting her own journey toward self-reliance, the author describes her escape from consumer-driven culture by moving from the city to a farmhouse in northern Idaho and offers practical suggestions for readers in any setting or of any experience on how to achieve one's own self-reliance through the development of simple skills ranging from knitting to window-box gardens.
Starting off as a young, single woman with a desk job and a city apartment, Woginrich set out to build a more self-sufficient lifestyle by learning homesteading skills. This is the story of her joyful, dramatic, and sometimes sorrowful journey toward self-reliance.