Look what others are saying about these sustainable living eBooks
Keep Calm & Make Cheese
I’ve never made cheese before and now I seriously can’t wait until I do, this book is amazing! So much great work here, and Kim’s drawings are really something else too! You should be really proud.
“Gavin has written a book that is refreshing in straightforwardness and purpose, to give you a good start in making cheese at home. It has the personal touch, where he speaks of his reasons behind wanting to start making cheese in the first place; I found this more interesting than what other authors start their books with. You know that story about the poor nomad who had to put milk in a lamb’s stomach; he is using for a canteen and then goes sloshing about the desert and voila cheese! It is the personal touch that made me want to keep reading.” Read more of Ian’s review athttp://muchtodoaboutcheese.com/2013/05/03/want-to-make-cheese-but-dont-know-how-keep-calm-get-this-ebook/
Sasha Goldberg on June 30, 2013 This is a great book for beginning cheesemakers. The format, linking the recipes to online videos which demonstrate techniques, is exceptionally helpful. What’s more, Gavin posts regularly on his blog and is available to answer questions. This is a tremendous value at $6.99 and would be worth it at twice the price.
Build Your Own Backyard Clay Oven
Dr. Bob Rich on May 13th 2013 from http://mudsmith.net
This delightful little e-book is a good recipe for two kinds of fun: building a dome oven, and cooking in it. As you read, you can hear Gavin chatting to you about it, explaining things in simple, no nonsense terms.
The illustrative photographs make the book easy to use.
The step by step instructions are meticulously thought out and clearly presented. I wish I had instructions this detailed for building my first house!
His choice of materials and techniques were environmentally sound. For example, he used clay dug out from his own soil (during the construction of Cluckingham Palace, the place for the chooks), and when he could, he got free or second hand bricks and things. This is a good example to follow.
I approve of a lifestyle of doing things for yourself, living a varied, full life instead of the one-dimensional existence most people unthinkingly follow. Although building an oven in your backyard may superficially seem like a luxury, it is not. It is part of returning to the meaningful, enjoyable way of doing things humans evolved to do.