There are a lot of homesteady-type books out there but this one was a bit different. More modern. There are so artisan recipes that look more appealing than some of the more standard self-reliance type books. The volume itself is very well organized and easy to use with step-by-step directions, many of them including nice, glossy photography.
I definitely recommend this book to newbies as well as old hats like me who like something fresh now and again. This book covers the basics and is pleasing to the eye. I could only wish it covered raising animals but it doesn't. Gardening, food, crafts, everything an urban farm girl could wish for and then some. For us agrarian dwellers who keep critters it still has offerings. The recipes especially.
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased written online review.