What permies.com-relevant books will everyone be reading this Winter (at least in the Northern hemisphere) to get thru the snowy blahs? (Apologies to those who actually like cold, snowy weather. . )
I am going to try and read (in no particular order) some of the books I received from the recent New Society Publishers sale that I heard about here. Two books in particular by John Michael Greer: "Green Wizardry" and "The Retro Future." I’m increasingly becoming interested in things retro, 'appropriate tech' or just older ways of doing things. (A friend accused me half-jokingly of being a neo-Luddite.) Also, "Permaculture for the Rest of Us," by Jenni Blackmore and "Your Edible Yard," by Crystal Stevens. Actually, the latter book by Stevens I won in a giveaway right here on Permies! Three other books I ordered from elsewhere are on my reading or perusing plans: both are by Eliot Coleman, "Four Season Harvest" and "The Winter Harvest Handbook." I’ve expanded the size of my garden for next year and may even be looking to spending some time in 2021 making use of hammers, nails and screws along with scrap wood and other such things and perhaps build cold frames and whatever other season-extender things I can manage. I do have "Root Cellaring" by Mike and Nancy Bubel, and while an actual storage space in my cellar might not happen, they have intriguing other harvest-storage ideas. I may take a look at that sometime.
So, what are you all gonna be reading?
All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
-J. R. R. Tolkien
I'm digging back into Erazim Kohak's "The Embers and the Stars" this winter. Paul, looking at your bio and your other recent post, I wonder if you'd like this one as well.
A beautiful meditation on technology, country life, and the ways we can encounter theology through nature.
scilicet et tempus veniet, cum finibus illis agricola incurvo terram molitus aratro exesa inveniet scabra robigine pila, aut gravibus rastris galeas pulsabit inanis grandiaque effossis mirabitur ossa sepulcris.
as far as plans, I dunno, but my feet are cold the fireplace is stoked and the mercury is steadily dropping, it just hit 40. winter may not be official yet but as far as I'm concerned its here. thank goodness, the pest bugs will subside and rather than sit indoors I hope my endeavors will be outside to tend the trees and cut the vines out of the forest and cut split and stack firewood.
Location: western NY (Erie County), USA; zone 5b/6a. Can't exactly tell where the boundary line is.