About the book
Sold toSold to: Finland, Norway: Vigmostad & Björke
Join Maria Österåker and her family at their small farm in Österbotten, Finland. Even in these northern parts of Europe it’s possible to build a life based on self-sufficiency. Follow the seasons as the family prepares the soil, as they grow vegetables, fruits and herbs, preserve the harvest, build storage facilities, care for their chickens, sheep and bees and make environmentally friendly household products. This is a very factual guide to all aspects of self-sufficiency – not only the sweet reward of picking your own ripe berries, but also how the slaughter of farm animals work and what the daily challenges are.