I’ve been reading Jenna Woginrich’s book Made from Scratch as a part of Crunchy Chicken’s book club (which there’s still time to join). I’ve really enjoyed the chapters on chickens, beekeeping, antiques, sewing and baking. As I read, I daydreamed more and more about getting chicks this spring. I was also inspired to try Jenna’s recipe for a braided country white bread over the weekend, and I love her simple fleece mitten pattern and plan to try it out when the weather gets cold. While I am an animal lover, I wasn’t into the chapter on sled dogs (my cousins did it for a while and it’s not for me), or the music chapter. But the great thing about this book is that you can read any chapter you’re interested in to get her experience as well as some tips and suggestions, and skip the ones you don’t have an interest in. I’d recommend it as a quick and inspiring read for anyone who would like to be more self-sufficient. You can also check out Jenna Woginrich’s blog to see what she’s up to at Cold Antler Farm.