Made From Scratch

Made From Scratch

Discovering the Pleasures of A Handmade Life

Book - 2008
Average Rating:
Rate this:
Starting off as a young, single woman with a desk job and a city apartment, Woginrich set out to build a more self-sufficient lifestyle by learning homesteading skills. This is the story of her joyful, dramatic, and sometimes sorrowful journey toward self-reliance.
Publisher: North Adams, MA : Storey Pub., ©2008
ISBN: 9781603420860
Branch Call Number: 640 W845m 2008
Characteristics: 184 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

Jul 12, 2018

The author is obviously young and inexperienced, but her enthusiasm pushes the book from frustrating to endearing. She is so obviously joyful to be living this adventure and sharing the personal philosophy that brings her happiness, that the reader is inclined to forgive her lack of practical advice and just enjoy the story. The bibliography of resources at the end is a helpful bonus.

Jun 22, 2014

Having read a number of these kinds of books, I appreciated the combination of her personal experience with guidance for readers wanting to do the same. While not a "how-to" book in the traditional sense, it definitely offers advice and resources. I especially liked her chapter "Old Stuff," which encourages you to buy things from the thrift store. What I would've liked more of was to see how she balanced her 9-to-5 job with her homesteading.

Jan 12, 2014

Funny take on the authors attemps to have a barkyard/urban farm. While there is not much advice in the format of a "How To Guide", there are some small quick little notes. Quite a good read, I couldn't put it down. It is a good starting point for those interested in the subject and want a bit of light reading. I loved the recipies in the "country kitchen" section that I did not expect to be there.

hgeng63 Apr 01, 2013

Read this for the mindset & the inspiration. I, for one, am not going to raise my own livestock or vegetables or own sled dogs; but I am interested in beekeeping, sewing & mending, & repurposing.

Jan 31, 2011

An "I" book. The author tells about the things she learned to do without actually telling you how to do any of them.

Jan 25, 2011

A truly great read for anyone even mildly interested in sustainable living, farming, or just having your own fresh source of eggs right in your backyard. I liked it so much I went out and bought it because I plan to read it again and again. Its also full of some really great resources for additional information on baking your own bread, raising backyard chickens, teaching yourself to play old timey music, and more!

Dec 27, 2010

A quick, inspiring read. It was the opposite of preachy, which is sometimes tough to find in this genre.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at MCL

To Top