As a going away present, our mutual friend Meg gave Rachel and I a copy of the classic Living on the Earth. I'm actually surprised that I hadn't seen this book before — it would have fit in perfectly in my parents library alongside books like Shelter (highly recommended by me).
Anyway, I read it today in the bath (thank you Meg!). Now I'm all excited about making my own soaps and sewing my own clothes — as if I don't have too many “want to do” things on my list already. Some of the book was a bit too lifestyle hippie for me, but it was really fun and inspiring. Of course, with the following opening drawing (the whole book is hand written), how can you really go wrong?