Euell Gibbons was one of the few people in this country to devote a considerable part of his life to the adventure of “living off the land.” He sought out wild plants all over North America and made them into delicious dishes. His book includes recipes for vegetable and casserole dishes, breads, cakes, muffins and twenty different pies. He also shows how to make numerous jellies, jams, teas, and wines, and how to sweeten them with wild honey or homemade maple syrup.
Understood Betsy by Dorothy Fisher. A 9 yr old orphan goes from a sheltered life with her father’s cousin Frances in the city, to living on a Vermont farm with her mother’s family, the Putneys. She learns to make butter, boil maple syrup, & tend the animals.