How to Do Things

William Campbell


For anyone who wants to learn how to catch a runaway pig, mend a fence post, milk a cow, or throw an unforgettable barn party, this engaging volume delivers timeless advice on accomplishing tasks big and small around the house, garden, and farm. Featuring original text and illustrations from the 1919 first edition, this 100th-anniversary volume presents a new generation of readers with expert guidance on every facet of homesteading in a very handsomely crafted package. With projects that range from practical (ridding a yard of poison ivy) to downright bemusing (organizing a potato peeling contest), this delightful book is equal parts useful and entertaining. An ode to self-reliance brimming with wit, wisdom, and nostalgia, this is a must-have for anyone who enjoys doing things with their own two hands.

Creator Bio

Brian Barth is a contributing editor at Landscape Architecture Magazine and writer at large at Modern Farmer. He lives in Toronto.

William Campbell is an editor and writer. He lives an idyllic pastoral life in Brooklyn.

Price £17.99
Format Hardback
Publication Date 2 April 2019
Pages 272
Height 222mm
Width 159mm
Illustrations HC, Wibalin spine, dyed edges, b&w illustrations throughout
Rights Europe, Africa
ISBN-13 9781452171678