This morning I woke to find that humanity has suffered a great loss. Carla Emery DeLong, bestselling author of The Encyclopedia of Country Living and tireless crusader for the homesteading movement, passed away of on October 11, 2005. She was taking part in a national speaking tour when she had a heart attack.
The Encyclopedia of Country Living has inspired so many, myself included to live a more self sufficient life and support the homestead movement. Losing one of our greatest teachers is a big blow. Thankfully we still have her written works and one of the all time best books about homesteading available.