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Homesteading From Scratch

Author : Steven Jones
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Homesteading From Scratch is for people who want to do things differently. The type of people who want to eat real food, grow herbs, make cheese, raise baby animals, hunt mushrooms, pick blackberries, unschool their children, can jelly, ferment kraut, farm organically, connect to nature, live intentionally, and more. Guiding readers from desire to full-blown off-the-grid living—and everything in between—this book covers farming, animal husbandry, food preparation, homeschooling, fiber arts, and even marketing. It provides inspiration from other homesteaders, with operations from small to large, who have made a go of it, outlining their successes and failures throughout the process. It helps to democratize the homesteading movement, by providing “ins” for nearly every level of dedication, from the container gardener to full-time farmers. It provides the knowledge necessary to discover homesteading as a movement and as a lifestyle. Inspired by From Scratch magazine, an online publication devoted to homesteading and intentional living, this book provides readers with continued support and community for information and resources online. This book serves as a reference, as well as a cheerleader, for those who want a bit more control and responsibility over where their food comes from, the things they consume, and how they live their lives.

Family Homesteading

Author : Page Teri
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Practical advice and hands-on projects for the self-sufficient family In an increasingly digital world, families are looking for ways to deepen their connection to one another and to the land. The Family Homestead is a guide to a simpler life, one that integrates children into the daily work of creating a sustainable homestead. From gardening and cooking, to herbalism and natural crafts, The Family Homestead shares stories and hands-on projects that will deepen relationships and build self-sufficiency skills. Teri Page, author of the popular Homestead Honey blog, moved with her husband across country with young children to build their off-the-grid homestead on raw land. Together, they garden, forage, preserve foods, raise chickens, homeschool, and so much more. Perfect for homeschooling families or anyone working with or raising kids, readers will learn how to involve children in dozens of homesteading projects. Learn how to: Dye cloth with plant-based dyes Make beeswax candles Construct a rain barrel Hatch chicks Create a worm farm Grow giant pumpkins Make butter in a mason jar Make homemade herbal soda And so much more!

Backyard Homesteading

Author : Mona Greeny
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Did you know that you can transform your backyard space - no matter how small - into an enviable, sustainable, reliable, and self-sufficient homestead for homegrown fruits and vegetables, as well as livestock? Yes, you can. You have probably heard about backyard homesteading, or maybe you even have a bit of knowledge about it. However, my bet is you don't know whether it is something you would like to try out or not. What is backyard homesteading? Why has it started making a buzz in the community? How can you start backyard homesteading? These are all questions that are likely running through your mind right now, and you want answers. Well, if you are seeking answers, you have come to the right page. In simplified language, this book breaks down everything you need to know about backyard homesteading, from growing fruits and vegetables to raising livestock, all in your backyard space. In simple terms, backyard homesteading is a lifestyle that encourages you to produce your own food and live a completely self-sufficient life. But that is just scratching the surface - the in-depth information you need is all contained in here for you. In this book, you will learn how to: Assume control of your food supply in your urban home Grow your own fruits and vegetables Raise chickens, turkeys, ducks, goats, and much other livestock for their meat and egg production abilities Start a backyard farm from scratch From start to finish, Backyard Homesteading teaches you how to turn your empty backyard space into a sustainable homestead where you can grow your own food, including meat, egg, milk, fruits, vegetables, etc. There are also practical guidelines on how you can preserve the foods you produce to make them last through the winter. With illustrations and images to help your assimilation, this book promises to be an excellent read. If you are ready to take charge of what you eat, grown right in your own backyard, then get click the BUY NOW button to read this incredible homesteading guide

The Modern Homestead

Author : Sara Manchester
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The Modern Homestead Imagine yourself in a thriving backyard garden homestead complete with vegetables, chickens, or goats. Imagine having such self-reliance that you don't have to go to the grocery store every week. Sustainable, green living is achievable, whether you live in an urban, suburban, or rural location. It will not only save the planet, but it can save your health (and money, too!). In my book The Modern Homestead, I will show you how to achieve true sustainability at home through self-reliant, eco-friendly, green living strategies. You can grow food for your family and live off grid (or semi-off-grid) with your modern backyard homestead. I have lived my whole life with keeping sustainability in mind. I have been gardening, canning, re-using, and recycling before those habits were popular. Now that I am an adult with a family and responsibilities, I have found ways to incorporate these techniques into our lives, teaching my children to be mindful of the Earth. This not only makes the world a better place, it's also better for our health and budget. My backyard is a self-sustained ecosystem of its own, the permaculture very much alive and thriving, helping me and my family live the truly self-reliant life. You don't need to go permanently off grid to enjoy living off the land-all it takes is a little bit of patience, a chockfull of know-how, and a huge heaping of love While living in a city, you can still live a modern, self-sustainable, green lifestyle. There are little things that you can do that will help you save resources, including time and money. No matter what part of the self-reliant spectrum you fall on, there are tips, tricks, and techniques you can employ to help you reach your goals. From fully off-grid country-style life to urban balcony gardening, you can help yourself and the environment (and be better prepared to deal with any crisis that your family may face because you rely on yourself and not the food supply chain!). While you might be interested in starting a sustainable life, you might think it's impossible to leave all the comforts of technology and society behind. The good news is that sustainable living doesn't have to be that way. You can have a self-reliant and sustainable lifestyle by providing for yourself while still maintaining your jobs and staying close to your family and friends. Yes, you can still continue living in your own neighborhood-all that you need to do is to rely on stores and supply chains as little as possible. My book will show you how to be a modern homesteader and live a self-reliant, sustainable, green, lifestyle that will benefit the Earth as well as care for yourself in the best way What sustainable living is The difference between sustainable living and zero waste How to start sustainable living Why sustainable living is important The three pillars of sustainability The history of homesteading Lessons learned from the great depression that apply today Why you should (or shouldn't) go self-reliant Building your homestead from scratch with a step-by-step guide to setting up A discussion of different homestead animal choices The costs of homesteading What permaculture means How to make a four-season garden How to harvest your veggies (and eggs, if you have them) Indoor permaculture tips, tricks, and techniques Preservation and storage of your homegrown food How to sell your excess produce Other ways to live sustainably Frequently asked questions about homesteading This book also makes a great gift! Be sure to click "Buy now" so you can start living your best self-reliant, green life now!

Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative Low Budget Homesteading Solutions

Author : Oscar H. Will
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Off-the-wall solutions for real farmstead problems Fueled by a failing economy and a passionate desire for a return to simpler times, a new wave of homesteaders is seeking the good life and the kind of true satisfaction that can only be built, not bought. Many of these modern pioneers are cash poor, but rich in energy and creativity. Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions offers them a set of fresh ideas for achieving independence through sweat equity and the use of unconventional resources. This highly readable and entertaining guide brings together answers to common problems faced by homesteaders young and old, urban, suburban, and rural. Traditional knowledge is combined with MacGyver-style ingenuity to create projects that maximize available resources, including: Animal management strategies for the yard, garden, and field Pole building and construction techniques from woodlot materials Replacing farm machinery with homemade hand tools and implements Leveraging increased self-sufficiency into a home-based business Whether you are a dreamer or a doer, Plowing with Pigs will inspire, challenge, and enable you to do more with less (and have fun doing it). Oscar H. (Hank) Will III is a farmer, scientist, and author, known for seeking and implementing creative farmstead solutions. The editor of Grit magazine, Hank has published hundreds of articles and five books on a range of topics including antique farm machinery. Karen K. Will is editor of The Heirloom Gardener magazine and author of Cooking with Heirlooms: Seasonal Recipes with Heritage-Variety Vegetables and Fruits . She operates Prairie Turnip Farm with her husband Oscar H. Will III.

The Prairie Homestead Cookbook

Author : Jill Winger
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Jill Winger, creator of the award-winning blog The Prairie Homestead, introduces her debut The Prairie Homestead Cookbook, including 100+ delicious, wholesome recipes made with fresh ingredients to bring the flavors and spirit of homestead cooking to any kitchen table. With a foreword by bestselling author Joel Salatin The Pioneer Woman Cooks meets 100 Days of Real Food, on the Wyoming prairie. While Jill produces much of her own food on her Wyoming ranch, you don’t have to grow all—or even any—of your own food to cook and eat like a homesteader. Jill teaches people how to make delicious traditional American comfort food recipes with whole ingredients and shows that you don’t have to use obscure items to enjoy this lifestyle. And as a busy mother of three, Jill knows how to make recipes easy and delicious for all ages. "Jill takes you on an insightful and delicious journey of becoming a homesteader. This book is packed with so much easy to follow, practical, hands-on information about steps you can take towards integrating homesteading into your life. It is packed full of exciting and mouth-watering recipes and heartwarming stories of her unique adventure into homesteading. These recipes are ones I know I will be using regularly in my kitchen." - Eve Kilcher These 109 recipes include her family’s favorites, with maple-glazed pork chops, butternut Alfredo pasta, and browned butter skillet corn. Jill also shares 17 bonus recipes for homemade sauces, salt rubs, sour cream, and the like—staples that many people are surprised to learn you can make yourself. Beyond these recipes, The Prairie Homestead Cookbook shares the tools and tips Jill has learned from life on the homestead, like how to churn your own butter, feed a family on a budget, and experience all the fulfilling satisfaction of a DIY lifestyle.

Homesteading in the 21st Century

Author : George Nash
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A pair of accomplished homesteaders explain how to create a more self-sufficient home in either a rural or urban setting--from keeping chickens to growing a garden to brewing beer--in a book with 180 full-color photos and 50 drawings. Original.

The Homesteading Mentor For Self Sufficient Living

Author : Sean Bale
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Do you long for a simpler and more independent life? Have you taken the plunge to join the off-grid community and live substantially but not sure where to start or how to proceed? Well, you have landed at the right place! Homesteading pulls you away from the whirlwind of your busy routine and brings you to a steady, calm, and self-sufficient path that is headed towards a more fulfilling life. Whether you live in a far-flung corner of your country surrounded by acres of land, or you have limited space in your backyard and want just a few of everything, this book is a must-read for every aspiring homesteader. Inside you will learn how to: - Choose your gardening style and layout - Plant, transplant, and maintain your garden - Construct garden projects - Optimize your harvest with companion planting and staggered planting - Store and preserve your food - Raise animals - Build stuff from scratch - Learn the best tricks and hacks for maintaining your garden and raising livestock - Keep bees for honey and other perks - Take care of pests and tackle other issues - Be energy efficient and find alternative energy solutions - Repurpose, upcycle, and get free things for your homestead - Be thrifty and crafty - Make soaps, candles, and ropes - Find and join a community - Turn homesteading into profit Sounds like your ticket to self-sufficiency? Then click the 'buy now' button, and join me on this self-accomplishing ride. A well-stocked pantry and tons of new skills learned are guaranteed!


Author : Erin Brewer
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This book explores Erin's journey from being a full time professional to a stay-at-home mother and homemaker. She describes how she found ways to make staying at home affordable. Learning how to cook meals from scratch and growing most of her family's food she discovers the joy of urban homesteading. With a rich narrative, she explores her successes and failures. She unflinchingly examines her own preconceived notions about food, agriculture, and urban homesteading, providing insights about how modern society has been subverted by commercial interests.

Arab Cooking on a Saskatchewan Homestead

Author : Habeeb Salloum
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In Arab Cooking on a Saskatchewan Homestead, over 200 recipes and the author's recollections from childhood combine to tell the story of a little-known group of early immigrants to the Saskatchewan prairies--the Syrians (most of them later known as Lebanese). There was a significant Syrian community in Saskatchewan during the Depression, and as Mr. Salloum points out, their traditional foods and crops were well-suited to the dryland farming that the drought of the 1930s demanded. Thus they thrived during this difficult period on the prairies. Their traditional foods--such as yogurt, chickpeas, and burghul--were, at the time, virtually unknown to their fellow homesteaders; today, however, these same foods are an important part of an increasingly varied and globally influenced North American cuisine.

The Homesteading Handbook

Author : Abigail R. Gehring
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Explains how to grow an organic garden, preserve the food one grows, build alternate-energy devices by hand, identify edible wild foods, conserve water, handcraft household items and much more, in a book with 500 full-color illustrations. Original.

The Made From Scratch Life

Author : Melissa K. Norris
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"Simple ways to create a natural home"--Front cover.

Made from Scratch

Author : Jenna Woginrich
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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.

The survival bible

Author : Bert Darga
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Homesteading and Self Sufficiency Guide for Beginners

Author : Daisy Woodhouse
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For individuals that are trying to figure out how to live a more self sufficient lifestyle "Homesteading and Self Sufficiency Guide for Beginners" is the perfect book to read. It not only highlights what it means to really be self sufficient but also explains all of the benefits that can be accrued from that sort of lifestyle. Not many people even know what it means to be a homesteader but this book explains all of that and more. After reading this book persons can decide how much of a self sufficient lifestyle they want to live.


Author : Patricia Crawford
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Homesteading Adventures

Author : Sue Robishaw
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Practical guide to homesteading, rural living and backwoods survival as told through a fictional couple's experiences in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Features solar heating and food preparation, building earth sheltered housing, and organic gardening and food preparation.

Homesteading on Ponape

Author : Richard G. Emerick
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Little House Living

Author : Merissa A. Alink
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From the immensely popular blogger behind Little House Living comes a motivational homemaking book, inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie, featuring creative, fun ways to live your life simply and frugally—perfect for fans of Ree Drummond’s The Pioneer Woman. Shortly after getting married, Merissa Alink and her husband found themselves with nothing in their pantry but a package of spaghetti and some breadcrumbs. Their life had hit rock bottom, and it was only after a touching act of charity that they were able to get on their feet again. Inspired by this gesture of kindness as well as the beloved Little House on the Prairie books, Merissa found that a life of self-sufficiency and simplicity could be charming and blissful. She set out to live an entirely made-from-scratch life, the “Little House” way, and as a result, she slashed her household budget by nearly half—saving thousands of dollars a year. She started to write about homesteading, homemaking, and cooking from scratch, and over the next few years developed the recipes and DIY projects that would one day become part of her now beloved website, As whole foods became staples of the family diet, Merissa realized the dangers of putting overly processed ingredients not only into our bodies, but on or near them as well. In addition to countless delicious, home-cooked meals, she developed natural, easy-to-make recipes for everything from sunscreen to taco seasoning mix, lemon poppy hand scrub to furniture polish. With their simple ingredients, these recipes are allergen friendly and many are gluten-free. With over 130 practical, simple DIY recipes, gorgeous full-color photographs, and Merissa’s trademark charm in personal stories and tips, Little House Living is the epitome of heartland warmth and prairie inspiration.

Homesteading in the City

Author : Nancy Seligmann
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