nside: Here are some essential books for new a homesteaders' bookshelf! Gain knowledge, inspiration, and practical skills to thrive in rural living.
When we think about starting something new the very first thing I do is go to the library and check out all the books on that topic. Getting started with your homestead is just one of the topics we have checked books out on.
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Homesteaders' Bookshelf: Get Started with These Titles
We were still living in a small village when we started thinking about and reading about someday having our own homestead. Knowledge is never wasted, and planning is critical for everything I do. I have to have a plan and know how something works before I make a decision.
Getting started with your homestead is a big deal. It requires a lot of thought, from how much land you need to make it happen (we have 1/2 an acre) to what you want to grow (everything we eat), and what animals you want to have.
Our plan was to get quail and some chickens. That was the limit on animals, but I ended up ordering 8 turkeys as well because I like to live a little crazy and the thought of turkey on Thanksgiving got to me, and my stomach. So you know what I did? I read books about all those things.
The urban homesteading movement is spreading rapidly across the nation. Urban Homesteading is the perfect "back-to-the-land" guide for urbanites who want to reduce their impact on the environment. Full of practical information, as well as inspiring stories from people already living the urban homesteading life, this colorful guide is an approachable guide to learning to live more ecologically in the city.
Over 200,000 copies sold—fully updated! Dye your own wool, raise chickens, make your own cheddar cheese, build a log cabin, and much much more.
Anyone who wants to learn basic living skills—the kind employed by our forefathers—and adapt them for a better life in the twenty-first century need look no further than this eminently useful, full-color guide.
Whether you want to live off the grid as part of the modern back to nature movement, or simply learn new skills that will make your home more comfortable and your garden grow, this companion to the bestseller Back to Basics, is for you!
Enjoy a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and honey from your own chickens, pigs, and bees, or a holiday meal with your own heritage-breed turkey as the main attraction. Gail Damerow covers everything you need to successfully raise your own farm animals, from selecting the right breeds to producing delicious fresh milk, cheese, honey, eggs, and meat.
For more than 50 years, this homesteading classic is the essential book of basic skills and country wisdom for living off the land, being prepared, and doing it yourself. Keep your family healthy, safe, and independent--no matter what's going on in the world.
Homesteading is a mindset and a lifestyle aimed at living lightly on the land, being more resourceful, appreciating the value of hard work, and understanding the diverse and amazing connections between humans and the planet we live on.
Mini Farming describes a holistic approach to small-area farming that will show you how to produce 85 percent of an average family’s food on just a quarter acre—and earn $10,000 in cash annually while spending less than half the time that an ordinary job would require.
Even if you live in the city and have never gardened or raised livestock you CAN become self-sufficient. Homesteading for Beginners will help you develop a realistic plan and budget and provide the resources you need to begin down the path to self-reliance.
I am a stay-at-home homeschooling mom, turned homesteader, living in Canada. I have been homeschooling for 9 years and now my children and I get to learn about and help others homeschool and homestead being able to provide for their families and teach our children about where their food comes from.
Learn to raise chickens, Coturnix quail and garden along side of us.
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