Backyard Homesteading

Author: David Toht
Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
ISBN: 9781580115216
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Presents a guide to living a more self-sufficient lifestyle by growing fruits and vegetables, raising small livestock, and preserving foods.

Backyard Homesteading

Author: David Toht
Publisher: Creative Homeowner
ISBN: 1580116035
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Backyard Homesteading addresses the needs of many people who want to take control of the food they eat and the products they use--even if they live in a urban or suburban house on a typical-size lot. It shows homeowners how to turn their yard into a productive and wholesome "homestead" that allows them to grow their own fruits and vegetables, and raise farm animals, including chickens and goats. Backyard Homesteading covers the laws and regulations of raising livestock in populated areas and demonstrates to readers how to use and preserve the bounty they produce.

Self Sufficiency

Author: Abigail R. Gehring
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1634500229
Format: PDF, Docs
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A Complete Guide to Baking, Carpentry, Crafts, Organic Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More! The inspiring guide to back to basics living, now fully updated! Now, more than ever, people across the country are turning toward simpler, greener, and quieter ways of living—whether they’re urbanites or country folk. Following in the footsteps of Back to Basics and Homesteading, this large, fully-illustrated book provides the entire family with the information they need to make the shift toward self-sufficient living. Self-Sufficiency provides tips, advice, and detailed instructions on how to improve everyday life from an environmentally and organic perspective while keeping the focus on the family. Readers will learn how to plant a family garden and harvest the produce; can fruits and vegetables; bake bread and cookies; design interactive and engaging “green” projects; harness natural wind and solar energy to cook food and warm their homes; boil sap to make maple syrup; and build treehouses, furniture, and more. Also included are natural crafts readers can do with their kids, such as scrapbooking, making potato prints, dipping candles, and constructing seasonal decorations. Whether the goal is to live entirely off the grid or just to shrink their carbon footprints, families will find this book a thorough resource and a great inspiration.

Homesteading

Author: Abigail R. Gehring
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 162914990X
Format: PDF, Docs
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The companion to the bestseller Back to Basics for country, urban, and suburban folks—now fully updated! Who doesn’t want to shrink their carbon footprint, save money, and eat homegrown food whenever possible? Even readers who are very much on the grid will embrace this large, fully illustrated guide on the basics of living the good, clean life. It’s written with country lovers in mind—even those who currently live in the city. Whether you live in the city, the suburbs, or even the wilderness, there is plenty you can do to improve your life from a green perspective. Got sunlight? Start container gardening. With a few plants, fresh tomato sauce is a real option with your own homegrown fresh tomatoes. Reduce electricity use by eating dinner by candlelight (using homemade candles, of course). Learn to use rainwater to augment water supplies. Make your own soap and hand lotion. Consider keeping chickens for the eggs. From what to eat to supporting sustainable restaurants to avoiding dry cleaning, this book offers information on anything a homesteader needs—and more.

The Self Sufficient Life and How to Live It

Author: John Seymour
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1465483535
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Embrace off-grid green living with a new edition of the bestselling classic guide to a more sustainable way of life from the father of self-sufficiency. For over 40 years, John Seymour has inspired thousands to make more responsible, enriching, and eco-friendly choices with his advice on living sustainably. The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It offers step-by-step instructions on everything from chopping trees to harnessing solar power; from growing fruit and vegetables, and preserving and pickling your harvest, to baking bread, brewing beer, and making cheese. Seymour shows you how to live off the land, running your own smallholding or homestead, keeping chickens, and raising (and butchering) livestock. In a world of mass production, intensive farming, and food miles, Seymour's words offer an alternative: a celebration of the joy of investing time, labor, and love into the things we need. While we can't all be able to move to the countryside, we can appreciate the need to eat food that has been grown ethically or create things we can cherish, using skills that have been handed down through generations. With refreshed, retro-style illustrations and a brand-new foreword by Alice Waters, this new edition of Seymour's classic title is a balm for anyone who has ever sought solace away from the madness of modern life.

The Weekend Homesteader

Author: Anna Hess
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616088826
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents a collection of short weekend homesteading projects organized by month that are intended to ease busy people into the world of self-reliant living. Original.

The Homesteading Handbook

Author: Abigail R. Gehring
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1616082658
Format: PDF
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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.

Mini Farming

Author: Brett L. Markham
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1602399840
Format: PDF, ePub
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Start a mini farm on a quarter acre or less and provide 85 percent of the food for a family of four and earn an income."

The Ultimate Self Sufficiency Handbook

Author: Abigail R. Gehring
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616087102
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Includes simple instructions for hundreds of self-sufficiency projects, including making dip candles, baking bread and desserts, making maple syrup, starting a vineyard, growing vegetables, raising chickens, keeping bees, preserving produce, curing meats, building a treehouse, making an old-fashioned toboggan and much more. Original.

Essential Guide to Back Garden Self Suff

Author: Carleen Madigan
Publisher: Timber Press
ISBN: 1604691034
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Nothing tastes better than homegrown produce and there's nowhere better to grow it than in your own back garden. This guide contains the traditional, tried-and-tested skills that turn dreams into reality.