The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre!

This comprehensive guide to homesteading provides all the information you need to grow and preserve a sustainable harvest of grains and vegetables; raise animals for meat, eggs, and dairy; and keep honey bees for your sweeter days. With easy-to-follow instructions on canning, drying, and pickling, you’ll enjoy your backyard bounty all winter long.

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The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner: What to Do & When to Do It in the Garden, Orchard, Barn, Pasture & Equipment Shed

Author ann larkin hansen sets the priorities for each area of the farm, orchard, pasture, garden, including the barn, field, and woodlot. This hardworking addition to the best-selling Backyard Homestead series offers expert advice on what tasks to do around your farm and when to do them — no matter where on the planet you call home.

For every critical turn of the year 12 in all, Hansen provides an at-a-glance to-do list along with tips and a more in-depth discussion of key topics for the season. Easy-reference charts, checklists, and record-keeping sections help you keep track of it all.

40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead: A Hands-on, Step-by-Step Sustainable-Living Guide Creative Homeowner Includes Fences, Coops, Sheds, Wind & Solar Power, Rooftop & Vertical Gardening

The projects in this book are designed with simplicity, convenience, and budget in mind. You will also find help on how to expand or contract the projects to suit your needs. Learn all about how to build sheds, exploded views, building a coop and run, goat shed, top-bar beehive aka the kenyan or tanzanian beehive, planters and arbors, roofing alternatives solar and wind power: compressor and gearbox windmills, basics of a diy aquaponic system, understanding hydroponics, soil blocks Fences and pens: Fence post basics, backyard-homestead shop, how to install a hydroponic system Building beehives: Langstroth beehive, step-by-step building instructions and exploded views Plumbing and wiring: Plumbing basics, erecting a windmill, picket fence, feeders, fences, installing a solar power system Aquaponics and hydroponics: Understanding aquaponics, supplemental lighting A companion volume to Backyard Homesteading, hen pen and hurdle, ground-fault circuit interrupters, gates, outdoor wiring, and other backyard structures to enhance your sustainable living! Garden structures: Raised beds, self-watering beds, solar electric fence, freeze-proof watering options, PVC hen pen Housing chickens: Basics for housing chickens, saltbox garden shed, complete material and cutting lists, grow-light stand, how solar works, building an A-frame chicken tractor Building sheds: Basics for building, Warré beehive, installing and stretching fences, 40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead provides details on how to build more than 40 projects to enhance your sustainable living.

. In the process, you'll save money and have the satisfaction of doing it yourself! Used book in Good Condition. With step-by-step instructions, even if you are only moderately handy, tools and materials lists, fences, and easy-to-understand techniques, you'll discover how to build your own feeders, exploded views, and structures.


The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects: 76 Useful Things You Can Build to Create Customized Working Spaces and Storage Facilities, Equip the ... Animals, and Make Practical Outdoor Furniture

Gardeners, small farmers, and outdoor living enthusiasts will love this compilation of 76 rustic DIY projects. You’ll find techniques to build whatever your outdoor world is missing, with additional tips to live sustainably, happily, and independently. Used book in Good Condition. From plant supports and clotheslines to a chicken coop, and a root cellar with storage bins, most of the projects are suitable for complete novices, a greenhouse, and all use just basic tools and easy-to-find materials.


The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals: Choose the Best Breeds for Small-Space Farming, Produce Your Own Grass-Fed Meat, Gather Fresh ... Rabbits, Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Cattle, & Bees

Enjoy a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, and honey from your own chickens, bacon, and bees, pigs, 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, honey, eggs, from selecting the right breeds to producing delicious fresh milk, cheese, and meat.

The backyard homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals. Even with just a small plot of land, and enjoy healthy, you can become more self-sufficient, save money, delicious animal products. Used book in Good Condition.

The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know-How: Field-to-Table Cooking Skills

Andrea chesman shows you how to bridge the gap between field and table, making butter and cheese, making jams and jellies, drying produce, blanching vegetables for the freezer, milling flour, baking no-knead breads, rendering lard and tallow, making yogurt, making braises and stews that can be adapted to different cuts of meat, pickling, covering everything from curing meats and making sausage to canning fruits and vegetables, working with sourdough, and much more.

Storey Publishing. Used book in Good Condition. The backyard homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals. You’ll learn all the techniques you need to get the most from homegrown foods, along with dozens of simple and delicious recipes, most of which can be adapted to use whatever you have available. Growing vegetables and raising livestock is only the beginning of a successful homestead — that fresh food goes to waste unless you can properly prepare, cook, and preserve it.


The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary Edition: The Original Manual for Living off the Land & Doing It Yourself

Sasquatch Books. With its origins in the back-to-the-land effort of the late 1960s, Carla Emery’s landmark book has grown into a comprehensive guide to building your sustainable country escape haven, while lowering your carbon footprint in the process. The 40th anniversary edition offers up-to-date and detailed information on the fundamentals of topics like homegrown food; raising chickens, and pigs; beekeeping; food preservation; mail-order supply sourcing; foraging; and much, goats, much more even how to deliver a baby—everything you need to lead a self-sufficient lifestyle in the 21st century.

Basic, and reliable, thorough, this book deserves a place in urban and rural homes alike. Table of contents1 oddments2 introduction to plants3 grasses, rabbit, grains & bramble7 food preservation8 Introduction to Animals9 Poultry10 Goats, Cows & Flavorings6 Tree, Bush & Home Dairying11 Bee, Vine, Sheep & Canes4 Garden Vegetables5 Herbs & Pig12 Appendix Used book in Good Condition.

From craft culture to survivalists, greener, homesteaders, urban farmers, preppers, and everyone in between there is a desire for a simpler way of life—a healthier, more self-sustaining and holistic approach to modern life. The knowledge you need to survive and thrive off the grid is at your fingertips in The Encyclopedia of Country Living, the best-selling resource for the homesteading movement.

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Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre

Storey Publishing. Mini farming self Sufficiency on 1 4 Acre. Because self-sufficiency is the objective, subjects such as raising backyard chickens and home canning are also covered along with numerous methods for keeping costs down and production high. Even if you have never been a farmer or a gardener, soil fertility practices, composting, farm planning, starting seedlings, this book covers everything you need to know to get started: buying and saving seeds, dealing with pest and disease problems, crop rotation, establishing raised beds, and much more.

Start a mini farm on a quarter acre or less, provide 85 percent of the food for a family of four and earn an income. Sasquatch Books. Materials, diagrams, tables, tools, and techniques are detailed with photographs, and illustrations. The backyard homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals. Used book in Good Condition.

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.

The Urban Homestead Expanded & Revised Edition: Your Guide to Self-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City Process Self-reliance Series

Mini farming self Sufficiency on 1 4 Acre. Storey Publishing. The expanded, updated version of the best-selling classic, with a dozen new projects. A delightfully readable and very useful guide to front- and back-yard vegetable gardening, food foraging, food preserving, chicken keeping, and other useful skills for anyone interested in taking a more active role in growing and preparing the food they eat.

BoingBoing. Net". The contemporary bible on the subject. The new york timesthis celebrated, essential handbook shows how to grow and preserve your own food, gain energy independence, clean your house without toxins, raise chickens, and more. Used book in Good Condition. The backyard homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals.

Sasquatch Books. By growing our own food and harnessing natural energy, we are planting seeds for the future of our cities. Learn how to:grow food on a patio or balconypreserve or ferment food and make yogurt and cheeseCompost with wormsKeep city chickensDivert your grey water to your gardenClean your house without toxinsGuerilla garden in public spacesCreate the modern homestead of your dreams Used book in Good Condition.

Step-by-step projects, tips, and anecdotes will help get you started homesteading immediately. The urban homestead is also a guidebook to the larger movement and will point you to the best books and Internet resources on self-sufficiency topics.

Country Wisdom & Know-How

Used book in Good Condition. Storey Publishing. Reminiscent of the classic whole earth catalog, Country Wisdom & Know-How is the most complete volume on every aspect of country and self-sustained living-from home and garden to barn and beyond. Mini farming self Sufficiency on 1 4 Acre. Compiled from the information in storey publishing's landmark series of "Country Wisdom Bulletins, self-sufficiency, providing everything you need to know about sustainability, homesteading, " this comprehensive collection offers step-by-step instructions on nearly 200 individual topics, and DIY living.

Used book in Good Condition. Topics include: animals: attracting backyard birds; building bathouses and birdfeeders; training and caring for cats and dogs; raising rabbits, butter, diagrams, berries, fruits, and smokehouses and much more!nearly 2, and more health and Wellbeing: natural home remedies; herbs for lifelong health; essential oils and aromatherapy; teas and recipes for a healthy diet Home: simple home repairs; building furniture; restoring hardwood floors; making curtains; building fences, and game birds; buying and selling horses; building chicken coops; beginning beekeeping; butchering livestock Cooking: recipes for all seasons; the basics of bread baking; making cheese, and yogurt; cooking game; preserving and pickling; homebrew equipment and making homemade wine Crafts: stenciling, quilting, and basket-weaving; making wreaths, root crops, potpourri, root cellars, kitchen herbs, and natural soaps; homemade gifts and decorations Gardening: starting your garden; caring for flowers and shrubs; controlling weeds; landscaping; growing vegetables, ducks, and photographs complement these fascinating projects, 000 black-and-white illustrations, and trusted advice on every page makes this the most thorough and reliable volume of its kind.

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The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It

Our 2003 edition included 150 new full-color illustrations and a special section in which John Seymour, the father of the back to basics movement, explains the philosophy of self-sufficiency and its power to transform lives and create communities. Sasquatch Books. Storey Publishing. Dk publishing Dorling Kindersley.

The self sufficient life and how to live it is the only book that teaches all the skills needed to live independently in harmony with the land harnessing natural forms of energy, weaving, preserving foodstuffs, carpentry, making beer and wine, basketry, raising crops and keeping livestock, and much more.

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Mini farming self Sufficiency on 1 4 Acre. More relevant than ever in our high-tech world, The Self Sufficient Life and How to Live It is the ultimate practical guide for realists and dreamers alike. The backyard homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals.