Backyard Homesteading

A Back-to-Basics Guide to Self-Sufficiency

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Author: David Toht

Publisher: Creative Homeowner

ISBN: 1580116035

Category: House & Home

Page: 256

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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.

Homesteading

A Backyard Guide to Growing Your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating Your Own Energy, Crafting, Herbal Medicine, and More

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Author: Abigail R. Gehring

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 9781602397477

Category: House & Home

Page: 456

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A companion guide to the best-selling Back to Basics shares recommendations for identifying and incorporating green lifestyle choices, covering practices ranging from container gardening and keeping chickens to using rainwater and supporting sustainable restaurants.

Self-Sufficiency

A Complete Guide to Baking, Carpentry, Crafts, Organic Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More!

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Author: Abigail R. Gehring

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1634500229

Category: House & Home

Page: 456

View: 8531

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.

The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It

The Complete Back-to-Basics Guide

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Author: John Seymour

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465483535

Category: Gardening

Page: 408

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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.

Backyard Homesteading

A Back-to-Basics Guide to Self-Sufficiency

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Author: David Toht

Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

ISBN: 1607654415

Category: House & Home

Page: 250

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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.

The Weekend Homesteader

A Twelve-Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency

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Author: Anna Hess

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616088826

Category: House & Home

Page: 420

View: 650

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.

Back to Basics

A Complete Guide to Traditional Skills

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Author: Abigail R. Gehring

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1629148628

Category: House & Home

Page: 456

View: 7346

The classic guide to self-sufficiency, with more than 200,000 copies sold—now fully updated! 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. Countless readers have turned to Back to Basics for inspiration and instruction, escaping to an era before power saws and fast-food restaurants and rediscovering the pleasures and challenges of a healthier, greener, and more self-sufficient lifestyle. Now newly updated, the hundreds of projects, step-by-step sequences, photographs, charts, and illustrations in Back to Basics will help you dye your own wool with plant pigments, graft trees, raise chickens, craft a hutch table with hand tools, and make treats such as blueberry peach jam and cheddar cheese. The truly ambitious will find instructions on how to build a log cabin or an adobe brick homestead. More than just practical advice, this is also a book for dreamers—even if you live in a city apartment, you will find your imagination sparked, and there’s no reason why you can’t, for example, make a loom and weave a rag rug. Complete with tips for old-fashioned fun (square dancing calls, homemade toys, and kayaking tips), this may be the most thorough book on voluntary simplicity available.

The Everything Backyard Farming Book

A Guide to Self-Sufficient Living Through Growing, Harvesting, Raising, and Preserving Your Own Food

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Author: Neil Shelton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144056602X

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

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Self-sufficiency doesn't have to mean getting off the grid entirely. That level of independence isn't practical for most people. A backyard farm can provide an abundance of inexpensive food as well as additional income which can bring you real independence. Whether you're a first-timer who wants to start growing vegetables or an experienced gardener looking to expand a small plot into a minifarm, The Everything Backyard Farming Book has all you need, from growing fruits and vegetables to raising animals to preserving and storing food. With this common-sense guide, you will be able to take control of the food you eat - in an urban or suburban setting.

Mini Farming

Self Sufficiency on a 1/4 Acre

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Author: Brett L. Markham

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1602399840

Category: House & Home

Page: 227

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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 Backyard Homestead

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Author: Carleen Madigan

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781603421386

Category: House & Home

Page: 367

View: 7298

Suggests organic methods for growing plants and raising animals on a small plot of land, explains how to determine the proper times for planting, and provides tips for using and preserving food.

The Back to Basics Handbook

A Guide to Buying and Working Land, Raising Livestock, Enjoying Your Harvest, Household Skills and Crafts, and More

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Author: Abigail R. Gehring

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616082615

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 268

View: 1701

Includes hundreds of projects for sustainable living--such as dyeing wool, grafting trees, raising chickens, crafting furniture with hand tools, making preserves and cheese, building a log cabin and much more, in a book that also has tips for down-home fun, as well as 500 full-color illustrations. Original.

The Ultimate Self-Sufficiency Handbook

A Complete Guide to Baking, Crafts, Gardening, Preserving Your Harvest, Raising Animals, and More

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Author: Abigail R. Gehring

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1616087102

Category: House & Home

Page: 262

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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.

The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading

An Encyclopedia of Independent Living

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Author: Nicole Faires

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1626367469

Category: House & Home

Page: 609

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Can you make your own bread (sans bread machine)? Grow a garden all winter? What can you use instead of toilet paper? What if the power went out for a month? What if the grocery store closed? Can you make a solar oven? Store food without electricity? Raise a water buffalo? Make fine linen from stinging nettle? Make your own shampoo? Deliver a baby? Is it possible to be totally self-sufficient? This massive, full-color book answers all these questions and thousands more and includes checklists, diagrams, and instructions on how to buy a sheep. All of the information included meets these criteria: It is something that anyone can do, without special training. It can be done with relatively few supplies or with stuff you can make yourself. It has been tried and tested—either by the author, the military, doctors, or other homesteaders. The Ultimate Guide to Homesteading is not a storybook or a cookbook. It is a practical guide with nitty-gritty details on everything a homesteader can do, step-by-step with hundreds of color illustrations and pen and ink sketches. You can do it! This book can help.

The Grow Your Own Food Handbook

A Back to Basics Guide to Planting, Growing, and Harvesting Fruits and Vegetables

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Author: Monte Burch

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1628739797

Category: House & Home

Page: 240

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Growing your own food is a hot topic today because of the high cost of transporting food long distances, the heightened problem of diseases caused by commercially grown foods, concerns of the overuse of chemicals in mass food production, and the uncertain health effects of GMOs. Many people—from White House executives to inner-city kids—have recently discovered the benefits of homegrown vegetables and fruits. Community gardens, and even community canning centers, are increasingly popular and have turned roof-top gardening into a great and healthy food source. And on a smaller scale, some plants can even be grown in containers for the smallest backyard or patio. The possibilities for growing your own food are endless! The Grow Your Own Food Handbook informs you how to grow all types of vegetables, fruits, and even grains on your own land or in any small space available to you and your family. Also included is information on specific health benefits, vitamins, and minerals for each food, as well as detailed instructions for fall and winter food growing. Learn how to grow for your family, harvest and store all types of home-grown produce, and find joy in eating foods planted with your own hands.

The Homesteading Handbook

A Back to Basics Guide to Growing Your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating Your Own Energy, Crafting, Herbal Medicine, and More

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Author: Abigail R. Gehring

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1616082658

Category: House & Home

Page: 272

View: 2475

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.

Family Homesteading

The Ultimate Guide to Self-Sufficiency for the Whole Family

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Author: Teri Page

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510735518

Category: House & Home

Page: N.A

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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!

40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead

A Hands-On, Step-by-Step Sustainable-Living Guide

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Author: David Toht

Publisher: Creative Homeowner

ISBN: 9781580117104

Category: House & Home

Page: 255

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Provides details on how to build more than 40 projects--sheds, feeders, fences and other structures--to enhance readers' sustainable living. Original.

The City Homesteader

Self-Sufficiency on Any Square Footage

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Author: Scott Meyer

Publisher: Running Press Adult

ISBN: 0762442298

Category: House & Home

Page: 272

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The City Homesteader is the handbook for the world of self-sufficient living. It's about living tangibly in a virtual world. It's about being resourceful, saving money, reducing consumption, and increasing self-reliance. Join the many who are raising backyard chickens in the city and tilling their side yards: tapping into natural energy, managing homes more efficiently, and getting back to the earth. Explore the homesteading arts: gardening on small and large scales, raising dwarf fruit trees, sprouting grains, smoking meats and fish, grinding grains for flour, making cheese, making wine, cellaring, heating without fossil fuel, harvesting rainwater, composting, and much moreThe City Homesteader provides all the basics, including how to find supplies and step-by-step instructions that make it easy to follow along. Original illustrations throughout help you create your very own homestead on any piece of earth.

Homegrown & Handmade

A Practical Guide to More Self-reliant Living

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Author: Deborah Niemann

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 177142236X

Category: House & Home

Page: 336

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A modern approach to homesteading—no farm required Food recalls, dubious health claims, scary and shocking ingredients in health and beauty products. Our increasingly industrialized supply system is becoming more difficult to navigate, more frightening, and more frustrating, leaving us feeling stuck choosing in many cases between the lesser of several evils. Author Deborah Niemann offers healthier, more empowering choices, by showing us how to reclaim links in our food and purchasing chains, to make choices that are healthier for our families, ourselves, and our planet. In this fully updated and revised edition of Homegrown and Handmade, Deborah shows how making things from scratch and growing some of your own food can help you eliminate artificial ingredients from your diet, reduce your carbon footprint, and create a more authentic life. Whether your goal is increasing your self-reliance or becoming a full-fledged homesteader, it’s packed with answers and solutions to help you rediscover traditional skills, take control of your food from seed to plate, and much more. This comprehensive guide to food and fiber from scratch proves that attitude and knowledge is more important than acreage. Written from the perspective of a successful, self-taught modern homesteader, this well-illustrated, practical, and accessible manual will appeal to anyone who dreams of a more empowered life. Deborah Niemann presents and teaches extensively on topics ranging from soapmaking to livestock care. She and her family raise livestock for meat, eggs and dairy products, while an organic garden and orchard provide fruit and vegetables. Deborah is also the author of Raising Goats Naturally.

The Urban Homestead

Your Guide to Self-sufficient Living in the Heart of the City

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Author: Kelly Coyne,Erik Knutzen

Publisher: Feral House

ISBN: 1934170100

Category: Social Science

Page: 330

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Provides information for city dwellers on achieving a self-sufficient lifestyle, covering such topics as growing food, composting with worms, preserving and fermenting food, and cleaning one's house without toxins.