Whether you’re just getting started with homesteading or are looking to find better tactics and techniques to make your home and garden run a little more smoothly, we have some great resources for you! Many of our members have written amazing books that will help you to learn more about gardening, raising animals, homesteading with minimal space, and so much more.
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Even the busiest people with little time to spare can bring elements of homesteading into their everyday lives. Mindy Wood helps you find ways to make homesteading work for you on the level you want.
Teri Page will guide you through the process of taking your homestead off the grid. With practical tips and advice from someone who has successfully created an off-grid homestead, this is a great resource.
This guide from Teri Page and Brian Thomas will show you how to create your own root cellar from the ground up. Add a walkout root cellar to your property and have the perfect storage conditions for your harvest.
Angela England walks you through how to start your own backyard farm with gardening tips, raising animals, and much more. Lots of great tools to help you as you begin on your journey.
A self-taught homesteaders’ one-year journey to learning a new skill each week, Kimberlee Bastien walks through each project with equal parts humor and common-sense.
Mindy Wood gives you all of the resources you need to get started raising your own chickens. Wishful backyard farmers and homesteaders can learn how to set up a coop, choose and care for their flock, and many more valuable lessons.
Step up your chicken game and learn how to use your flock to make some extra money. Lisa Murano will show you how you can bring in thousands a year, just with a small flock in the backyard.
Thinking about raising backyard chickens, but not sure where to start? Kathryn Robles gives you an overview of what you need to raise chickens so you can decide if it is right for you.
Choose the right breed, create the perfect environment, and make sure that your backyard flock is happy and healthy with this great guide from Kathryn Robles.
Learn to raise happy, healthy and sustainable meat rabbits by raising a colony. This book by Dana Thompson teaches you the ins and outs of starting and caring for a backyard rabbit colony.
Learn how to sneak delicious edibles into your landscape in this helpful book from Angela England. Find out how you can create a gorgeous garden with lots of hidden gems that are both delicious and nutritious.
This book by Rachel Arsenault gives you the tools and resources you need to plan the perfect vegetable garden. Find out where to plant, when to plant, and get great tips and tricks for a successful garden.
In this book, Rachel Arsenault shows you the ropes of growing potatoes in your garden. Learn how to deal with common issues, how to store your harvest, and even how to choose the right variety for your needs.
Sheri Ann Richerson shares some of her favorite organic gardening tips to help you find success in your own backyard garden. Perfect for both beginning and experienced gardeners.
Design your garden in the English style with the wonderful tips in this book from Sheri Ann Richerson. Create a beautiful but functional space as you lay out your plants and prepare your plants for the next season.
Learn everything you need to know about starting your own year-round garden from authors Sheri Ann Richerson and . Topics include indoor and outdoor gardening, seed starting, covers and greenhouses, and much, much more.
In yet another gem from Sheri Ann Richerson, you’ll learn how to harvest, dry, and prepare seeds from your harvest, getting you ready to start your plants for the next season’s planting.
Food & Cooking
Learn the step-by-step process from a native German artisan cheese maker and homesteader, Corina Sahlin. Make your own Gouda cheese from milk that you’ve sourced from your own farm!
From the starter to the finished product, this book by Dana Thompson covers everything you need to know to create that perfect loaf of sourdough bread.
Construct your own backyard bread and pizza oven with the instructions in this guide by Teri Page and Brian Thomas. You’ll enjoy delicious artisan bread and brick oven style pizza, right at home!
Written by Marie Beausoleil, this book features nearly a thousand simple recipes that include basic, homegrown ingredients. You’ll put your harvest to good use!