Homesteading book review: Gaining ground is about one man’s journey into sustainable agriculture, farmer’s markets, and saving the family farm. Beautifully written, this book provides insight into some of the challenges Farmer Forrest faced, and how he overcame them.
Written in the 70’s, the Foxfire series collects a number of homestead, survival, and country skills. Everything from crafts, woodworking, foraging, and folk lore.
I love the gum trees on our property, but I only recently realised that so many of the trees ARE gum trees. I was lucky enough to pick up a book called Gum: the story of eucalypts and their champions by Ashley Hay. I was hoping to learn about gum trees and how to identify […]
When my garden starts producing I grab my Pickles & Relishes book for my favorite recipes! I don’t have many cookbooks and this is the only canning book I own. I do love pickled foods and there are so many veggies that you can pickle that I use it endlessly all summer. Beginning with pickled […]
I (incorrectly) expected this book to be mostly recipes. As in food recipes. So I was very pleased to see recipes for cleaning products and body products. Not only does it begin with a comprehensive explanation of kitchen basics, fermentation, canning and making chicken broth, she also goes into detail of how various cleaning products […]
Whether you’re a homesteader or prepper, books are often essential. No or limited electricity? Need a fast reference about birthing a goat? Looking for a how to on knitting? Want to see how they did something in the old days? Find it all here in the Homesteading Books Gift Guide! Any of these would be […]