Fans of Back to Basics, Homesteading, and Self-Sufficiency have been asking for a one-stop resource for all the subjects covered in that successful series. In response, Gehring has compiled a massive, beautifully presented, single volume that covers canning and preserving, keeping chickens, fermenting, soap-making, how to generate your own energy, how to build a log cabin, natural medicine, cheese-making, maple sugaring, farm mechanics, and much, much more. Whether you own one hundred acres or rent a studio apartment in the city, this book has plenty of ideas to inspire you.
Get inspired to make more responsible, enriching, and eco-friendly choices and live sustainably. ''The Self-Sufficienct 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 livestock.
''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. 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.
Whether you live in the city, the suburbs, or in the wide-open spaces, there is plenty you can do to improve your life from a green perspective. Who doesn’t want to shrink their carbon footprint, save money, and eat homegrown food whenever possible? Even people 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.
A full-color guide to help you and your family to be kinder to Mother Earth, while being kind to your bank account. It doesn’t matter where your homestead is located—farm, suburb, or even city, you can learn to grow vegetables, use alternative energy, can and preserve, and more. You, too, can be more self-sufficient. With the rapid depletion of our planet’s natural resources, we would all like to live a more self-sufficient lifestyle. But in the midst of an economic crisis, it’s just as important to save money as it is to go green.
Growing herbs means growing your own food, medicine, home remedies, beauty products, and more. The Homesteader’s Guide to Growing Herbs is packed with expert information on planting, caring for, and using herbs to nourish and nurture yourself, your family, your pets, and even your livestock. Learn about the countless perks of cultivating herbs on your homestead, find tons of info on foraging and growing herbs, and get a step-by-step guide to creating your own herbal preparations
With an array of beautiful photos and easy to read terminology, just about any homesteader, new or seasoned, can learn from The Homesteader's Herbal Companion, and finally feel comfortable incorporating the many wonderful qualities of herbs around their homes. This is a beautiful guide for the modern day homesteader. From learning how to incorporate herbs and essential oils around your home, to learning how to enhance your family's health and well-being. This book is the go-to guide for those wishing to live a more natural homesteading lifestyle.
Discover 25 quick and easy DIY projects for long term survival. Learn how to create simple DIY plans for a freeze dryer, for a root cellar that can double up as an bunker, and for an underground ''Walipini'' greenhouse that's easy to protect. Find out a simple & cheap alternative to air conditioning, collecting and storing Water and more.