There was a time when homesteading was the default way of life in America.
Sadly, to many now it’s a lost art and that means it can be much harder to live a sustainable lifestyle than you might think.
Fortunately, Carleen Madigan has collected all that lost wisdom so that you too can become an expert homesteader.
Grow Grains, Fruit and Vegetables
The Backyard Homestead spends quite a bit of time setting you up with the skills you need to grow and then reap a bountiful harvest within your home environment.
Nothing beats fresh vegetables straight out of your garden and soon, you’ll be enjoying just that. You can even take it to the next level and become a market gardener.
You won’t let anything go to waste either – you’ll also learn how to can, dry and pickle in this book!
Get Eggs and Honey
If you’re not vegan then you may appreciate the chance to learn how to care for chickens so that they can provide you with tasty eggs (learn how long farm fresh eggs last – it’s amazing!) every day (or nearly every day) and how to raise yourself some honey bees for fresh, sweet honey.
For the most adventurous would-be homesteaders there’s also a section on how to raise animals that you intend to use for their meat.
Not everyone will want this information but if you’ve always fancied ensuring your meat is 100% free range, this is how to go about it.
You can find The Backyard Homestead: Produce All The Food You Need On Just A Quarter Acre! online here.
For related reading don’t miss our review of Country Wisdom & Know-How.