Are you ready for backyard farming? Here’s a great resource for that! Continue reading “Are You Ready for Backyard Farming?”
The Do It Yourself Homestead is your homesteading manual. Do you lie awake at night, wondering how to make your family more self-sufficient in an uncertain world? Are you fearful and wondering how you are going to make it through to your homesteading dreams with your current finances? Are you wanting to gather your family together, as opposed to watching them drift apart, distracted by the siren call of the modern lifestyle? Are you wanting to feel more prepared for any eventuality so that you no longer experience fear when reading the newspaper? Are you wondering how to expand your homesteading efforts while still maintaining the rest of your life?
Maybe you’ve considered homesteading, but you’re stuck in an apartment, and don’t even know where to begin.
Never fear, The Do It Yourself Homestead is here!
Ready to start homesteading but don’t know where to begin? Are you a city kid like me and have to learn all your homesteading skills from scratch? I am genuinely excited to share these homesteading titles with you as you begin your journey towards self-sufficiency. Books are among my greatest, most effective homestead mentors. Even after homesteading for a number of years, I’m still collecting great books. Continue reading “Homesteading Books: Beginning Basics”
Have you been thinking of getting goats because you want fresh, clean milk? Concerned about all the commercial products and conventional handling practices many goat resources recommend? Never fear! There’s a way to get natural goat milk and more. From manure to meat, there are some wonderful publications that can teach you to care for your herd in healthy ways; including Deborah Niemann’s Raising Goats Naturally (reviewed here for your reading pleasure). Continue reading “Natural Goat Milk and More!”
Need some cookbook inspiration in the kitchen from a guy who truly loves his real foods? Do you want to learn more about the process of meal creation and how all the products you have can be used right down to the last leaf and bone? Are you an open-flame enthusiast who would like to expand your repertoire of campfire foods from foil pouches to full course meals? Then This is Camino – the weirdest and coolest cookbook ever – just might be for you. Continue reading “This is Camino – the Weirdest and Coolest Cookbook Ever”
Are you interested in learning to make cheese? Are you trying to keep your homemade cheeses as healthy as possible but aren’t sure where to start? Let The Art of Natural Cheesemaking lend you a hand.
Do you have a podcast or Kindle book in your queue on the topic of emergency preparedness and it’s been there for months, waiting for you to peruse it? Do things just keep coming up and you never quite get to making that emergency kit you know you’re supposed to have in your car? Emergency preparedness is a difficult topic for some but I’m convinced that people are only uncomfortable with it because they’re not as prepared as they could be for the emergencies. Let’s stop worry and start working! To that end, here are a few ideas to help with emergency preparedness for families. Continue reading “Emergency Preparedness for Families”
If you’re on the fence about bee keeping, pick up Honeybee, by Marina Marchese. This short read is a delightful combination of quality prose and useful bee information. Disclaimer: it may tip your over the fence in favor of the bees. Just sayin’.
Continue reading “Book Review Honeybee by Marina Marchese”
Did you know maple trees make syrup? Crazy, right? Did you know you can learn to tap your own maple trees to make syrup? Let me share with you what I’ve learned and why I’m NOT tapping my own maple trees (at least, for now). Continue reading “Maple Trees Make Syrup”
It’s not only Christmas time that you and I stand in need of simple, wholesome ideas for filling gift baskets to present to friends and family. All year long there are occasions where just the right combination of homemade flavors will take an ordinary day and turn it into an occasion. I had the pleasure of reviewing Kathie Lapcevic’s book Gift it From Scratch recently and I had to pass on some of what I learned to all of you. Continue reading “Gift Baskets: Review of Gift it From Scratch”