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The Power of Mulch to Help Fight Drought - Storey Publishing

It doesn’t matter how much rain you get if most of it never enters your soil. Mulch is one powerful measure you can take to make soil moisture-efficient.

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Losing it the fun and healthy way

This is my journey to a healthier me, and how I am doing it with my family.

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The Truth about Self-Sufficiency on a Quarter Acre - The Seasonal Homestead

What is self-sufficiency? The definition is needing no outside help in satisfying one's basic needs, especially with regard to the production of food. Over the years, I’ve read many books and articles claiming that food self-sufficiency is possible on a quarter acre. From my own experience, I have to say I disagree. So how much space is necessary to be self-sufficient in regards to food? I hope to enlighten you to a more reality based self-sufficient garden space needs based on experience.

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8 Ways to Make an Extra $1000 a Month On a Small Homestead

We've all seen them. Those huge listicles with ideas for making money on your homestead. A laundry list of things that could potentially bring in income, but mostly just a few dollars here or there.

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9 Reasons To Start Raising Ducks • The Courageous Chicken

Here are some great reasons to start raising ducks on your small farm. Raising ducks is a great choice and they are fun as well. Raising ducks ..

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The Homestead Guard Donkey - SHTFPreparedness

The Homestead Guard Donkey. Have you ever thought of doing this? A donkey for a homestead guard. Sounds weird but it will really help you.

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Homesteading To Do Lists (Month-to-Month) 2021 - Family Food Garden

How to homestead with monthly to do lists. Homesteading tasks organized by season so you can see the yearly flow of homestead living

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52 Ways to Make Money Homesteading

SUPER helpful list of how to get started with some of the best ways for making money farming - even on just a SMALL homestead!

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The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre!

Author: Madigan, CarleenBrand: Storey Publishing, LLCEdition: 14th PrintingFeatures: Following the author's suggestions, you can harvest your own fruits and vegetables, nuts, eggs, even grain and meat, all a few feet from your back door Also includes instructions on milling grains for flour, making your own cheese and cooking, canning, curing or pickling the fruits of your labor. Madigan 9"x7" 367 pp. Binding: PaperbackNumber Of Pages: 368Release Date: 11-02-2009Details: Product Description This comprehensive guide to homesteading provides all the information you need to grow and preserve a sustainable harvest of grains and vegetables; raise animals for meat, eggs, and dairy; and keep honey bees for your sweeter days. With easy-to-follow instructions on canning, drying, and pickling, you’ll enjoy your backyard bounty all winter long. Also available in this series: The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner, The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects, The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals, and The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know-How. Review "Bottom line is, even if you're not ready for complete self-sufficiency, in today's economic climate, it just makes sense to try to produce some of your own food. And this book is a great way to get your feet wet." ― Bust "The tone is sweet and accessible, and the well-organized chapters cover all the bases…” ― July 2009 ― Everyday Prepper “This book delivers what it aims to sell. Its 368 pages of information on creating a successful, self sufficient, backyard homestead that will keep you and your family busy and eating all year long. 4.5 out of five stars, this is the book homestead enthusiasts have been looking for. Go buy this book!” ― Boston Sunday Globe “The Backyard Homestead is a comprehensive and accessible guide to starting a vegetable garden, raising chickens and cows, canning food, making cheese, and a whole lot more. Editor Carleen Madigan…a homesteader in her own right, draws on the dozens of books about country living that Storey has published since its founding in 1983.” ― New York Times Book Review “Because you need to brace yourself for what’s on the horizon: The Backyard Homestead. This fascinating, friendly book is brimming with ideas, illustrations, and enthusiasm. The garden plans are solid, the advice crisp; the diagrams, as on pruning and double digging, are models of decorum. Halfway through, she puts the pedal to the metal, and whoosh! At warp speed, we’re growing our own hops and making our own beer, planting our own wheat fields, keeping chickens (ho hum), ducks, geese, and turkeys (now we’re talking) and milking goats, butchering lamb, raising rabbits, and grinding sausage. Oh, and tapping our maple trees, churning butter, and making our own cheese and yogurt. Peacocks, anyone? Need I say more? Well, yes. Stock up on some knitting books because next winter, you’ll want to grow your own sweaters, too." From the Back Cover From a quarter of an acre, you can harvest 1400 eggs, 50 pounds of wheat, 60 pounds of fruit, 2000 pounds of vegetables, 280 pounds of pork, and 75 pounds of nuts. Put your backyard to work. Enjoy fresher, organic, better-tasting food all the time. The solution is as close as your own backyard. Grow the vegetables and fruits your family loves; keep bees; raise chickens, goats, or even a cow. The Backyard Homestead shows you how it's done. And when the harvest is in, you'll learn how to cook, preserve, cure, brew, or pickle the fruits of your labor. The indispensable guide to food self-sufficiency: learn how to milk a goat, prune a fruit tree, dry herbs, make dandelion wine, bake whole-grain bread, tap a maple tree, make fresh mozzarella, brew beer, mill grains for flour, save seeds for next season, and a whole lot more. About the Author Before becoming an editor at Storey Publishing, Carleen Madigan was managing editor of Horticulture magazine and lived on an organic farm outside Boston, Massachusetts, where she learned the homesteading skills contained in The Backyard Homestead. She enjoys gardening, hiking, foraging, baking, spinning wool, and knitting.Package Dimensions: 8.8 x 7.0 x 1.0 inchesLanguages: English

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