A fresh, new guide to the backyard lifestyle The homesteading movement is continuing to grow, as more people are stepping up to have a hand in where their food comes from. Whether you want to dabble or immerse yourself completely in the do-it-yourself, back-to-basics lifestyle, Welcome to the Farm is a comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to growing the very best food right in your own backyard. Shaye Elliott takes readers on a journey that teaches them how to harvest baskets full of organic produce, milk a dairy cow (and make butter), plant a homestead orchard, can jams and jellies, and even raise chickens and bees. From her experience running The Elliott Homestead, Shaye provides all the how-to wisdom you need to know about: The benefits of a home garden The basics of seed starting Building your own greenhouse What belongs in the winter garden Canning, freezing, and dehydrating techniques and recipes The pros and cons of caged vs. free-change chickens Keeping a dairy cow and what to do with all the milk Raising animals for meat Making your own cider and wine And so much more! Welcome to the Farm is aimed to serve homesteaders and urban-farmers alike, guiding them through the beginning stages of small-area farming and utilizing whatever amount of space they have available for optimal and delicious food production.
A fresh, new guide to the backyard lifestyle The homesteading movement is continuing to grow, as more people are stepping up to have a hand in where their food comes from. Whether you want to dabble or immerse yourself completely in the do-it-yourself, back-to-basics lifestyle, Welcome to the Farm is a comprehensive, fully illustrated guide to growing the very best food right in your own backyard. Shaye Elliott takes readers on a journey that teaches them how to harvest baskets full of organic produce, milk a dairy cow (and make butter), plant a homestead orchard, can jams and jellies, and even raise chickens and bees. From her experience running The Elliott Homestead, Shaye provides all the how-to wisdom you need to know about: .The benefits of a home garden .The basics of seed starting .Building your own greenhouse .What belongs in the winter garden .Canning, freezing, and dehydrating techniques and recipes .The pros and cons of caged vs. free-change chickens .Keeping a dairy cow and what to do with all the milk .Raising animals for meat .Making your own cider and wine .And so much more! Welcome to the Farm is aimed to serve homesteaders and urban-farmers alike, guiding them through the beginning stages of small-area farming and utilizing whatever amount of space they have available for optimal and delicious food production."
With more than 70 recipes, Family Table shares Shaye Elliott's bounty of favorite dishes that nourish her hardworking farm family every day. From dry-cured bacon made from pigs raised on the Elliott Homestead to sizzling steak with vinegar and tomato dressing, each recipe is about reviving easy, traditional food preparations for a more flavorful and healthful future. Forget expensive, exotic ingredients or fancy techniques. This farmgirl ain’t got time for that!
Following the success of Welcome to the Farm, Shaye Elliott shares how she celebrates family and farm traditions year-round in Seasons at the Farm. With her engaging storytelling and gorgeous full-color photos, Shaye brings to life how to entertain simply yet beautifully without mortgaging the farm. Simple recipes, decorating advice, and projects make this an inspirational and aspirational sequel to her beloved previous books.
Think glorious foods from scratch are impossible? Think again. "If your looking for a cookbook that is as entertaining as it is delicious, then look no further. From Scratch is a breath of fresh air when it comes to learning how to traditionally prepare and cook nutritious food. Shaye does not disappoint in her recipes and this cookbook reads like a letter from a close friend. These meals are easily prepared and yes, easily devoured."From Scratch: Easy Recipes for Traditionally Prepared, Whole-Food Dishes
Hobby farming is alive and thriving in semi-rural, suburban, and rural areas across the country, and female farmers have been cited as the fastest growing sector within the farming community in recent years. With more than 1 million women in the United States and Canada describing farming as their primary source of income, and many more for whom hobby farming is just that—a hobby—the time is right for a publication dedicated to hobby farming from a female perspective. Written for women, by a woman, this insightful volume is packed with stories and advice from women hobby farmers and looks at female-specific farming challenges as well as issues that all farmers face. Inside The Woman Hobby Farmer: •Discussions on the who, what, why, and where of hobby farming •Deciding on your farming goals and making a plan •What to expect in your new endeavor •How to decide what to plant and prepare your planting sites •Advice on feeding, caring for, and housing different types of livestock •A look at “agripreneurship”—running and marketing your hobby farm as a successful business •Stories, quotes, and advice from successful female hobby farmers
Author: Ann Larkin Hansen
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Genre: House & Home
This hardworking addition to the best-selling Backyard Homestead series offers expert advice on what tasks to do around your farm and when to do them — no matter where on the planet you call home. Author Ann Larkin Hansen sets the priorities for each area of the farm, including the barn, garden, orchard, field, pasture, and woodlot. For every critical turn of the year (12 in all), Hansen provides an at-a-glance to-do list along with tips and a more in-depth discussion of key topics for the season. Easy-reference charts, checklists, and record-keeping sections help you keep track of it all.
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2012-11-21
Genre: House & Home
Collected in this volume is a best-of selection from Instructables, reproduced for the first time outside of the web format, retaining all of the charm and ingenuity that make Instructables such a popular destination for internet users looking for new and fun projects designed by real people in an easy-to-digest way. Hundreds of Instructables are included, ranging from practical projects like making a butcher block counter top or building solar panels to fun and unique ideas for realistic werewolf costumes or transportable camping hot tubs. The difficulty of the projects ranges from beginner on up, but all are guaranteed to raise a smile or a “Why didn’t I think of that?” Numerous full-color pictures accompany each project, detailing each step of the process along the way. It’s an invitation to try a few yourself, and once you’re done, see if you don’t have a couple of ideas to share at Instructables.com.
Author: Merissa A. Alink
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-10-20
Genre: House & Home
From the immensely popular blogger behind Little House Living comes a motivational homemaking book, inspired by Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie, featuring creative, fun ways to live your life simply and frugally—perfect for fans of Ree Drummond’s The Pioneer Woman. Shortly after getting married, Merissa Alink and her husband found themselves with nothing in their pantry but a package of spaghetti and some breadcrumbs. Their life had hit rock bottom, and it was only after a touching act of charity that they were able to get on their feet again. Inspired by this gesture of kindness as well as the beloved Little House on the Prairie books, Merissa found that a life of self-sufficiency and simplicity could be charming and blissful. She set out to live an entirely made-from-scratch life, the “Little House” way, and as a result, she slashed her household budget by nearly half—saving thousands of dollars a year. She started to write about homesteading, homemaking, and cooking from scratch, and over the next few years developed the recipes and DIY projects that would one day become part of her now beloved website, LittleHouseLiving.com. As whole foods became staples of the family diet, Merissa realized the dangers of putting overly processed ingredients not only into our bodies, but on or near them as well. In addition to countless delicious, home-cooked meals, she developed natural, easy-to-make recipes for everything from sunscreen to taco seasoning mix, lemon poppy hand scrub to furniture polish. With their simple ingredients, these recipes are allergen friendly and many are gluten-free. With over 130 practical, simple DIY recipes, gorgeous full-color photographs, and Merissa’s trademark charm in personal stories and tips, Little House Living is the epitome of heartland warmth and prairie inspiration.
To go-to guide for women who want to be part of the farming revolution. Women are leading the new farming revolution in America. Much of the impetus to move back to the land, raise our own food, and connect with our agricultural past is being driven by women. They raise sheep for wool, harvest honey from their beehives, grow food for their families and sell their goods at farmers' markets. What does a woman who wants to work the land need to do to follow her dream? First, she needs this book. It may seem strange to suggest that women farmers need a different guide than male farmers, but women often have different strengths and goals, and different ways of achieving those goals. Audrey Levatino shares her experiences of running a farm and offers invaluable advice on how to get started, whether you have hundreds of acres or a simple lot for an urban community garden. Filled with personal anecdotes and stories from other women farmers, from old hands to brand new ones, from agricultural icons like Temple Grandin, to her own sister, this book is a reassuring and inspirational guide that discusses: Should you do an internship or jump right in? How to find a farm or how to handle one that you’ve inherited Best practices for selling at the farmer’s market and how to sell your goods locally Farmhouse chores and how to get them done right How to handle large power tools, including a chainsaw Planning and growing an organic farm garden Incorporating animals as part of a farm ecosystem Where to get started if you want to farm-school your kids Tips for keeping your mind, body and spirit healthy while undertaking the demanding nature of farm work It's all here, in the same warm and friendly voice that readers embraced in The Joy of Hobby Farming. Full-color photography throughout provides step-by-step instructions for anything you’ll need to do on your farm.
Author: Melissa K. Norris
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Release Date: 2017-10-01
Homemade Shouldn't Be Hectic Do you wish you could slow down and create a home you and your family love and enjoy spending time in? Melissa K. Norris, author of The Made-from-Scratch Life and voice of the Pioneering Today podcast, offers down-to-earth tips and guidance to help you learn how to... bake old-fashioned recipes (everything from biscuits to shepherd's pie) with quick, stress-free steps grow, harvest, and preserve culinary and medicinal herbs (with DIY tutorials for soaps, salves, and balms) make your own cultured and fermented foods at home following simple instructions for buttermilk, sour cream, sourdough, and more simplify your routine and declutter your home with room-by-room guides and Depression-era wisdom Open your heart to God-given rest and discover practical and tangible ways you can craft your home into a refuge for yourself and the ones you love.
Author: , A Wranglerstar Production
Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Genre: House & Home
God, self-reliance, simplicity, & service: The homesteading secrets to success! With this in mind, Cody and the Wranglerstar family decided to leave a comfortable city life several years ago and start their adventure in the rugged mountains of the Pacific Northwest. Now popular pioneers among a growing movement of people seeking independence from debt, freedom to raise their family with values and faith, and the peace of a simpler, more meaningful approach to life, they detail their journey on the Wranglerstar YouTube channel to hundreds of thousands each week. Discover their personal story, what worked, what didn’t, and what you can learn from their mistakes Explore detailed “How to” sections throughout the book, providing hands-on knowledge and practical tips for just about anyone Master techniques you can use to help you in your home, garden, and life with these full-color drawings, photos, and illustrations! With this window into the modern homesteading movement, you will find innovative strategies and forgotten wisdom reclaimed from the past that can be made your own. Have you dreamed of stepping off the treadmill of life? Do you feel in your heart there is something more than the usual daily grind? Join the Wranglerstar family as they blaze a trail for all those who dream of becoming truly independent by living an amazing and more fulfilling American dream. In the blueprint of their story, you can see the decisions and paths that are at the heart of this life and faith transforming way of life!