The Homesteading Handbook|Abigail Gehring
The Homesteading Handbook : A Back to Basics Guide to Growing Your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating Your Own Energy, Crafting, Herb
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Here is 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.

  • Plan, plant, and harvest your own organic home garden.
  • Enjoy fruits and vegetables year-round by canning, drying, and freezing.
  • Build alternate energy devices by hand, such as solar panels or geothermal heat pumps.
  • Differentiate between an edible puffball mushroom and a poisonous amanita.
  • Prepare butternut squash soup using ingredients from your own garden.
  • Conserve water by making a rain barrel or installing an irrigation system.
  • Have fun and save cash by handcrafting items such as soap, potpourri, and paper.

Experience the satisfaction that comes with self-sufficiency, as well as the assurance that you have done your part to help keep our planet green. The Homesteading Handbook is your roadmap to living in harmony with the land.


  • ISBN-13: 9781616082659
  • ISBN-10: 1616082658
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publish Date: May 2011
  • Dimensions: 9.9 x 6.9 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.85 pounds
  • Page Count: 272