The Homesteading Handbook

The Homesteading Handbook

Back to Basics Guide to Growing your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating your Own Energy, Crafting, Herbal Medicine, and More

Book - 2011
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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. As Gehring shows in this thorough but concise guide, being kind to Mother Earth can also mean being kind to your bank account! It doesn't matter where your homestead is located--farm, suburb, or even city. Wherever you live, The Homesteading Handbook can help you:

* 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.
Publisher: New York : c2011
ISBN: 9781616082659
Branch Call Number: ANF 640 GEHR
Characteristics: 268 p. : ill. ; 26 cm

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ingrid66
Jul 16, 2017

You can't learn how to survive on the land from just one book. It's definitely a process, one that used to be handed down from one's elders, lived daily and then handed down again. This book is merely an introduction into each phase of homesteading and then one should find more books to educate oneself and learn by doing!

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greencat
Dec 13, 2012

Honestly, if this is the only book I had for an apocalyse I would be doomed. Pretty book, but not so good with complete 'how to'.

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