Recently I was asked to review the new book being released by author Anna Hess called The Weekend Homesteader, A Twelve Month Guide To Self Sufficiency.
This is a great little book broken down into 12 months of projects with a homesteading skill suggested for each weekend of the month. You'll find projects that range from everything from building a clothesline and hanging laundry to no till gardening. Baking bread, bees, seed saving, food preservation, chicken keeping and much much more. Each project is broken down into goals, costs, time required and difficulty. For the new homesteader this book is a must. Not a book that gets bogged down with too much technical information but rather an introduction to new skills explained simply and concisely from an experienced homesteader and entrepreneur.
This would make a great holiday gift for anyone interested in homesteading, permaculture, self sufficient living or just general gardening and food preservation.
Whether you are a novice or longtime homesteader, rural or urban, there is a project in this book for everyone.
You can find a link to Anna's blog The Walden Effect listed on my right side bar.
Skyhorse Publishing has kindly sent an extra copy of The Weekend Homesteader to give away to one lucky reader. To enter the giveaway just leave a comment below about what you think the most important homesteading skills are and what were the easiest and most difficult ones for you to learn. I'll pick a random winner Monday December 3 from the comments. This giveaway is open to continental US residents only.
The Weekend Homesteader is now available at Amazon.com for $10.43
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