Modern Homesteading

Modern Homesteading

It covers something we found out or wished we would have known before we
embarked on our homesteading journey. The “Wisdom from ... Modern
homesteading is a process, not an event or place, different for each family. Most
families will ...

Author: , A Wranglerstar Production

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781614584650

Category: House & Home

Page: 224

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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!
Categories: House & Home

Modern Homesteading

Modern Homesteading

Living the Country Life. MODERN Homesteading life. MODERN Homesteading
Advice and inspiration for cultivating a better.

Author: Living the Country Life

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781681882338

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 696

An accessible guide for the aspiring modern homesteader from the craftsmen at Living the Country Life magazine! Grow your own crops, raise backyard animals, and preserve your bounty for the winter months and beyond. Once upon a time, people had a real connection with the land. Instead of being mere consumers, they were producers and makers. Traditional skills were learned to eliminate a reliance on others, enabling the self-sufficiency that’s at the heart of the Do-It-Yourself movement. And this artisanal wisdom was passed on to family and friends. The editors at Living the Country Life magazine have collected this essential expertise into Modern Homesteading, a guide to rediscovering the crucial skills to truly go from farm to table. Whether you live in the country or just want to reconnect with nature in your own backyard, Modern Homesteading provides guidance to: * Build a chicken coop, raise and care for chicks, and produce farm-fresh eggs for the breakfast table * Grow your own fruits, vegetables, grains, and herbs for a healthy and delicious bounty * Preserve and can your favorite fruits and vegetables to enjoy their flavors throughout the year * Customize your garden for a harmonious mix of plants that yield what you need, when you need it Whether you’re raising urban chickens behind your Brooklyn brownstone or feeding your family from a front-yard organic veggie plot, this book can bring a little self-sufficiency into any life.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

At Home in Nature

At Home in Nature

"--Robert A. Orsi, Harvard University "This is a fascinating, authoritative, and accessible look at one of America's most important subcultures.

Author: Rebecca Kneale Gould

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520241401

Category: History

Page: 350

View: 120

"Gould's attention to the ironies and ambivalences that abound in the practice of homesteading provides fresh and insightful perspective."--Beth Blissman, Oberlin College "This luminously written ethnography of the worlds that homesteaders make significantly broadens our understanding of modern American religion. In richly textured descriptions of the everyday lives and work of the homesteaders with whom she lived, Gould helps us understand how the tasks of clearing land, making bread, and building a garden wall were ways of taking on the most urgent issues of meaning and ethics."--Robert A. Orsi, Harvard University "This is a fascinating, authoritative, and accessible look at one of America's most important subcultures. If you ever get around to building that cabin in the woods, or especially if you don't, you'll want this volume on the bookshelf."--Bill McKibben, author of Wandering Home: A Long Walk Across America's Most Hopeful Landscape "Rebecca Gould's compelling book on American homesteading brings the study of the religion-nature connection in the U.S. to a new place."--Catherine L. Albanese, author of Nature Religion in America: From the Algonkian Indians to the New Age "Gould provides brand new data and sheds new interpretive light on familiar figures and movements. At Home in Nature is a model of how to seamlessly blend ethnography and history."--Bron Taylor, University of Florida, editor of the Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature
Categories: History

The Modern Homestead Garden

The Modern Homestead Garden

In The Modern Homestead Garden, author and YouTube gardening star Gary Pilarchik of The Rusted Garden walks you step-by-step through the process of building a homestead garden.

Author: Gary Pilarchik

Publisher: Cool Springs Press

ISBN: 0760368171

Category: Gardening

Page: 160

View: 332

If concerns about the environment and the health and wellness of yourself and your family leave you longing to make a change, start growing and preserving your own organic foods. With the guidance found in The Modern Homestead Garden, you'll discover how little land and effort it takes to start growing healthy, nutritious food. Modern homesteading is a lifestyle focused on living lightly on the land and increasing self-sufficiency. It doesn't matter whether "home" is 50 acres in the country, a suburban corner lot, or an apartment in the city; all you need is a desire to reduce your footprint on the earth and live a more sustainable life. To be a modern homesteader, you don't have to live off-grid and you don't have to give up contemporary conveniences. For most modern homesteaders, it all starts with making the conscious decision to reduce your reliance on the commercial food supply chain. In The Modern Homestead Garden, author and YouTube gardening star Gary Pilarchik of The Rusted Garden walks you step-by-step through the process of building a homestead garden. From laying out the planting beds,nurturing the soil, and starting seeds, straight through to cooking and preserving the harvest, Gary serves as your warm and accessible guide, no matter how large or how small your homestead is. With the guidance found here, you'll move at your own pace, learn, share, and enjoy the journey as you slowly transform your home into an edible landscape. Practical advice to site and build your very first homestead garden Crop profiles to get you growing quickly Cost-effective ways to source seeds and plants The low-down on feeding plants in an earth-friendly way Methods for preparing planting beds and containers Soil prep advice every homesteader can use All natural trouble-shooting solutions How to include berries, cane fruits, vine crops, and fruit trees in your homestead plans Food preservation advice that's easy and delicious Modern homesteading is as much an attitude as it is an action. It's not dependent on how much land you have or even how much food you can grow; it's about cultivating self-sufficiency and self-reliance, no matter its level. Welcome to The Modern Homestead Garden.
Categories: Gardening

Modern Homestead

Modern Homestead

Regardless of space or green thumb know-how, Renee Wilkinson offers something for everyone. Musing about what it takes to raise clucking chickens? Wilkinson walks you through every step.

Author: Renee Wilkinson

Publisher: Fulcrum Pub

ISBN: 1555917488

Category: Gardening

Page: 198

View: 103

A comprehensive guide to creating a sustainable lifestyle through home-grown foods, providing tips, photographs, and instructions to create a garden on a fire escape or windowsill; create homemade preserves and sauces; raise bantam hens, ducks, honeybees, or goats; make organic fertilizer in a compost bin; and related topics.
Categories: Gardening

Go North Young Man

Go North  Young Man

Go North, Young Man, first published in 1957, is Gordon Stoddard's account of his first four years as a homesteader on Alaska's Kenai peninsula in the 1950s.

Author: Gordon Stoddard

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781839740466

Category: History

Page: 248

View: 571

Go North, Young Man, first published in 1957, is Gordon Stoddard's account of his first four years as a homesteader on Alaska's Kenai peninsula in the 1950s. From building his first cabin (with only the aid of a basic do-it-yourself pamphlet), to growing an abundance of over-sized vegetables, to hunting and foraging and surviving the long winters, Stoddard portrays a down-to-earth look at the simple life he desired and created for himself. Includes 19 pages of photographs and maps.
Categories: History

The Modern Homestead

The Modern Homestead

My book will show you how to be a modern homesteader and live a self-reliant, sustainable, green, lifestyle that will benefit the Earth as well as care for yourself in the best way What sustainable living is The difference between ...

Author: Sara Manchester

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798656008112

Category:

Page: 126

View: 537

The Modern Homestead Imagine yourself in a thriving backyard garden homestead complete with vegetables, chickens, or goats. Imagine having such self-reliance that you don't have to go to the grocery store every week. Sustainable, green living is achievable, whether you live in an urban, suburban, or rural location. It will not only save the planet, but it can save your health (and money, too!). In my book The Modern Homestead, I will show you how to achieve true sustainability at home through self-reliant, eco-friendly, green living strategies. You can grow food for your family and live off grid (or semi-off-grid) with your modern backyard homestead. I have lived my whole life with keeping sustainability in mind. I have been gardening, canning, re-using, and recycling before those habits were popular. Now that I am an adult with a family and responsibilities, I have found ways to incorporate these techniques into our lives, teaching my children to be mindful of the Earth. This not only makes the world a better place, it's also better for our health and budget. My backyard is a self-sustained ecosystem of its own, the permaculture very much alive and thriving, helping me and my family live the truly self-reliant life. You don't need to go permanently off grid to enjoy living off the land-all it takes is a little bit of patience, a chockfull of know-how, and a huge heaping of love While living in a city, you can still live a modern, self-sustainable, green lifestyle. There are little things that you can do that will help you save resources, including time and money. No matter what part of the self-reliant spectrum you fall on, there are tips, tricks, and techniques you can employ to help you reach your goals. From fully off-grid country-style life to urban balcony gardening, you can help yourself and the environment (and be better prepared to deal with any crisis that your family may face because you rely on yourself and not the food supply chain!). While you might be interested in starting a sustainable life, you might think it's impossible to leave all the comforts of technology and society behind. The good news is that sustainable living doesn't have to be that way. You can have a self-reliant and sustainable lifestyle by providing for yourself while still maintaining your jobs and staying close to your family and friends. Yes, you can still continue living in your own neighborhood-all that you need to do is to rely on stores and supply chains as little as possible. My book will show you how to be a modern homesteader and live a self-reliant, sustainable, green, lifestyle that will benefit the Earth as well as care for yourself in the best way What sustainable living is The difference between sustainable living and zero waste How to start sustainable living Why sustainable living is important The three pillars of sustainability The history of homesteading Lessons learned from the great depression that apply today Why you should (or shouldn't) go self-reliant Building your homestead from scratch with a step-by-step guide to setting up A discussion of different homestead animal choices The costs of homesteading What permaculture means How to make a four-season garden How to harvest your veggies (and eggs, if you have them) Indoor permaculture tips, tricks, and techniques Preservation and storage of your homegrown food How to sell your excess produce Other ways to live sustainably Frequently asked questions about homesteading This book also makes a great gift! Be sure to click "Buy now" so you can start living your best self-reliant, green life now!
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So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader

So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader

Praise for So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader? Three years ago, we
moved from our small hobby farm in Virginia to the woods of Maine. While we
considered ourselves ready, nothing could have prepared us for the rigors of
heating ...

Author: Kirsten Lie-Nielsen

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781771422802

Category: House & Home

Page: 192

View: 924

The “look before you leap” guide to the joys and pitfalls of the rural good life. Dreams of self-sufficiency, independence, and tranquility continue to pull in a new generation of modern homesteaders. While growing your own food and being in charge of your life is the source of much satisfaction, there are many challenges to living away from modern conveniences. Written by an experienced modern homesteader who successfully made the leap, So You Want to Be a Modern Homesteader? offers an in-depth examination of what you need to consider before moving “back to the land.” Drawing from a deep well of experience, this essential guide covers: Romance versus the reality of rural living Finding the right property Building versus bootstrapping Practical “must-have” skills Earning and income and farming on a budget Creating community Seasonal living Children and schooling Social media, the internet and rural life. Whether you are dreaming of moving to the country for peace and an escape from the daily grind, to provide a different lifestyle for your children, or you’re already long-established in the country, this complete and realistic guide is the essential resource to help you achieve success as a modern homesteader.
Categories: House & Home

Homesteading Essentials 2 Books In 1 Volume

Homesteading Essentials   2 Books In 1 Volume

One thing that is often in short supply when living off the land, is the time to enjoy the fruits of your labour, and this is the beauty of Slow Cooking!

Author: F A Paris

Publisher:

ISBN: 1793282846

Category:

Page: 166

View: 305

Homesteading Essentials - by Best Selling Author Norman J Stone and Slow Cooker enthusiast F. A. Paris - offers a unique collection of two books that 'complete the circle' for the modern homesteader - or just those who wish to be more self-sufficient, and provide good nutritious food for the family. One thing that is often in short supply when living off the land, is the time to enjoy the fruits of your labour, and this is the beauty of Slow Cooking! The Slow Cooker is the ideal 'set and forget' method of cooking delicious meals, that leaves maximum time for other tasks like collecting the eggs, or tending to the vegetable patch!Offered at a Substantial Discount compared to buying these excellent books individually; the 'Modern Homesteader' book, is a summary of five of the basic skills needed to understand the challenges facing modern-day homesteading; while 'Slow Cooking Heaven' is a collection of over 40 delicious recipes for the slow cooker.This unique book presents the opportunity to get your produce 'From the Plot to the Pot' with the least effort on your part; and with the tastiest of results! - a "must have" addition to your gardening or Homesteading book collection.
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Up Tunket Road

Up Tunket Road

Up Tunket Road is the inspiring true story of a young couple who embraced the joys of simple living while also acknowledging its frustrations and complexities.

Author: Philip Ackerman-Leist

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603582797

Category: House & Home

Page: 312

View: 800

Ever since Thoreau's Walden, the image of the American homesteader has been of someone getting away from civilization, of forging an independent life in the country. Yet if this were ever true, what is the nature and reality of homesteading in the media-saturated, hyper-connected 21st century? For seven years Philip Ackerman-Leist and his wife, Erin, lived without electricity or running water in an old cabin in the beautiful but remote hills of western New England. Slowly forging their own farm and homestead, they took inspiration from their experiences among the mountain farmers of the Tirolean Alps and were guided by their Vermont neighbors, who taught them about what it truly means to live sustainably in the postmodern homestead--not only to survive, but to thrive in a fragmented landscape and a fractured economy. Up Tunket Road is the inspiring true story of a young couple who embraced the joys of simple living while also acknowledging its frustrations and complexities. Ackerman-Leist writes with humor about the inevitable foibles of setting up life off the grid--from hauling frozen laundry uphill to getting locked in the henhouse by their ox. But he also weaves an instructive narrative that contemplates the future of simple living. His is not a how-to guide, but something much richer and more important--a tale of discovery that will resonate with readers who yearn for a better, more meaningful life, whether they live in the city, country, or somewhere in between.
Categories: House & Home

Rural roads to security

Rural roads to security

Chapter 7 SOME PROBLEMS IN MODERN HOMESTEADING THE idea, that the
multiplication of homesteads can rebuild security, independence, and freedom in
the modern world, is growing among all classes of people. It is the idea that Leo ...

Author: L.G. Ligutti

Publisher: Рипол Классик

ISBN: 9785876867360

Category: History

Page: 387

View: 845

Categories: History

Reopening the Frontier

Reopening the Frontier

The first ever history of the post-World War II homesteading program that provided frontier land to returning veterans. Reveals the many challenges they faced--and how they helped change our perceptions of the modern American West.

Author: Brian Q. Cannon

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015080820650

Category: History

Page: 307

View: 926

The first ever history of the post-World War II homesteading program that provided frontier land to returning veterans. Reveals the many challenges they faced--and how they helped change our perceptions of the modern American West.
Categories: History

The Modern Homesteader s Guide to Keeping Geese

The Modern Homesteader s Guide to Keeping Geese

This book is one of them.

Author: Kirsten Lie-Nielsen

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9781550926545

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

View: 378

While chickens preen in the spotlight, geese are the historic unsung heroes of small farms and homesteads. Providing weed control, large eggs, and entertainment, and acting as “security” over other animals, geese are the ultimate modern homesteading companion. The Modern Homesteader’s Guide to Keeping Geese covers everything you need to know to raise geese, including: Profiles of breeds and how to select the best one for your needs • How to “imprint” goslings on a person • Feeding, housing, animal health, and cold weather care • Using geese for weed control, soil improvement, and as “watch geese” • Cooking with goose eggs and meat Additional coverage includes a look at the rich history of geese on farms in North America and Europe that will enhance any goose keeper’s enjoyment of these intelligent and unique birds. This practical guide is a must-have essential for the kitchen table of homesteaders, small farmers, permaculturists, and professional farmers looking to add the power of geese to their land. Kirsten Lie-Nielsen has been raising geese for most of her life. She writes about homesteading and farming for Grit, Mother Earth News, Backyard Poultry, and hobbyfarms.com. She and her partner’s experiences farming, raising animals, and restoring a 200-year-old farm in Liberty, Maine, are chronicled at hostilevalleyliving.com.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative Low Budget Homesteading Solutions

Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative  Low Budget Homesteading Solutions

And Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions Oscar Will, Karen Will
... When it came down to it, we decided to go with topics that we felt would be of
use to readers — things that modern homesteaders like us could put into practice
 ...

Author: Oscar Will

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9780865717176

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 272

View: 166

Offers to teach modern homesteaders how to maximize their available resources, including animal management, construction techniques from woodlot materials, and replacing farm machinery with homemade hand tools.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Lived Religion in America

Lived Religion in America

At once historically and theoretically informed, these essays invite the reader to think of religion dynamically, reconsidering American religious history in terms of practices that are linked to specific social contexts.

Author: David D. Hall

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691218281

Category: Religion

Page: 280

View: 930

At once historically and theoretically informed, these essays invite the reader to think of religion dynamically, reconsidering American religious history in terms of practices that are linked to specific social contexts. The point of departure is the concept of "lived religion." Discussing such topics as gift exchange, cremation, hymn-singing, and women's spirituality, a group of leading sociologists and historians of religion explore the many facets of how people carry out their religious beliefs on a daily basis. As David Hall notes in his introduction, a history of practices "encompasses the tensions, the ongoing struggle of definition, that are constituted within every religious tradition and that are always present in how people choose to act. Practice thus suggests that any synthesis is provisional." The volume opens with two essays by Robert Orsi and Danièle Hervieu-Léger that offer an overview of the rapidly growing study of lived religion, with Hervieu-Léger using the Catholic charismatic renewal movement in France as a window through which to explore the coexistence of regulation and spontaneity within religious practice. Anne S. Brown and David D. Hall examine family strategies and church membership in early New England. Leigh Eric Schmidt looks at the complex meanings of gift-giving in America. Stephen Prothero writes about the cremation movement in the late nineteenth century. In an essay on the narrative structure of Mrs. Cowman's Streams in the Desert, Cheryl Forbes considers the devotional lives of everyday women. Michael McNally uses the practice of hymn-singing among the Ojibwa to reexamine the categories of native and Christian religion. In essays centering on domestic life, Rebecca Kneale Gould investigates modern homesteading as lived religion while R. Marie Griffith treats home-oriented spirituality in the Women's Aglow Fellowship. In "Golden- Rule Christianity," Nancy Ammerman talks about lived religion in the American mainstream.
Categories: Religion

Homesteading Adventures

Homesteading Adventures

by Jd Belanger editor and publisher of Countryside magazine Most of the few
people who know a little about modern homesteading have several
preconceived notions about the lifestyle . They assume that homesteaders are
people who have ...

Author: Sue Robishaw

Publisher: Manytracks

ISBN: UOM:39015071208469

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 303

View: 758

Practical guide to homesteading, rural living and backwoods survival as told through a fictional couple's experiences in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Features solar heating and food preparation, building earth sheltered housing, and organic gardening and food preparation.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Resilient Farm and Homestead

The Resilient Farm and Homestead

A manual for developing durable, beautiful, and highly functional human habitat systems fit to handle an age of rapid transition, written by a land designer and site developer whose permaculture-research farm has drawn national attention.

Author: Ben Falk

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781603584449

Category: Gardening

Page: 304

View: 793

A manual for developing durable, beautiful, and highly functional human habitat systems fit to handle an age of rapid transition, written by a land designer and site developer whose permaculture-research farm has drawn national attention.
Categories: Gardening

Public Religion and the Urban Environment

Public Religion and the Urban Environment

In Rebecca Kneale Gould's work on the modern homesteading movement as a
form of “lived religion” (2005), readers are ... It is important to note that the
homesteaders that Gould describes are not reactionary against the built
environment ...

Author: Richard Bohannon

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441149336

Category: Religion

Page: 208

View: 374

'Nature' and the 'city' have most often functioned as opposites within Western culture, a dichotomy that has been reinforced (and sometimes challenged) by religious images. Bohannon argues here that cities and natural environments, however, are both connected and continually affected by one another. He shows how such connections become overt during natural disasters, which disrupt the narratives people use to make sense of the world,including especially religious narratives, and make them more visible. This book offers both a theoretical exploration of the intersection of the city, nature, and religion, as well as a sociological analysis of the 1997 flood in Grand Forks, ND, USA. This case study shows how religious factors have influenced how the relationship between nature and the city is perceived, and in particular have helped to justify the urban control of nature. The narratives found in Grand Forks also reveal a broader understanding of the nature of Western cities, highlighting the potent and ethically-rich intersections between religion, cities and nature.
Categories: Religion

Powell

Powell

Three HOMESTEADERS ARRIVE AND POWELL IS BORN On April 27 , 1908 ,
water flowed from the Shoshone River ... landscape , in addition to learning the
fine art of irrigating crops , challenged many of these modern homesteaders .

Author: Jeremy M. Johnston

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738569178

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 276

By 1909, the completion of the Garland Canal brought water to the arid lands in the central Bighorn Basin, transforming the high plains desert into irrigated farmland. Homesteaders and businessmen poured into the region and established the town of Powell, named after famed government explorer John Wesley Powell. Residents of Powell worked through the years to overcome a variety of obstacles and establish a vibrant and lasting community that would continue to bloom in the arid landscape.
Categories: History

Homesteading how to Find New Independence on the Land

Homesteading  how to Find New Independence on the Land

what I prefer , the modern homesteaders . I've watched their numbers grow
rapidly in the last couple of years , and I've listened with keen interest to what
they've told me . Who are these modern homesteaders ? Talking to them , I get
the ...

Author: Gene Logsdon

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89031271075

Category: Agriculture

Page: 256

View: 312

Categories: Agriculture