Awhile back I was contacted by Skyhorse Publishing and asked if I was interested in reviewing a copy of a book about homesteading. Since homesteading is something I am personally interested in and many of our site visitors have similar interests, I instantly agreed to the book review.
The Weekend Homesteader: A Twelve-Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency by Anna Hess, is a great guide for beginners interested in becoming less dependent on Big Business for their nutritional needs. It is a collection of projects that the reader can do on their own usually without a large financial investment. The projects in the book range from worm farming to bee keeping to growing/raising and preparing your own food. There are projects that pertain to the typical suburbanite, the city apartment dweller, and those living in rural areas. Many of the projects allow you to embrace the “skinflint” attitude that manypeople have adopted nowadays. Why buy something new when you can reuse and recycle something you already own?
The book is divided into a very easy-to-follow format; projects are assigned to the months that they should be completed in for the best results. If you don’t live in the Northern Hemisphere or live closer to the equator (like me) where the growing seasons are different, they also cover this. Not every project has to be done in order and they give you a “Down Under” schedule to make everything as easy as can be.
I really enjoyed reading this book and found some great ideas for lessening my family’s grocery bill. I recommend this book to anyone interested in doing the same.
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