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THE FIRST-TIME HOMESTEADER

THE FIRST-TIME HOMESTEADER

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Author: Jessica Sowards
192 pages

Are you striving for improved self-reliance and self-sufficiency for yourself and your family? Author Jessica Sowards of YouTube’s Roots & Refuge Farm is the warm and welcoming guide you’ve been waiting for.

Homesteading is a mindset and a lifestyle aimed at living lightly on the land, being more resourceful, appreciating the value of hard work, and understanding the diverse and amazing connections between humans and the planet we live on. Homesteaders constantly strive for a more sustainable life and a greater connection to the cycles of nature and the foods and goods we consume. Starting your first homestead is a journey of discovery and passion that’s also likely filled with questions and what-ifs. In The First-Time Homesteader, Jessica fills in all the blanks with honesty, humor, and charm.

Now you can take those first and most valuable steps toward establishing your homestead with a seasoned homesteader. Jessica warmly guides you through setting up your property (no matter how small or large), establishing a garden, welcoming animals into the fold, living more resourcefully, and expanding your homestead kitchen tools and skills with grace and confidence.

Start your first homestead with lessons on:

  • Raising chickens for meat and eggs
  • Starting and operating a home dairy
  • Housing, fencing, and processing advice for meat animals
  • Planning and planting your homestead vegetable garden
  • Keeping bees for honey, pollination, and beeswax
  • Stocking your medicine cabinet with useful herbs and home remedies
  • Living a resourceful existence by reusing and repurposing
  • Stocking the kitchen with all the tools and techniques you need for success

You don’t have to live off-grid or give up contemporary conveniences to homestead. You just have to have the desire to live a more thoughtful and fulfilling life. Take your very first step today, hand in hand with an experienced and enthusiastic guide in The First-Time Homesteader.

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Neola Reeves
Great Gift

It was a birthday present and the recipient immediately began reading the
book. It was a great gift.

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Carolyn Etts
First time homesteaders

Great information for beginners and quality photography. Just enjoyable for anyone interested in gardening.

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Wise Acres
A Nice Overview for Beginning Homesteaders

This is an enjoyable read with beautiful photography and a personable author. Her honesty as to their successes and foibles makes for a conversational read. It’s nice to read, “Here is how we did this the first time; this is what we should have done.”

Even if you have some experience, you may find some great nuggets. The dairying section addressed my husband's and my questions and I like that she details her family’s experiences and advice with both goats and cows.

Overall, we are enjoying this purchase!