The book of the movement that applies homegrown practices of self-sufficiency to modern life.
Homesteading is a lifestyle of self-reliance and sustainability, characterized by home gardening and animal husbandry, food preservation, and even the small-scale production of textiles, clothing, and craftwork.
This indispensable reference book is divided into three sections: food (from sourdough bread baking to pickling vegetables to fermenting kefir), herbalism (from growing an herbal garden to making skin and hair care products to foraging), and animal husbandry (from beekeeping to buying, raising, and owning chickens, cows, and pigs).
Lavishly illustrated with 250 full-color photographs and full of detailed tips, techniques, and recipes, this reference book is comfortable on the coffee table, in your kitchen, or even propped open for use in your backyard garden.
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Dairy and Nondairy
Kefir, Yogurt, Cheese, Ice Cream
Basic Canning, Jams, Sauces, Fermentation
Shrubs, Wine, Jun, Soda
Kimchi, Fermented Vegetables, Sauces, Pickling
Meat and fish
Bone Broth, Chicken, Beef, Pork, Fish
Bread, Waffles, Pastries, Crackers, Gluten-Free
Salads, Pesto, Chimichurri, Sprouting
Cooking with Children
Spring Rolls, Mini Frittatas, Flatbread Pizza
Research, Planning, Bringing Your Animal Home
Breeds, Preparing, Health Management, Meat Birds
Breeds, Preparing, Labor and Delivery, Hand Milking
Breeds, Preparing, Handling, Butchering
Safety, Plant Identification, Forager’s Garden
Beauty and Personal Care
Herbal Oils, Face, Body, Hair
Herbal Medicine & Herbs and Children
Herbal Medicine: Medicine Garden, Herbal Preparations, Medicinal Recipes
Herbs and Children: Children’s Garden, Medicine Recipes, Just for Fun
General Well-Being & Natural Dyes
General Well-Being: Herbal Teas, Tinctures, Elixirs, Syrups
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