good homesteading books

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  1. Ariel

    Ariel Active Member

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    I'm just curious about good what good homesteading books are out there. My favorite (actually the only one I have) is Back to Basics from Reader's Digest. I have probably read through the whole thing 3 or 4 times.
     
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    Wildwood wilderness is a good book and so isThe humunure Handbook but

    Carla Emery the Encyclepedia of Country Living is the best homesteading book there is

    Jennifer
     

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    I like Homesteading by Patricia Crawford.
     
  4. Has to be 'The Good Life' by Helen and Scott Nearing.
    In fiction it haaaaaaaaaaassssssss to be Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun
     
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    'The Good Life' by Helen and Scott Nearing, and 'Payne Hollow' by Harlan Hubbard.
    In fiction 'Growth of the Soil' by Knut Hamsun. :)


    PS-I wish this site would remind me to log in first :eek:

    PSS-I just looked up Back to Basics on Amazon. Everybody seems to love it! Thanks, Ariel. (I'm getting Carla's book next:))
     
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    "The Have More Plan" is still my favorite!
    And the "Egg and I" for entertainment! Anyone know of any other humorous ones?
     
  7. Tracy Rimmer

    Tracy Rimmer CF, Classroom & Books Mod Supporter

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    The Have-More Plan by Ed and Carolyn Anderson and Five Acres and Independence by M. G. Kains. Storey's Basic Country Skills is another good one.

    But I love my Countryside Mag, too!!! ;->
     
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    Thanks for asking and thanks for all the wonderful book ideas :)

    Will be going to the library again next week!!!


    Sarah
     
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    Never kiss a goat on the lips by Vic Sussman is pretty funny too. Theresa.
     
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    I got The Encyclopedia of Country Living for my birthday last week. I don't think I'll need any more books! Country Living by David Larkin has pretty pictures!

    My favorite magazines are Organic Gardening and Country Living. In fact, my house was built from a plan I found in Country Living.
     
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    "Living on an Acre", edited by Christine Woodside. I bought it based on a recommendation from this site. Very good book.

    I'm currently reading "5 Acres and Independence". It is not as well written or structured, IMO. It is also much more dated.

    "Back to Basics" is also a favorite of mine.
     
  12. Ariel

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    Thanks, for such an awesome response. I can't wait to get started!
     
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    Oh, I forgot all about the Foxfire books. GREAT reading there.
     
  14. Ariel

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    First thing this morning I jotted down all of your recommendations and headed off to the library. Can you believe that none of those books were in our city library except for the Foxfire series? I remember reading those books several years ago but I checked the first one out again. I will probably just have to start buying one here and there.