Book Reviews

Homesteading Book Reviews collected over two decades from experienced homesteaders who know what they’re talking about.

The Self-Reliant Homestead by Charles A. Sanders (Book Review)

Charles A. Sanders, author of The Self-Reliant Homestead: A Book of Country Skills, has made a career as a Conservation…

4 weeks ago

How to Do Things – 1919 Style

A thoughtful young person in 2019 might ask, “What did people do before they had… [fill in the blank: cellphones,…

1 month ago

Raising Sheep the Modern Way by Paula Simmons: A Review

A must-have and a must-read for every sheep owner is the excellent and extremely informative reference guide,  (or "Shepherd’s Bible"…

4 months ago

Farmers of Forty Centuries by F.H. King: A Review

  When I arrived at Emerson College, in Forest Row, Sussex, England, in 1979, I knew this about gardening: if…

4 months ago

Forty Acres and a Fool: How to Live in the Country and Still Keep Your Sanity by Roger Welsch

  Forty Acres and a Fool: How to Live in the Country and Still Keep Your Sanity is a story…

6 months ago

Ford Model 8N Operator’s Manual

  Perhaps you’re wondering what sort of character would write a book review about an owner’s manual. Well, I have…

7 months ago

Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life by Barbara Kingsolver

Sometimes, a book is so perfect it defies definition. I was given this book as a birthday gift.  Actually, it…

9 months ago

The Real Dirt on Farmer John: A Review

I saw this film on a rainy day in the Bay Area.  I had no preconceptions about it except that…

10 months ago

Enslaved By Ducks by Bob Tarte

  Poor Bob. Although he and his wife live in the country on a few acres, they have no intention…

10 months ago

Generous Fruits – A Survey of American Homesteading: A Book Review

  Have you ever wondered why, when so much of the homesteading lifestyle deals with the practices and philosophies of…

11 months ago

Mortgage Free! Radical Strategies for Home Ownership By Rob Roy

  If you are embarking on your homesteading experience and faced with building your home on vacant land, popular opinion…

11 months ago