Book Reviews

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

Shelter from the Machine: Homesteaders in the Age of Capitalism by Jason G. Strange – A Review

Seen within, and from, a broader perspective, modern homesteaders have much in common, even when they come from different backgrounds.…

2 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 the…

7 months ago

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…

9 months 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,…

9 months 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"…

12 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…

12 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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…

1 year ago