Book Reviews

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

Soil Mineralization According to The Intelligent Gardener

Once upon a time, there was a Garden Guru named Steve Solomon, who grew loads and loads of fresh produce,…

1 month ago

Learn to Earn: Ten Books Every Homesteader Should Read

The rise in popularity of the homesteading lifestyle is a good thing but it has caused the market to become…

2 months ago

Depletion and Abundance: Life on the New Home Front by Sharon Astyk Review

Fine.  I’ll admit it.  This is a book that my husband bought for himself, having become a fan of Sharon…

3 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,…

7 months ago

Five Favorite Homesteading Books

I am often asked, “What are the best homesteading and gardening books for beginners?” Like most homesteaders, gardeners, or folks…

11 months ago

House Gods – Building a Book, Building a Home: Jim Kristofic

Visionary and value shaper, Jim Kristofic grew up on a Navajo Reservation in Arizona, and after immersion in that ambiance,…

1 year 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"…

2 years 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 of…

2 years ago

Moonshiner Popcorn Sutton: A Legend in His Own Time

I first learned about Popcorn Sutton by trawling the viewing options on TV (if that is still a real term)…

2 years ago

A Cozy Winter Reader: Great Homesteading Books to Curl Up With

On the homestead, spring is a flurry of activity. The garden is woken up, quilts are aired out, lambs and…

2 years ago