Essential Book of Homesteading: The Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Living

Essential Book of Homesteading: The Ultimate Guide to Sustainable Living

by Ashley English

In barnyards and backyards, on rooftops and in alleyways, a movement is happening—the modern homesteading movement. Whether it’s turning a lawn into a vegetable garden, getting a flock of chickens, or transforming cucumbers into pickles, people everywhere are taking charge of their own food supply. Ashley English, a major figure in the return to homesteading, gives newcomers her time-honored tips for successfully overseeing food production in their own homes. Totally updating material from her phenomenal homesteading books—Keeping Bees, Keeping Chickens, Canning & Preserving, and Home Dairy—this collection covers everything from preserving jams and jellies to whipping butter and keeping a hive of honeybees.  Ashley provides entry points, troubleshooting tips, and inspiration for putting the food your family consumes back in your own hands.