Homegrown and Handmade (second edition)

Homegrown and Handmade (second edition)

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 The ultimate guide to getting started on your personal path to homesteading and self-reliance

Food recalls, dubious health claims, scary and shocking ingredients in health and beauty products. Our increasingly industrialized supply system is becoming more difficult to navigate, more frightening, and more frustrating, leaving us feeling stuck choosing in many cases between the lesser of several evils.

In this full updated and revised edition of Homegrown and Handmade, author Deborah Niemann offers healthier, more empowering choices, by showing us how to reclaim links in our food and purchasing chains, to make choices that are healthier for our families, ourselves, and our planet. Along the way, she shows how making things from scratch and growing some of your own food can help you eliminate artificial ingredients from your diet, reduce your carbon footprint, and create a more authentic life.

Whether your goal is increasing your self-reliance or becoming a full-fledged homesteader, it’s packed with answers and solutions to help you rediscover traditional skills, take control of your food from seed to plate, and much more.

…buy this book, read it and then go do something, You are not alone. Mentors to help you along the way are out here.
~~Joel Salatin, from the Foreword

Dreaming of a mindful life? Niemann’s advice on gardening, cooking, orcharding, raising livestock, and much more demonstrates that it’s possible to begin the journey in your own backyard.
~~Rebecca Martin, Managing Editor, Mother Earth News

Wherever you are on your journey toward a more self-reliant lifestyle, Homegrown and Handmade provides practical guidance and gentle encouragement to help you make the choices that work best for you.
~~Victoria Redhed Miller, author, Pure Poultry and Craft Distilling

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Chapters

  1. Planning the Sustainable Garden
  2. Growing the Sustainable Garden
  3. Cooking from the Sustainable Garden
  4. Planning the Backyard Orchard
  5. Growing the Backyard Orchard
  6. Cooking from the Backyard Orchard
  7. Planning the Backyard Poultry Flock
  8. Raising the Backyard Poultry Flock
  9. Cooking From the Backyard Poultry Flock
  10. Planning the Home Dairy
  11. Managing the Home Dairy
  12. Producing from the Home Dairy
  13. Planning for Hogs
  14. Living with Hogs
  15. Cooking with Pork and Lard
  16. Maple Syrup
  17. Honey
  18. Planning and Managing the Home Fiber Flock
  19. Producing rom the Home Fiber Flock
  20. Turning Your Passion Into a Business
  21. Selling Non-Food Products
  22. Selling food Products

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Dennis Gaviria
LOVE IT!

I am halfway through the book and all the amazing information I have learned or reinforced so far are so stimulating, mind opening and you can see Deborah's love for what she does and has done throughout all these years.
Thank you!

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Melissa Muncaster
Great overview of different livestock and farm interests

This book was great - I really enjoyed reading about the different livestock (some that we have and some that we don't have YET) - and the different home made products that can be made with each of them ... Such a great overview book - Deborah seems to give clear pros and cons to many things I hadn't considered in our homesteading journey...