The Frugal Homesteader

Living the Good Life on Less
 
 
New Society Publishers
  • erschienen am 18. Oktober 2018
 
  • Buch
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  • Softcover
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  • 224 Seiten
978-0-86571-893-7 (ISBN)
 
Achieve your back-to-the-land dreams without breaking the bank

Build your homesteading dreams with all the affordable DIY innovations, tips, and stories you need to successfully launch you on a path to self-sufficiency. Raise and grow your own food, connect with nature, and consume less while producing more!

The Frugal Homesteader is a fun, inspirational, and educational guide filled with a lifetime of learning that comes along with becoming a homesteader. Following dozens of successful families who have been motivated to make do, make new, and make more while saving money and living off the land, this book covers such topics as:



Outfitting your garden
Equipping your barn and outbuildings
Protecting and providing for your animals
Harvesting rainwater
Heating with wood
Foraging
Producing more of what you need to thrive in harder times.

Whether you're just starting out and looking for new, sustainable, and affordable ideas, approaches, and techniques, or you're a small-scale farmer in regenerative agriculture, The Frugal Homesteader is the DIY manual to help you succeed.
  • Englisch
  • Gabriola Island
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  • USA
  • Klebebindung
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  • Broschur/Paperback
150 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Höhe: 193 mm
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  • Breite: 225 mm
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  • Dicke: 11 mm
  • 432 gr
978-0-86571-893-7 (9780865718937)
0865718938 (0865718938)
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John Moody is an award-winning homesteader and farmer. He is the founder of Whole Life Services and CEO of Steader, an online video-based learning platform that brings the best practitioners to guide and inspire those who find the joy in raising and growing their own food. John speaks and presents at homesteading conferences and events, and is a contributor to numerous magazines, journals, and websites. John and his wife, along with their five children live, farm, and homestead on 35 acres in Kentucky.
Foreword by Joel Salatin


Preface



Introduction


Money in the Yard


A Few Tools to Rule Them All: A Basic Tool Box


Wheelbarrow or Garden Cart?


Holidays, Birthdays, and Achieving a Homestead



1. In the Garden


Small Starts Lead to Success: Garlic in Boxes


Perennial Cardboard Plant Protectors


Easy Raised Beds with Slab, Scrap Wood, Straw Bales,

or Concrete Blocks


The Mess of Hay, Straw, Manure and Compost


Fencing and Mulching with Sheet Metal


Mineral Tote Growing Bins


Growing Up Instead of Out: Plant Cages,

Trellising, and More


Safety First


Turn Your Homestead Work into Wages


Pallet Propagation and Drying Tables


Compost Underneath the Tables


Compost


Extending the Seasons and Excluding Pests: Low Tunnels


Multi-Use Makes a Big Difference


Simple Garden Gate


Plastic Baggies and Pantyhose


Don't Underestimate the Danger of Drift


Information Box: Turn a Trampoline into Almost Anything


Basic Conversion


Where You Can Go from Here



2. For Your Animals


Fencing


Keeping Them Fed and Watered


Kid-Sized Infrastructure


Keeping Animals Warm and Dry


Brooding, Roosting, and Bedding


Keeping the Bugs at Bay


Winter-Time Light and Water


Information Box: Climbing Rope


Tire Swing


Bale Toppling


Snow Cleaning


Load Securing






3. In the Barn and Workshop


Low-Cost Shelves, Quick Shelves


Tool Storage


"Oiled Sand" to Stop Rust and Protect Your Tools


Storing All Your Stuff


Let There Be Light


Information Box: The Many Uses of IBC Totes


Storing Kindling and Small-Sized Wood Scraps


Baker's Green Acre's Animal Feed Storage


Worm Compost


Animal Shelter or Chicken Brooder


So Many Other Uses


IBC Tote, Plastic Barrel, and Other

Material Safety Concerns


What About a Cage With No Tote



4. Outfitting Your Home


Trading Time for Money


Making Your Own Cleaning Supplies


Storing Your Surplus: Sloped Bucket Storage

from Scrap Wood


Can You Store What You Grow?


Turning Trash into Treasure


Pieces of Scrap Pipe to Move Heavy Objects


Cinder-Block Shelves


Two Pairs of Shoes


Paint Your Entire House for Under a Hundred Bucks?


Cutting the Cost on Good Clothes


Finding Appliances and Furniture


Other Great Places to Grab Furniture -

If the Amish Don't Come a-Calling


Information Box: Greenhouse Plastic


Covering Wood Piles


Solarizing Weeds


Low Tunnels


Cold Frames and Hot Boxes



5. Becoming More Self-Sufficient


Food


What is the Best Animal?


Learn Plant Propagation


Truly Free Food: Foraging from the Homestead


Eat Your Yard Out: The Benefits of Edible Landscaping


Medicine


Cooking When it Counts


Water


Heat


Community


Information Box: Combining Pieces and Projects


Pallets Plus Cattle Panels: Andy Buchler's

Animal Shelter


Sheet Metal or Greenhouse Plastic + IBC Tote

Cages for Wood Storage


Simple Outdoor Storage


Speeding Up Wood Seasoning


Caleb's Composite Bow



6. Sourcing and Resources


Construction Sites and Construction Supply Stores


Libraries


Craigslist


You Have Not Because You Ask Not


Freecycle


Facebook and Facebook Marketplace


Friends


Barter Makes Friendships Better


Salvage and ReStores


Pawnshops and Similar Businesses


Salvage and Tear Down


Estate Sales, Auctions, and Farm Auctions


Online Auctions


Thrift Stores


Roadsides and Parking Lots


Your Local Landfill or Recycling Center


Automated Online Shopping



Acknowledgements


Final Note


Index


About the Author


About New Society Publishers

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