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The Nourishing Homestead

One Back-to-the-Land Family’s Plan for Cultivating Soil, Skills, and Spirit

Author: Ben Hewitt,Penny Hewitt

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603585524

Category: House & Home

Page: 352

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A practiculture way to grow nutrient-dense food, produce healthy fats, and live the good life The Nourishing Homestead tells the story of how we can create truly satisfying, permanent, nourished relationships to the land, nature, and one another. The Hewitts offer practical ways to grow nutrient-dense food on a small plot of land, and think about your farm, homestead, or home as an ecosystem. Much of what the Hewitts have come to understand and embrace about their lives of deep nourishment is informed by their particular piece of land and local community in northern Vermont, but what they have gleaned is readily transferable to any place—whether you live on 4 acres, 40 acres, or in a 400-square-foot studio apartment. Ben and Penny (and their two sons) maintain copious gardens, dozens of fruit and nut trees and other perennial plantings, as well as a pick-your-own blueberry patch. In addition to these cultivated food crops, they also forage for wild edibles, process their own meat, make their own butter, and ferment, dry, and can their own vegetables. Their focus is to produce nutrient-dense foods from vibrant, mineralized soils for themselves and their immediate community. They are also committed to sharing the traditional skills that support their family, helping them be self-sufficient and thrive in these uncertain times. Much of what the Hewitts are attempting on their homestead is to close the gaps that economic separation has created in our health, spirit, and skills. Ben uses the term “practiculture” to describe his family’s work with the land—a term that encompasses the many practical life skills and philosophies they embody to create a thriving homestead, including raw-milk production, soil remediation, wildcrafting, Weston A. Price principles, bionutrient-dense farming, permaculture, agroforestry, traditional Vermont hill farming, and more. The Nourishing Homestead also includes information on deep nutrition, the importance of good fats, and integrating children into the work of a homestead. The Hewitts’ story is reminiscent of The Good Life, by Helen and Scott Nearing, and is sure to inspire a new generation of homesteaders, or anyone seeking a simpler way of life and a deeper connection to the world.

Family Homesteading

The Ultimate Guide to Self-Sufficiency for the Whole Family

Author: Teri Page

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1510735518

Category: House & Home

Page: N.A

View: 305

Practical advice and hands-on projects for the self-sufficient family In an increasingly digital world, families are looking for ways to deepen their connection to one another and to the land. The Family Homestead is a guide to a simpler life, one that integrates children into the daily work of creating a sustainable homestead. From gardening and cooking, to herbalism and natural crafts, The Family Homestead shares stories and hands-on projects that will deepen relationships and build self-sufficiency skills. Teri Page, author of the popular Homestead Honey blog, moved with her husband across country with young children to build their off-the-grid homestead on raw land. Together, they garden, forage, preserve foods, raise chickens, homeschool, and so much more. Perfect for homeschooling families or anyone working with or raising kids, readers will learn how to involve children in dozens of homesteading projects. Learn how to: Dye cloth with plant-based dyes Make beeswax candles Construct a rain barrel Hatch chicks Create a worm farm Grow giant pumpkins Make butter in a mason jar Make homemade herbal soda And so much more!

The Community-Scale Permaculture Farm

The D Acres Model for Creating and Managing an Ecologically Designed Educational Center

Author: Josh Trought

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603584757

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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For almost twenty years, D Acres of New Hampshire has challenged and expanded the common definition of a farm. As an educational centre that researches, applies, and teaches skills of sustainable living and small-scale organic farming, D Acres serves more than just a single function to its community. By turns it is a hostel for travellers to northern New England, a training centre for everything from metal- and woodwork to cob building and seasonal cooking, a gathering place for music, poetry, joke-telling, and potluck meals, and much, much more. In Community-Scale Homesteading, author and D Acres founder Josh Trought describes not only the history of the project, but its evolving principles and practices, all rooted in the land, its inhabitants, and the joy inherent in collective empowerment. From working with oxen to working with a board of directors, no other book contains such a wealth of innovative ideas and ways to make your farm or homestead not only more sustainable, but more inclusive of, and beneficial to, the larger community.

The Wild Wisdom of Weeds

13 Essential Plants for Human Survival

Author: Katrina Blair

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603585176

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 9711

The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is the only book on foraging and edible weeds to focus on the thirteen weeds found all over the world, each of which represents a complete food source and extensive medical pharmacy and first-aid kit. More than just a field guide to wild edibles, it is a global plan for human survival. When Katrina Blair was eleven she had a life-changing experience where wild plants spoke to her, beckoning her to become a champion of their cause. Since then she has spent months on end taking walkabouts in the wild, eating nothing but what she forages, and has become a wild-foods advocate, community activist, gardener, and chef, teaching and presenting internationally about foraging and the healthful lifestyle it promotes. Katrina Blair’s philosophy in The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is sobering, realistic, and ultimately optimistic. If we can open our eyes to see the wisdom found in these weeds right under our noses, instead of trying to eradicate an “invasive,” we will achieve true food security. The Wild Wisdom of Weeds is about healing ourselves both in body and in spirit, in an age where technology, commodity agriculture, and processed foods dictate the terms of our intelligence. But if we can become familiar with these thirteen edible survival weeds found all over the world, we will never go hungry, and we will become closer to our own wild human instincts—all the while enjoying the freshest, wildest, and most nutritious food there is. For free! The thirteen plants found growing in every region across the world are: dandelion, mallow, purslane, plantain, thistle, amaranth, dock, mustard, grass, chickweed, clover, lambsquarter, and knotweed. These special plants contribute to the regeneration of the earth while supporting the survival of our human species; they grow everywhere where human civilization exists, from the hottest deserts to the Arctic Circle, following the path of human disturbance. Indeed, the more humans disturb the earth and put our food supply at risk, the more these thirteen plants proliferate. It’s a survival plan for the ages. Including over one hundred unique recipes, Katrina Blair’s book teaches us how to prepare these wild plants from root to seed in soups, salads, slaws, crackers, pestos, seed breads, and seed butters; cereals, green powders, sauerkrauts, smoothies, and milks; first-aid concoctions such as tinctures, teas, salves, and soothers; self-care/beauty products including shampoo, mouthwash, toothpaste (and brush), face masks; and a lot more. Whether readers are based at home or traveling, this book aims to empower individuals to maintain a state of optimal health with minimal cost and effort.

South Devon (including W. Dorset Coast) and South Cornwall

With a Full Description of Dartmoor and the Scilly Isles

Author: Charles Slegg Ward

Publisher: N.A


Category: Cornwall (England : County)

Page: 224

View: 7375

The Homestead

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Home economics

Page: N.A

View: 5266

Homestead; the Households of a Mill Town

Author: Margaret Frances Byington

Publisher: N.A


Category: Labor

Page: 292

View: 7512

The Pittsburgh Survey: Homestead; the households of a mill town, by Margaret F. Byington. 1910

Author: Paul Underwood Kellogg

Publisher: N.A


Category: Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Page: N.A

View: 454

The Young Adventurer's Guide to (Almost) Everything

Build a Fort, Make a Kite, Poop in the Woods: 52 Action-Packed Outdoor Activities

Author: Ben Hewitt

Publisher: Roost Books

ISBN: 9781611805949

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

View: 6584

Once upon a time, kids learned the most amazing and unusual things. They learned how to shelter and clothe themselves, how to build a fire, tie knots, and read a compass. They learned how to spend a comfortable night in the forest without a nylon tent. The Young Adventurer's Guide brings back forgotten skills like using the stars instead of GPS and building forts out of foraged sticks. This handbook empowers kids to explore the natural world (starting in the comfort of their own backyard) through a whole new set of skills. Featuring 65 different skills in sections that include- Secrets of the Woods, The Best Camping Trip, Make Cool Stuff That's Actually Useful, and Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary.

Homestead Ranch

Author: Elizabeth G. Young

Publisher: N.A


Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: 295

View: 1885

Making Hay

How to Cut, Dry, Rake, Gather, and Store a Nourishing Crop. A Storey BASICS® Title

Author: Ann Larkin Hansen

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612123686

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 96

View: 5651

Ann Larkin Hansen offers expert advice on everything from scythes to disc mowers, and details the pros and cons of using horse power or tractors. You’ll learn how to choose the right species for your soil, judge hay quality to buy or sell, and determine how many bales your animals need to stay happy, healthy, and energetic.

Fermented Vegetables

Creative Recipes for Fermenting 64 Vegetables & Herbs in Krauts, Kimchis, Brined Pickles, Chutneys, Relishes & Pastes

Author: Kirsten K. Shockey,Christopher Shockey

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612124267

Category: Cooking

Page: 376

View: 680

Even beginners can make their own fermented foods! This easy-to-follow comprehensive guide presents more than 120 recipes for fermenting 64 different vegetables and herbs. Learn the basics of making kimchi, sauerkraut, and pickles, and then refine your technique as you expand your repertoire to include curried golden beets, pickled green coriander, and carrot kraut. With a variety of creative and healthy recipes, many of which can be made in batches as small as one pint, you’ll enjoy this fun and delicious way to preserve and eat your vegetables.

Chapters on Prisons and Prisoners, and the Prevention of Crime

Author: Joseph Kingsmill

Publisher: Taylor & Francis


Category: History

Page: 508

View: 8568

Papers by Command

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher: N.A


Category: Legislation

Page: N.A

View: 6907

The Irish Homestead

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Agriculture

Page: N.A

View: 8735

Selbstversorgung aus dem Garten : wie man seinen Garten natürlich bestellt und gesunde Nahrung erntet

Author: John Seymour

Publisher: Urania im Kreuz Verlag

ISBN: 9783783161458


Page: 256

View: 9244

Annals and Antics of the Homestead Club

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Clubs

Page: 168

View: 2242

The lure of the old homestead

Author: Charles Grant Jordan

Publisher: N.A


Category: Social Science

Page: 286

View: 1948

The Wrath of Margaret

Author: Lauren West

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1491880112

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 3651

Now with the Vienna Batons rising, under the power of Shergar, the future looks uncertain. Margaret has flown the coop and through will everyone has scattered. Encounters with spirits, vampires and a strange disappearance taking place, leading in only one direction; a bunch of vile, vulgar witches. Now with some destined to lose their sanity, in this struggle for love and death, who knows where they will all end up.

North Dakota History

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: North Dakota

Page: N.A

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