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Homesteading Books
by Leigh Tate

5 Acres & A Dream The Book 5 Acres & A Dream, The Book: The Challenges of Establishing a Self-Sufficient Homestead

Leigh Tate shares how she and her husband Dan are facing the challenges of trying to establish a self-sufficient homestead; from defining their dream, finding property, and setting priorities, to obstacles and difficult times, to learning how to work smarter, not harder. She shares what they've learned about energy, water, and food self-sufficiency for themselves and their animals too... Read more.


Critter Tales: What my homestead critters have taught me about themselves, their world, and how to be a part of it

Similar in style to 5 Acres and a Dream The Book, Critter Tales presents an entertaining but honest exploration of the challenges of sustainable critter keeping on a self-reliant homestead: suitable breeds, numbers of animals, housing, fencing, growing one's own feed, health issues, mysterious disappearances and deaths, dealing with predators, critters that won't stay put, and how the animals themselves don't always agree with "the experts." Discusses ... (read more).

Critter Tales

The Little Series of Homestead How-Tos The Little Series of Homestead How-Tos from 5 Acres & A Dream

Most homesteading how-to books start at the beginning. They are written to equip the aspiring homesteader to get started in homesteading: how to garden, how to preserve food, how to get started with livestock, etc. This eBook series offers "next step" skills to further enhance the homesteader's self-reliance and sustainability. Click here for available titles and formats.


How To Bake Without Baking Powder: modern and historical alternatives for light and tasty baked goods

From The Little Series of Homestead How-Tos, this edition is available in a variety of electronic formats as well as paperback. Covers the science and history of baking powder, enabling you to create your own leavening power through basic kitchen chemistry. Includes how to make sour milk, buttermilk, and sourdough starter, plus the author's hardwood ash baking experiments... Read more.

Critter Tales