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front_cover_final_b_06july20135 Acres & A Dream The Book:
The Challenges of Establishing a Self-Sufficient Homestead

by Leigh Tate

What does it take to become a successful homesteader? Based on her popular homesteading blog, 5 Acres & A Dream, 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. Included are copies of their homestead master plan plus revisions and a sampling of Leigh’s homestead recipes. List price $12.95, 262 pages, visit for more information and where to order.

How-Tos2The Little Series of Homestead How-Tos from 5 Acres & A Dream

by Leigh Tate

This little eBook series focuses on the homesteading skills folks are asking about today. The first two are out: How To Preserve Eggs: freezing, pickling, dehydrating, larding, water glassing, & more, and  How To Make a Buck Rag: and other good things to know about breeding your goats, with many more in the works. Concise and to the point, each book includes photos, a glossary, and links to more resources. List price only 99¢ each, they are available in all eReader formats. Visit for more information, planned future titles, and where to purchase.

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