Proposed Outline

I’ve been in something of a quandary over which project to put some serious focus toward. I have several potential additions to The Little Series of Homestead How-Tos, including a revision of  How-To Home Soil Tests. I’ve been learning so many interesting things about carbon and soil building lately, that I seriously want to update that eBook. On the other hand, I am drawn toward working on my sequel for 5 Acres & A Dream The Book. Inspiration is starting to come to me, so that I have to stop whatever I’m doing and go write it down. Here is the first skeleton of an outline.

I. Front matter

A. Title Page
B. Copyright
C. Dedication
D. Table of Contents
E. Acknowledgements
F. Introduction

II. Body

A. Ch. 1. The Dream: is it still alive?
B. Ch. 2. Evaluating Our goals
C. Ch. 3. Priorities: Staying on Track
D. Ch. 4. Analyzing the Master Plan
E. Ch. 5. Transition
F. Ch. 6. Food Self-Sufficiency: Feeding Ourselves
G. Ch. 7. Food Self-Sufficiency: Feeding Our Animals
H. Ch. 8. Energy Self-Sufficiency
I. Ch. 9. Water Self-Sufficiency
J. Ch. 10. Resource Self-Sufficiency
K. Ch. 11. Distractions
L. Ch. 12. Discouraging Things
M. Ch. 13. Toward Keeping a Balance
N. Conclusion: Lessons Learned

III. Back matter

A. Bibliography
B. Appendices

1. Resources
2. Homestead Recipes

C. Index

If you’ve read 5 Acres & A Dream The Book, you can see that the chapter titles for The Sequel parallel those.

I’ve omitted a few things, and everything is subject to change of course. However, I feel like I’ve now got a solid starting point.

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