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Small-Scale Homesteading

A Sustainable Guide to Gardening, Keeping Chickens, Maple Sugaring, Preserving the Harvest, and More

Published by Skyhorse
Distributed by Simon & Schuster
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About The Book

A gathering of information and source of inspiration for suburban homesteaders everywhere.

With over thirty-five years of combined experience, homesteaders Stephanie Thurow and Michelle Bruhn have taught thousands of people across the globe how to garden, preserve food, care for backyard chickens, cook from scratch, and care for their families with natural homemade alternatives. Now, their homesteading knowledge and instruction can be found in one place with Small-Scale Homesteading.

In this sustainable guide, learn how to grow and harvest hundreds of pounds of fresh produce annually, tap maple trees to make gallons of homemade syrup, cook and preserve food (with help from local farmers), safely raise laying hens, and more. Other topics include:

  • The benefits of small-scale homesteading and its local impacts
  • Soil health, composting, and rainwater collection
  • Planning a vegetable garden using annuals and perennials
  • Seed saving and planting tips
  • Companion and succession planting for in-ground and container gardens 
  • How to extend your growing season
  • Home food preservation 
  • Recipes featuring local produce
  • Keeping chickens
  • Maple sugaring
  • Handmade candles, soaps, lotions, and cleaning solutions 
  • And so much more! 
Merging insight from two homesteaders proves to be twice the fun and reminds us that working together is always better. 

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Skyhorse (February 21, 2023)
  • Length: 272 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781510770362

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