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June edition of Weekend Homesteader live!

Weekend HomesteaderThe June edition of Weekend Homesteader is now available in Amazon's kindle store!  This month's projects include:

  • Making a small worm bin (and how to use worm castings and tea in the garden)
  • Surveying your site (to discover natural paths and your yard's potential)
  • Learning about nutrition (and unlearning everything you thought you knew)
  • Calculating your real hourly wage (to find out if your job's driving you into debt)
Book ranking

A huge thank you to everyone who helped the May edition of Weekend Homesteader stay in top 13% of all Amazon ebooks last month!  In fact, at times the ebook was in the top 2%, which really made my day.  I was thrilled to see a second peak in sales this month, presumably from random Amazon folks who stumbled across the book without reading our blog due to your good reviews.  Your actions were clearly very powerful.

Weekend Homesteader paperback I'm hoping you can keep the ball rolling with the June edition of Weekend Homesteader.  Even if you don't want to spend 99 cents to buy the ebook, you can help this ebook rise in the rankings with a few simple actions:

  • Scroll down near the bottom of the Amazon page to where it says "Tag this product."  Click on anything you want, but I'm aiming for "homesteading" and "worm bin", and your vote there would really help.
  • Click the "like" button near the top of the Amazon page even if you don't buy the book.
  • Buy the ebook if you're interested.
  • Leave a review, if at all possible.
  • Leave a comment on the Weekend Homesteader June resource page letting me know what you loved or hated about this second installment.  Were the exercises too easy, too hard, or just right?  Did you have trouble with any part of the ebook?  I'll take what you say into consideration as I write the July volume.
  • Tell your friends!

As a side note, if you're one of our regular readers and are aching to follow along, but don't have a Kindle or the know-how to download their app for your computer or phone, drop me an email and I'll send you a free, unformatted pdf copy to read.  My goal isn't to leave you out, but to try to add more converts to the flock.

Thank you so much for taking the time to make Weekend Homesteader a success!

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Wonder if you've thought about making the series interactive, either by having a site to discuss reader questions or by referring them to this site.
Comment by Errol Mon May 23 12:41:19 2011
This ebook and the last both send people over to our Weekend Homesteader reference page, both to get more information and to share their experiences or ask questions. So far, though, we haven't had any takers on discussion over there.
Comment by anna Mon May 23 14:16:27 2011

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