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Weekend Homesteader: April now free

Weekend Homesteader: AprilA huge thank-you to those of you who have entered my homesteading book giveaway by downloading and reviewing a free copy of The Naturally Bug-Free Garden and/or Permaculture Chicken: Incubation Handbook! You've still got a couple of days left to win $92 worth of homesteading books, and I've got one more option for you to review. Weekend Homesteader: April covers the first four projects in my Weekend Homesteader series, including tips on why and how to start a no-till garden from scratch. The book is currently free (and seeking reviews) on:

Take a look, and if you like what you see, I'd really appreciate it if you left a review to help the book get a head start on those new retailers! Then come back over here and plug in your information for a chance to win a bundle of homesteading paperbacks.

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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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Does it matter to you which site revìewers select.? Do you have a preference?
Comment by Deb Wed Feb 11 16:00:18 2015

Deb --- Great question! I'd most prefer people to pick the sites that are easiest for them. So, if you already have an account with one, that's the one where you should review!

That said, I listed the other retailers in order from the ones I feel most confident about selling books at to the ones I feel least confident about selling books at (although the top three are somewhat interchangeable). So, if you were just being nice and making my day, I'd choose Barnes & Noble, Google Play, or iTunes.

Thanks for asking! And thanks to everyone who has already kindly left a review!

Comment by anna Wed Feb 11 16:21:01 2015

I didnt have an account with any, which is why I asked. I chose Barnes and Noble. The comment box had some weirdness in formatting, and I finally got impatient with and sort of just ended the review more abrùptly than otherwise would have. it was good to read this, as we are starting our new homestead, so the mapping and planning chapters are helpful. Ive been wandering around the property trying to determine sun/shade patterns, but not considered traffic patterns..You've sythesized the idea of zones and pathways into an easy to grasp concept. This one might be my favorite of the whole bunch.

Comment by deb Thu Feb 12 01:50:31 2015
deb --- Thank you so much for the review and for your kind words here! :-)
Comment by anna Thu Feb 12 11:51:00 2015

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