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Weekend Homesteader: January

Weekend Homesteader paperbackWelcome to the resources page for the January edition of Weekend Homesteader!  Feel free to leave comments on this page to let me know what you loved or hated about the ebook, or to share your experiences with others.  I hope you'll also take a minute to write a review on Amazon so that more readers will consider giving our ebook a try.

Backup lighting
Solar flashlight --- We have a slightly different version than this, but anything in this ballpark seems to be cheap and durable.

Weekend Homesteader: November --- Ensure you have water during extended power outages.

Weekend Homesteader: December
--- Learn how to stay warm without electricity on a budget.

Building a chicken coop or tractor
Chicken blog --- My chicken blog includes in-depth information about rotational chicken pastures as well as lots of photos of coops and tractors.

The Small-Scale Poultry Flock --- Harvery Ussery's book is the best source you'll find about utilizing chickens in a permaculture homestead.

Greener Pastures on Your Side of the Fence --- This book will make you an instant expert on rotational pasturing.

Getting started with rotational chicken pastures --- A summary of the mistakes I made during my first year pasturing chickens.

RDG's chicken tractor
--- RDG put up a supply list on his blog to make it easier to recreate his tractor.

Soil test
Web soil survey --- Find the texture of your soil online

Soil testing labs --- Information on a few of the best soil testing labs in the U.S.

Baking bread

Whole wheat bread --- This recipe is complex but makes 100% whole wheat bread so fluffy even my husband will eat it.

Anna Hess's books
Want more in-depth information? Browse through our books.

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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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