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Weekend Homesteader: November

Weekend Homesteader paperbackWelcome to the resources page for the November 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.

Garden bed rotation
Tomato fungal diseases --- We live in one of the worst climates for tomato blights, but we always get a moderate to good crop by planting our tomatoes in the sunniest spot, pruning the tomatoes for blight prevention, and dealing with the first signs of blight as soon as they hit.

Weekend Homesteader: May.  The whys and hows of no-till gardening and tips on when and how to plant your spring garden.

My garden spreadsheet.  Click on the link to download my garden spreadsheet from 2011.

Weekend Homesteader: June.  Figure out how to survey your property to find the best spot for each part of your homestead.

Storing water
Weekend Homesteader: May.  Build a rain barrel to store water for washing.

Roast a chicken
Weekend Homesteader: July.  Use the stock from your chicken to make a tasty pot of soup.

Garlic and thyme chicken leg.  A delicious way to cook the cheapest part of a chicken.

Traditional way to cook an old chicken.  Old hens can be turned into delicious meat and stock as long as you cook them slowly at a low heat.

Buying a whole lamb.  What to expect if you buy a whole lamb.

Diversify your income

Weekend Homesteader: June.  Figure out your real hourly wage to discover if your job is worth your time.

Microbusiness Independence.  This ebook walks you through creating a tiny business that will pay all of your bills with just a few hours of work per week.

Anna Hess's 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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