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Weekend Homesteader: October

Weekend Homesteader paperbackWelcome to the resources page for the October 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.

Quick hoops
Soil temperature.  Buy a soil thermometer for under $10, learn what temperature seeds need for germination, and start to garden scientifically.

Succession planting for an extended harvest.  If you're reading our ebook in summer instead of fall, you can plant winter crops at various times for an even longer harvest.

Winter Harvest Handbook.  Eliot Coleman's book initiated my experiments with quick hoops and is a must-read for the serious winter gardener.

Weekend Homesteader: July.  This volume walks you through planting a quick and easy fall garden.

Storing vegetables on the shelf
Weekend Homesteader: August.  If you don't have storage vegetables in your garden, this ebook will help you find local sources.

Potato storage mounds.  If you have too many potatoes to store inside, you might want to check out this low cost option.  To be honest, though, I had several frozen potatoes using outside storage mounds in zone 6.

Scavenging biomass
Weekend Homesteader: May.  Learn to lay down a kill mulch to start a no-till garden in no time.

Weekend Homesteader: June.  Step by step instructions for building a small worm bin.

Weekend Homesteader: July.  This volume has a more in-depth explanation of carbon to nitrogen ratios and information on mulching.

Home-propagated oyster mushroom spawn.  Increase your supply of this edible mushroom using cardboard.

Fellowes PS-60 Shredder
.  This high quality shredder is perfect for making worm bin bedding or turning waste paper into mulch.

Biochar.  The charcoal screened out of the ashes in the bottom of your wood stove can be mixed into your garden soil and provide astonishing benefits.

Living at the poverty line
First and most important, I hope you'll leave a comment here sharing your experience with life at the poverty line.  Was it harder or easier than you thought?  Why?

Microbusiness Independence.  Our ebook walks you through creating a microbusiness that pays the bills in just a few hours per week.

Simple living healthcare options.  Ways to stay healthy without breaking the bank.

Simple living housing options.  The average American spends 20% of his income on housing, but you don't have to pay a penny.

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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