Your Custom Homestead: Awakening a Fresh Vision of Homesteading by Jill Winger

A step-by-step guide to making your homesteading dreams come true, no matter how big or small.

I live in an apartment in New York City and so I might seem like the last person to be drawn to a book called Your Custom Homestead. But actually it was perfect for me. Sure, I’m never going to have acres and goats, but I’ve got big dreams for my balcony garden and know that someday I will own chickens. Jill’s ideas and suggestions are helpful for crafting an individual vision of what homesteading is. Basically, homesteading is about self-sufficiency, learning to make do for yourself so that you don’t need to depend on technology to live the good life. I already cook a lot from scratch (my chicken stock is the elixir of life), and my next project is to learn canning–hopefully with veggies from my balcony garden! And as a homeschooling mom I plan to teach my girls all kinds of real life skills so that they can make things, fix things, and create things. This book will continue to be a great source of inspiration.

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