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Sometimes simplicity and frugality yield the most elegant and profitable systems. Such is the case with homesteaders. Whether seeking healthy living, simplicity, peace and calm, or a rich life, these modern guides to homesteading skills will help save you from having to learn from your own mistakes. Priceless how-to knowledge.

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  • Mastering Artisan Cheesemaking

    This comprehensive, user-friendly guide thoroughly explains the art and science that allows milk to be transformed into epicurean masterpieces, offering a deep look at the history, science, culture and art of making artisan cheese on a small scale. Learn More

    Regular Price: $40.00

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  • Amish Houses & Barns

    A study of three Amish homesteads: one in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, one in Holmes County, Ohio, and one in LaGrange County, Indiana. Scott examines the history and cultural development of a typical Amish house and barn, one in each of the three largest Amish communities in North America. Home is the center of Amish life and most life events:birth, marriage, daily work and play, retirement, and even death happen there. 

    Stephen Scott explores the history and cultural development of three Amish homesteads, each of which has been occupied by the current family of residence for at least four generations. (The Stoltzfus Farm of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the Yoder-Miller Farm of Holmes County, Ohio, the Bontrager-Miller Farm of LaGrange County, Indiana.) Amish Houses and Barns also includes a photographic essay of typical Amish architecture in each of the three communities. Its numerous anecdotal stories,"Barn Fire," "The Farm Is Strip-Mined," and "Amish Style Graffiti", enhance the human story.

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    $7.95

  • Healing with Essential Oils

    In this ground-breaking guide to healing with essential oils, Vibrant Blue Oils founder Jodi Sternoff Cohen shares her thorough and comprehensive roadmap for using essential oils to balance the underlying causes of various health concerns, including poor sleep, stress, compromised digestion, detoxification, gut inflammation, poor circulation, and blood sugar issues. Learn More
    $16.95

  • Radiation Nation: Fallout of Modern Technology

    In Radiation Nation, you will learn:

    • What EMF radiation is and how it affects the body biologically;
    • The major health risks including fertility issues for both men and women, DNA damage, cell mutation, cancer and other serious health risks;
    • The latest scientific studies broken down by disease or condition;
    • How EM radiation specifically affects children and those suffering with electromagnetic hypersensitivity;
    • Why the current safety standards for EMF are insufficient and need to be rewritten;
    • The EMF sources of greatest concern; and
    • The most practical precautions you can take for yourself and your loved ones.
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    $17.50

  • Horse-Powered Farming for the 21st Century

    In Horse-Powered Farming for the 21st Century, Leslie takes running a small, diversified farm with live animal power to the next level by providing an in-depth focus on the tools, methods, and technical expertise you need to successfully manage a market garden with draft animal power. Learn More
    $45.00

  • October 2017 Issue PDF

    Find all the great information and stories from our October 2017 issue, complete with features on the five core principles for soil restoration, getting nutrients into your crops, modern carbon farming solutions, milkweed as a cash crop, innovations on organic farming, interview with naturopath, researcher, and author, Dr. Nasha Winters about illness from a holistic, metabolic approach and more.

    Acres U.S.A., The Voice of Eco-Agriculture, October 2017 | Issue #556
    Copyright 2017, Digital PDF, 78.05 MB, 88 pages. Learn More
    $6.00

  • November 2017 Issue PDF

    Find all the great information and stories from our November 2017 issue, complete with features on transitioning to certified organic, moving into the organic wholesale market, growing mushrooms, building fencing for goats, and interesting essays on pesticides, the future of food and cover crops! Now you can take Acres U.S.A. with you and read it on your mobile, cellular or desktop device.

    Acres U.S.A., The Voice of Eco-Agriculture, November 2017 | Issue #557
    Copyright 2017, Digital PDF, 86.72 MB, 88 pages.

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    $6.00

  • December 2017 Issue PDF

    Find all the great information and stories from our December 2017 issue, complete with features on finding minerals by Gary Zimmer, measuring soil nutrients by Neal Kinsey, using specific ranching techniques to improve your soil, and a compelling interview with author and activist André Leu .

    Acres U.S.A., The Voice of Eco-Agriculture, December 2017 | Issue #558
    Copyright 2017, Digital PDF, 29.72 MB, 124 pages.

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    $6.00

  • The Suburban Micro-Farm

    The Suburban Micro-Farm will show you how to grow your own fruits, herbs, and vegetables even on a limited schedule. From seed to harvest, this book will keep you on track so you feel a sense of accomplishment for your efforts.

    You'll learn gardening tricks that are essential to success, like how to deal with a 'brown thumb', how to develop and nurture healthy soil, and how to manage garden pests.

    Although this book has everything a new gardener needs to get started, experienced gardeners will not be disappointed. With helpful tips throughout, you will love the in-depth chapters about permaculture and making money on the micro-farm.

    Copyright 2018. Softcover. 356 pages.

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    $34.95

  • Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees

    Enjoy the sweet rewards of keeping your own honey bees. Learn how to plan a hive, acquire bees, install a colony, keep your bees healthy, and harvest honey. Full of practical advice on apiary equipment and tools, this comprehensive guide also includes an overview of colony life and honey bee anatomy. Learn More

    Regular Price: $24.95

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  • Storey's Guide to Raising Rabbits 5th Edition

    The fifth edition of this best-selling handbook features the same detailed approach that has made it thetrusted source for raising healthy, productive rabbits — plus a total redesign with color photos and graphics. Whether you’re interested in raising rabbits for show, meat, fur, or as pets, this comprehensive guide offers expert advice on breed selection, housing, feeding, humane handling, and more. In addition, author Bob Bennett includes the most up-to-date information on preventive health care, treating diseases, marketing, and showing. Learn More

    Regular Price: $24.95

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  • The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner

    This hardworking addition to the best-selling Backyard Homestead series offers expert advice on what tasks to do around your farm and when to do them — no matter where on the planet you call home. Author Ann Larkin Hansen sets the priorities for each area of the farm, including the barn, garden, orchard, field, pasture, and woodlot. For every critical turn of the year (12 in all), Hansen provides an at-a-glance to-do list along with tips and a more in-depth discussion of key topics for the season. Easy-reference charts, checklists, and record-keeping sections help you keep track of it all.

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    $18.95

  • September 2017 Issue PDF

    Find all the great information and stories from our September 2017 issue, complete with features on Indigenous Microorganisms to boost soil fertility, farming medicinal plants, social media and apps for farmers, interview with researcher, economist and educator, Herman Daly, Ph.D. about ecological economics, bio-intensive growing and more.

    Acres U.S.A., The Voice of Eco-Agriculture, September 2017 | Issue #555
    Copyright 2017, Digital PDF, 80.94 MB, 96 pages. Learn More
    $6.00

  • August 2017 Issue PDF

    Find all the great information and stories from our August 2017 issue, complete with features on foraging, cordwood buildings, agricultural medicine, interview with beekeeper, Graham White, seed saving and more.

    Acres U.S.A., The Voice of Eco-Agriculture, August 2017 | Issue #554
    Copyright 2017, Digital PDF, 79.19 MB, 104 pages. Cover illustration by Mary Battjes, talented artist and Special Project Manager for Acres U.S.A. Learn More
    $6.00

  • Independent Farmstead, The

    Growing Soil, Biodiversity, and Nutrient-Dense Food with Grassfed Animals and Intensive Pasture Management

    In witty and welcoming style, The Independent Farmstead covers everything from choosing a species of ruminant and incorporating it into a grass-based system to innovative electric fencing and watering systems, to what to do with all of the milk, meat, and, yes, manure that the self-sustaining farm produces.

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    $34.95

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