This is our own well used library of books , people often ask us what books they need homesteading and raising animals . These are the go to books that we always tell people will be a big help to you in this lifestyle .
Also a lot of really good books we will be adding for the Christian homesteader who is in need of encouragement , guidance , and resources that help us during hard times .
Hands down best canning and food preservation book , if you need to understand the hows and whys of food safety practices and preservation methods this is the book for you
these are very much considered to be THE homesteading books , there are something like 14 volumes , and they have so many things that are sort of like the lost information that our grandparents knew , really fascinating , and if you can ever find any of them at yard sales etc , grab them , and keep hold of them , they are hard to find and expensive these days , but very much worth having in your library if you are a homesteader
Really good health information if you are raising goats
great book on sheep for beginners or experienced people
A window into the mysterious world of chickens , great for beginners or for anyone interested in learning about chickens
really great resource not just for horses , but some stuff can be used for other animals like goats too
Great book for foragers as well as shepherds good to know what's on your property
again , great information
great book and a must have for mushroom foraging
this is a great book to have on hand both for foragers and for shepherds
good idea to have something like this , may help planting your garden and harvesting , reading the signs of the weather to know what to expect in your day out doing chores etc , good idea to become a student of weather
it's good to become a student of how people cooked during hard times , they tended to use simple ingredients and they were concerned with the food budget
the Fannie Farmer Cook book is one of our go to s for easy recipes , lots of good ones in here !
This is the cook book our great grandmother used , lots of great recipes in there
We love this cook book , great historic recipes that use simple ingredients
it's always good to be able to identify the animals that are coming onto your property
this is a good book to have in order to understand predatory animals and the attractants and lures that bring them in in order to catch them . we use this to help us in live trapping small predators for removal
this is a great all around book with lots of resources in it
this is a very insightful book for hunters certainly , but also for shepherds to learn how this preator behaves and thinks , which is essential to know in an area with a lot of bears
This is probably not a book everyone will be interested in reading , but it is a very very good resource , it details different things that a person may want to be prepared for and how to prepare , explores food storage , alternative sources of energy , recommends ways to survive short and long term , and discusses ideal survival locations
This was a great book , scriptural based things we can do to move forward during these challenging times , great encouragement !
This is a wonderful book for shepherds and for Christians !
The Lord is always working , great encouragement in this book .
Great preparation and biblical based advice on how to navigate in a world that is difficult
Sometimes hard times can get us so discouraged , this is such a good book to help !
This is a really good book , wonderful hope contained in Ron Mehl's books !
we read this a long while back ,very insightful , great sriptural information