Homesteading from Scratch is for people who want to do things differently: the type of people who want to eat real food, grow herbs, make cheese, raise baby animals, hunt mushrooms, pick blackberries, can jelly, ferment kraut, farm organically, connect to nature, live intentionally, and more.
Guiding readers from a desire to full-blown off-the-grid living (and everything in between), this book covers farming, animal husbandry, food preparation, homeschooling, fiber arts, and even marketing. It inspires homesteaders who have made a go of it with operations large and small and outlines their successes and failures. The book helps to democratize the homesteading movement by providing “ins” for nearly every level of dedication, from the container gardener to the full-time farmer. It provides the knowledge necessary to discover homesteading as a movement and lifestyle.
Inspired by From Scratch Magazine, an online publication devoted to homesteading and intentional living, this book provides readers with continued support and community for information and resources online. Homesteading from Scratch serves as a reference and a cheerleader for those who want a bit more control and responsibility over where their food comes from, what they consume, and how they live their lives.