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Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep, Book Review

Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep by Paula Simmons and Carol Ikarius We’ve raised sheep for well over ten years now. We started with Shetlands, and then had Marinos. Currently we have some Katahdins, which are a gentle hair sheep used for meat. Throughout this venture, we have at times referred to Storey’s Guide to Raising …

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The Complete Soapmaker Tips, Techniques and Recipes, Book Review

The Complete Soapmaker Tips, Techniques and Recipes for Luxurious Handmade Soaps By Norma Coney This is another much loved, favorite book of mine. The first publication of it was in 1955. Instructions are clear and simple to follow with wonderful results! I will share one of my favorite recipes, but I would also say that …

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Emergency Preparedness, book review

Emergency Preparedness and Survival Guide, a Book Review

Emergency Preparedness and Survival Guide By the editors of Backwoods Home Magazine This is a must have in my personal library.  It has been worth it’s weight in gold.  Life happens.  Here in Oklahoma, things like ice storms and floods happen. Unexpected expenses and personal misfortune happen unexpectedly to the best of people. This book tells you …

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Self-Reliance: Recession-Proof Your Pantry, Book Review

Self-Reliance: Recession–Proof Your Pantry A self–reliance guide from Backwoods Home Magazine Contributors – Jackie Clay, Jeffrey R. Yago, Sylvia Gist, Linda Gabris Our long-time homesteader, Jerreth, highly recommends this book. If you’re inclined to purchase your own copy, please consider using the affiliate link below to help us to continue bringing you homesteading book reviews. …

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Tan Your Hide! Book Review

Tan Your Hide! Book Review

Tan Your Hide! By Phyllis Hobson Our long-time homesteader, Jerreth, wrote the following review. Our beginning homesteader, Flea, has actually tanned a few hides and will be reviewing other books on the subject in the future. If you’re inclined to purchase your own copy of this book, we’d appreciate you using the affiliate link below …

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