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Homesteading in the 21st Century    by George Nash & Jane Waterman order for
Homesteading in the 21st Century
by George Nash
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Taunton Press, 2011 (2011)

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* *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

Writing from their first hand experience with homesteading and having lived a self-sufficient lifestyle for decades, the authors of this guide offer hundreds of ideas on how to take control of your life by living more minimally and enjoying the pleasure that comes from honest work. The premise of this book is that anyone can homestead, whether they live in the country, suburbia, or even a large city.

How far into the process one wants to go depends on the person. Whether it be growing your own food, canning fruits or vegetables, raising animals or taking on the more arduous task of building your own homestead, it is possible with the right guidance.

The contents of the book are divided into three general parts. The Homestead focuses on such issues as finding the right location, investigating water and water systems and creating a home base. The other two sections are devoted to the garden and orchard, and to raising animals.

If being self-reliant and reconnecting with the natural world sounds appealing, this is a very helpful book on how to achieve this goal in a realistic manner. Like any journey it will begin with just a few small steps.

You'll discover here how one family accomplished this journey and how you can start along this not commonly traveled pathway.

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