“Brew Beer Like a Yeti” is another fun brewing expedition with Jereme Zimmerman, author of “Make Mead Like a Viking“. The subtitle “Traditional Techniques and Recipes for Unconventional Ales, Gruits, and Other Ferments Using Minimal Hops” is a teaser for the brews in this book, but where Jereme shines is as a storyteller. There's no question that he loves to brew. He also enjoys sharing the history of some of our favorite fermented beverages.
The New Organic Grower by Eliot Coleman was one of the first gardening books I ever purchased, and the 30th Anniversary Edition is a worthy successor to the original. Whether you're a gardener or a market farmer, The New Organic Grower is an excellent addition for your garden library.
The Doable Off-Grid Homestead by Stewart and Shannon Stonger gives the reader a taste of off grid life on a tight budget. When they say “off grid”, they mean it. They have no grid electricity, no well or conventional running water. They share their mistakes as well as their successes. If you have a determination to get back to the land, but little money to follow your dream, this book may be a good resource for you.
As part of our effort to be prepared for everyday emergencies, we went on a hunt for the best cheap flashlight. Our target was a durable, inexpensive high lumen flashlight that we could give to children and not worry if it was lost. It needed to be a flashlight bright enough for a light source during power outages and lighting around the yard at night.
“Silvopasture : A Guide To Managing Grazing Animals, Forage Crops, And Trees In A Temperate Farm Ecosystem” by Steve Gabriel delves into various components of silvopasture and managing grazing animals in a silvopasture system.
The USDA Forest Service defines silvopasture as, “The deliberate integration of trees and grazing livestock operations on the same land.” Mr. Gabriel answers many questions about managing a silvopasture system, including pros and cons of both tree and animal species. He writes in a straight-forward, easy to understand manner. [Read more…] about Silvopasture Guide Book – Combining Trees and Livestock