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.
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“50 Do-It-Yourself Projects for Keeping Chickens – Chicken Coops, Brooders, Runs, Swings, Dust Baths, and More!” by Janet Garman of Timber Creek Farm is a pleasure to read. You might think that with so many chicken care books already on the market, there would be limited need for another, but Janet will prove you wrong. This book is chock full of practical tips and projects, photos and step-by-step instructions. It's a great addition to the library of any chicken keeper, large or small.
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Rabbits are a great animal for a small homestead because they take up very little space, make no noise and won't disturb neighbors. There are many breeds of rabbits to choose from, and the choices can be overwhelming. To make it easier to choose the best rabbit breeds for the small homestead, I like to put them into three categories. We'll also discuss basic rabbit care, and some interesting rabbit facts.