In honor of a certain overreaching family in southern California, I'm giving away three homesteading titles this week. I've ordered three copies of Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen's book, The Urban Homestead. They're now shipped and on their way to me. One is my copy, and two are up for grabs. Also, I'm giving away my own, gently used copy of The Backyard Homestead. Here's your chance to win one of these great titles.
To enter the drawing for one of these books, leave a comment on this post briefly describing your homestead - either as it exists right now, or what you hope to achieve in the future. Comments must be received by 6pm Eastern time, on Friday, March 11th, if you want a chance at winning one of these books. Sorry, but this is open to US residents only. **If you're not signed in with an identifiable account, leave enough identifying information so that I can verify the prize goes to the right person. (e.g. Clare in Boston, or something similar.)** If you're only interested in one or the other of these titles, please indicate that in your comment so I can be sure they go to readers who will use these books. If the random number generator picks someone not interested in a given book, I'll generate another number. I'll announce the winners by Monday, March 14th at the latest. Good luck!
I live on a 2/3 acre homestead in a residential neighborhood. A major goal is to demonstrate how much food a non-expert can produce in my particular climate and hardiness zone, with the soils native to my immediate area. We have gardens of annual and perennial plants, keep laying hens and honey bees, and regularly bite off more than we can chew. Another major goal is to pay off our mortgage as fast as possible. Here I blog about frugality, self-reliance, gardening, cooking and baking, food preservation, practical skills, half-baked experiments, and preparing to thrive in a lower-energy future.