Win a free review copy of The Weekend Homesteader

The Weekend Homesteader cover

Building a coopSeveral of you wrote in with photos
of your coops and tractors
, to be included in my new
book.  So I thought it was only fair to give you a chance to win a
free review copy of the paperback before it hits bookstores!

But first, a bit about The
Weekend Homesteader

so you’ll know whether you’re interested in reading it:

The Weekend Homesteader is
organized by month—so whether it’s January or June you’ll find
exciting, short projects that you can use to dip your toes into the
vast ocean of homesteading without getting overwhelmed. If you need to
fit homesteading into a few hours each weekend and would like to have
fun while doing it, these projects will be right up your alley, whether
you live on a forty-acre farm, a postage-stamp lawn in suburbia, or a
high rise.  

You’ll learn about
backyard chicken care, how to choose the best mushroom and berry
species, and why and how to plant a no-till garden that heals the soil
while providing nutritious food.  Permaculture techniques will
turn your homestead into a vibrant ecosystem and attract native
pollinators while converting our society’s waste into high-quality
compost and mulch. Meanwhile, enjoy the fruits of your labor right away
as you learn the basics of cooking and eating seasonally, then preserve
homegrown produce for later by drying, canning, freezing, or simply
filling your kitchen cabinets with storage vegetables. As you become
more self-sufficient, you’ll save seeds, prepare for power outages, and
tear yourself away from a full-time job, while building a supportive
and like-minded community. You won’t be completely eliminating your
reliance on the grocery store, but you will be plucking low-hanging
(and delicious!) fruits out of your own garden by the time all
forty-eight projects are complete.

Chickens help with seed saving

If that description
takes your fancy
and you
have a blog to review the book on
, drop
me an email
for a
chance to win a free review copy.  (My publicist says he also has
some copies to send to bloggers as giveaway items.)  I’m not sure
how many review copies will be sent out, so be sure to include the URL
of your blog and
any relevant statistics in your email — I suspect my publicist will
choose bigger blogs first.

For the rest of you, I’m
afraid you’ll have to wait until the middle of November to see
Weekend Homesteader

I’m very impressed by the beautiful job my publisher did formatting the
book, so hopefully it’ll be worth the wait.

Our chicken waterer keeps flocks healthy with
unlimited clean water.

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