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Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions [NOOK Book]

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BUILD A LIFESTYLE THAT MONEY CAN’T BUY WITH THESE LOW-COST, CREATIVE SOLUTIONS
TO COMMON HOMESTEADING PROBLEMS

…all the fun, sweat, and tears needed to live off the land… Newcomers to the world of homesteading have much to gain from reading this book. --- Shannon Hayes, ...
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Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions

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Overview


BUILD A LIFESTYLE THAT MONEY CAN’T BUY WITH THESE LOW-COST, CREATIVE SOLUTIONS
TO COMMON HOMESTEADING PROBLEMS

…all the fun, sweat, and tears needed to live off the land… Newcomers to the world of homesteading have much to gain from reading this book. --- Shannon Hayes, author of Radical Homemakers and Long Way on a Little

…blend the best of modern tools with old-time country skills… abundant inspiration and clever ideas [that] will save any homesteader a great deal of money. --- Cheryl Long, Editor in Chief, Mother Earth News

Fueled by a failing economy and a passionate desire for a return to simpler times, a new wave of homesteaders is seeking the good life, and with it the kind of true satisfaction that is built, not bought. Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions offers these modern pioneers a fresh set of ideas for achieving independence through sweat equity and the use of unconventional resources.

This highly readable and entertaining guide combines traditional knowledge with MacGyver-style ingenuity to create projects that maximize available resources, including:
• Animal management strategies for the yard, garden and field
• Pole building and construction techniques from woodlot materials
• Replacing farm machinery with homemade hand tools and implements
• Leveraging increased self-sufficiency into a home-based business.

Whether you are a dreamer or a doer, Plowing with Pigs will inspire, challenge and enable you to do more with less (and have fun doing it).

Plowing With Pigs should be on the shelf of everyone who wants to live a more self-reliant lifestyle. --- Deborah Niemann, author of Homegrown and Handmade and Ecothrifty

Oscar H. (Hank) Will III is a farmer, scientist and editor-in-chief of Grit Magazine. He has written six books and hundreds of articles on a range of topics including creative homesteading solutions and vintage machinery.

Karen K. Will is editor of Heirloom Gardener magazine and contributing editor of Lard: The Lost Art of Cooking with Your Grandmother’s Secret Ingredient. She operates Prairie Turnip Farm with her husband Oscar H. Will III.
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Review, Black Fox Homestead Blog, Jennifer Cazzola

I read from the perspective of a newbie, but there is much here that would be beneficial to the seasoned homesteader as well. The information is detailed, practical, easy to read, down to earth, and most of all doable.

Review, Maple Grove Place Blog, Katie

I was delightfully enthralled by Plowing With Pigs for its nostalgic look at the past, practical, useful information on "how to" be a homesteader today, and the wide gamut of topics that were covered in an easy-to-read, interesting and very instructional format.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550925234
  • Publisher: New Society Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/25/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 852,508
  • File size: 10 MB

Meet the Author

Oscar H. Will III is a farmer, scientist, and author, known for seeking and implementing creative farmstead solutions. His commercial agricultural production experience includes alfalfa sprouts, hay, beef cattle, free-range poultry (meat and eggs), native perennial plants, trees, cut flowers and vegetables. The editor-in-chief of Grit Magazine, Hank has published hundreds of articles and 5 books on a range of topics including antique farm machinery.

Karen K. Will is editor of The Heirloom Gardener magazine and operates Prairie Turnip Farm in Osage County, Kansas with her husband Oscar H. Will III. She is a freelance writer, photographer and blogger, and the author of Cooking with Heirlooms: Seasonal Recipes with Heritage-Variety Vegetables and Fruits.
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