5 Acres & A Dream The Book: The Challenges of Establishing a Self-Sufficient Homestead

5 Acres & A Dream The Book: The Challenges of Establishing a Self-Sufficient Homestead

by Leigh Tate
5 Acres & A Dream The Book: The Challenges of Establishing a Self-Sufficient Homestead

5 Acres & A Dream The Book: The Challenges of Establishing a Self-Sufficient Homestead

by Leigh Tate

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Overview

What does it take to become a successful homesteader?

The 5 Acres & A Dream homesteading series reveals the nitty-gritty, down-and-dirty realities of working toward a simpler, sustainable, more self-reliant lifestyle on a self-sufficient homestead. Leigh and Dan Tate had a dream but very little money. This series shares how they made their dream a reality: facing the challenges, solving the problems, and sometimes changing their minds along the way.

5 Acres & A Dream The Book is the first in Leigh Tate's 5 Acres & A Dream homesteading series. It begins with the years leading up to the Tates' 2009 purchase of a 1920s farmhouse on five acres in the foothills of Southern Appalachia. This first book in the series shares how they defined their dream, developed property hunting criteria, faced setbacks, and finally found the right place. It describes how they set and prioritized their goals and mapped out a plan. It shares the difficulties and obstacles they faced, and what they've learned about energy, water, and food self-sufficiency for both themselves and their livestock. Includes recipes and resources.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780989711104
Publisher: Geraldine Leigh Tate
Publication date: 11/30/2013
Series: 5 Acres & A Dream , #1
Pages: 262
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Leigh Tate homesteads five acres in the foothills of the southern Appalachian Mountains with her husband Dan. Their goals are simpler, sustainable, more self-reliant living, and a return to agrarian values. In addition to critter keeping, gardening, food preservation, cheese making, and woodstove cookery, Leigh loves to write about homesteading. She is the author of the popular 5 Acres & A Dream The Book: The Challenges of Establishing a Self-Sufficient Homestead, an eBook series entitled The Little Series of Homestead How-Tos, and Critter Tales: What my homestead critters have taught me about themselves, their world, and how to be a part of it. Her ongoing homestead adventures can be read at her blog, 5 Acres & A Dream The Blog.

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 The Dream

Ch. 2 Defining Our Goals

Ch. 3 Setting Priorities

Ch. 4 Developing A Master Plan

Ch. 5 The Establishment Phase

Ch. 6 Food Self-Sufficiency: Feeding Ourselves

Ch. 7 Food Self-Sufficiency: Feeding Our Animals

Ch. 8 Energy Self-Sufficiency

Ch. 9 Water Self-Sufficiency

Ch. 10 Obstacles

Ch. 11 Difficult Things

Ch. 12 Work Smarter Not Harder

Ch. 13 Where Do We Go From Here?

Conclusion: Doing What We Ought

Homestead Recipes

Appendices

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