A wonderfully friendly and practical how-to manual for creating the homesteading "simple life", with laughter included. Share Sue and Steve's adventures as they build their homestead in the northwoods with a bit of irreverent help from their fictional newbie neighbors, lounging JJ and his enthusiastic partner CindyLou. This is a book for doers who have done and dreamers who are just beginning. From home-built underground house to water homemade wine, “Homesteading Adventures" is full of down-home how-to that will inspire anyone interested in living and creating their own unique life whether in the backwoods or in the city.
With a foreword by Jd Belanger, former publisher and editor of "Countryside Magazine" and written in 1997, this book has now become a classic in the homesteading world, chronicling the first twenty years of Sue and Steve’s “ManyTracks” homestead. Revised and edited from the original, the fictional JJ and CindyLou have retreated a bit (per reader request) and some of the information has been updated but the main core of the original is still happily intact to help and inspire a new generation of “back-to-the-landers” of all ages and all backgrounds who are planning, ready, or already embarked on their own adventure into the homestead life.
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About the Author
Sue Robishaw has thirty five years of magazine articles and six books to her credit, mostly from the forty years she and her husband, Steve Schmeck, have spent building and living on their off-grid Upper Peninsula Michigan homestead. Her life is full of variety and interest. A large organic garden and orchard provides most of their food and unending topics for her writing. All of the pieces of her world are woven together in a way that suits her belief in the joy of life -- gardening, homesteading, hiking, writing, watercolor, music, dance, community, and designing and knitting colorful wool socks for warmth and fun!