I go through reading stages, one month I love books on voluntary simplicity, another month it's all about organizing, lately I've been reading books on Homesteading. I always had the idea that homesteading is something you do, when you live on a farm and say things like "Don't count your chickens before they hatch" and "Fences should be horse-high, pig-tight, and bull-strong". (I especially like the last one). But Homesteading has gone urban, and everyone from Suburbanites to high rise apartment dwellers can homestead.
I especially LOVED the section on Drying fruits and vegetables. Of course I LOVED the sections on Chickens (man oh man, I'd love a set of backyard cluckers). I really enjoyed the section on Voluntary Simplicity (it starts on pg.195). And there was also a splattering of recipes throughout the book . . . I made the garlic and thyme chicken legs on page 254 and it was pretty darn good.
I should also mention it's on Amazon for $12 right now. Definitely worth the $12! It's gets the Mini Manor stamp of approval (one of the most coveted literary awards out there . . . move over New York Times Bestseller list . . . )
Okay, so the New York Times Bestseller list might be a bigger accomplishment than landing on our List, but . . . Does the New York Times Bestseller list GIVE AWAY copies of the books they review??? I actually have no idea . . . they might. But I do know for sure that WE DO!!!
We have a copy of The Weekend Homesteader up for grabs today!
Here are the Details:
To Enter: Comment Below and let us know if you're more of a 'Weekend Homesteader'-someone who loves the ideas and the principals behind the homestead movement, but only have the time or energy to tackle small aspects.
Or if you're a 'Week-day Homesteader'-Someone who would like to grow and preserve all their own food, while collecting eggs from your chickens and milking your cow. Spending most of your days dedicated to every aspect of homesteading???
~I can't wait to see what your answers are . . . personally, I'd say we're Weekend Homesteaders, hoping to lean more into Week-day Homesteading one day! ~
Open to: Residents of Canada and the USA.
Contest Closes: Friday, December 14, 2012 @ 11:59 pm PST.