The Weekend Homesteader: A Twelve-Month Guide to

15 thoughts on “The Weekend Homesteader: A Twelve-Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency

  1. 1711 1711 says:

    I found this book a great resource for anyone on the path to a simple life and, most importantly, to being self sufficient For me, especially with the chaotic pace of life these days, it provides a solid sense of comfort to know how to be a little less reliant on all the modern conveniences we have available It is also very interesting and rewarding to learn all the homesteader tips noted in this book.I recommend this book even for people such as myself who are definitely big city people

  2. An honest personal opinion An honest personal opinion says:

    An easy baby step to Baby step into self sufficienCy I like how it has a project per weekend, takes away the overwhelming grandness of stepping off the beaten path and lets you look at things one tiny task at a time

  3. Vernon Brewster Vernon Brewster says:


  4. gorpanalyn gorpanalyn says:

    I was really looking forward to this book, I found a lot of great ideas and tips to adapt to where I live A friend borrowed and said she enjoyed it too.

  5. Grumpy ol' Man Grumpy ol' Man says:

    I was cursed with a technical, inquiring mind So finding a well written book that holds my interest, can be a challenge.Thank you, Anna.

  6. evan hughes evan hughes says:

    Easy read, a little short on content.

  7. S. Kimbell S. Kimbell says:

    Anna has such a friendly, warm writing tone She is knowledgeable in off grid living, but many of the projects she outlines in this book can be done by city dwellers who don t necessarily want to pull the plug completely, but rather want to start a journey toward self sufficiency I have read a few of Anna s books and have always learned something new This particular book is one of my go to references for weekend projects that are not too difficult or expensive, but will help my family and me grow our own food.

  8. Joshua Davidson Joshua Davidson says:

    I am just starting my homesteading gardening journey so I m trying to read and gain as much knowledge as I can After reading a couple of other books, I ordered this thinking it would have projects or insight, but it really just seemed like another gardening book I don t feel that I gained anything purchasing it and may return it If this is the first book you read, it has good info, but if you ve read other books don t waste your time It has info on beekeeping and chickens, but not as much as I would have liked There are far superior books on those subjects.

  9. Mandi Mandi says:

    Love this book It s easy to read, and gives a lot of great information It answered all my questions and I love how things are broken up into each month of the year. it gives you not only outside planting and animal projects It also gives you projects to do inside when the weather does not allow for planting outside It s a wonderful book for those interested in and or just getting into homesteading.

  10. J. L. J. L. says:

    I became a home owner last year and am planning on turning 1 3 of our yard into veg gardens and a chicken coop This book was written for folks like me The photos are helpful and the tips are great It s helping bring a bit of order to the chaos that can be transitioning from lawn to urban homestead.

  11. M. Meara M. Meara says:

    I love this book The cover and photos are excellent quality and sparked my interest from the start The monthly divisions of the book make it easy to follow along with various projects throughout the year And the author s style of writing is clear, concise, educational without being pedantic, and best of all, useful You don t have to be a person who plans to drop off the grid and become totally self sustaining to find terrific ideas in here There are wonderful ideas for weekend gardeners, for instance, ranging from how to construct rain barrels for watering your plants to building an under the sink worm bin, which will produce just enough nutrients for feeding four or five houseplants in your apartment See You don t even have to have an actual yard to find great information here.Of course, if you do have a yard, and you love gardening, and you are thinking about keeping some chickens, say, and becoming a bit self reliant, well then you will get even out of The Weekend Homesteader But I read it just for the pleasure of learning some new things, and enjoying all the wonderful photographs and ideas shared within I highly recommend the book to all gardenersand wannabe gardenersanywhere And you wannabe homesteaders What are you waiting for Get it You ll learn good stuff

  12. Karen S. Lebeter Karen S. Lebeter says:

    Information to get you started with gardening and keeping chickens if you have a full time job during the week Yes, there are things that have to be done everyday, but you don t have to get bogged down in details If you are retiring to do this full time, you can probably find a better book for yourself, but this is a great basics book.

  13. Chandra Chandra says:

    I love this book I am not following the suggested timeline, just reading the section on each subject as I need it, which works out great for me It s like a beginner s guide for almost everything I need, all in one place and in manageable chunks.

  14. Frances Frances says:

    Very disappointed with this book It does not help the gardener that uses a tiller at all If you want a book that only talks about when to plant limited veggies this is for you It only has a few pages referencing water bath canning, and little instructions on building a chicken coop.

  15. Debbi McNeer Debbi McNeer says:

    I ve been reading the author s blog and buying and using her e books for than a year I m so glad to have all this knowledge compiled and printed and in my hands Hess s book is comprehensive, helpful and inspiring, whether you re moving toward complete self sufficiency or just want to improve and increase your tomato yield Organized by month, each section contains season appropriate projects, most of which can be accomplished in a weekend I ve adopted many of her methods, the most successful of which for my purposes has been the kill mulch Faced with a very weedy asparagus bed and no idea what to do with it, her plan for smothering weeds with cardboard and compost worked like a charm.I ve since gone on to expand my gardens from a small vegetable plot to a much larger one, with the addition of a separate herb bed, some blackberry bushes, three apple trees and a very large landscaped flower bed Her techniques have been invaluable and I ve limited my use of them mainly to gardening.I highly recommend this book, and hope you enjoy Hess s writing as much as I have.

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The Weekend Homesteader: A Twelve-Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency The Weekend Homesteader is organized by monthso whether its January or June youll 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 Youll 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 societys 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 self sufficient, youll save seeds, prepare for power outages, and tear yourself away from a full time job, while building a supportive and like minded community You wont 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

  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • The Weekend Homesteader: A Twelve-Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency
  • Anna Hess
  • English
  • 15 September 2019

About the Author: Anna Hess

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