Written by Kristy Athens, this comprehensive book details the (often witty) journey of Kristy and her husband Michael as they made the switch from urban to rural living. I expected that it would mainly focus on growing food crops like veggies, fruits and herbs, and also cover farm animals, but Kristy doesn't even begin to talk gardening until page 181!
The book kicks off by focusing on aspects of homesteading that aren't often talked about, like picking the right piece of land and how to maintain it. I have to admit that I had a lot of 'I never thought of that!' moments while reading these pages. She also covers 'buildings', a detailed section on the various types of structures you'll find on a farm or small homestead, that also includes information on sustainable power, alternative building materials and many other 'green' ideas.
|Kristy's garlic harvest!|
|Playing in the dirt!|