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Weekend Homesteader: August [Kindle Edition]

Anna Hess
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Book Description

Twelve months to self-sufficiency!

This fully updated second edition of the popular Weekend Homesteader series includes 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.

The August volume includes the following projects:
  • Saving seeds
  • Drying food
  • Building a chicken coop or tractor
  • Making a rain barrel

The second edition has been revised and expanded to match the paperback, with extra photos and feedback from weekend homesteaders just like you, plus permaculture-related avenues for the more advanced homesteader to explore.


Product Details

  • File Size: 2168 KB
  • Print Length: 86 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Wetknee Books; Second edition (October 23, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005EDBUOS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #258,260 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tuning into the Seasons July 29, 2011
By Sara
Format:Kindle Edition
I practice a low impact, no-till style of gardening and it is hard to find good guides out there to give me the details I need, but that deliver them in a way that is meaningful to me. Anna's is a holistic approach where gardening is just a part of life, and she has done the awesome task of recording her day-to-day work in the garden to share with people who are following a similar path. This volume of "Weekend Homesteader" looks ahead to the coming fall. Anna shares a simple description of her methods for planting several types of fall veggie seeds, and she advises which seeds to scatter thickly or sparsely depending on your desired outcome-- start with lettuce, that's what I did!

The Weekend Homesteader is a gardening guide, but it is a part of a much broader vision and a lifestyle. This is one of several ebooks I have read by Anna, and I've been a fan of her blog for several years now. I am deeply appreciative for all that she has shared. From gardening advice, to cooking tips, to hanging the clothes out on the line, her passion in this short ebook is captivating.

Read it. It'll be good for you.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Extremely useful informtaion August 27, 2011
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While I'm not drying my tomatoes in the car, I was inspired to dry tomatoes (I'm using a low-heat oven) after reading this issue. And you can't imagine how hard I looked last year for exactly *how* to hang clothes. Anna thinks of everything!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Weekend Homesteader: August Volume 4 August 1, 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I could hardly wait for August to roll around so that I could see what Anna had in store for her readers this month.
Again, she did not disappoint.
This e-book is an easy read, but chock full of info that I can put to good use.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Informative for the beginner to intermediate March 1, 2013
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I have learned at least one new thing to do with homesteading in each of these chapters. I would recommend any of these books. I am just getting started with homesteading, and these made me see that a little can be done at a time to make a difference.
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5.0 out of 5 stars These are great publications March 4, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I really enjoy reading these - learned so much too. The rest of the volumes are as good as this one.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful February 15, 2013
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I love all the Weekend Homesteader titles. She has great no-nonsense jobs to improve your farm and work toward self-sustainability on your weekend free time. Many of the articles made me look at things in a new way, and I've learned a lot from them!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unique Resource February 9, 2013
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Very pleasurable read. Full of great ideas, practical ways to homestead even if you don't live on 40 acres. Would recommend to anyone considering how to become more self-sustaining in their lifestyle!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Articles on Seed Saving and Raising Chickens January 30, 2014
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So easily explained in everyday terms. Good all around information with helping one decide if trying to save seeds or raise chickens would be possible. At least, it helped me decide that i am not ready yet to have my own chicken farm!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
okay
Published 2 days ago by Jerry Dobbs
3.0 out of 5 stars Okay
It is a nice little book, that shows you how to live off the grid a little. But I doubt I would do any of the things suggested here. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Meviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Weekend homesteader
My favorite article in this magazine was really one that gave advice about how to save seeds. Very informative. Also loved the article on chicken coops.
Published 16 months ago by Carol
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for Beginners
I like the newsletter. But I think I'm a bit beyond the scope of it. I'm already a homesteader, and I love to read about other homesteaders. But this was not my cup of tea.
Published 17 months ago by Phyllis Franklin
4.0 out of 5 stars Weekend Homesteader: August
This was set up in a magazine format initially and each month offers a great deal of in-depth information on Homesteading. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Denise K. Hardnock
5.0 out of 5 stars My first read of the monthly book
Lot's of great information. Will probably read future episodes as they become available or even past books/ episodes. Thanks so much.
Published 19 months ago by Anthony
3.0 out of 5 stars Not a great buy
not really enough information to spend money on this book. I really wanted more information on how to get started.
Published 20 months ago by IsdaPous
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful and user friendly
I have been homesteading for several years and it is getting hard to find stuff I don't already know something about. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Alan Stone
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More About the Author

Anna Hess dreamed about moving back to the land ever since her parents dragged her off their family farm at the age of eight. She worked as a field biologist and nonprofit organizer before acquiring fifty-eight acres and a husband, then quit her job to homestead full time. She admits that real farm life involves a lot more hard work than her childhood memories entailed, but the reality is much more fulfilling and she loves pigging out on sun-warmed strawberries and experimenting with no-till gardening, mushroom propagation, and chicken pasturing.

She also enjoys writing about the adventures, both on her blog at WaldenEffect.org, and in her books. Her first paperback, The Weekend Homesteader, helped thousands of homesteaders-to-be find ways to fit their dreams into the hours leftover from a full-time job. The Naturally Bug-Free garden, which suggests permaculture techniques of controlling pest invertebrates in the vegetable garden, is due out in spring 2015 from Skyhorse Publishing. In addition, a heaping handful of ebooks serve a similar purpose.

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