20 Best Books About Homesteading Update 05/2022

Books About Homesteading

People who like to read are happy when they have a lot of books on their shelves. So, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that I have a lot of books on homesteading, right? I always add more to my shelf and put some on my Christmas list.

Start homesteading by reading books written by people who have already done it. This way, you can learn about what they did and how they did it. In this class, you learn how to grow food, raise animals, store food, and live more on your own.

I put together a list of a few homesteading books that are well-reviewed and will help you on your way to homesteading.

Homesteading Books You Need on Your Shelf

The Beginner’s Guide to Backyard Homesteading by Lisa Lombardo

The Beginner’s Guide to Backyard Homesteading by Lisa Lombardo

Lisa is also a homesteader, and she has written a great book about homesteading. I think you should have it on your shelf. She gives practical advice on how to turn your back yard into a homestead that is more environmentally friendly and eats more food than you throw away.

It’s one of the things I like about her book because she gives you actionable plans that you can use to start your homesteading journey. She even has price list breakdowns and seasonal timelines for you to look at.

The Homesteading Handbook: A Back to Basics Guide by Abigail Gehring

The guide by Gehring is a good place to start if you want to start homesteading. If you want to learn how to cut down on waste and start homesteading without spending a lot of money, this is a full-color guide.

The truth is, we all have a budget. If you want to start homesteading, you need to know how to get started without having to spend a lot of money.

She gives a lot of practical advice on a wide range of subjects. She talks about how to grow an organic garden, how to can vegetables, how to use alternative energy sources, and more.

The Backyard Homestead by Carleen Madigan

Does it scare you that you can’t grow your own food because you only have one-quarter or one-half acres?

The Backyard Homestead is a book you should read again and start reading right now.

She gives advice on how to homestead on less than 1/4 of an acre. She shows you how to grow and preserve a harvest, how to raise meat, eggs, and dairy animals, and how to can, dry, and pickle your food.

The Self-Sufficient Backyard by Ron & Johanna Melchiore

The modern-day pioneers are Ron and Johanna, who have been living off the grid for more than 30 years. They are modern-day pioneers. They came up with this great book to show you how to grow your own food and get water from drinking and cooking.

This book shows people how to make electricity, make natural remedies, and so much more.

It’s a good idea to get The Self-Sufficient Backyard if you want to get off the grid and start living off the land.

Mini Farming: Self-Sufficiency on 1/4 Acre by Brett Markham

No, I don’t even have an acre. I want to start a hobby farm. Mini-farming is what you need to get going again. He shows how to start a garden in your backyard and make money from it. He also shows how to get 85 percent of our family of four’s food and make money from it.

A lot of information can be found in this book, and you can learn from it.

You’ll learn how to use a holistic approach to start a garden in your back yard. Make sure your soil is healthy by composting and using soil fertility practices. When you start your seedlings, think about how to plan your farm, and so much more.

There is a real reason this book has been praised so much.

40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead by David Toht

40 Projects for Building Your Backyard Homestead by David Toht

You need to figure out how to make your backyard into a place to live. It takes a lot of projects.

This book has 40 homesteading projects that you’ll need to do, like how to build raised garden beds and planters, how to build fences, chicken coops, and sheds. All of the projects in the book are meant to help you live more sustainably.

The Homesteader’s Natural Chicken Keeping Handbook by Amy Fewell

If you want to start raising chickens on your homestead, Amy Fewell wrote a great book that tells you how to raise, feed, breed, and sell chickens. Besides that, you’ll learn why your chickens act the way they do, how to start a business with your chickens, and how to treat different illnesses with herbal remedies, among other things.

This book is great for both people who have never had chickens before and people who have had chickens for a long time. She talks about how to use chickens to start a business in a way that I haven’t seen in other chicken books.

Beekeeping for Beginners by Amber Bradshaw

If so, what do you want to do? 🙂 My friends who raise bees say that I need to spend a lot of time learning before I get my first hives. It’s one of the things I want to do on my homestead.

Bradshaw’s book is one of the best beekeeping books for people who are just starting out. She talks about how a beehive is built and what each bee does. You’ll learn about what you need to get started and how to do everything else.

For Christmas, my husband bought this book. I keep reading it because we want to get bees in 2022.

The Beginner’s Guide to Raising Goats by Amber Bradshaw

It’s also one of the best homesteading books if you want to raise goats. It’s called The Beginner’s Guide to Raising Goats. The book tells you everything you need to know about raising goats on your homestead.

He gives you everything your goat needs, from fencing and shelters to feed and more, so you don’t have to. This isn’t all: She also talks about the different breeds of livestock that you might want to raise on your own farm.

The Family Garden Plan by Melissa K. Norris

There are a lot of Melissa K. Norris’ books and podcasts that I like very much. If you haven’t heard Pioneering Today, check it out.

The Family Garden Plan shows you how to grow food for your family all year long. She shows you how to plan what to grow, how to plant it, and how to store the food you make.

Organic Gardening for Beginners by Lisa Lombardo

Organic Gardening for Beginners by Lisa Lombardo

Here’s another great book by Lisa Lombardo that I think is very good. People who want to learn how to grow their own vegetables can learn about organic gardening for beginners in this book. In this book, she shows you how to use sustainable, eco-friendly practices that will give your family only the best food possible.

There is a small guide for each vegetable you might grow in your garden that tells you how to do it well.

This is a new book that she just put out. Grab it right now!

Growing Vegetables: The First-Time Gardener’s Guide by Jessica Sowards.

If you’ve been on YouTube for a while, you’re likely to have seen the channel Roots & Refugee, which is run by Jessica Soward.

To help people who want to start gardening for the first time, she wrote a great new book. The book shows you how to design an eco-friendly layout, how to grow all year long, and how to make the most of your harvest to grow as much as possible in your space.

Four Season Harvest by Eliot Coleman

It’s possible to grow organic vegetables in your own garden all year long, thanks to the book Four Season Harvest by Eliot Coleman.

In my case, he was the person who made me want to start raising ducks because they are great at eating pests in your garden.

This is what most gardeners think. Coleman shows you how to grow vegetables in your backyard cold frames and greenhouses without heating them up. This is what most gardeners think. Coleman shows you how to grow winter vegetables without heating them up.

This book is great!

Raised Bed Gardening for Beginners by Tammy Wylie

Raised garden beds are one of the most popular ways to garden, but many people find it scary. Wylie has written a detailed guide for people who are new to raised garden beds. She shows you how to plan, build, and grow in them.

This guide tells you everything you need to know about raised garden beds, as well as which plants are the best for them.

Take a look at the more than 4,000 positive reviews. This book should be on your bookshelf! The best gift for a gardener is to get them a tool that helps them work in their garden

Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving

This is the best canning book out there. Ball is the best company for canning, after all. It’s the best and only has recipes that are safe for you to follow. Is that really true? The book has 400 recipes.

For people who aren’t used to canning, I think this book is a great place to start. Make sure to put it on your bookshelf.

The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning by Diane Devereaux

The Complete Guide to Pressure Canning by Diane Devereaux

She doesn’t make jams, jelly, or salsa in a water bath like most canning books. My favorite book is hers. It’s always on my table so I can flip through it and get ideas.

Food that we grow is what I can because I want to make home-cooked, healthy, and tasty meals for my family. But how do you make salsa into a meal?

There are recipes in the Complete Guide to Pressure Canning for canning soups, stews, and full meals that are both tasty and easy to make. There are over 80 pressure canning recipes to try, as well as an overview of everything you need to know about how to use a pressure canning machine.

The Farm Girl’s Guide to Preserving the Harvest by Ann Accetta-Scott

When you read or watch Ann Accetta-blog, Scott’s you’ll be able to connect with her and have fun. Preserving the harvest is what she wrote about in her book. She made this book for people who want to learn more about food preservation. She talks about everything you need to know about canning, dehydrating, freezing, curing, fermenting, and smoking.

This book is for everyone. This is how it works: She shows you even more complicated techniques and recipes. You’ll get 30 recipes to try at home.

The Ultimate Guide to Preserving Vegetables by Angie Schneider

This book is great. These recipes were made and put away this summer. I can’t wait to try them.

This book on how to preserve vegetables is a little different from other books I’ve read about the same thing, though. Instead of giving a list of recipes, she organizes the book by vegetable and gives different recipes for each vegetable in it.

That makes it so much easier to save. When I canned corn, I had a lot of extra, so I looked in her book for ideas and canned her corn chowder recipe. It’s so tasty.

The Homesteader’s Herbal Companion by Amy Fewell

I included this book because homesteaders often grow herbs and use them to make home remedies. Also, I think having herbs is a good way to be ready for anything.

If you want to learn how to be a modern-day homesteader, this book is for you! There are a lot of common herbs that can be used for medicinal purposes. Amy Fewell shows you how to use them at home and with your family.

Medicinal Herbs: A Beginner’s Guide by Rosemary Gladstar

If you want to learn more about herbalism, I recommend Rosemary Gladstar’s book. There are 33 plants that can help you and your family. She tells you how to grow, harvest, prepare, and use them for your family. In this video, Gladstar shows you how to make tinctures, creams, oils, and a lot more.

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