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THE SELF-SUFFICIENT BACKYARD
THE SELF-SUFFICIENT BACKYARD

THE SELF-SUFFICIENT BACKYARD

Many people daydream about a self-sufficient existence. A few rare ones live it every day. Ron and Johanna are what some people call modern-day pioneers. Ever since the late 1970s, they’ve been surviving and thriving off-the-grid by:

  • Growing their own food year-round
  • Collecting enough water for drinking, cooking, and bathing
  • Making their natural remedies from backyard plants
  • Heating the house and getting hot water practically for free
  • Generating the electricity needed by their entire homestead from solar and wind
  • Plus, many…many others!

In their new book, The Self-Sufficient Backyard: For the Independent Homesteaders, they share the homesteading and self-sufficiency knowledge they’ve acquired over 40 years for the first time.

This is simply a must-have for anyone interested in going off-the-grid or just saving and making some money on their property. And it all adds up! Ron and Johanna don’t have a big pension to fall back on, but they still manage to make a more than decent living just with what their tiny ¼-acre homestead produces.

That’s how little you need to be self-sufficient in modern-day America. And the best part is that it doesn’t matter if that property is a few acres big or just a tiny apartment in the city. Everything inside the book can be upscaled or downscaled to fit your daily needs.

With over 100 practical DIY projects, there is something for everybody’s property inside The Self-Sufficient Backyard: For the Independent Homesteader – so get ready to start living the life others will keep dreaming about.

THE BEST OF MOTHER EARTH NEWS, 3RD EDITION
THE BEST OF MOTHER EARTH NEWS, 3RD EDITION

THE BEST OF MOTHER EARTH NEWS, 3RD EDITION

If you’re interested in homesteading, livestock, natural health, gardening, DIY projects, renewable energy, or cooking, you don’t want to miss this issue! Mother Earth News has compiled more than 45 articles into The Best of Mother Earth News,3rd Edition to help guide you through whatever project you’re currently tackling or that you plan to take on in the future. From learning how to grow aquaponics aquaculture to building a beehive and keeping bees to making homegrown olive oil, this issue is here for you. The information in this issue is perfect for sitting down and reading cover to cover or for reference when you’re starting a new project.

The Best of Mother Earth News, 3rd Edition, will help you create a backyard edible ecosystem, protect and shelter your goats, make your farm or garden certified sustainable, grow lettuce in the winter, build a stone culvert, and so much more!

Other articles in this issue include:

  • Small Homes Are Just the Right Size: These homeowners downsized their lives to inhabit hand-built spaces that are easier and cheaper to maintain.
  • Homestead Technology for Disaster Preparedness: Add these dynamic tools to your emergency kit. They’ll boost camping trips and come in handy during catastrophes.
  • A Little Winter Greenhouse: One reader shares how she created a small urban greenhouse.
  • Brew Backyard Root Beer: With a little experimentation, you can learn how to make your own version of this historic, herb-infused soda using foraged ingredients.
  • 5 Garden Myths: Unlock your garden’s full potential by learning to avoid and amend these common mistakes.
  • Masonry Heaters: These super-efficient fireplaces produce long-lasting warmth.