Skip to product information
1 of 1


Author: Kimberlee Bastien


224 pages


3 total reviews

Membership Price:

Members save: $5.00 (20.0%)
List Price:
Regular price $24.95 USD
Regular price Sale price $24.95 USD
Sale On Backorder

Become a Member Today!

Your membership adds up to more than just extra money in your wallet

Enjoy peace of mind knowing that you have gained greater resiliency with the expert guidance of the Mother Earth News community. You can become less reliant on the grid, combat the whims of the supply chain, and resist corporate greed. Take matters into your own hands as a member and re-invest your time, money, and energy in the things that are most important to you.

Your Benefits Include:
  • Exclusive everyday member discounts on top-quality products in the Mother Earth News Store to support your self-sufficiency goals
  • Mother Earth News magazine (print and/or digital, bimonthly during your membership term), backed by 50+ years of trusted guidance in all things sustainability and self-sufficiency
  • 350+ how-to video tutorials and webinars (only available to members, with new videos added online monthly)
  • Unrestricted access to online content: members get to view the latest articles, recipes, and project ideas before non-members

Mother Earth News 52 Homestead Skills follows homesteader Kimberlee Bastien as she learns one homesteading skill per week over an entire year. The book details Bastien’s adventures, from building a beehive and becoming a beekeeper to creating her own laundry and dish soap. Whether you already live on a homestead, are transitioning onto one, or are only thinking about it, 52 Homestead Skills will help turn your dreams into a life worth living.

Packed with skills such as making deodorant, building a chicken chunnel, and freezing jam, the 52 projects in this book will prove helpful to any homesteader (or anyone looking to do more on their own). Life on a homestead might not always be easy, but as Bastien writes, “The learning never ends, and that’s OK. Because life without a challenge would be boring.”

This book will help you through the hardest parts of living on a homestead and add some fun to the mix!

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Bettie Nix
It was interesting

This turned out to be more of her journal and not an instruction document. Still, I found it interesting. Just not very detailed how-to.

Leslie Metzger

Haven’t started reading it yet

Rose S.
love it!

This book is very nicely done. Easy to read, great pictures and well structured.
I really like the idea of "monthly" skills to learn! Learning a skill or two a month is a wonderful method to keep a person from getting overwhelmed with too much information in too short a period of time. I am planning to order the same book for my daughter for Christmas ;)