5 Acres & A Dream is one family’s tale of starting their homestead, from the dream phase to making it happen.
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You won’t find a how-to here. Rather, it’s a personal account of the ups and downs and lessons learned along the way. Storytelling like this can be really valuable if you’re dreaming of your own homestead. You can find a lot of the bare how-to online, but getting into the mind of someone who’s been there helps you really understand the process.
5 Acres & A Dream covers lots of topics, including:
- Food self-sufficiency, gardening, food preservation, and foraging
- Raising goats, chickens, and guineas
- Cheese making
- Spinning, weaving, and knitting
- Sewing and quilting
- Farmhouse renovation
- Water self-sufficiency
- Energy self-sufficiency
From a family who’s been there, you will learn a lot about the homesteading journey. 5 Acres & A Dream is 262 pages of inspirational words, along with 156 photos and diagrams.