Image: front cover Buy Print Book Now
  •  CDN $24.95 
  •  USD $24.95 


Buy Ebook Now
  •  CDN $24.95     CDN $16.20
  •  USD $24.95     USD $16.20

Paperback – 272 pages
7.5 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 705 Grams
BISAC: TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / Sustainable Agriculture
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865717176
Pub. Date: 2013-02-01

About the Authors

Oscar H. Will III

Oscar H. Will III is a farmer, scientist, and author, known for seeking and implementing creative farmstead solutions. His commercial agricultural production experience includes alfalfa sprouts, hay, beef cattle, free-range poultry (meat and eggs), native perennial plants, trees, cut flowers and vegetables. The editor-in-chief of Grit Magazine, Hank has published hundreds of articles and 5 books on a range of topics including antique farm machinery.

view author profile

Karen K. Will

Karen K. Will is editor of The Heirloom Gardener magazine and operates Prairie Turnip Farm in Osage County, Kansas with her husband Oscar H. Will III. She is a freelance writer, photographer and blogger, and the author of Cooking with Heirlooms: Seasonal Recipes with Heritage-Variety Vegetables and Fruits.

view author profile

Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions

by Oscar H. Will III & Karen K. Will



Fueled by a failing economy and a passionate desire for a return to simpler times, a new wave of homesteaders is seeking the good life, and the kind of true satisfaction that can only be built, not bought. Many of these modern pioneers are cash poor, but rich in energy and creativity. Plowing with Pigs and Other Creative, Low-Budget Homesteading Solutions offers them a set of fresh ideas for achieving independence through sweat equity and the use of unconventional resources.

This highly readable and entertaining guide brings together answers to common problems faced by homesteaders young and old, urban, suburban, and rural. Traditional knowledge is combined with MacGyver-style ingenuity to create projects that maximize available resources, including:

  • Animal management strategies for the yard, garden, and field 
  • Pole building and construction techniques from woodlot materials 
  • Replacing farm machinery with homemade hand tools and implements 
  • Leveraging increased self-sufficiency into a home-based business.

Whether you are a dreamer or a doer, Plowing with Pigs will inspire, challenge, and enable you to do more with less (and have fun doing it).

You might also enjoy

The Permaculture Handbook

The Permaculture Handbook

Garden Farming for Town and Country

by Peter Bane
foreword by David Holmgren

The urban landscape has swallowed vast swaths of prime farmland across North America. Imagine how much more self-reliant our communities would be if …

view title info
Winter Gardening in the Maritime Northwest

Winter Gardening in the Maritime Northwest

Cool-Season Crops for the Year-Round Gardener - Fifth Edition

Many gardeners can supply a significant amount of their own food during the plentiful summer harvest. But the key to substantial savings on your food …

view title info
Heal Local

Heal Local

20 Essential Herbs for Do-it-Yourself Home Healthcare

Most of us understand the value of eating and buying local. Taking back our food, goods, and services from multinational corporations and sourcing …

view title info
Permaculture for the Rest of Us

Permaculture for the Rest of Us

Abundant Living on Less than an Acre

 

Many of us want to increase our self-sufficiency, but few have access to the ideal 5 sunny, gently-sloping acres of rich, loamy, well-drained soil. …

view title info
The Thinking Beekeeper

The Thinking Beekeeper

A Guide to Natural Beekeeping in Top Bar Hives

What's the buzz about the growing popularity of backyard beekeeping? Providing habitat for bees, pollinating your garden and producing honey for …

view title info

New Society Publishers have decided to sell their ebooks without copy protection or DRM (Digital Rights Management) so that customers can enjoy full use of their ebook purchase. In return we expect our customers to respect this decision.

By clicking in the box below, you agree that you will:

  • NOT make illegal or unauthorized copies of our ebooks.
  • ONLY make copies of our ebooks for backup purposes.
  • NOT sell or give copies of our ebooks to family, friends, associates, etc., or upload to any file-sharing sites.
I agree to the above terms and conditions
Our ebooks are available in PDF or EPUB format.
Please choose the correct format for your device.
Buy PDF Version Buy EPUB Version