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Paperback – 224 pages
7.5 Inches × 9 Inches (w × h)

Weight: 381 Grams
BISAC: HOUSE & HOME / Sustainable Living
Publisher: New Society Publishers
ISBN: 9780865718937
Pub. Date: 2018-10-09

About the Author

John Moody

John Moody is the founder of Whole Life Services and Whole Life Buying Club and the former executive director of the Farm-to-Consumer Legal Defense Fund. John discovered more than a decade ago that his diet was literally killing him with duodenal ulcers, seasonal allergies, and other health problems, so the family began to transition to real local foods and local food distribution. Involved with farming, food, and homesteading, John is a well-known speaker at conferences, events, and media including Mother Earth NewsWise Traditions, and Hobby Farms/Chicken Magazine. The Moody family of two old-timers and five rambunctious kids farms and homesteads on 35 acres in Kentucky.

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The Frugal Homesteader

Living the Good Life on Less

by John Moody



Foreword by Joel Salatin

Achieve your back-to-the-land dreams without breaking the bank 

Build your homesteading dreams with all the affordable DIY innovations, tips, and stories you need to successfully launch you on a path to self-sufficiency. Raise and grow your own food, connect with nature, and consume less while producing more!  The Frugal Homesteader’s Handbook is a fun, inspirational, and educational guide filled with a lifetime of learning that comes along with becoming a homesteader. Following dozens of successful families who have been motivated to make do, make new, and make more while saving money and living off the land, this book covers such topics as: 

  • Outfitting your garden 
  • Equipping your barn and outbuildings 
  • Protecting and providing for your animals 
  • Harvesting rainwater 
  • Heating with wood 
  • Foraging 
  • Producing more of what you need to thrive in harder times. 

Whether you’re just starting out and looking for new, sustainable, and affordable ideas, approaches, and techniques, or you’re a small-scale farmer in regenerative agriculture, The Frugal Homesteader’s Handbook is the DIY manual to help you succeed. 

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