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The Weekend Homesteader-A Twelve Month Guide to Self Sufficiency

9/5/2012 2:11:44 PM

Tags: Weekend Homesteader, book, box, chickens, roof insulation, fig, Chicago hardy fig, hardwood cutting, wing clipping, Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton

Weekend Homesteader box of books with porch insulation and chicken wing clipping along with a close up of a fig cutting starting to sprout

The big news on our farm this week is a box of Anna's new book showing up. The Weekend Homesteader-A Twelve Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency from Skyhorse Publishing.

We got a chance to taste test the Chicago hardy figs and they were awesome! We've also got some details on possible reasons why our attempt at propagating a hardwood cutting failed.

One of the building projects we got into was insulating the new porch roof, and we learned a few things about stopping a chicken from flying over a fence by clipping her wing.

Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton are full time homesteaders who have had a really good garden year and are happy to share their results on their blog they call WaldenEffect.org. They keep the whole operation going by making and selling a new kind of chicken waterer that has been bringing industrial poultry drinking technology to the backyard for several years now.  

 



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