Must Read Books


| 9/16/2013 10:09:00 AM


pile of booksOur little urban homestead has been buzzing with activity over the last several weeks and finding time to write has been challenging. We welcomed a new young “French Silver” rabbit buck and a young “American Blue” doe from some new friends to improve our stock, three more piglets from a great local family, three ducks (a friend dropped them off somewhat unexpectedly), and one short-term “intern” who is looking to learn more about what we do so he can create a similar project in his hometown of nearby Carson City. We have also been busy helping our neighbors and fellow community members with several projects as they prepare for colder weather. To thoughtfully rehabilitate our dilapidated houses, what they’re in the thick of right now and what we spent much of our first year on, takes time and lots of creative thinking. We are also welcoming another friend with mad Permaculture skills into our home this week. He’ll be a boon to the ‘hood' for sure but with him comes some more cleaning, organizing, and preparing. Alas, the writing must wait. So, I will postpone “Urban Meat, Part III” to a later date and share some books that have been influential in shaping our lives and that we highly recommend to anyone looking to change theirs.

Radical Simplicity by Jim Merkel

He brings it all together with great tools, a compelling personal story, and the rationale behind it all.

Your Money or Your Life by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez

Powerfully changed our relationship to money and therefore to how we spend our time



Ishmael or “The Story of B” by Daniel Quinn





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