This post was most recently updated on March 10th, 2021
I come from a long long line of DIY and make it yourself-ers. My Grandma was a dressmaker, cook and baker-extraordinaire, my great Grandfather was a tailor, my Granddad was a builder, gardener and creative make-something-amazing-out-of-junk guy. My own Mother and Father have taught me so much about the realities of living on a block of land.
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I have used all this wonderful heritage as a foundation, and I have been able to continue to advance, experiment and learn new things. Sometimes I do take for granted all the knowledge that I already have, I forget that not everyone was blessed with the skills that I have been handed down.
I grew up picking raspberries and helping Grandma make fresh jam. I have spent hours upon hours gardening and building with my Mother. My Dad showed me how to butcher animals and taught me about building with whatever you had lying around.
I forget that not everyone knows how to grow food, cook a successful cake, or use a sowing machine. Animal husbandry and the realities of living with livestock can be a steep learning curve to those that didn’t grow up with it.
I am so thankful for the heritage that I have, and it has allowed me to share these things with you via my website. Sometimes what you need is a book that has all this knowledge in one place, and I have been fortunate enough to have found such a book! Homegrown and Handmade Goodness by Deborah Niemann is an eclectic collection of recipes, tips, advice and stories from a lady who has done it all.
AND I have a give away for you!
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This comprehensive guide to food and fiber from scratch proves that attitude and knowledge is more important than acreage. Written from the perspective of a successful, self-taught modern homesteader, this well-illustrated, practical, and accessible manual will appeal to anyone who dreams of a more empowered life.
Chapters include gardening, keeping backyard livestock, and making your own handmade items. And this exclusive giveaway package through Homestead Bloggers Network will have items you need to bring the book to life in your own home.
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