Anna Hess dreamed about moving back to the
land ever since her parents dragged her off their family farm at the age of
eight. She worked as a field biologist and nonprofit organizer before acquiring
fifty-eight acres and a husband, then quit her job to homestead full time. She
admits that real farm life involves a lot more hard work than her childhood
memories entailed, but the reality is much more fulfilling and she loves
pigging out on sun-warmed strawberries and experimenting with no-till
gardening, mushroom propagation, and chicken pasturing. Visit her at www.WaldenEffect.org.
The Weekend Homesteader|
A Twelve-Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency
Homesteader is organized
by month—so whether it’s January or June you’ll find exciting, short projects
that you can use to dip your toes into the vast ocean of homesteading without
getting overwhelmed. If you need to fit...