Have you ever come across a product and thought, “I wish I would have found this a year ago”? That’s what I thought when I read Starlene’s Baking with Coconut flour e-book. Thus far, my attempts at baking with coconut flour have been less than entirely successful. After reading Baking with Coconut Flour, I’ve got a whole new strategy for using this ingredient, plus a back up plan to recover anything I still manage to screw up. (She gives salvage instructions as well.)
In Rebuild from Depression: A Nutrient Guide including Depression in Pregnancy and Postpartum, Amanda Rose shares the story of her battle with depression and how she found healing through nutrition, detox and alternative therapies. I can’t help but think that if more people read this book and followed the suggestions, we wouldn’t have one in ten people in the United States on anti-depressant medications. We are nutrient deficient in a land of plenty.
Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) by Angela England is a homesteading guide written with the enthusiasm of a beginner and the experience of several years of homesteading with limited space. It’s a great pep talk for those new to the idea of self-sufficiency who are wondering if they can raise more of their own food without moving to the country.
How Backyard Farming on an Acre (More or Less) is Organized
Backyard Farming on an Acre is divided into five parts:
- Living Large on a Small Scale
- Gardening on a Backyard Farm
- Animals for a Backyard Farm
- Enjoying the Bounty
- Crafting from the Backyard Farm
The Weekend Homesteader: A Twelve-Month Guide to Self-Sufficiency by Anna Hess is an inexpensive guide to get you started with homesteading. Loaded with color photos, this book would make a good “coffee table” book, conversation starter or idea brewer.
How the Weekend Homesteader is Organized
The Weekend Homesteader is organized by month, starting with April and wrapping back around to March. (Alternate months are suggested for those living in Australia.) Each month includes four “projects’ – one for each weekend – presenting you with activities that would be appropriate for that time of year. For instance, April projects include:
The Wounds and Burns e-books by Dr. James Hubbard, M.D., M.P.H, AKA “The Survival Doctor“, are a solid addition to any home preparedness library, with information the everyone should know.
No one wants to get injured, but sometimes bad things happen to good people. The worst wounds and burns are unfortunately likely to happen when you’re least able to get prompt medical attention – like when you’re caught in a natural or man-made disaster, or when you’re on your own somewhere tackling a task that turns out to be a little too big. Those first few minutes after the injury happens can mean life of death, or the loss a a limb via infection. Be the person who knows the right thing to do.