December 12, 2020

Holiday Gift Giving? Think Books!

Here's my annual December plug for myself. It's my way of saying "remember my books" as you work your way through your holiday gift-giving list. From now through Christmas, I'm offering discount codes on the revised editions to my Little Series of Homestead How-Tos

How To Make An Herbal Salve: an introduction to salves, creams, ointments, & more (revised edition) 

Discusses herbs, oils, beeswax, essential oils, why some herbal preparations don't work, and how to make an effective salve. Included are simple, basic recipes for slave, lotion, lip balm and non-petroleum jelly. Regularly $2.49, now 99¢ at Smashwords with coupon code ZA53G.
How To Grow Ginger: how to grow, harvest, use and perpetuate this tropical spice in a non tropical climate 
(revised edition)

Ginger is a tropical spice that is easy to grow, and this little guide will help you get started. You'll learn how to select rhizomes for planting, how to plant, how to care for your growing ginger, when and how to harvest, how to grow a continual supply, how to store and preserve, plus some unique and useful ways to use it. Regularly $2.49, now 99¢ at Smashwords with coupon code FW63Y.

How To Garden For Goats: Growing, foraging, small scale grain and hay, & more (revised edition)

This revised edition offers more ways to supplement your goats' feed from home through gardening, foraging, feeding canning leftovers and kitchen scraps, small scale grain. pasture, and hay growing, stover, sprouting grain, hydroponic foddering, and more. Includes expanded and new lists of plants and goat goodies. Regularly $2.49, now 99¢ at Smashwords with coupon code WK58C.

How To Get Cream from Goat's Milk: Make your own butter, whipped cream, ice cream, & more (revised edition)

Have you ever heard that goats' milk is naturally homogenized? Is that true? This little eBook says no. It shows you how to test your goat milk for cream, various ways to collect it, and how to turn it into butter, whipped cream, sour cream, crème fraîche, and ice cream. Includes 8 recipes. Regularly $2.49, now 99¢ at Smashwords with coupon code HV95F.

How-To Home Soil Tests: 19 DIY Tests and Activities for Learning More About Your Soil (revised edition)

Offers simple at-home tests for soil texture, stability, pH, drainage, and earthworm counts. Learn how to make your own pH paper, read soil colors, and what your plants can tell you about your soil. Includes charts, tables, glossary, further resources, and why all soil lab test results are not the same. A good resource for gardeners, homesteaders, homeschoolers, and budding soil scientists. Regularly $2.49, now 99¢ at Smashwords with coupon code VE54L.

And don't forget my paperbacks. Most popular are my 5 Acres & Dream Homesteading Series

"The 5 Acres & A Dream homesteading series reveals the nitty-gritty, down-and-dirty realities of working toward a simpler, sustainable, more self-reliant lifestyle on a self-sufficient homestead. Leigh and Dan Tate had a dream but very little money. This series shares how they made their dream a reality: facing the challenges, solving the problems, and sometimes changing their minds along the way."

More information and where to buy, here

Prepper's Livestock Handbook: Livesaving strategies and sustainable methods for keeping chickens, rabbits, goats, cows, and other farm animals.

This prepper's resource by Leigh Tate focuses on sustainable and self-reliant methods for managing your land and your livestock. Covers livestock choices for homesteading, options for shelter and fencing, homegrown feeds and hay, breeding, birthing, veterinary care, and dairying. Learn pitfalls to avoid and how to keep things manageable. Learn simple, low-tech, off-grid ways to preserve eggs, milk, cheese, and meat. Prepper's Livestock Handbook will help you make the best livestock choices for your personal homestead needs and goals. More information here.

Critter Tales: What my homestead critters have taught me about themselves, their world, and how to be a part of it.

Where the 5 Acres & A Dream series reveals The Tates' journey of discovery into homesteading, Critter Tales focuses on their learning about sustainable animal keeping. It presents an entertaining but honest exploration of the challenges of sustainable critter keeping on a self-reliant homestead: suitable breeds, numbers of animals, housing, fencing, growing one's own feed, health issues, mysterious disappearances and deaths, dealing with predators, critters that won't stay put, and how the animals themselves don't always agree with "the experts." More information and where to buy here.

How To Bake Without Baking Powder: Modern and historical alternatives for light and tasty baked goods

Baking powder is a common kitchen staple, but did you know you can create your own leavening power with common food items you already have on hand? How To Bake Without Baking Powder will teach you basic kitchen chemistry, so that you will never have to throw out expired baking powder again. Discusses the science behind baking powder, plus substitutes for both cream of tartar and baking soda. Includes how to make sour milk, buttermilk, and sourdough starter, plus the author's hardwood ash baking experiments, 20 baking powder alternatives, 12 easy reference charts. and 54 modern and historical recipes. Available in both paperback and eBook. More information and where to buy here.


Rain said...

Good for you for promoting yourself Leigh!!! :)

Leigh said...

Thank Rain! It's really hard promoting yourself. But I get enough "I didn't know you wrote that, thanks for telling me" that I think it's okay. :)

wyomingheart said...

Thank you for the links! We can check off some Christmas list items now! And... from your response to Rain, ...there are some things for us in that cart too, that I didn’t know you wrote! Have a super weekend and thanks again!

Cockeyed Jo said...

A shameless author plug. WTG Leigh.

Leigh said...

Wyomingheart, being a book lover myself, I always love the gift of books! Glad to help with your Christmas list. :)

Jo, it gets easier over the years. :)

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Leigh, promoting one's self is hard for the people that should promote themselves (and easy for those who should not). Good on you.

Chris said...

You're quite the prolific writer, Leigh. Mad respect. :)