January 2, 2023

Permies Homestead Bundle: Day 1 Resource Reviews

In my Permies Homestead Bundle: A Real Deal! post, I promised you reviews of some of the resources included in the bundle. I reckon I'll start off with my own bundle offering, a PDF chapter from 5 Acres & A Dream The Sequel.

While 5 Acres & A Dream The Book has been my most popular selling book to date, I have to tell you something about it. It's seriously outdated. I think it still makes a good read for anyone simply interested in someone else's story, but for folks who actually want to get started in homesteading, who are looking for answers to some of their homesteading challenges, or who want to take steps to avoid homestead burn-out, I would definitely recommend 5 Acres & A Dream The Sequel over The Book.

Why? Because homesteading is not a checklist. It's an ever-evolving lifestyle. The Sequel really demonstrates that. Our mindset when I wrote The Book has seriously changed, and The Sequel tells the reader what has changed and why. Plus, it's written in such a way that someone can jump right in without having read my first volume. 

For the Permies Homestead Bundle, I was asked if I'd be willing to include a chapter from The Sequel. The one I chose is chapter six, "Food Self-Sufficiency: Feeding Ourselves." It shares how we learned to adapt to our regional soil and climate, new gardening methods we've had success with, why we switched to no-till, new food preservation techniques, why I changed my food preservation goals, and how we're transitioning our diet to include more home grown and less conventional foods.

For folks who want something hands on and project oriented, then Anna Hess's bundle addition of The Weekend Homesteader: Winter volume is perfect. It's filled with a wonderful variety of projects that every homesteader can start working on now. It includes winter activities for the garden, orchard, and kitchen, plus timely projects such as storing drinking water, diversifying your income, staying warm without electricity, and media consciousness. 

These are just two of the 35 resources included in the Permies Homestead Bundle. Just click that link (the one that says the Permies Homestead Bundle), where you can find more information about the rest of the resources. 

You already have these, you say? The cool thing about this particular bundle is that you can use the codes for resources you want to own, or you can give them away as gifts to friends and family. You can check out the entire bundle here


Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

I only read "Five Acres And A Dream: The Sequel", so I can heartily recommend anything from that. And project based suggestions actually often work out for me better.

Leigh said...

Thanks, TB! I appreciate the vote of confidence. :)