The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer

Those who pursue a different path often meet with skepticism in our society. This is perhaps nowhere quite as true as in the area of agriculture. In The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer, Joel Salatin tackles the status quo head-on. He draws a sharp contrast between conventional farming wisdom and the alternative path…… Continue reading The Sheer Ecstasy of Being a Lunatic Farmer

Merry Christmas 2019

It’s time to wind down another year of country living. But it’s also time to get ready for a new year! When you’re not giving gifts and cooking up a storm this Christmas season, how about taking some downtime to think about future projects to tackle on the homestead? We’ve added plenty of new content…… Continue reading Merry Christmas 2019

Top 10 Reader-Favorite Books

We love curating helpful reading material for country living enthusiasts! If you are looking for a variety of useful books on everything from starting a farming enterprise to planting crops to drawing horses, we highly recommend the Homestead Bookshelf as the place to find what you’re looking for. We have collected public domain classics, modern…… Continue reading Top 10 Reader-Favorite Books

Fields of Farmers

There are two attitudes toward farm internships prevalent in America today. The first is that of stubborn individualism, the rugged “gonna do it my way” philosophy commonly associated with farmers. The second is best described as, “What I need is some interns to get this place in shape!” In Fields of Farmers: Interning, Mentoring, Partnering,…… Continue reading Fields of Farmers

Merry Christmas 2018

Hard to believe that another year has passed and a new year is just around the corner! We’re looking forward to bringing you more helpful content and resources in the coming year. There are some exciting plans in the works! Meanwhile, have a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and a great time browsing this…… Continue reading Merry Christmas 2018