50 Free Must Read Sustainable Farmstead eBooks

50 Free Must Read Sustainable Farmstead eBooks

50 Free Must Read Sustainable Farmstead eBooks
50 Free Must Read Sustainable Farmstead eBooks

Maintaining a homestead is a beautifully rewarding thing, living in a rustic farmhouse and having your own plot of land is an empowering feeling. It provides a lifestyle of self-sufficiency and includes subsistence agriculture, preserving home-grown foodstuffs and some people even produce their own textiles, clothing or other goods. As beautiful as traditional homesteading is it is not for the light at heart. It takes a great deal of commitment, hard work, passion and knowledge. Yes, you will certainly learn along the way but doing your own research and practice is the best way to ensure you can successfully maintain your home. Homesteading is a lifelong commitment and you want to make sure you equip yourself with the tools necessary to not only handle it but enjoy it along the way. 

There is plenty of information and resources available online these days but sometimes you may find it more beneficial to refer to something from an earlier time. This assortment of USDA online publications are from the 1930s to 1960s and offer wonderful insight and tips for maintaining your homestead and farm.

Inside & Outside the Home Books

Convenient Kitchens

Earth Roads

Housecleaning Made Easier

Weeds and How to Kill Them

Building Books

Chimneys and Fireplaces: How to Build Them

How to Build a Farm Pond

Plans of Rural Community Buildings

Rammed Earth Walls for Buildings

Dairy-Barn Construction

Animal Books
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Animal Books

Poultry Houses and Fixtures

Seven Ways to Greater Egg Profit

Techniques of Fishpond Management

Termites in Buildings

Homes for Birds

Farm Books
Farm Books

Farm Books

Expansible Farmhouses

Farm Buildings from Home-Grown Timber in the South

Farm Dairy Houses

Farm Drainage

Farm Fences

The Farm Garden

Farmhouse Plans

Farmhouse: Split-Level Expansible

Farm Plumbing

Farm Poultry Raising

Farmstead Water Supply

Farm Water Power

Fire-Protective Construction on the Farm

Fires on Farms

Getting Started in Farming

Good Roads for Farmers

Growing and Planting Coniferous Trees on the Farm

Heating the Farm Home

Poultry Raising on the Farm

Practical Hog Houses

Practical Suggestions for Farm Buildings

Protection of Buildings and Farm Property from Lightning

The Windbreak as a Farm Asset

Silos and Silage

Small Concrete Construction on the Farm

Selection of Lumber for Farm and Home Building

Livestock for Small Farms

Managing Farm Fishponds for Bass and Bluegills

Measuring and Marketing Farm Timber

Modernizing Farmhouses

Painting on the Farm

Part Time Farming

Plain Concrete for Farm Use

Adobe or Sun-Dried Brick for Farm Buildings

Bracing Farm Buildings

The Use of Logs and Poles in Farm Construction