Must-Have Homesteading Books

Starting a homestead can feel really overwhelming. It will feel like there are endless projects to do and things to learn, but don’t worry, there are people who have been in your shoes and have created beautiful and successful homesteads. There are so many resources on starting a homestead and homestead skills that it can be hard to figure out where to start. My suggestion – start with what interests you most! Are you most interested in raising animals, growing a garden, preserving food, making homemade goods or in creating natural remedies?

Growing A Garden

The First-Time Gardener: Growing Vegetables by Jess Sowards

Floret Farm’s Cut Flower Garden: Grow, Harvest, and Arrange Stunning Seasonal Blooms

Vegetables Love Flowers by Lisa Ziegler

The Backyard Homestead

Preserving Food & Homemade Food

Nourishing Traditions

The Pickled Pantry

Ball Complete Book of Preserving

Growing Herbs & Making Herbal Remedies

Your Backyard Herb Garden by Miranda Smith

Raising Farm Animals

See our article on Ducks vs. Chickens!

The Homesteader’s Natural Chicken Keeping Handbook

Natural Goat Care

Beekeeping

Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture

Homesteading Projects & Skills

40 Projects For Building Your Backyard Homestead

For The Homesteading Kids

A Kid’s Guide To Chicken Keeping

In The Garden

A Kid’s Herb Book

Up In The Garden and Down In The Dirt

Chickenology: The Ultimate Encyclopedia

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