Moving From the City to the Country
You’re dreaming of a place in the country, and you’re not alone. Many people across America are relocating to rural homesteads in search of a quieter life at a slower pace, the beauty of natural surroundings, a lower cost of living, and greater freedom. Some will seek out suburban homes with convenient access to metropolitan areas. Others will choose to live in much smaller towns, or other more remote areas. The prospect of change is exciting and filled with the possibility of life dreams realized. It may also raise questions about what rural life is all about, how and where you’ll find the best fit for yourself and your family, and the most important steps to take toward making a successful transition from the city to the countryside. As you consider your options, and begin to make your transitional plans, we have suggestions for great reading to share with you!
By Rory Groves, Foreword by Allan C. Carlson
With over thirty thousand occupations currently in existence, workers today face a bewildering array of careers from which to choose, and upon which to center their lives. But there is more at stake than just a paycheck. For too long, work has driven a wedge between families, dividing husband from wife, father from son, mother from daughter, and family from home. Building something that will last requires a radically different approach than is common or encouraged today. In Durable Trades, Groves uncovers family-centered professions that have endured the worst upheavals in history-including the Industrial Revolution-and continue to thrive today. Through careful research and thoughtful commentary, Groves offers another way forward to those looking for a more durable future.
The Modern Homestead: Learn True Sustainability at Home, Off Grid Green Living, Self-Reliance, Urban Gardening plus Backyard Homesteading Techniques
By Sara Manchester
Imagine yourself in a thriving backyard garden homestead complete with vegetables, chickens, or goats. Imagine having such self-reliance that you don’t have to go to the grocery store every week. Sustainable, green living is achievable, whether you live in an urban, suburban, or rural location. It will not only save the planet, but it can save your health (and money, too!). In my book The Modern Homestead, I will show you how to achieve true sustainability at home through self-reliant, eco-friendly, green living strategies. You can grow food for your family and live off grid (or semi-off-grid) with your modern backyard homestead.
By John Seymour and Alice Waters
Embrace off-grid green living with a new edition of the bestselling classic guide to a more sustainable way of life from the father of self-sufficiency. For over 40 years, John Seymour has inspired thousands to make more responsible, enriching, and eco-friendly choices with his advice on living sustainably. The Self-Sufficienct Life and How to Live It offers step-by-step instructions on everything from chopping trees to harnessing solar power; from growing fruit and vegetables, and preserving and pickling your harvest, to baking bread, brewing beer, and making cheese. Seymour shows you how to live off the land, running your own smallholding or homestead, keeping chickens, and raising livestock.
By Melissa K. Norris
Homemade Shouldn’t Be Hectic
Do you wish you could slow down and create a home you and your family love and enjoy spending time in? Melissa K. Norris, author of The Made-from-Scratch Life and voice of the Pioneering Today podcast, offers down-to-earth tips and guidance to help you learn how to…
Bake old-fashioned recipes (everything from biscuits to shepherd’s pie) with quick, stress-free steps…
Grow, harvest, and preserve culinary and medicinal herbs (with DIY tutorials for soaps, salves, and balms)…
Make your own cultured and fermented foods at home following simple instructions for buttermilk, sour cream, sourdough, and more!
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In the News…
Heartland Calling: Half of Americans Now Want to Live in Small Town or Rural Setting: Gallup Poll
By Jennifer Harper – Washington Times
Time to Move? Data Suggests Americans May Flee to Rural Areas Post-COVID
By Jeff Rose – Forbes