Little House in the Suburbs: Backyard Farming and Home Skills for Self-Sufficient Living
"Little House in the Suburbs" will teach readers how to incorporate homesteading principles into their lives while staying within the comfort of the suburbs. Readers will learn the fundamentals of gardening--from what, when and how to plant--presented with options for container gardening, raised-bed gardening, traditional gardening and even covert gardening where they blen...more
I am so glad that I read this book. I want to try pretty much everything in it (Except for beekee ...more
Written by two friends, with two separate homesteads I enjoyed both their witty writing and the two different view points. One might love the process and one might prefer an easier get-er-done way for the same activity.
The genera ...more
It's pretty much the crunchy manifesto: Everything from composting and beginning backyard gardening (containers, raised beds, rows) and pest control; how to care for backyard chickens and mini goats and how to be a small suburban beekeeper; easy canning and recipes galore; how to make your own skincare products to household cleaners and laundry soap. It's pretty thorough, but in small, sensible chunks. ...more
This is supposed to be a book review, not a discussion on why I shouldn't own farm animals, inside the village limits, that my son would love t ...more
Succinct information on lots of pertinent topics
Two people = two ways of doing things. Maybe one of the writers does something that doesn't sound appealin ...more
"Frankly, I only did it two times. It's a lot of effort. And I d ...more
The authors keep it lively and enjoyable while imparting some great nuggets of wisdom. However they are not incredibly detailed on all of the topics so if you're interested in something you will have to do some additional research. This book is geared mainly for beginners so for those experienced in the field you can expect some redundancy.