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The Woodland Homestead: How to Make Your Land More Productive and Live More Self-Sufficiently in the Woods

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Paperback, 240 pages
Published June 30th 2015 by Storey Publishing, LLC
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Don Alesi
Jul 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
This book is filled with so many things that can be helpful for a person who just purchased wooded property. Everything from counting trees, to making maple syrup is covered. Using saws and axes to raising chickens. I could go on and on. This will be my go to book as I build my mountain top cabin.
Jess
Jan 30, 2021 rated it really liked it
Informative — an outside-the-box approach to homesteading.
Hummingbird
Dec 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I found this when looking for other books in the Backyard Homestead series also published by Storey Publishing. It was intriguing to me because the land my Husband and I plan to build our Homestead on is heavily wooded and we were debating whether or not to clear cut a significant portion of the land- yet here was a book offering us an alternative. So at first I picked it up first for Kindle, but then decided to get it in Paperback form once I saw the information in it.

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Will G
Sep 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Woods self-reliance porn at it's finest. ...more
Sherri
Aug 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Good book if you have wooded property.
Heather
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very comprehensive with many ideas we never would have thought of or considered.
Jeannie Zelos
Jul 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
 
 
 
The Woodland Homestead, How to Make Your Land More Productive and Live More Self-Sufficiently in the Woods, Brett McLeod
Genre: Outdoors & Nature, Self-Help
Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews
I was brought up in a home where every bit of land was used, and if dad couldn’t grow it then we rarely ate it...we lived in a council house with a largish garden and he had 2/3 acre of allotments. We had goats for milk ( awful stuff! and the damn things are born to escape and eat what they shouldn’t)
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Bruce Gargoyle
I received a digital copy of this title from the publisher via Netgalley.

Despite not living in North America, or indeed anywhere near a woodland, I was drawn to request this book because there's a slim possibility that I may one day live near woodland, and thought it might have some generally handy information that might just be interesting to know.

I have to say though, that this book is way beyond the level of the casual woodland dreamer. If you own land with woodland and are even mildly inter
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Lili
May 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
From Netgalley for a review:

I have long wanted to sell all my belongings, buy a lot in a forest, and live off the land. So anytime I get to read a new book on the subject it makes me very thrilled! This is an excellent example on home-steading and self sufficiency, with the specification of living in a forest. And the forest is so bountiful, so having so specialized a guide makes perfect sense.

I do wish the guide had more illustrations, there are plenty, but I always want more, it is just my th
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Heather Brown
Mar 26, 2015 rated it liked it
The Woodland Homestead is filled with description, exceptional sketches, and detailed information about how to turn your messy forested lot into a beautiful and productive Woodland farm. Brett McLeod shows how to make a cabin, furniture, fences, silvopastures(woodland pastures), charcoal far superior to store-bought, animal fodder and human food. Woodland Homestead is a wonderful resource for anyone with a wooded lot of any size.
Jennybeast
Sep 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
I freely admit that there was a good third of the book that I couldn't really quite follow -- I learn better doing than reading, but! Wow, what a comprehensive and well written guide to woodlot maintenance. I've always wanted to learn more about it, and this was an accessible and interesting read. ...more
Luke
Mar 07, 2016 rated it liked it
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Good quick introduction to making layered use of woodland property, polyculture grazing/forage and orchard gardening.
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