Book says, “stop being a slave to the rat race”. The book lays a plan on how to live super cheap. Save money for a grub stake, then get a chunk of land. Pay for each step without loans until you have the house of your dreams
The Woodland Year, The Woodland Way, Brown Wood Timber Framing (Ben Law)
Woodland is a forest with a symbiotic relationship with a human being. Ben Law explains his accomplishments with woodlands. Explains how human improvement and improve the health of a woodland. Woodland Year is a photo book and focuses on individuals with expertise in different woodland techniques. Brown Wood Timber Framing goes into detail on each species of wood.
Encyclopedia for Country Living (Carla Emory)
All-in-one guide for homesteading. Immense. Rags to riches story. Now in tenth edition. Paul disagrees with some information in the book but uses as a guide, along with others, to explore new homesteading techniques. Gives many perspectives on any given technique.
Back to Basics (Readers Digest)
General book, well done. Gives many pictures about ‘life on the farm’.
Backwoods Homes Magazine: Canning and Homesteading (Jackie Clay)
How to build a life in a homestead out in the middle of nowhere. Talks about canning bacon! Bits Paul doesn’t agree with but overall very knowledgeable.
Salad Bar Beef, Pasture Poultry Profits, You can Farm, Everything I want to do is Illegal, The Sheer ecstasy of being a Lunatic Farmer, Holy cows in hog heaven. (Joel Salitin)
Paul did everything Salatin suggested when he first started his farm. Has borrowed from many of his techniques. Salad Bar Beef: paddock shift system for cattle. Pasture Poultry Profits: move chickens in a 10x20 pen and move twice a day. Raising profits and quality. Everything I want…Illegal: Long rant. He can’t butcher a hog on his land and sellbacon. Goes into details why the laws are meaningless and dated. Sheer ecastcy…lunatic farmer: Paul only read the first chapter but highly recommends. Poetic. Paul says ‘Joyous to read’ You can farm: General. Farm setup. Holy cows…heaven: This book explains his philosophies to his best customers.
If you follow the link to buy this book from Amazon, be aware that while the kindle version is only 13.99, the starting price under buy new or used, for the
paperback is 149.23 (holy sticker shock!) Save yourself some trouble and order it from here http://www.cordwoodmasonry.com/booksandmedia.html , for
only 25.00+s/h. Rob Roy will even sign it
Edited to remove cry for help. link worked after all. cool beans!