Author - Leigh Tate
Publisher - Kikobian Books
The 5 Acres & A Dream homesteading series reveals the nitty-gritty, down-and-dirty realities of working toward a simpler, sustainable, more self-reliant lifestyle on a self-sufficient homestead. Leigh and Dan Tate had a dream but very little money. This series shares how they made their dream a reality: facing the challenges, solving the problems, and sometimes changing their minds along the way.
5 Acres & A Dream The Book
is the first in the series. It begins with the years leading up to the Tates' 2009 purchase of a 1920s farmhouse on five acres in the foothills of Southern Appalachia. This first book in the series shares how they defined their dream, developed property hunting criteria, faced setbacks, and finally found the right place. It describes how they set and prioritized their goals and mapped out a plan. It shares the difficulties and obstacles they faced, and what they’ve learned about energy, water, and food self-sufficiency .
About the Author
Leigh Tate is a long-time homesteader and a passionate advocate for simpler, sustainable, more self-reliant living. Through her books and blog, she shares what she and her husband Dan are learning about homesteading, permaculture design, off-grid food preservation, regenerative soil management, holistic livestock keeping, plus energy, water, and resource stewardship. She enjoys food growing, critter keeping, cheesemaking, woodstove and solar cooking, writing about homesteading, and encouraging others to make their own dreams come true.
Of 5 Acres & A Dream The Book
she says, "I started blogging when an acquaintance asked to see photos of our new place. It seemed like a good way to keep a record of our progress, and that's what it's become. Little did I know so many others would be interested. In fact, folks started telling me I should write a book. In 2013, I published 5 Acres & A Dream The Book. Since then, I've written a number of books on homesteading as well as blog posts. I continue to be both thrilled and honored when they encourage others toward their own homesteading dream."
Where to get it?
Permies Digital Market
How to Start Homesteading, Even if You're Young!
How much does a homestead cost? Part 1
Book - 5 Acres and a Dream
Who Did You All Believe Before Starting Out?
Best Place in US to Start a Homestead
Root Cellars in Southern Climate
Starting a Homestead - Looking For General Advice
How Much Money Did You Spend Starting a Homestead?
Homesteading - 5 Acres and a Dream
5 Acres and a Dream, a Review
Interview With Leigh Tate, Author of 5 Acres and a Dream
5 Acres and a Dream Article
5 Acres And a Dream Blog
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