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Please join me in welcoming Leigh Tate, author of 5 Acres & a Dream




Read the book review here!

Leigh Tate will be hanging out in the forums until February 21st answering questions and sharing her experiences with you all.

At the end of the week, we'll make a drawing for 4 lucky winners to win a copy of her book! From now until Friday, all new posts in the Homestead forum are eligible to win.

To win, you must use a name that follows our naming policy and you must have your email set up to receive the Daily-ish email. Higher quality posts are weighed more highly than posts that just say, "I want this book!"

The winners will be notified by Purple Moosage and must respond within 24 hours. Only the winners who respond within that timeframe will receive their book. Watch for a PM, and a notice in this thread announcing the winners!


Please remember that we favour perennial discussion.  The threads you start will last beyond the event.  You don't need to use Leigh Tate's name to get her attention. We like these threads to be accessible to everyone, and some people may not post their experiences if the thread is directed to the author alone.


Posts in this thread won't count as an entry to win the book, but please say "Hi!" to Leigh Tate and make her feel welcome!
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Welcome, Leigh! I look forward to picking your brain this week. Thank you for joining us!
 
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Hey Leigh! Looking forward to the discussions this week!
 
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Welcome Leigh!  
 
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Joylynn, Steve, and Jimmy, thank you! I'm excited to be here. :)
 
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Hi Leigh.

Welcome!

The title says it all. Millions are dreaming the same dream.

Looking forward to all your wisdom, and helping to turn possibilities into reality.

Thank you.

 
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Thank you Lee! It's my aim to encourage others toward making their dream a reality.
 
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Welcome Leigh!

Your goats look very friendly and healthy.
 
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Hi Leigh! Looking forward to hearing more!
 
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Kate and S. Bard, thank you! I'm honored to be taking part in this Permies event. :)
 
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Welcome Leigh. I'm looking forward to learning from your posts here at Permies.
 
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Hi Leigh! I'm glad you're here and I'm looking forward to the upcoming questions and answers about your book!
 
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I've been reading your posts for quite some time and especially enjoy the pictures around your homestead.  I have 3 goats myself, but holding.  
 
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So happy to have found this forum as we navigate country living on 2 tiny but big to us acres!

 
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Hello Leigh! Welcome and glad that you are here! Permies is a wonderful place...! I always love reading of your projects and experiences! And I feel we're in good company here...
Annie in Ocala
 
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Hi Leigh,

The title of your book really resounds with me as we also have 5 acres and a dream. We bought a 5-acre property in France 3 years ago..
Best,
Rebecca L
 
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Welcome! Yours was the first homesteading book I ever read 🙂 and I am so glad I did. The lucky winners this week are in for a treat. I can't wait to hear how you guys are doing with your homestead these days - hope all is well!

~Rachel
 
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Hello
We are new to homesteading but will be reading all posts and reply’s!
 
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My boyfriend found your book for me last year.  I loved reading about your experiences while we were doing our own move.  Thank you for the inspiration!
 
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Welcome Leigh, I hope your week is a good (and interesting) one!
 
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Welcome Leigh!  Great to find you here and thanks for the 5 Acres and a Dream!  This is epic!

 
 
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Oh my goodness, I've gotten behind on this thread! Everyone's kind words and good wishes warm my heart. Thank you Gail, James, Annie (I didn't know you were on Permies!), Rebecca, Rachel, Sarah, and Jon (I hope my week is as successful as yours was!). A special thank you to Carol, Chy, Don, and Dino for making this your very first Permies post. Welcome!
 
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Welcome to Permies!
 
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Welcome Leigh!
We tried with 5 acres but other obstacles interrupted our dream.

Still hoping things can work out in the near future!
Thanks for this valuable resource!!
 
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Welcome to Permiedise. I adore homesteading but wildcrafting in 410,000,000 acres of public land paradise is preoccupying my attention. Maybe some focus would be fruitful. Look forward to learning more. Thanks for sharing.
 
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Welcome to Permies, Leigh!
 
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Hi Leigh Tate,

My middle name is Tate which came from 3 brothers that came over about the time of the Mayflower.
I have had dreams of living off grid and homesteading most of my life but alas I mostly dream and enjoy others success.   Hope your dreams keep coming true.

Scott
 
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Welcome Leigh! I can still remember when 5acres seemed too small...
 
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Eric, thank  you!

C.E. I hope it works out in the future for you too. It took Dan and me over a decade to start working on our dream. It can happen!

Jeremy, "Permiedise," I love it! Having all those acres to wildcraft is certainly a gift. Something I wish we could include more of on our homestead.

T.J. thanks!

Scott, thank you! We may be distant cousins!

Fredy, lol. We once thought that too, but quickly discovered it's a handful!

 
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Welcome, Leigh!
 
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Thank you Diane!
 
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Hi Leigh! Thanks for referring your readers here - I didn't know this place existed!
 
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Toni, thank you and welcome! This is a very friendly place and an excellent resource. :) Glad you joined us!
 
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Welcome, Leigh!  Can't wait to get into this book!  I have 17.77 acres (crazy, huh? but that's what the survey says) and it is more than a handful, for sure!
 
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Thank you Valerie! How wonderful that you have that much acreage. It probably will be a handful, but you've got a lot of potential!
 
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Yay! It's my favorite time of the week--the time when I announce winners!

Congratulations:

C. E. Rice
S. Bard
Jimmy Burt
Nicky McGrath


I'll be sending each of you a PM, please respond by Sunday to claim your book!

HUGE thanks to Leigh Tate for sharing her knowledge and experiences with us this week. We've had some wonderful discussions! If you're bummed that you didn't win her book, have no fear! You can buy it here and help support her in the process!
 
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Wow!  That is awesome!!  Thank you Leigh and Thank you Nicole!!

i can't wait to read it and sharing the dream!
 
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I don't think I've ever won anything like this; so cool!  Thank you Leigh for your insight and I look forward to reading in detail all about your journey :)
 
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Oh wow! That’s great! I already look so forward to reading the book, Leigh! It is without a doubt going to make for some wonderful and inspiring reading evenings! Thanks so much!
 
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Welcome to the forum, sounds like a great book and what we are wanting to do too. Looking forward to reading your book! :)

Leif
 
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