One of the main things I am always asked is what I use on the homestead such as tools, and resources on a regular basis so I have decided to create our resource page to answer all of those questions. Each of these items are used here by me or my family and are recommended. Please note: most of the links on this page are affiliate links. This means I receive a small commission if you purchase something after clicking the link. It doesn’t cost you any extra, and it helps to support our Homestead, so thank you!
The Homesteader’s Kitchen
These are just some the the kitchen items we use everyday on the homestead:
Food Dehydrator – This is the main Dehydrator that we use in making our jerky, It is a work horse.
Food Processor – One of the main products we use on our homestead, it takes the abuse and keeps on working.
Pressure Canner – This is a wonderful pressure canner, it get used so much here on the homestead.
Cast-Iron Cookware – Cast Iron is the only thing that I cook on here on the homestead, this is the exact set that I use.
Stand Mixer – Ms. Homesteaders favorite appliance, and of course the things she makes are may favorite.
Meat Grinder – This is the meat grinder we use to make our homemade sausage, we love it!.
The Homesteader’s Bookshelf
You can never have too many books. Especially ones about milk cows and chickens.
No-Till Vegetable Culture: – Recently this had become my gardening bible. Based on Regenerative Ag concepts, this book introduces you to the symbiotic relationship between the plant, the soil and yourself.
The Encyclopedia of Country Living by Carla Emery: The bestselling resource for modern homesteading, growing and preserving foods, raising chickens, how to cultivate a garden, buy land, bake bread, raise farm animals, make sausage, can peaches, milk a goat, grow herbs, churn butter, build a chicken coop, catch a pig, cook on a wood stove, and much, much more.
Barnyard in Your Backyard: Offers tried-and-true, expert advice on raising healthy, happy, productive farm animals: chickens, geese, ducks, rabbits, goats, sheep, and dairy cows.
Poverty Jelly: Delicious jellies for the Home, from the Home: Step by step you will learn how to make some of the prettiest and healthiest jellies around with ingredients found in nature and around your home.
Storey’s Guide to Raising Rabbits: An essential resource to those that are interested in raising rabbits as a pet or for meat.
The Small-Scale Poultry Flock by Harvey Ussery: The most comprehensive guide to date on raising all-natural poultry for the small-scale farmer, homesteader, and professional grower.
The Homesteading Handbook: A Back to Basics Guide: This is basically the Homesteader’s “Bible” full of a lot of useful information on various aspects of homesteading.
Folks, This Ain’t Normal by Joel Salatin: A wonderful but with lot’s of entertainment. One of the pioneers of the Back to Basics movement.
The Home Orchard: Developed especially for use by backyard orchardists, rare fruit growers, and small-scale growers.
The Homesteader’s Collection
These sites are some of the best places that I have found to get some great information and/or organic items:
Johnny Seeds – This is my main go to site for everything gardening and more.
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds – My one and only stop to get quality seeds for my garden.
This list is ever growing, so keep checking back as I add more and more items.