The following books and resource links will enhance your ability to become independent and self-sufficient.



Farm tools and supplies


The Encyclopedia of Country Living: The Original Manual for Living off the Land & Doing It Yourself


Cheese molds and cultures


Lehman’s Hardware  (butter churns, grain mills, canning supplies, cider presses, woodstoves, hand well pumps, and tools)


Grow lights for starting garden seedlings indoors


Home brewing supplies:


The Chicken Health Handbook


Nourishing Traditions cookbook


All-Clad Stainless Steel Stockpot, 24 quart

How to Brew: Everything You Need To Know To Brew Beer Right The First Time

The New Organic Grower: A Master’s Manual of Tools and Techniques for the Home Garden

Grow it!: The beginner’s complete in-harmony-with-nature small farm guide; from vegetable and grain growing to livestock care


The Pruning Book


Hands-On Agronomy (improving your garden soil)


Wine making supplies

Northern Winework : Growing Grapes and Making Wine in Cold Climates


The Grape Grower: A Guide to Organic Viticulture


The Rodale Book of Composting: Easy Methods for Every Gardener


The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook


Butchering, Processing and Preservation of Meat: A Manual for the Home and Farm


Stocking Up / Preserving Guide (canning and freezing)


Masonry Simplified book


Cement & How To Use It


Building with Stone

Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide to Over 200 Natural Foods

Fruits and Berries for the Home Garden

Deerskins into Buckskins: How to Tan deer hides


Potting Soil 12 Quart Bag


Husqvarna 460 Gas Powered Chain Saw


Lye for making Soap


Want to become a Certified Organic farmer?


Work from home online to keep income high and expenses low


sanitizer for cheese making, home brewing, and more