Well I went nuts in Portland, and even before Portland, getting books. I got a few for Mother’s day and then some at Powell’s since the man went on a record shopping spree and felt guilty.
The newest additions:
Making It: radical home ec for a post-consumer world – Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen (I have their first Urban Homestead book too and loved it)
Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens
The New Self-Sufficient Gardener – John Seymour
The Complete Book of Small-Batch Preserving – Ellie Topp and Margaret Howard (on sale for $10.98, made my day!!!)
The River Cottage Preserves Handbook – Pam Corbin (this is a read cover to cover kind of book for me)
All That the Rain Promises and More – David Arora (mushroom expert)
The Family Kitchen Garden – Karen Liebreich, Jutta Wagner, and Annette Wendland
Seriously I’m in heaven. I also have a fighting chance at being successful with my crops if I can get enough read in time. I have a LOT to learn, and these books are fantastic primers at the same time as having good detail and enough twists for a more intermediate homesteader.
Also, no homesteading library is complete without “Build Your Own Fantasy Treehouse” by David Parfitt. Pirate ship treehouse!!!