Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year - New Ventures

I have been working on my first homesteading journal that I am preparing
for publication as an e-book. I have a series of several e-books
planned to have as e-books for those interesting in the off-grid
lifestyle. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you have an
idea of the way I write.

This first journal is an introduction into our journey to off-grid and
simple living. It tells our story of how it all came to be. I have
approximately 10 chapters at this time. Each chapter has writings that
talk about the various aspects of our lifestyle. The main focus of the
book is old-fashioned homemaking skills. It discusses the methods that
our Grandmothers used prior to electricity being common in every home.
The book series is not intended to be an all-encompassing work to cover
all of the latest methods and ideas. It is simply a series of writing
about the way we do things here.

Some of the chapters in the book are: alternative energy & lighting,
heating and staying cool, gardening, food preservation, cooking methods,
laundry, and sewing. If you have read my older blog entries, you will
still learn more through the e-books. I am writing with updated
information that includes mistakes we made and solutions found. By
including our mistakes, I hope that they will serve as a caution to
others so that they may avoid those same mistakes. Even those who have
been reading my blog from the beginning will find new ideas and information.

I am really excited about this new venture. This first book will
contain a few recipes. One of the books I have planned for later this
year is a cookbook of our favorite recipes with canning instructions for
those that I home can. Each of the books are being written as a journal
for easy reading. Each book will be presented in such a way that it is
like enjoying a cup of tea together and sharing our experiences.

I will be updating you as the writing progresses and when it is available.