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Homesteading and Country Home Living

Shop books and resources on country home living, curated for homesteaders and hobby farmers. 

McMurray Hatchery - First Time Gardener Growing Vegetables
The First-Time Gardener - Growing Vegetables

The First-Time Gardener: Growing Vegetables by Jessica Sowards of YouTube's Roots and Refuge Farm contains all the know-how and encouragement you need to grow your own food garden. 

Finding Good Farmland-Storey Basics
Finding Good Farmland
McMurray Hatchery Books | The First-Time Homesteader by Jessica Sowards
The First-Time Homesteader

The First-Time Homesteader by author Jessica Sowards of YouTube’s Roots & Refuge Farm is the second in her book series helping others find improved self-reliance and self-sufficiency. As you begin your homesteading journey, The First-Time Homesteader is a must-have resource and guide.

McMurray Hatchery Books | Farm and Smallholding Fencing
Farm and Smallholder Fencing

As more and more people move to the country to homestead and keep some livestock, Farm and Smallholder Fencing by Michael Roberts gives farmers, hobby farmers, homesteaders, and smallholders an overview of permanent and electric fencing for livestock. 

McMurray Hatchery Books | The Rooted Life by Justin Rhodes
The Rooted Life

The Rooted Life: Cultivating Health and Wholeness Through Growing Your Own Food by Justin Rhodes is a best-seller among homesteaders and hobby farmers today. Justin Rhodes, a popular YouTube homesteader, shares the skills needed to get started growing your own food. 

Let It Rot!
This updated edition features step-by-step instructions for starting and maintaining a composting system, and building compost bins, barrels, and tumblers, plus ideas for using the finished product. Written by Stu Campbell, it has 160 pages, with B&W illustrations, and is paperback.
McMurray Hatchery - A Farm Girl's Guide to Preserving the Harvest
A Farm Girl's Guide to Preserving the Harvest

A Farm Girl's Guide to Preserving the Harvest, by homesteader, speaker, and blogger Ann Accetta-Scott, is an ideal reference guide on canning and preserving food for beginning gardeners or homesteaders.

The Soapmakers Companion
This illustrated guide to making over 40 specialty soaps through clear, step-by-step instructions. Susan Miller Cavitch, Master Soap Maker, leads you through every step of the soapmaking process.

The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest
Anyone can capture the delicate flavors of fresh foods for year-round enjoyment and create a well-stocked pantry of fruits, vegetables, herbs, meats, flavored vinegars, and seasonings. The basic technique for all preserving methods, with step-by-step illustrations, informative charts and tips throughout, and more than 150 recipes for the new or experienced home preserver.

Modern Vermin Control
Published in England, this book contains information on control of winged, ground and underground vermin. Many pictures and illustrations are included.
McMurray Hatchery Books | Basic Butchering of Livestock and Game
Basic Butchering Of Livestock And Game
Basic Butchering of Livestock and Game by John J. Mettler, Jr., takes the mystery out of butchering. Mettler provides easy-to-follow instructions that walk you through every step of the slaughtering and butchering process.

The Smallholder's Book
This 72 page book contains 22 wood projects that can be made by "you" even if you don't have great carpentry skills. Learn how to make a sheep hay rack, brooder, free standing nest box, goat house livestock trough, etc.

Basic Country Skills
544 pages of advice and information for living a more self-sufficient, satisfying life. The book is divided into 4 categories: your place in the country; Your garden, yard, and orchard; country cooking and stocking up; and your barn, stable, and fields.
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