Little House in the Suburbs teaches readers how to incorporate homesteading principles into their lives while staying within the comfort of the suburbs. Readers will learn the fundamentals of gardening—from what, when and how to plant—presented with options for container gardening, raised-bed gardening, traditional gardening and even ?covert? gardening where they blend edible plants into their flowerbeds. The authors will draw from their real-life experiences as they teach readers how to keep bees, chickens and even goats in their backyards while still keeping the peace with their neighbors and their municipalities. Seventy-five recipes will show readers how to turn the eggs, honey, beeswax, goat milk and plants they harvest in to natural skin care products and non-toxic cleaning products. Readers will also find plenty of ideas for cute handmade gifts for family and friends. Finally, in true homesteading fashion, readers will find advice on how to build community in their neighborhood with babysitting co-ops, meal co-ops and barter systems.
About the Author
Deanna Caswell and Daisy Siskins write the popular blog www.littlehouseinthesuburbs.com, which has been featured on msn.com, apartmenttherapy.com, stumbleupon.com and thriftyfun.com. The blog has 150,000 page views each month.