I just heard that until December 31st, the complete set of the excellent Homesteading for Beginners DVDs is currently being offered for $30 off retail. FWIW, we use a couple of their large clothes drying racks here at the Rawles Ranch, and we love their videos. ~James Rawles
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Homesteading for Beginners Volume 4: A Review & Giveaway! ~Little House Living
Homesteading for Beginners Volume 4: A Review & Giveaway! – Lit…by MERISSA on DECEMBER 6, 2012
Enjoy this review done by my mom, Julie, on the latest video in the Homesteading for Beginners Series! ~ M
I am so excited about this review!! I could hardly wait to continue on with the DVD’s by Homesteading Productions. A little over a year ago, I sat down and watched Volume 1, 2 and 3 non-stop. I love watching the Harrison family as they brought us the basic of homesteading through this video series. I was very anxious to continue that, once I heard that a Volume 4 was in the works and being produced. Finally, it came! It is a beautiful full 6 disc set that not only continues on homesteading basics, but also contains step by step instructions for many of the projects included.
Each volume in this series can be a stand alone, depending on what you are interested in. Together, these 4 volumes provide an extensive library to homesteading. Volume 4, alone, has over 8 hours of projects and lessons!
While watching the videos for review, I took notes on everything. I have a binder filled with notes for the different volumes. Volume 4 is extensive, covering so many different areas and projects.
Here is just some of the many different areas covered:
- Raising and Caring for Sheep
- From start to finish with wool and turning it into yarn
- Knitting with your wool
- Gardening from starter seed to planting
- Canning basics including: jelly, jams, apple pie filling, peaches, beans, pickles, corn, tomatoes, ketchup, and working with dried beans
- Raising and Caring for Pigs
- Making soap, a mold, and laundry
- Raising and Caring for Cows, Goats, and Turkeys
- Making Cheese
- Felling trees
- Making fire starters and heating with wood
- Raising and Caring for Rabbits
- Building Shelving units
- Raising and Caring for Ponies
- Sewing basics
- Sewing a complete skirt
- Making Sock Dolls
- Quilting and making a Memory Quilt
- Making Bread
- Soaking Nuts
- Protein Bars
These are jammed packed with learning experiences. My kids, age 12 and 10, loved watching them alongside with me. The lessons were easy enough for them to understand and do. They especially enjoyed the Harrison children explaining many of the different homesteading areas. Very entertaining along with educational.
This set, or any of the Homesteading for Beginner Videos, would make a wonderful addition to any family library. They are wonderful to have and be able to return to for refreshing yourself on that particular project. They would also make a wonderful gift. I would highly recommend coming alongside the Harrison family and other friends and experts, as they show you the basics of Homesteading through video.
Until next time, Julie
Homesteading Productions would like to give one Little House Living reader the chance to learn all of this for themselves, one winner will win a copy of Homesteading for Beginners Volume 4 on DVD! (Value of $39.95!) Just fill out the Rafflecopter form below to enter the giveaway.
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Homestead Drying Racks
Homestead Drying Racks is a longtime sponsor of The Prairie Homestead– and for good reason– I LOVE my rack! I have the largest one available– The Homesteader. I use it on pretty much a daily basis in the summer– it even prompted me to write abreak up letter to my clothesline.
But this family-owned company has more than just drying racks– check out theirother off-grid laundry items (I’d love a plunger washer!), homesteading DVDs, grain mills, and more.
This set of beginning homesteading DVDs would make a fantastic gift for any budding homesteading family– get $30 off of the set until January 1st!