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    Growing Apples in the Backyard

    These lovely, homegrown apples are my daughter’s reward for growing apples in the backyard. She has two trees that she planted herself five years ago, one for each of her children, and they are already loaded with beautiful and tasty fruit. Once a staple in…

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    The New Self-Sufficient Gardener

    The New Self-Sufficient Gardener by John Seymour is a backyard gardener’s dream come true! There is more information here than you will ever need to know about how to produce your own food. All types of fruits and vegetables, how to deal with pests, preserving…

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    Living on Less and Liking It More

    Living on Less and Liking It More by Maxine Hancock was originally published in 1976. The version on my shelf is the updated edition from 1994. In it, Maxine tells her own story of financial struggles and how she came to the realization that living…