This book was made for homesteady grownups and wild, egg-gathering children.
For the first half of my twenties, I raised sheep, alpacas, chickens, and honeybees- along with too many weeds! While homesteading, I spent my days shearing and spinning, pickling and preserving. It was a beautiful, hard, rewarding life that made a huge impact on my illustrations. After moving to Baltimore, I was inspired to honor the farming chapter of my life with twenty-six beautiful and honest homesteading scenarios- one for each letter of the alphabet.
Through The ABCs of Homesteading, the heart bursting joys and heartbreaking realities of homesteading come to life beautifully and honestly.
The process of creating this book is near and dear to my heart. In August 2015 I launched a pre-order campaign that was grew internationally. I was able to invest in self publishing and printing this book at a local, wind powered printer here in Maryland. It was bound at a small-scale bindery just half an hour from my house. I screenprinted the cover by hand in my kitchen.