Homesteading for Beginners Volume 4: A Review & Giveaway!

by Merissa on December 6, 2012

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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.

If you don't win this giveaway you will want to head over and check out the awesome sale that Homestead Productions is currently having on the entire set of Homesteading for Beginners DVDs, get all 4 for only $69.95! (regular retail of $99.95!)

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1 Valerie Z December 6, 2012 at 9:03 am

Cooking, canning, and raising chickens!

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2 April December 6, 2012 at 1:42 pm

this is an awesome giveaway. I’ve been hoping to purchase the Vol. 4 for sometime. Thank you for the opportunity to enter. God bless.
The homesteading skill I would like to learn most about would be keeping milk goats.
April

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3 Amy Roberts December 6, 2012 at 1:48 pm

All of it, but most of all the sewing and quilting!!!

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4 Jenn Russell December 6, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Making cheese!

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5 Chris December 6, 2012 at 1:51 pm

I would like to learn how to make a rag rug

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6 Aimee P. December 6, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Canning

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7 Vicki S. December 6, 2012 at 1:53 pm

I wouls love to learn about wool and how to make yarn out of it. Something I have always wanted to learn.

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8 Rebecca W December 6, 2012 at 1:55 pm

I still want to learn beekeeping, goats and more pallet construction.

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9 jenny December 6, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Canning, sewing, self-reliance!

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10 Betty Keeney December 6, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I would so love to have this book. I am hoping to buy some land in the near future and this would come in so handy. Thank you for all the info you put out there for people like me.

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11 Barb December 6, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Cheese making

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12 Nora December 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Wow..this sounds amazing…would love the canning, chickens, sheep…oh all of it actually

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13 Nora December 6, 2012 at 2:08 pm

I would love all of it….

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14 Cheryl in WV December 6, 2012 at 2:18 pm

everything!!!! :-)

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15 NeKisha December 6, 2012 at 2:22 pm

I would most like to learn soap making. I have made laundry detergent, but a real bar soap from natural ingredients would be lovely to know how to make.

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16 AmyBeth Ahl-Wright December 6, 2012 at 2:22 pm

I want to learn more about canning and fermenting foods.

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17 Samantha December 6, 2012 at 2:34 pm

Raising animals. SO COOL!

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18 Laura Dietrick December 6, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Would love to read it!

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19 Andrea December 6, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Sounds like a great resource!

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20 Andrea December 6, 2012 at 2:47 pm

Sounds like a great resource! I’d like learn to use my pressure canner.

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21 Vonnie December 6, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Learn and identify the wild edible plants – and making soap! Thanks for the giveaway.

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22 Sherry H December 6, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Canning, sewing, and caring for chickens :)

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23 Cyntha December 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Raising chickens is my new goal for 2013. I’ve convinced my husband : )

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24 Tanya December 6, 2012 at 3:09 pm

I want to learn about making soap and molds. It’s something that has seemed so intimidating to me!

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25 Peggy Lemos December 6, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Canning

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26 Susan December 6, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Sounds like a GREAT book! Would love to have it ! Soap..Rabbits….Making Fire Starters… Yes !!

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27 Susan December 6, 2012 at 3:22 pm

I’d like to learn Beekeeping. I think it would be a lot of fun!

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28 Pam December 6, 2012 at 3:22 pm

I would love to finally learn how to knit and crochet.

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29 Terri Betz December 6, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I’m excited to learn about raising animals! We’d like to raise a pig and possibly a goat! But it is hard to get started for me. There’s so much information out there. This DVD would be a great start with proven methods we could do! Thanks for this giveaway! Knowledge is empowering! :)

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30 majellamom December 6, 2012 at 3:23 pm

I think the sewing and animal care parts would be most informative for me – but I’d love to see the canning stuff as well!

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31 Holly Dorval December 6, 2012 at 3:26 pm

canning, soap making, bread making, gardening, and cheese making. My husband LOVES homemade cheese and we are new at it.

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32 Sue D December 6, 2012 at 3:26 pm

I most want to learn about sheep and wool.

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33 Margot S. December 6, 2012 at 3:40 pm

Canning and cheesemaking!

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34 Jen December 6, 2012 at 3:55 pm

gardening, chickens, milk cows, cooking vegetables

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35 Kellie December 6, 2012 at 4:02 pm

I want to raise chickens and make quilts.

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36 lola December 6, 2012 at 4:22 pm

taking care of live stock

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37 Jennifer December 6, 2012 at 4:28 pm

herbalism and spinning wool

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38 Lorrie Armstrong December 6, 2012 at 4:34 pm

I would love to start making soap. We already render lard, and this winter will make lye from wood ash. Next step: Soap making!

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39 Jayne December 6, 2012 at 4:44 pm

I have been WANTING to get these DVDs for ages and your review has made me decide to buy myself a little Christmas gift! They look so fantastic – can’t wait to watch them all!

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40 Donna December 6, 2012 at 4:45 pm

I want to learn how to make cheese and raise goats, rabbits, and turkeys. :)

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41 Kimberly Schotz December 6, 2012 at 4:46 pm
42 Fanny December 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Canning and quilting. Gardening and keeping chickens!

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43 Linda December 6, 2012 at 5:03 pm

I want to learn soapmaking

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44 Bonnie December 6, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Cooking, canning, how to preserve meat– How to raise chickens– How to grow food– How to make soap— plant herbs for medicinal purposes.

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45 Rhonda C December 6, 2012 at 5:13 pm

I want to learn all the skills involved in Homesteading. It is my #1 Goal to be homesteading in the next 3 years. I have many skills that will be helpful, though I find everyday new things I want to learn and raising Sheep, Goats and Chickens are at the top of my list! What an awesome opportunity to continue my learning proccess. <3

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46 Diana December 6, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Food preservation

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47 Lori Friedman December 6, 2012 at 5:50 pm

The ones about making your own food. Cheese, canning etc.

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48 Becky December 6, 2012 at 5:54 pm

Sure sounds like a good idea for the beginner and even the general people.

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49 sarah December 6, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Awesome! I would LOVE to win this!

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50 KimH December 6, 2012 at 6:18 pm

I would love to learn to make wool and use it.. what a great giveaway.. Thanks for the opportunity.

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51 Mary Beth December 6, 2012 at 6:42 pm

Canning!

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52 Leslie December 6, 2012 at 6:45 pm

I can’t pick just one. I need to learn/work on it all.

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53 Angel December 6, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Canning, my mom did all the canning growing up, she let us only do the prep work so I have no idea now living on my own how to do it.

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54 annie @ montanasolarcreations December 6, 2012 at 7:37 pm

I would love to learn how to make cheese and raise a pig!

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55 Mary s. December 6, 2012 at 7:45 pm

All of it is very interesting, but probably quilting and spinning most of all. Thank you for this giveaway!

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56 Janice K. December 6, 2012 at 7:54 pm

Building shelving units…..why should my husband be the only one to know how?

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57 Julie December 6, 2012 at 8:12 pm

I’d love to learn about keeping sheep and using their wool. We grew cotton this year for school and are trying to find someone to help us spin it.

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58 Rose December 6, 2012 at 8:30 pm

I would love to win this, truly an awesome giveaway!

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59 Rita O'Dwyer December 6, 2012 at 9:45 pm
60 Todd December 6, 2012 at 11:08 pm

There is so much to learn and I want to learn all of it! Right now though the focus is on canning and food preservation techniques.

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61 Hillary December 7, 2012 at 12:17 am

I would like to learn more about canning, preserving and dried bean ideas!

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62 Kathy T December 7, 2012 at 5:24 am

I am wanting to learn to make cheese. WE have the other three videos and love them. Now we have a milk cow and I need to perfect the cheese making.

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63 Stephanie Thurow December 7, 2012 at 7:30 am

Raising chickens

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64 Donna December 7, 2012 at 8:49 am

Very interested to see the section on raising sheep!

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65 Laura Elizabeth December 7, 2012 at 9:47 am

Raising and caring for cows and goats and also cheese making!! :D

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66 Mel Free December 7, 2012 at 10:51 am

I would like to learn more about raising chickens, making a rag rug would be nice! ;) Gosh..there is just so much that I think I could learn from these videos! :)

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67 Erin December 7, 2012 at 2:09 pm

I’d like to learn to sew and to make soap. Fun and useful!

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68 CherylAnn December 7, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Cheese making. The few times that I have tried have been dismal failures.

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69 Nancy December 7, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Canning, gardening

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70 cindy r December 7, 2012 at 6:37 pm

would love to learn it all – but canning tops the list as it seem doable no matter where you are in life (location wise and finance wise). thanks for the chance to win.

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71 K. Carter December 8, 2012 at 6:50 am

I would love to watch this with my children. Especially cows, gardening, and canning.

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72 Ashley Regalado December 8, 2012 at 7:07 am

Yea! I’m so excited that you are doing this giveaway. I have wanted these DVDs for a while now, but just couldn’t afford them. Thank you, thank you

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73 Rosetta December 8, 2012 at 8:31 am

Candle making or soap making.

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74 Lori G. December 8, 2012 at 9:06 am

Raising and caring for animals.
thanks

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75 Stacee December 8, 2012 at 10:07 am

Thanks for the opportunity to win this prize!

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76 SweetJeanette December 8, 2012 at 11:57 am

Oh how wonderful! I only have one of their videos and would love to add to it!!! Thanks so much for the chance!

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77 Tonja Lynch December 8, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Just learning to can. Gardening in Northern climates!

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78 jane December 8, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I would love to hear more about raising meat, pigs and turkeys.

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79 Michelle December 8, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Thank you for a great giveaway! I’ve been wanting to order these videos for awhile now. I would love to learn to make cheese and rag rugs and to just get a glimpse at the Harrison family’s simple yet busy lifestyle.
Blessings,
Michelle

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80 Deb December 9, 2012 at 12:23 am

Sounds very informative. Love to win.

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81 Deb December 9, 2012 at 12:27 am

Would love to learn more about raising a pig to butcher.

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82 Bonnie December 9, 2012 at 5:29 am

Absolutley LOVE LOVE LOVE this blog spent many enjpyable hours reading, kep up the good work. Always interested in how to save money.

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83 Stephanie December 9, 2012 at 6:50 am

I would love to care for animals. Thank you for such a great giveaway. (BTW I shared this on Pinterest, since I don’t have a blog.)

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84 Linda December 9, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Would like to make cheese & soap…could I do that together? lol
It worked for the 3 Stooges back in the day.

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85 Emma December 9, 2012 at 3:39 pm

I need more info on sheep parasites and cooking efficiently. Thanks for your great blog!@

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86 Rachel December 9, 2012 at 8:02 pm

I’m interested in adapting homesteading to apartment living!

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87 Jessica Fox December 10, 2012 at 11:58 am

I have been wanting to tap maple syrup, grow ALL our food, and raise our own meat.

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88 Julia Dixon Stockman December 10, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Seriously, what homesteading skills am I not interested in mastering would be way shorter, but this year? Raising rabbits & spinning wool.

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89 Dessi Jackson December 10, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Hi, I would love to win this for my children. That was all they wanted for Christmas, but then on their own accord asked us to use the money for their Christmas gift to donate to World Vision ministries!!! So I hope I can win this for my babies, they truly grasped the spirit of Christmas!!!

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90 Joan Blurton December 10, 2012 at 8:54 pm

for some reason, I’d really love to learn soapmaking. Lots of things I need to learn, but I guess that appeals to my creative-yet-practical side.

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91 Stephanie December 10, 2012 at 9:19 pm

I most would like to learn about making cheese and kefir!

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92 Judith Langley December 10, 2012 at 10:51 pm

I would like to learn about Cheese making and how to spin wool.

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93 katherine December 11, 2012 at 5:29 am

I’d love to learn about raising rabbits. It’s on my list of things to do.

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94 Renata December 11, 2012 at 2:36 pm

Since our cow has just calved I want to learn about cheesemaking, but there are just too many really that I want to learn!

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95 Jennifer Parton December 11, 2012 at 4:10 pm

I want to learn it all! but especially raising chickens for eggs and meat. we are getting our first chickie babies this spring. I am so excited!!!

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96 Kathy December 11, 2012 at 5:29 pm

I want to learn it all!

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97 Amy December 12, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Learning anything I can will be very exciting;)

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98 Dessi Jackson December 13, 2012 at 12:01 pm

Hi, I would love to win this for my children. That was all they wanted for Christmas, but then on their own accord asked us to use the money for their Christmas gift to donate to World Vision ministries!!! So I hope I can win this for my babies, they truly grasped the spirit of Christmas!!

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99 VickiRae December 13, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Canning, I just started but it’s a little difficult.

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100 Johanna December 13, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I would like to learn more about animals

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101 Cricket December 13, 2012 at 12:12 pm

All of them!

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102 Lisa S. December 13, 2012 at 12:16 pm

Raising cows and chickens and canning!

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103 Dawn Jones December 13, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I would love to learn knitting and quilting. Thanks

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104 Betty Hargraves December 13, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Making oil lamps

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105 Camille December 13, 2012 at 12:23 pm

I could REALLY use this!

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106 Heather December 13, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I would like to learn how to make soap.

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107 Natasha G December 13, 2012 at 12:54 pm

I want to learn more about canning and raising livestock.

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108 Kathy Jo December 13, 2012 at 12:57 pm

This looks wonderful! Thank you for having this giveaway!

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109 Susan December 13, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Would be real nice to own this one ! :)

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110 Jessica T December 13, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Making soap! I really want to do it, but the lye scares me!

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111 Tara Wildman December 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Sewing a basic skirt would be awesome! I’ve just mastered how to sew a button back on! lol…

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112 Amy December 13, 2012 at 2:10 pm

I would like to learn about raising pigs. And more about goats, chickens, and turkeys!

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113 Tabitha December 13, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Thanks for the giveaway! I am very interested in raising livestock! We have chickens right now, but would love to add to my homestead.

I have volumes 1 and 2 of this series, and I am getting #3 for Christmas. I would love to add #4 to my collection!

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114 Becky December 13, 2012 at 2:30 pm

My dream, ever since I was a little girl visiting my grandparents dairy, is to live in the country and own a little farm. I would love to have alpacas, sheep, goats, chicken, and yacks (for when my hubby goes hunting). I would love to learn how to take the alpaca and sheep fur/hair (??) and loom it into yarn then crochet little gifts with it. I’d also love to learn how to truely garden (I’m usually a failure each year with my city garden) and can the goodies I get.

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115 Kelli December 13, 2012 at 2:48 pm

We’d love to learn how to raise critters (i.e. cows, goats, chickens, etc)!

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116 Lena December 13, 2012 at 3:56 pm

successful gardening and storing food

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117 shellie December 13, 2012 at 5:32 pm

I want to learn

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118 onemotherslove December 13, 2012 at 5:56 pm

I’ve got a good start on homesteading, but would love to move on to more canning, more gardening, more livestock! Looks like a great set!

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119 Charity December 13, 2012 at 6:12 pm

The skill I most want to learn about his how to make cheese!

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