Homestead Kitchen

Homestead Kitchen
Author: Eivin Kilcher,Eve Kilcher
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN 10: 0553459570
ISBN 13: 9780553459579
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Homestead Kitchen Book Review:

The first cookbook from homesteaders and co-stars of Discovery’s Alaska: The Last Frontier Eve and Eivin Kilcher features appealing recipes for anyone looking to live more sustainably, healthfully, and independently, regardless of where and what they call home. Eve and Eivin Kilcher, stars of the hit Discovery show Alaska: The Last Frontier, are experts in sustainable living. Homesteaders by choice, the couple has had to use their self-reliance skills to survive harsh winters in the Alaskan wilderness and raise a thriving family. In their debut book, the Kilchers share 85 original family recipes and advice on gardening, preserving, and foraging. The tips and techniques they have cultivated from their family and through necessity will help anyone looking to shrink their environmental footprint and become less dependent on mass-produced food and products. Stunningly photographed in and around their handmade home and farm, Homestead Kitchen illustrates that taking on small-scale sustainable projects is not only possible in a suburban/urban setting, but ultimately a more responsible and gratifying way to live.

The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know How

The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know How
Author: Andrea Chesman
Publsiher: Storey Publishing
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2015-09-19
ISBN 10: 1612122051
ISBN 13: 9781612122052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know How Book Review:

Growing vegetables and raising livestock is only the beginning of a successful homestead — that fresh food goes to waste unless you can properly prepare, cook, and preserve it. Andrea Chesman shows you how to bridge the gap between field and table, covering everything from curing meats and making sausage to canning fruits and vegetables, milling flour, working with sourdough, baking no-knead breads, making braises and stews that can be adapted to different cuts of meat, rendering lard and tallow, pickling, making butter and cheese, making yogurt, blanching vegetables for the freezer, making jams and jellies, drying produce, and much more. You’ll learn all the techniques you need to get the most from homegrown foods, along with dozens of simple and delicious recipes, most of which can be adapted to use whatever you have available. Also available in this series: The Backyard Homestead, The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects, The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner, and The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals.

The Steger Homestead Kitchen

The Steger Homestead Kitchen
Author: Will Steger,Beth Dooley,Rita Mae Steger
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2021-11-23
ISBN 10: 9781517909741
ISBN 13: 1517909740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Steger Homestead Kitchen Book Review:

Personal and simple, earthy and warm--recipes and stories from the Steger Wilderness Center in Minnesota's north woods The Steger Homestead Kitchen is an inspiring and down-to-earth collection of meals and memories gathered at the Homestead, the home of the Arctic explorer and environmental activist Will Steger, located in the north woods near Ely, Minnesota. Founded in 1988, the Steger Wilderness Center was established to model viable carbon-neutral solutions, teach ecological stewardship, and address climate change. In her role as the Homestead's chef, Will's niece Rita Mae creates delicious and hearty meals that become a cornerstone experience for visitors from all over the world, nourishing them as they learn and share their visions for a healthy and abundant future. Now, with this new book, home chefs can make Rita Mae's simple, hearty meals to share around their own homestead tables. Interwoven with dozens of mouth-watering recipes--for generous breakfasts (Almond Berry Griddlecakes), warming lunches (Northwoods Mushroom Wild Rice Soup), elegant dinners (Spatchcock Chicken with Blueberry Maple Glaze), desserts (Very Carrot Cake), and snacks (Steger Wilderness Bars)--are Will Steger's exhilarating stories of epic adventures exploring the Earth's most remote and endangered regions. The Steger Homestead Kitchen opens up the Wilderness Center's hospitality, its heart and hearth, providing the practical advice and inspiration to cook up a good life in harmony with nature.

The Prairie Homestead Cookbook

The Prairie Homestead Cookbook
Author: Jill Winger
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-04-02
ISBN 10: 1250305942
ISBN 13: 9781250305947
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Prairie Homestead Cookbook Book Review:

Jill Winger, creator of the award-winning blog The Prairie Homestead, introduces her debut The Prairie Homestead Cookbook, including 100+ delicious, wholesome recipes made with fresh ingredients to bring the flavors and spirit of homestead cooking to any kitchen table. With a foreword by bestselling author Joel Salatin The Pioneer Woman Cooks meets 100 Days of Real Food, on the Wyoming prairie. While Jill produces much of her own food on her Wyoming ranch, you don’t have to grow all—or even any—of your own food to cook and eat like a homesteader. Jill teaches people how to make delicious traditional American comfort food recipes with whole ingredients and shows that you don’t have to use obscure items to enjoy this lifestyle. And as a busy mother of three, Jill knows how to make recipes easy and delicious for all ages. "Jill takes you on an insightful and delicious journey of becoming a homesteader. This book is packed with so much easy to follow, practical, hands-on information about steps you can take towards integrating homesteading into your life. It is packed full of exciting and mouth-watering recipes and heartwarming stories of her unique adventure into homesteading. These recipes are ones I know I will be using regularly in my kitchen." - Eve Kilcher These 109 recipes include her family’s favorites, with maple-glazed pork chops, butternut Alfredo pasta, and browned butter skillet corn. Jill also shares 17 bonus recipes for homemade sauces, salt rubs, sour cream, and the like—staples that many people are surprised to learn you can make yourself. Beyond these recipes, The Prairie Homestead Cookbook shares the tools and tips Jill has learned from life on the homestead, like how to churn your own butter, feed a family on a budget, and experience all the fulfilling satisfaction of a DIY lifestyle.

Family Table

Family Table
Author: Shaye Elliott
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2018-04-01
ISBN 10: 1493031538
ISBN 13: 9781493031535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Family Table Book Review:

With more than 70 recipes, Family Table shares Shaye Elliott's bounty of favorite dishes that nourish her hardworking farm family every day. From dry-cured bacon made from pigs raised on the Elliott Homestead to sizzling steak with vinegar and tomato dressing, each recipe is about reviving easy, traditional food preparations for a more flavorful and healthful future. Forget expensive, exotic ingredients or fancy techniques. This farmgirl ain’t got time for that!

The Backyard Homestead

The Backyard Homestead
Author: Carleen Madigan
Publsiher: Storey Publishing
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-02-11
ISBN 10: 1603425144
ISBN 13: 9781603425148
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Backyard Homestead Book Review:

This comprehensive guide to homesteading provides all the information you need to grow and preserve a sustainable harvest of grains and vegetables; raise animals for meat, eggs, and dairy; and keep honey bees for your sweeter days. With easy-to-follow instructions on canning, drying, and pickling, you’ll enjoy your backyard bounty all winter long. Also available in this series: The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner, The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects, The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals, and The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know-How.

A Year in an Off Grid Kitchen Homestead Kitchen Skills and Real Food Recipes for Resilient Health

A Year in an Off Grid Kitchen  Homestead Kitchen Skills and Real Food Recipes for Resilient Health
Author: Kate Downham
Publsiher: Markensgrode
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2021-05-15
ISBN 10: 9780648466161
ISBN 13: 0648466167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Year in an Off Grid Kitchen Homestead Kitchen Skills and Real Food Recipes for Resilient Health Book Review:

Learn the skills that helped our ancestors to thrive in harsh times... When the panic buying, empty shelves, and restrictive rations hit in March 2020, it was not a problem for Kate Downham and her family, because she knew these skills, and knew how to feed her family without the supermarket system. With the help of this book, you can learn these skills too. Learn traditional methods of preserving pork without electricity. Make your own cheese, butter, and other dairy essentials. Learn sourdough bread recipes that take only 5 minutes of hands-on time to make. Preserve fruit and vegetables in many ways - from failproof fermenting through to jams, chutneys, pickles, and water bath canning. Learn one skill at a time while also finding recipe inspiration in seasonal local recipes that are designed to be cooked in everyday homestead life. These recipes have been tested in many different kitchens, and will work on wood stoves as well as conventional electric and gas cookers. Many variations and ingredient substitutions are included to help you make the recipes with whatever ingredients are on hand at the time, along with useful indexes to help make use of seasonal abundance. "I love the intuitive approach to real food and seasonal eating in Kate Downham's A Year in an Off-Grid Kitchen. Recipes are thoughtful, nutrient-dense and, above all else, approachable." Jenny McGruther, Nourished Kitchen "An excellent addition to every homestead library." Leigh Tate, 5 Acres and a Dream "Full of homestead wisdom, healthy recipes, and helpful tips, Kate's book is a great resource even if you aren't off-grid or just one day aspire to be. The seasonal organization coupled with discussing skills and methods at just the right time makes this a great guide to learning to live more in tune with nature and with less reliance on modern conveniences and contraptions." John Moody, author of The Frugal Homesteader

The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects

The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects
Author: Spike Carlsen
Publsiher: Storey Publishing
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2014-03-14
ISBN 10: 1603428461
ISBN 13: 9781603428460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects Book Review:

Gardeners, small farmers, and outdoor living enthusiasts will love this compilation of 76 rustic DIY projects. From plant supports and clotheslines to a chicken coop, a greenhouse, and a root cellar with storage bins, most of the projects are suitable for complete novices, and all use just basic tools and easy-to-find materials. You’ll find techniques to build whatever your outdoor world is missing, with additional tips to live sustainably, happily, and independently. Also available in this series: The Backyard Homestead, The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner, The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals, and The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know-How.

The Elliott Homestead

The Elliott Homestead
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2016-10
ISBN 10: 9780996603874
ISBN 13: 0996603875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Holistic Homestead

The Holistic Homestead
Author: Julia Hubler
Publsiher: Julia Hubler
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2017-07-31
ISBN 10: 154840506X
ISBN 13: 9781548405069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Holistic Homestead Book Review:

The Holistic Homestead: How to Start an Interconnected Homestead, is here to give you more than the often-repeated, simple information you find in any homesteading book. The goal of this book is to show you how to think holistically (meaning with a consideration for your entire homestead). First by giving you lots of practical examples so you can see how to make the connections, then by showing you how to make your own. Grow your own sustainable, permaculture type of homestead that considers every aspect, with a plan and goal for the future! Soli Deo Gloria! (Glory be to God alone!) Table of Contents... Introduction Chapter 1: Holistic, Permaculture & Homesteading Chapter 2: Holistic Guidelines Chapter 3: Six Pivotal Points to Starting a Successful Homestead Chapter 4: Grass Is Key! Chapter 5: The Microbial Conscious Gardener Chapter 6: Compost—A Homesteader’s Best Friend Chapter 7: The Orchard & Fruit Tree Guilds Chapter 8: Holistic Vegetable Gardening Chapter 9: Multi-Purpose Herbs Chapter 10: Weeds—A Problem or Temporary Solution? Chapter 11: Beneficial Insects & Holistic Pest Control Chapter 12: Rainwater & Greywater on the Homestead Chapter 13: Holistic Chickens Chapter 14: Beyond Chickens—Guineas, Ducks & More Chapter 15: Milk Cows & Goats, Part 1: Which Is Best for You? Chapter 16: Milk Cows & Goats, Part 2: Two Important Considerations Chapter 17: Milking Sanitation Chapter 18: Keeping Roosters, Bucks, Rams & Bulls Chapter 19: Natural Remedies & Animal Health on the Homestead Chapter 20: Fly Control & Prevention Chapter 21: Holistic Points Applied Chapter 22: Make the Connections Part 3: Indoor Homesteading Chapter 23: Connections in the Home Chapter 24: The Holistic Household, Part 1: Eight Ways to Reduce Waste Chapter 25: The Holistic Household, Part 2: System Efficiency Chapter 26: The Holistic Household, Part 3: Preserving & a Few Projects Chapter 27: The Holistic Household, Part 4: Family Health Part 4: Put the Pieces Together! Chapter 28: The Holistic Homestead Resources & Notes—How & Where to Learn More Appendix Index About

The American Dreams

The American Dreams
Author: Philip Ridley
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2014-02-17
ISBN 10: 1472537416
ISBN 13: 9781472537416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Dreams Book Review:

"Philip Ridley is a singular writer, a prolific polymath, probably a genius, and the creator of some of the most peculiar, grotesque and compelling British plays (and films) of the last several years" (Time Out) Ridley's film debut The Reflecting Skin caused a sensation at the 1990 Cannes Film Festival and went on to win eleven international awards. Set in the Idaho farmlands of the 1950s, the film follows eight-year-old Seth through a mythical summer where reality is heightened to the level of an hallucinogenic, quasi-fantasy. The Passion of Darkly Noon is a modern fable; echoing the surrealist style of Ridley's dazzling and innovative debut film. A young man roaming the American countryside, the victim of a savage attack on his religious cult, is rescued by Callie, for whom he develops a dangerous obsession. "Provocative, shocking and disturbing, a true original...a masterpiece." (What's On)

Homestead Cooking with Carol

Homestead Cooking with Carol
Author: Carol J. Alexander
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 81
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN 10: 9781633181014
ISBN 13: 1633181014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Homestead Cooking with Carol Book Review:

Homestead Cooking with Carol: Bountiful Make-ahead Meals shows you, the busy homesteading homemaker, how to prepare your food at harvest time so you spend less time making supper the rest of the year. It shows you how to prepare simple, healthy foods that do not require a culinary degree for those nights when you lack the energy to chop, braise, caramelize, or glaze. Nothing relieves stress in a woman's life like knowing what's for supper. Having meals put up, having a system to live by, and casting off the expectations that every meal needs to be a gourmet affair will bring you renewed energy of mind and spirit. In fact, quick stress-free home cooking makes the entire family happy. In addition, how would you like to: * have cookies warm from the oven every day when your kids step off the bus, * take a new mom a meal without adding to your already heavy work load, * say "No" to the local drive-thru after an exhausting shopping day because you know supper can be ready before the kids unload the car, * save enough money to buy something special, * or welcome unexpected company with a smile because simply adding one more jar to the pot makes supper with friends a possibility? When you implement the techniques in Homestead Cooking with Carol you can do all this and more. As an added bonus, the book includes free menu-planning worksheets to print and use to simplify your journey to Bountiful Make-ahead Meals.

The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals

The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals
Author: Gail Damerow
Publsiher: Storey Publishing
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2011-02-28
ISBN 10: 1603426973
ISBN 13: 9781603426978
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals Book Review:

Enjoy a weekend breakfast featuring eggs, bacon, and honey from your own chickens, pigs, and bees, or a holiday meal with your own heritage-breed turkey as the main attraction. Gail Damerow covers everything you need to successfully raise your own farm animals, from selecting the right breeds to producing delicious fresh milk, cheese, honey, eggs, and meat. Even with just a small plot of land, you can become more self-sufficient, save money, and enjoy healthy, delicious animal products. Also available in this series: The Backyard Homestead, The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects, The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner, and The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know-How.

The Final Frontiersman

The Final Frontiersman
Author: James Campbell
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2007-11-01
ISBN 10: 1416591214
ISBN 13: 9781416591214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Final Frontiersman Book Review:

The inspiration for The Last Alaskans—the eight-part documentary series on the Discovery Channel! Called “[one of] the greatest life-or-death-tales ever told” (Esquire), James Campbell’s inimitable insider account of a family’s nomadic life in the unshaped Arctic wilderness “is an icily gripping, intimate profile that stands up well beside Krakauer’s classic [Into the Wild], and it stands too, as a kind of testament to the rough beauty of improbably wild dreams” (Men’s Journal). Hundreds of hardy people have tried to carve a living in the Alaskan bush, but few have succeeded as consistently as Heimo Korth. Originally from Wisconsin, Heimo traveled to the Arctic wilderness in his feverous twenties. Now, more than three decades later, Heimo lives with his wife and two daughters approximately 200 miles from civilization—a sustainable, nomadic life bounded by the migrating caribou, the dangers of swollen rivers, and by the very exigencies of daily existence. In The Final Frontiersman, Heimo’s cousin James Campbell chronicles the Korth family’s amazing experience, their adventures, and the tragedy that continues to shape their lives. With a deft voice and in spectacular, at times unimaginable detail, Campbell invites us into Heimo’s heartland and home. The Korths wait patiently for a small plane to deliver their provisions, listen to distant chatter on the radio, and go sledding at 44° below zero—all the while cultivating the hard-learned survival skills that stand between them and a terrible fate. Awe-inspiring and memorable, The Final Frontiersman reads like a rustic version of the American Dream and reveals for the first time a life undreamed by most of us: amid encroaching environmental pressures, apart from the herd, and alone in a stunning wilderness that for now, at least, remains the final frontier.

Homesteading in the 21st Century

Homesteading in the 21st Century
Author: George Nash,Jane Waterman
Publsiher: Taunton Press
Total Pages: 410
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 1600852963
ISBN 13: 9781600852961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Homesteading in the 21st Century Book Review:

A pair of accomplished homesteaders explain how to create a more self-sufficient home in either a rural or urban setting--from keeping chickens to growing a garden to brewing beer--in a book with 180 full-color photos and 50 drawings. Original.

Salt Smoke Time

Salt Smoke Time
Author: Will Horowitz,Marisa Dobson,Julie Horowitz
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2019-03-12
ISBN 10: 0062427113
ISBN 13: 9780062427113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Salt Smoke Time Book Review:

A celebrated young chef hailed by the New York Times as a "fearless explorer," brings time-tested heritage techniques to the modern home kitchen. Executive chef and owner of New York City’s highly acclaimed Ducks Eatery and Harry & Ida’s, Will Horowitz is also an avid forager, fisherman, and naturalist. In Salt, Smoke, and Time, he explores ideas of self-reliance, sustainability, and seasonality, illuminating our connection to the natural world and the importance of preserving American stories and food traditions. Drawing from the recipes and methods handed down by our ancestors, Horowitz teaches today’s home cooks a variety of invaluable techniques, including curing & brining, cold smoking, canning, pickling, and dehydration. He provides an in-depth understanding of milk products, fishing, trapping seafood, hunting, butchering meat, cooking whole animals, foraging, and harvesting, and even offers tips on wild medicine. Horowitz takes traditional foods that have been enjoyed for generations and turns them into fresh new dishes. With Salt, Smoke, and Time, you’ll learn how to make his signature Jerky and a host of other sensational recipes, including Smoked Tomato and Black Cardamom Jam, Fermented Corn on the Cob with Duck Liver Butter, North Fork Clam Bake, Preserved Duck Breast & Mussels with Blood Orange, and Will’s Smoked Beef Brisket. Complete with step-by-step line drawings inspired by vintage Boy Scout and Field Guides and illustrated with beautiful rustic photos, Salt, Smoke, and Time is both a nostalgic study of our roots, and a handy guide for rediscovering self-reliance and independence in our contemporary lives.

Family Homesteading

Family Homesteading
Author: Page Teri
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN 10: 1510735518
ISBN 13: 9781510735514
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Family Homesteading Book Review:

Practical advice and hands-on projects for the self-sufficient family In an increasingly digital world, families are looking for ways to deepen their connection to one another and to the land. The Family Homestead is a guide to a simpler life, one that integrates children into the daily work of creating a sustainable homestead. From gardening and cooking, to herbalism and natural crafts, The Family Homestead shares stories and hands-on projects that will deepen relationships and build self-sufficiency skills. Teri Page, author of the popular Homestead Honey blog, moved with her husband across country with young children to build their off-the-grid homestead on raw land. Together, they garden, forage, preserve foods, raise chickens, homeschool, and so much more. Perfect for homeschooling families or anyone working with or raising kids, readers will learn how to involve children in dozens of homesteading projects. Learn how to: Dye cloth with plant-based dyes Make beeswax candles Construct a rain barrel Hatch chicks Create a worm farm Grow giant pumpkins Make butter in a mason jar Make homemade herbal soda And so much more!

The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner

The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner
Author: Ann Larkin Hansen
Publsiher: Storey Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN 10: 1612126987
ISBN 13: 9781612126982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Backyard Homestead Seasonal Planner Book Review:

This hardworking addition to the best-selling Backyard Homestead series offers expert advice on what tasks to do around your farm and when to do them — no matter where on the planet you call home. Author Ann Larkin Hansen sets the priorities for each area of the farm, including the barn, garden, orchard, field, pasture, and woodlot. For every critical turn of the year (12 in all), Hansen provides an at-a-glance to-do list along with tips and a more in-depth discussion of key topics for the season. Easy-reference charts, checklists, and record-keeping sections help you keep track of it all. Also available in this series: The Backyard Homestead, The Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects, The Backyard Homestead Guide to Raising Farm Animals, and The Backyard Homestead Book of Kitchen Know-How.

House Story

House Story
Author: Jasmine Roth
Publsiher: Ten Speed Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-10-12
ISBN 10: 1984859188
ISBN 13: 9781984859181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

House Story Book Review:

The star of HGTV’s Hidden Potential and HELP! I Wrecked My House offers a rare glimpse behind the TV show curtain, inviting readers into her world with super-simple advice that takes all the guesswork and stress out of any home project. “Renovating a home can be mega intimidating, but not if you surrender to the wisdom of your new guru, Jasmine Roth. She knows all.”—Jonathan Adler Finding your style is the first step to creating your dream home, whether you’re buying a new place, designing ground-up construction, or simply sprucing up the décor on a rental. Through her clear descriptions of four common design types and their many style subsets, along with thought-provoking questions and worksheets, Jasmine helps you create a cohesive feel with your home décor. She also includes helpful information on curb appeal and outdoor lighting (the most forgotten detail of your home), the science of knocking down walls, creative solutions to the five most common layout needs, floor finishes and wall treatments, everything kitchen and bathroom, and fun ways to personalize your space with DIY projects and unique bookshelf styling. With hundreds of stunning photographs of Roth-designed interiors, House Story is a lush exploration of what is possible for you and your home, whatever the size and budget.

Son of a Midnight Land

Son of a Midnight Land
Author: Atz Kilcher
Publsiher: Blackstone Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 1504763394
ISBN 13: 9781504763394
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Son of a Midnight Land Book Review:

A powerful new memoir by Atz Kilcher about growing up with a hard father in a hard land Atz Kilcher learned many vital skills while helping his parents carve a homestead out of the Alaskan wilderness: how to work hard, think on his feet, make do, invent, and use what was on hand to accomplish whatever task was in front of him. He also learned how to lie in order to please his often volatile father. Much later in life, as Atz began to reflect on his upbringing, he discovered that the work of pioneering the frontier of the soul is an infinitely more difficult task than any of the back-breaking chores he performed on his family's homestead. Learning to use new tools-honesty, vulnerability, forgiveness, acceptance-and building upon the good helped him heal and learn to embrace the value of resilience. This revised perspective has enabled him to do the most rewarding work of his life: mapping his own inner wilderness while drawing closer to his adult children. "Personal, honest, charming, and often funny. It's the rare cowboy who can rope, yodel and write. Atz is one of those." -Tom Bodett, humorist, author, and panelist on NPR's Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me! "Years of brave reflection-and, as he's quick to add, professional therapy-turn this pensive homestead confessional into a small triumph of redemption." -Tom Kizzia, New York Times bestselling author of Pilgrim's Wilderness "With incredible courage and honesty, Atz invites the world into the deepest recesses of his soul. Pain, fear, redemption, forgiveness-it's all in there." -Bonnie Rose Ward, award-winning author of Winds of Skilak "Very seldom do we get windows into our parents' private lives with such honesty...This book...proves anyone can find forgiveness, love, and even change at any age." -Jewel, singer and daughter of Atz Kilcher "As a son, I cried tears of forgiveness; as a father, tears of regret and pain; and as a warrior of everyday life, tears of love, fear, and victory! A must-read!" -Atz Lee Kilcher, son of Atz Kilcher and star of Alaska: The Last Frontier