No, I didn’t forget I was supposed to announce the giveaway today.
A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine sent me a link to an online store that is somewhat local to me. It’s called “The homestead store” and you can visit it here:
The homestead store sells all manner of homesteading items, such as: Cookware, homesteading books, grain mills, water pumps, treadle sewing machines, oil lamps, dehydrators, sprouters, milking supplies, gardening tools, and more. But as I browsed through the offerings one particular item (or rather set of items) jumped out at me.
The family that runs The homestead store has created a 3 DVD set called “Homesteading for Beginners.” I thought, Hmm, what a good idea! So many people are fleeing the city and moving to the country, but most of those people haven’t a clue what country living is really like. A skills DVD might be just thing to help teach these city to country converts what they need to know to smooth their transition. From the website:
HOMESTEADING FOR BEGINNERS is just the video for those who are considering the possibility of moving to the country. This video gives a delightful overview of life on a small family farm. Erin and Mark Harrison invite the viewer into their home to learn and laugh with them and their five children through the many adventures of homesteading.
There is a YouTube trailer showing a snippit of one of the DVDs, which you can see here:
Intrigued, I emailed Erin and Mark, and explained OCG, and told them I would be interested in perhaps offering one as a giveaway. Erin and Mark very generously donated a copy of DVD #1 to be used in my November giveaway! (Stay tuned because I will also be posting a review of the whole set soon.)
So here you go folks, a “Homesteading for beginners” DVD! This DVD covers raised bed gardening, harvesting, preserving, raising and processing chickens, milking a cow, making butter/keifer/cheese, bread baking, and meal prep. The DVD is about 2 hours long, and features the family presenting on the above mentioned topics. The kids are all there, pitching in and helping to take care of the garden, and critters, and home.
So, you know the drill! To enter, first subscribe to OCG (in the sidebar), then just comment on this post. The winner will be drawn by the RNG on November 30th. Make sure you leave me a way to contact you, because if I cannot contact the winner within 1 week, a new winner will be drawn.