These are the people who inspired me.  The places I started, and where I continue to go for information, inspiration, and hope.  There are more, but I’ve tried to narrow it down to the essentials.

Books to Read

1. Anything by Joel Salatin

This man is my hero.  See his full selection here.  My favourites, so far, are:

Folks, This Ain’t Normal

Everything I Want To Do is Illegal

Or, you know, just buy it all.

His books are also available at

2. The Untold Story of Milk – by Ron Schmid, ND

This is why I drink raw milk.  And fight for it.  Mind blown.

3. Nourishing Traditions – by Sally Fallon.

So much information.  So good.  So important.  It will change the way you look at food.

4. The Hand-Sculpted House – by Ianto Evans, Michael G. Smith, & Linda Smiley

These people know how to build houses.  One day, I’m making one of these.

5. Bright Line Eating – by Susan Peirce Thompson

If you have a hard time controlling what you eat, this book is for you. Read about my experience with bright lines at BLE & Me.

My Favourite Websites

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If you want to grow your own food, raise your own chickens, or in any way ‘return to your roots’ – visit The Prairie Homestead. She sells essential oils, which may be off-putting for some, but she’s also got a lot of experience around a farm.
I’ve been reading Lauren’s blog for years, now. She’s not a Christian, so you need to exercise some discretion. But she offers a lot of helpful guidance and a ton of great recipes. It helped me when I was just entering the world of alternative medicine.
Polyface Farms
Grass-fed beef, pastured chicken, and celebrating “the pigness of the pig”. Joel Salatin is, hands down, my hero. This man has never said a thing I disagreed with for long. Changed my life.

Traditional Cooking School

Want a recipe? Want to know how to make your own kombucha, yogurt, or einkorn bread? Wardee’s got you covered. Definitely worth a bookmark.