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Here are Valuable Gifts on the Cheap, Winter Chicken Tips and More!
December 13, 2008
Merry Christmas!

Issue #010, December 13, 2008. In This Issue...

--You Can Build a Chicken Tractor - the Book is On Its Way!

--Valuable Gifts on the Cheap

--An Even Better Christmas Gift For You

--Winter Chicken Tips

--Homemade Cheese Cracker Recipe

--How to Make Pie From a Pumpkin

--A Healthier Sweetened Condensed Milk Recipe

Lots of great information in this one. So grab that cup of egg nog, kick back and read on!


You Can Build a Chicken Tractor Ė the Book is On Its Way!

Have you ever dreamed of having your own small flock in your backyard? Would you like to have your own, fresh, free-ranged eggs that are not only delicious, but also incredibly healthy? In my upcoming book, You Can Build a Chicken Tractor: For Homesteading Mavericks, Wimps and All Folks in Between, Iíll provide you with easy, step-by-step instructions on how to build your own chicken tractor, the type of flock you should buy, great chicken care tips and more!

This book fills in where my website leaves off, giving you tons of helpful information on building techniques and caring for your flock, all at the reasonably low price of $12.95, plus shipping.

Or save money and get a copy earlier by purchasing the ebook. Yours for the ridiculously-low price of $7.95, plus you get it immediately, delivered straight to your computer without having to wait. What a deal!

When?

Look for the ebook to be ready in February, 2009. The paperback version will be ready in March, 2009.

Valuable Gifts on the Cheap

Isnít it a pity that Christmas has to be so stressful?

Itís supposed to be a joyous time, but instead we get all wrapped up in buying stuff, which costs money and gets us further into debt. So for my Christmas gift for you, Iíve come up with some gifts ideas that call for an investment of time (although not much) rather than money.

Luxurious, Healthy Indulgences

Hereís a great, inexpensive gift idea: Go to the dollar store and buy some baskets. Then make your own body balm, cleansing cream lotion, handmade soap and perfume. Weíre talking about an afternoon or two of creative, fun time with some fabulous results.

Iím making the body balm and cleansing cream lotion for my friends this Christmas. I found a great place online that sells nice-looking, plastic jars at a reasonable price for my lotions. These are not only richly indulgent gifts, but theyíre also practical. Who wouldnít like some yummy, healthy lotions and balms for this winter?

Another beautiful and easy-to-make gift is melt and pour glycerin soaps. My mom and I recently bought the honey glycerin soap made by From Nature With Love and scented it with the Pumpkin Pie Scent. The aroma is long-lasting (I could smell the spicy scent on my hands for hours afterwards!) and the soaps are beautiful.

How About Christmas 2009?

Have fun, save money, and avoid Christmas stress next year by making your own practical, much-wanted gifts this coming spring and summer. Here are some products Iím betting friends and family would love to have next year:

Fresh, Grass-Fed Beef

Granted, it might be too late to have a cow in your back acre this year, (although emotionally I'm guessing a lot of us are there right now!) but it is something you might think about for next spring. Buy a calf and let him mow your acreage naturally and then take him to be butchered next fall. Youíll have a ton of fresh, frozen beef to give to friends and loved ones at a reasonable cost.

The Same Goes For Honey

Now is a great time to invest in beekeeping equipment and become a homestead beekeeper next spring. Get yourself a hive, and next Christmas, present friends and family with honey, royal jelly, beeswax candles and honeycombs. A fresh, natural and healthy treat.

A Turkey or Two

Get a good-sized chicken tractor and order a flock of turkeys. Then in the fall, sell some and butcher the rest for friends and family. A fresh, free-range turkey is a great and practical gift.

And While Weíre Talking About Christmas GiftsÖ

Donít forget to give yourself and your family the best gift of all Ė the chance to start homesteading full time by building a business on the web using Site Build It.

And right now is a great time to purchase Site Build It because Ken Evoy, SBI Founder, is offering his annual holiday special. Until midnight, January 4th, you can get two sites for the price of one.

Thatís an incredible bargain.

But what will I do with two sites, you ask?

How about this: Buy one for now and build the second one later. Most people earning a full-time income online have more than one site. I have three so far and hope to have more in the future. Take advantage of the two for one special, and you can start building one and wait up to nine months to start the second site.

Or you canÖ

Buy one for yourself and give the second one as a Christmas or New Yearís gift to a friend. Know anyone who would like to quit their day job or who needs extra money? How about your husband, wife, son, daughter, mom, dad, friend or anyone who would like an online business that will not only change their own lives, but impact the lives of thousands of others in a powerful and positive way?

Best of All is the Money Back Guarantee

Ken guarantees your success. If you decide you canít do the website, heíll give you your money back. What have you got to lose?

See What You've Been Missing!

You can always buy later and not take advantage of the special pricing, but now is the best time to do it because itís their lowest price of the year. So if youíve been thinking about getting Site Build It for yourself, then donít miss this special.

To learn more, check out this video.

What's New

Worried about your flock this winter? Donít be! Here are some winter chicken care tips to ensure your chickens stay happy and cozy this winter.

And From the Homestead Kitchen:

These homemade cheese crackers are the perfect snack, especially when made with coconut oil and freshly ground flour.

Have you ever wanted to make pie from a real pumpkin? Here are tips and a recipe.

And finally, try this condensed milk recipe the next time a recipe calls for sweetened condensed milk for frugal cooking and successful homesteading.

And as always, happy homesteading!


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