Homestead for the Holidays Giveaway – Great e-Books for your Reading List!

Homestead for the Holidays Giveaway

It’s a double-header: Christmas and Winter both are headed our way! When I think of them, my mind always goes to books, courses and more books. The Homestead for the Holidays Giveaway offers just that – ebooks and a great Gardening course!

What is the Homestead for the Holidays Giveaway? A group of 8 bloggers have joined together to offer a copy of their great ebooks and a gardening course FREE for one lucky winner!

These are some of the best books (and gardening course) I have read for homesteaders, homemakers, and anyone else who loves living a simple life.

Even if you don’t win, the Homestead for the Holidays Giveaway has some great ebooks and a course you can purchase for yourself – or for a great gift for someone else.

Either way, you can be a ‘winner’ – just by entering the Homestead for the Holidays Giveaway. Your digital bookshelf will have some great reads for this winter, and your Christmas tree will have some of the best digital gifts tucked up underneath it!

Check out all the great ebooks offered in the Homestead for the Holidays here!

Homestead for the Holidays Giveaway Rules

  • The Homestead for the Holidays Giveaway begins at 8 am central time on 11/14 and ends at 11:50 pm on 11/22
  • One winner will be selected at random
  • Winner must live in the continental United States and be at least 18 years of age
  • If the winner of the Homestead for the Holidays Giveaway does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be selected at random

Books Offered in the Homestead for the Holidays Giveaway

The Beginner's Guide to Backyard Homesteading

The Self Sufficient HomeAcre

The Beginner’s Guide to Backyard Homesteading paperback book

From raising chickens to tending gardens and orchards, starting a backyard homestead is a practical way to live more sustainably. This homesteading book for beginners provides essential information, step-by-step instructions, and practical tips for transforming your backyard into a homestead that puts food on the table reduces household waste and helps you return to your roots.

Learn how to create a customized action plan for your backyard homestead, calculate expenses, and set realistic goals for every step of the process. From planting vegetable and herb gardens to beekeeping and raising dairy, poultry, and meat animals, you’ll find everything you need to start a sustainable backyard homestead from scratch.

Price: $16.19

How to Make Money at The Farmers Market eBook

Are you looking for ways to add a side hustle to your homestead? Do you want to make an income from your garden? Maybe you’re hoping to earn income from home by growing food for a farm stand.

Selling your homegrown and homemade goods at the Farmers Market or a home-based Farm Stand are both great ways to make a side income if you know where to start!

In this eBook, you’ll find out how to:

  • Set up your business
  • Plan ahead for success
  • Choose the best location for sales
  • Pick the best products to sell
  • Market your goods for increased income

In addition, you’ll get a bunch of helpful worksheets and checklists to help you plan ahead and track your business records!

Price: $2.99

The Farm Wife

The Search For A Simple Life paperback book…

When faced with the many uncertainties in life, we often wonder how we can make it through relatively unscathed. Whether it be personal, such as the loss of employment, hectic schedules and the cost of living going up, or globally, such as chemicals in our foods, food scarcities and health-related pandemics, we begin to start longing for a better way to live.

Learning to live a simple life may not fix all of life’s problems, but it is certainly a way to help you provide for your family, cut expenses and live a quieter life at a slower pace. The Search for a Simple Life outlines the basic steps you can take to start shifting your lifestyle.

From building a foundation on faith and living a more frugal life, to gardening, preserving the harvest, teaching your children basic life skills, and more, The Search for a Simple Life offers ideas and food for thought to help you begin a journey toward living a happier, healthier and more contented life. 

Price: $9.99 (Available only on Amazon)

Have a Merry Simple Christmas eBook & 25 Days to a Merry, Simple Christmas Journal!

Have a Merry, Simple Christmas is designed with you in mind to help keep your holiday organized and running smoothly, and still maintain the normal daily activities and meals. Loaded with tips, ideas and worksheets – from getting organized with a notebook,  recipes, and meal planning help for regular meals, as well as for the holidays, to  gift ideas (and DIY directions for them, stocking stuffers and tree decorations) you can find it all here.  There are also 15 great printables – including party planning, shopping lists and budget worksheets, to name just a few. This e-book can easily get you well on your way to loving every minute of a Merry, Simple Christmas and still keep the sparkle in the holidays!

Price: $12.99 for eBook and $3.99 for journal

Sales Info:  25% Discount + a Free Copy of 25 Days to Have a Merry, Simple Christmas Journal (valued at $3.99) will be included with your purchase of A Merry Simple Christmas eBook! Just enter code HTH25 – then email her at to let her know you purchased the book. She will send you your FREE 25 Days to Have a Merry, Simple Christmas Journal.

Joy on This Mom Journey

Super Easy Guide To Planning Your Garden Like A Pro online course…

Course NameSuper Easy Guide To Planning Your Garden Like A Pro
Description:  A complete garden planning course that will give you a crystal clear plan for a garden that will produce all your family needs (and wants) for the year. Super Easy Guide To Planning Your Garden Like A Pro will give you confidence in your gardening plan, and a calmness that you haven’t left anything out and Know you won’t forget anything important. 

Units on:

  • What to grow
  • When to plant
  • How much to grow
  • Season extension and year-long harvests
  • How to plan for succession planting and companion planting
  • How to plan for space requirements
  • Making a visual garden plan
  • Printable forms, charts, lists, and more to bring your plan to life.
  • and much more

Price: Super Easy Guide to Planning Your Garden Like A Pro is regularly $24

SALE PRICE: November 14th through 30th this course is 35% off with code BYH35 or follow this link…

Better Hens and Gardens

Nigerian Dwarf Goats 101 is the first book in a series of four ebooks on the breed, and it describes why the breed is so popular, what the basic requirements are for keeping Nigerian Dwarf goats, and the questions you should consider before committing to owning them.

 If you think you want to get started with this increasingly popular breed of small goats, then this book will get you started on the right track! 

In the first book, Nigerian Dwarf Goats 101, you’ll learn:

  • What it takes to house, feed, & keep them healthy 
  • What they can be used for (milk, meat, weed control, companionship, etc.)
  •  Which types are best given your goals
  • Common mistakes to avoid

Price: $4.99 and includes a coupon code at the end of  the book for $2.00 OFF the next book in the series: Nigerian Dwarf Goats 201: Getting Started (regularly $6.99)

Grow Where You Sow

The Ultimate Homesteading Basics eBook

Description: The Ultimate Homesteading Basics Book is your one-stop-shop for all the basic information you’ll need as a homesteader. With 50 pages, 7 chapters, and 10 free pdf downloads, it covers small livestock, predators, gardening, compost, and the resources and advice you need to get started. Whether you’re a beginning homesteader or a forgetful homesteading veteran, this eBook is your manual for quick and accurate information, resources, and advice.

Price: $12.99

Sale: 75% off with the code giveaway75 from November 14th through November 22nd… That’s just $3.25!

Oak Hill Homestead

How to Grow Vegetables & Herbs in a Shady Garden eBook

Description: Some vegetable plants will grow just fine in filtered or partial shade, and many herbs even prefer it. If your garden space is less than sunny, you might need to use some creativity to grow a great garden  – but I’ll tell you all my secrets in my new 27-page ebook, How to Grow Vegetables and Herbs in a Shady Garden.

Price: $2.49

15 Acre Homestead

Natural Old Time Hacks Tips and Recipes for Your Homestead Garden eBook…

If it’s time to clean out your closet, the Tips and Tricks section can put some of those items to better use. From old boots and helmets to kitchen ladles and chopsticks, Natural Old Time Hacks Tips and Recipes for your Homestead Garden is chock full of great ideas to help you create and maintain a lush, beautiful garden.

 No matter what is preventing you from having that picture-perfect garden, you will find a remedy in this great e-book. All you have to do is check your pantry or refrigerator for most of the common ingredients.  You can also find links for websites where you can order what you don’t have, or have beneficial insects delivered right to your door.

Price: $5.99

Homegrown Self Reliance

Raising Chickens for a Natural, Self-Sufficient Lifestyle eBook…

So you want to start raising chickens? What a wonderful idea! Chickens are often referred to as a “gateway” to raising livestock. And they are a great way to start working on your self-sufficiency. But actually raising them can raise a lot of questions! Have you ever wondered: What size coop do you need for the number of chickens you want? What do you use for bedding? How do you care for chicks? What if a chicken gets sick? I don’t have money to take her to the vet! What about caring for chickens in winter? Do I need to heat the coop? You’ll get all of these answers and many, many more in my newest e-book, Raising Chickens For a Natural, Self-Sufficient Lifestyle.

And right now, it’s priced at the low, low price of $1.99. Normally $3.99! Go grab yours today!

Are you Ready to Enter the Homestead for the Holidays Giveaway?

It’s easy! Just sign up here! Good luck with your entry. But just remember, even if you don’t win the Homestead for the Holidays Giveaway, you are still a winner with every book you purchase!!!

Be sure to sign up for my email!

Julie Murphree is a blogger, newspaper columnist, and speaker on all things ‘Living a Simple Life on the Farm’. She is the author of \\\'The Farm Wife – Living a Simple Life on the Farm. She and her husband have 60 acres in NW Louisiana where they actively work on living as sustainable as possible.


  1. thanks for the chance at this wonderful giveaway.

  2. I have family in different parts of Louisiana; Monroe, Metairie, and Baton Rouge. I am enjoying the different blogs about homesteading and look forward to learning more.

    1. Hi, Richele! We aren’t too far from Monroe, but north of Baton Rouge and Metarie. I am so glad you stopped in for a visit. Looking forward to visiting with you more!

  3. Thank you for participating in the giveaway, so glad I found you and have now subscribed, too!

  4. I truly appreciate giveaways and the opportunity to win a goodie. Thank you.

  5. I usually don’t win but I love to try, thank you!

    1. Hi, Dee! When I enter giveaways, I usually don’t win, either. But it’s fun to try, and I find such great information and people, so I feel like a winner anyway!

  6. Great giveaway. Gifts for homesteaders at every stage.

  7. Thanks for doing this giveaway…perfect timing!

  8. Love givaways, all the books sound great.

  9. The Search For A Simple Life is on MY wishlist!!

  10. Enjoy reading homesteading tips since we have relocated to a bew location, and new challenges vor raising animals and growing gardens etc

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