Shameless Self Promotion, With Kitten

We’ve heard from several people that Making It is an excellent sleep aid.

Just a reminder that our two books, Making It: Radical Home Ec for a Post-Consumer World and The Urban Homestead make great holiday gifts. There’s also a Kindle edition of both Making It and
The Urban Homestead if you’re e-inclined.

Even if you just click through our Amazon bookstore (on the right column) and don’t buy any of our books, we get a cut of any subsequent Amazon purchases you do make. Really! Strange but true. All proceeds go towards kibble and cat litter.

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  1. I just finished reading y’all new book and I just want to know, how do you manage your time??? What does a typical day/week/month look like? Because from reading your books I picture a brutal life of sunup to sundown chores.

  2. ‘Making It’ is a sleep aid of the “everything IS going to be just fine” variety. It’s one of a handful of books that I seem to want to buy for everyone I know -and don’t know. I bought 2 copies just to leave in coffee shops (what a warm fuzzy that was let me tell you)

  3. I purchased this book a few weeks ago after thoroughly enjoying ‘The Urban Homestead.’ I just made the lotion and think it is possibly the BEST product I have ever used! You were right when you said it would be difficult to go back to store bought after trying it out!

    The two of you are such an inspiration – thank you for this eco masterpiece.

  4. Thank you, all. I’m so glad you’re liking our books! That you’d like the kitten goes without saying. And no, you can’t have him. 😉

    @Sara A. No drudgery around our place. It’s all a matter of doing what you want to do, when you want to do it. Making It is designed to give you option re: how much time you want to spend. The bulk of the things we do are quick things. We have accumulated some infrastructure over the years–and those took work–but it was gradual.

    @Anon: That’s amazing! We get warm fuzzies knowing you’re out in the world leaving random gifts of kindness in coffee shops.

    @Anon #2: The lotion! I’m so glad it works for you. I’m totally addicted to it and am happy to have created another addict. Use it in good health!

  5. Hi! I’ve been reading your blog for the past day or so (final year university student with an essay due this Friday- I’m coming up with great ways to procrastinate), and I love it!

    I was just wondering if you’ve ever thought of switching your cats to raw? It’s really endeared me to the local butcher, plus this site is quite convincing: The little factoid about how kibble-fed cats are basically dehydrated compared to raw or canned-food-fed cats was particularly interesting.

    Now that I think about it, I think I have that disease you get from cat poo, too 😉

    • Hi Paulina–good luck with that essay! We tried raw for awhile but the cat in the picture above rejected the food. One of these days I’ll get around to writing about raw pet food, but it would be a long essay like the one you have due on Friday.

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