The Made-from-Scratch Life: Simple Ways to Create a Natural Home

The Made-from-Scratch Life: Simple Ways to Create a Natural Home

by Melissa K. Norris


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Do you long for simpler days? Do you wish you had the time to offer your family home-grown meals? Does your heart cry for a quiet place in this fast-paced world?

Blogger and homesteader Melissa K. Norris inspires with practical and easy methods to help you cook from scratch, garden, preserve your own food, and see God's fingerprints in your everyday busy life. You'll learn how to

  • plan, plant, and harvest for eating and preserving
  • troubleshoot common gardening problems with natural solutions
  • improve your family's health with natural cooking and cleaning methods
  • Whether you live in the middle of the asphalt jungle or on the side of a mountain, you can experience the pioneer lifestyle and start your own homesteading journey. Because when you surround yourself with things made from the hand of God, you can't help but see Him.

    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9780736965347
    Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
    Publication date: 02/01/2016
    Pages: 208
    Sales rank: 199,223
    Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.46(d)

    About the Author

    Melissa K. Norris inspires people’s faith and pioneer roots with old-fashioned skill sets and wisdom featured in her books, podcast, and blog. Melissa lives with her husband and two children in their own little house in the big woods in the foothills of the North Cascade Mountains. When she’s not wrangling chickens and cattle, you can find her stuffing Mason jars with homegrown food and playing with flour and sugar in the kitchen.

    Table of Contents

    1 Grow 7

    2 Harvest 39

    3 Preserve 55

    4 Cook 87

    5 Clean 125

    6 Prepare 141

    7 Livestock 159

    8 Traditions 181

    Recipe Index 197

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    The Made-from-Scratch Life: Simple Ways to Create a Natural Home 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
    ksnapier475 More than 1 year ago
    The Made-from-Scratch Life by [Norris, Melissa K.]I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This book, The Made From Scratch Life, takes the reader to their roots to help create new traditions. Inspired by her life with her family and their cattle and other activities. She teaches how to take a garden from planning to preserving and eating, how to use natural solutions for common garden problems and she teaches how to use natural cooking and cleaning to improve the health of your family. This book is less than 200 pages in length but it is filled with pioneer goodness, filled with faith throughout the book. I felt like she was sharing her wisdom with me in person. This book would be great for anyone that would like to learn how to cook from scratch, garden, raise animals, preserve food, clean naturally and more.
    Anonymous More than 1 year ago
    To preachy for me. Wanted a book about making things the old fashion way, while there is some of that. There is a lot of her preaching about God ....A LOT!
    4aussiegirl More than 1 year ago
    The Made from Scratch Life Simple Ways –to Create a – Natural Home By Melissa K. Norris I love the cover it makes you feel at home just looking at the medium blue color of the table that the honey jar lemons and the tool for the honey is sitting on. It is like taking a breath of fresh air right of the cover. Melissa talks about her town of a post office, bar and a gas station. The stop light is 40 miles from her home, that sounds like a great place for me I hate living in town. The mudslide that hit her town was devastating to say the least lives gone underneath 16 feet of mud that covered the road and valley the mountain had been sheared off. The way she talks of her family expresses a lot of love through the pages of her words. She always goes back to God our creator. I love the fact she always brings God into her pages and keeps him alive throughout this beautiful book. Melissa has all kinds of information from gardening from scratch to choosing the garden site. Melissa talks of her heirloom seeds but doesn’t say if or where you can find any something I felt she should have added if you could get an of those seeds. There are charts of plant, crop rotation, pest control. She has information on freezing, preserves. There are also a few recipes in this book. I recommend this book highly I think you will be happy you bought this book. This is a wonderful book and so much information to help you get started to a Scratch Life style. I received this book free from Harvest House for an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review just an honest one. The opinions I have expressed are entirely my own and no one else’s. 5 Stars ISBN 978-0-7369-6534-7