A new book, Keep Calm And Homestead: A Guide to Modern Day Homesteading, by NC-based author Steven E Davis has been released this month. Designed to show how homesteading techniques may be applied from apartment to acre, this how-to is available on Amazon.com in paperback and e-book formats.
For the last year and a half, author Steven E Davis of Wilson NC has been compiling information about a new-but-old lifestyle that has been sweeping the nation, and has become the way his family lives on a day-to-day basis. Now, he’s sharing his knowledge with the world.
Modern-day homesteading is something that can benefit everyone — from the young couple that just bought a two-acre plot in the country to the single parent living on the third floor of an in-town apartment. Modern day homesteading is about a cost-cutting, simplification of life that will allow people to live healthier on a mental, physical, and social level while learning more about where and how the things we eat and drink come from.
This is not a handbook dedicated to teaching anyone how to live like Daniel Boone. This book teaches how to grow your own food in incredibly small spaces, create delicious spirits and ales, save money on monthly expenses, and even some very solid child rearing.
Davis grew up farming in rural Nash County just outside of the Bailey NC area in a community known as Green Pond. Despite traveling the country and the world, a longing for a simpler and easier lifestyle brought Davis back to North Carolina — where he’d eventually find the love of his life, Ace, and they would share the dream together with their children.
Born in 1975, Davis still remembers a time of TV antennas, before cell phones, shelling peas, and hands-on building and repair projects. He credits much of his current success and his hard work ethic to those days. He knew that although many of that do-it-for-yourself generation has passed on, they had knowledge that could be profoundly impactful to his children and to other families.
Keep Calm And Homestead covers the things that were done by prior generations but have quickly become “lost arts” due to modern conveniences and technology. This handbook is in no way against technology, but rather uses it as a tool instead of a lifestyle.
“As a call to action, I ask you all to at least entertain the fact that there is so much we have to learn from those before us and it’s now been comprised into one, easy-to-read collection. Join me and my family as we enlighten you as we have enlightened ourselves. Thank you and congratulations for making this lifestyle betterment.”