New book release 2014!
A Homesteader's Year on Deer Isle
From the back cover: In
this collection of blogs Anneli Carter-Sundqvist takes
the reader through a whole year of living on a self-sufficient,
off-the-grid homestead on an island off
the coast of Maine. She and her husband Dennis live
in a small cabin, heat and cook with wood, grow a
whole year's supply of food, raise pigs and chickens, provide their
own building materials, garden
amendments and energy. In the summers they run the only hostel on the
Maine coast: the Deer Isle Hostel, providing budget accommodation and
positive-impact living education for hundreds of travelers each year.
Anneli tells the day-to-day stories:
about digging out new garden space, swimming in the pond, chasing the
pigs and preserving 150 heads of cabbage. She also shares her
political and philosophical reasons for why in the 21st
Century, with an unsettled global economy and changing weather
patterns, homesteading and living off the land is not
just something from the past but rather a sensible, dignifying and
viable option for the future.
$13+$3 US shipping (For international rates, contact the Hostel)
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To schedule a book presentation/slide show, contact Anneli. Separate chapters from the book can be purchased for publication in relevant contexts.
Scheduled talks 2014
June 23rd 6 pm Deer Isle Public Library, Deer Isle July 8th 11am Stonington Public Library July 28th 6.30 pm Blue Hill Public Library, Blue Hill, MEAugust 5th 6.30 pm
Island Heritage Trust, 420 Sunset (Rt 15A) Deer Isle ME
August 25th 6 pm The Good Life Center, Cape Rosier - Brooksville, ME
The book can also be purchased at
Island Heritage Trust Nature Shop, Deer Isle44 N Coffee, Deer Isle
Mainescape, Blue Hill
Blue Hill Books, Blue Hill
Gulf of Maine Books, Brunswick
Sherman's Books, All locations, including new Portland store!
Longfellow Books, Portland
by Deer Isle Hostel and Homestead - ISBN: