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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, ME

August 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 Isle
44 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

Published by Deer Isle Hostel and Homestead
  - ISBN: 978-0-578-13833-6