speaker-info

Deborah Niemann

New Society Publishers

www.ThriftyHomesteader.com

Deborah Niemann is a homesteader, writer, and self-sufficiency expert. In 2002, she moved her family from the Chicago suburbs to a 32-acre parcel on a creek in the middle of nowhere. Together, they built their own home and began growing the majority of their own food. Sheep, pigs, goats, chickens, and turkeys supply meat, eggs, and dairy products, while a garden and fruit trees provide produce. Niemann presents workshops across the United States and in Canada. She is the author of Homegrown and Handmade, Ecothrifty, and Raising Goats Naturally.

Deborah will be speaking at the Pennsylvania, Kansas, Texas Fairs

Workshops

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The Healthy Homesteader

Today, too many people are literally sick and tired all the time. That is not sustainable, and we can’t afford it. Our modern lives are filled with conveniences that are killing us slowly. We spend too much time sitting and eat too much so-called food that didn’t exist 50 years ago. So, what’s the answer? Start cooking from scratch. Plant a garden for fresh veggies. Get a few backyard chickens for fresh eggs. Step away from the desk. Move!
Modern Homesteading Natural Health

Available In:

Pennsylvania, Friday 12:30-1:30 p.m., Homestead Hustle Stage
Kansas, Saturday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Capper's Farmer Stage
Texas, Sunday 2:00-3:00 p.m., Mother Earth Living Stage

Homestead Business: Value-Added Products

If you want to make money on your homestead with value-added products, there are a lot of things you can do! Deborah Niemann talks about various options for selling milk, cheese, soap, meat, compost, leather, and more. Learn about startup costs, as well as legalities and liabilities.
Modern Homesteading

Available In:

Texas, Saturday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Homestead Hustle Stage

Homestead Business: Value-added products

If you want to make money on your homestead with value-added products, there are a lot of things you can do! Deborah Niemann talks about various options for selling milk, cheese, soap, meat, compost, leather, and more. Learn about startup costs, as well as legalities and liabilities.
Modern Homesteading

Available In:

Pennsylvania, Saturday 5:00-6:00 p.m., Homestead Hustle Stage

Hands-On: Knitting a Washcloth

Spend an hour learning to knit as you make a cotton washcloth that you can take home (along with a pair of knitting needles and leftover yarn). Find out how to cast on and become a pro at the knit stitch, and also start to purl and cast off. You can easily take what you learn and make a scarf as your next project. Receive a handout with instructions and photos of everything done in the workshop, plus a pattern for a scarf. Participants need no previous knitting experience! Note: An extra pass is required for this workshop. Space is limited, get your passes today.
Modern Homesteading Hands On

Available In:

Pennsylvania, Friday 5:00-6:00 p.m., Hands-On Demonstrations

Goats as the Centerpiece of a Diversified Homestead

Did you know that goats can provide you with milk, meat, and fertilizer? Deborah Niemann talks about what it takes to make your own soap and a variety of cheeses, yogurt, butter, buttermilk, and meat. She also discusses whey and milk as fertilizer, as well as the basics of composting. Never buy fertilizer again!
Modern Homesteading

Available In:

Pennsylvania, Friday 2:00-3:00 p.m., The Livestock Conservancy Stage
Kansas, Sunday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Homestead Hustle Stage