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As homesteaders, there are just so many resources that we use throughout the year. Some are used daily, others monthly, some only once or twice a year. I’ve written about books we’ve read (or are reading) and tools we use, so I’m going to share a list of it all with you to make it more accessible to you, instead of having to go back through old posts to find the link to that item we mentioned and now you can’t remember what it was or where it was… I’ll try to break it down by category to make it even easier on you 🙂 I may add or subtract from this list, and if you ever find that a link does not work, let us know. If you are looking for an item/tool and can’t find it on this list, leave a comment and let us know what you’re looking for and we’ll try to get you a link! I am probably going to have listed off a few items that maybe I haven’t talked about in particular, but that we keep around the homestead and use on a fairly regular basis. Chances are that I’ll write about it eventually! Also, please note that MOST of these links are affiliate links. If it takes you to Amazon, that’s a guarantee. You can read my affiliate disclosure statement in the sidebar or at the bottom of the page on mobile devices. We are currently working on this page, so not all links are up or descriptions final. Please, let us know if you have any questions. Chickens: Solar charger wire for charger Fencing tester insulators electric fencing gate handle (for combining two or more chicken tractors together without purchasing a second solar charger) feeder waterer light John Suskovich chicken tractor plans (we modified them) Justin Rhode’s butchering guide butchering supplies Sewing: rotary mat, cutter, ruler, and replacement blades sewing machine needles hand sewing needles thimbles scissors snips pins marking pen Books: Salad Bar Beef Pastured Poultry Profits The DIY Homestead Storey’s Guide to Chickens The Whole30 cookbook Physical Nutrition and Degeneration Nourishing Traditions Cookbook In the Kitchen: Food mill Reusable mason jar lids (full metal) Reusable mason jar lids (plastic lids) pressure canner canning tools food scale kitchen aid mixer Garden Tools/Supplies: good shovels good hand tools good rake pitchfork we bought hose hose splitter hose nozzle baskets for picking seed companies buckets Power Tools/Tools : brad nailer table saw bandsaw scroll saw miter saw drill impact driver sawsall multi-tool blow torch sanders PaintingSupplies: paint brushes DIY/Craft/Art Supplies: pencils colored pencils papers canvas tracing paper light tracer markers sharpies scissors paints crayons glue glue gun, glue rulers