It’s Here!! My NEW eBook– Natural Homestead!

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It’s done. Finished. Completed. Wrapped up. Buttoned up. Concluded. Published.

And I can hardly believe it. This might just be the biggest project I have ever embarked on in my entire life. Yes, even bigger than building a half mile of fence or pulling those 1.2 million staples from the tumble-down pens on our property.

But oh my goodness, what a learning experience it has been! I know many of you have been just as excited as I am to see the finished product, so without further adieu, I would like to introduce to you,

Natural Homestead: 40+ Recipes for Natural Critters & Crops


Are you:

+ Tired of feeding commercial feed to your chickens that contains GMOs, antibiotics, and processed by-products like feather meal?

+ Struggling to create a natural environment for your cooped-up flock?

+ Battling pests on your homestead because you refuse to purchase chemical pesticides that could be toxic to your family?

+ Feeling discouraged because those chemical dewormers are no longer working?

+ Wishing you had some home remedies on hand for when your critters get cuts and scrapes?

+ Giving yourself a headache when you try to disinfect your coop or barn with bleach?

herbs for chickens

How Natural is YOUR Homestead?

You’re ditching the chemical-laden bath products. You’re buying organic produce. You’re reading the labels of everything that comes into your house.

But what about the barnyard?

I had the realization that even though I was being diligent about reducing the chemical-load in my home and family, I was basically ignoring the rest of my homestead. What about the chemical dewormers, processed chicken feed, petroleum-laced udder balms, and toxic pesticides that were lingering in my cabinets?

Why You Should Care about Creating a More Natural Homestead

  • Parasite resistance is a very real problem as many chemical deworming products are simply no longer effective due to overuse. (Source)
  • Not only do some bagged chicken feeds contain bizarre ingredients like feather meal, but that feather meal has also been shown to add unwanted antibiotics to the feed. (Source)
  • That popular herbicide that everyone has sitting in their garage has been linked to tumors in animals, DNA damage, cancer, endocrine disruption, and physiological disorders in crops. (Source)
  • One of the most common garden pesticides in the United States has been linked to reproductive problems, cancer, and neurological issues. (Source)

natural homestead remedies

What’s Inside:

Natural Homestead is a 200-page digital book jam-packed with over 40 natural homesteading recipes & formulas and 60+ full-color photos.

When I set out to replace the products on my homestead that contained toxins or words I couldn’t pronounce, I quickly realized finding the information I was after was a bit like searching for a needle in a haystack.

While Pinterest has no shortage of recipes for things like window cleaner and chocolate chip cookies, when you go searching for homemade chicken feeds or herbal deworming recipes, you won’t come up with much.

diy bag balm udder salve

Download your FREE Preview of Natural Homestead


This one-of-a-kind eBook is designed to help you eliminate your dependence on the chemical-products you find at the feed store. I’ve done the research for you, so you don’t have to spend hours surfing forums, scanning websites, and reading books to piece together the information you need.

This eBook is for homesteaders of all kinds–you don’t have to own a one-hundred-acre spread to benefit from the simple, all-natural concepts you’ll find within the pages!

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You’ll Love Learning:

  • Why becoming a grass-farmer is absolutely vital for the health of your homestead
  • How to put together a natural supply cabinet
  • If pumpkin seeds, garlic, diatomaceous earth, baking soda, vinegar, and kelp are merely old wives’ tales or are truly beneficial
  • Tips for managing parasite loads, how to identify wormy animals, and breakdowns of natural dewormer alternatives
  • How to use essential oils in your barnyard and garden
  • How to mix up grain-free, corn-free, and soy-free rations for your flock
  • How to keep your facilities clean, minus the use of harsh chemicals such as bleach
  • How to battle bugs, fungus, and weeds without using chemicals that are toxic to you, your kids, or your critters

And there are over 40 Recipes!

deworming balls for goats

Deworming Cookies

homemade fly spray recipe

A custom fly spray formula with dozens of possibilities!

homemade chicken feed recipe

FOUR different chicken feed recipes including a grain-free option, and a corn-free and soy-free feed for both layers and broilers

diy flock block

Boredom Buster Brick


Coop Spritzer Spray

clean chicken coop without bleach

Bleach-Free Coop Cleaner

homemade fish emulsion fertilizer for garden

Homemade Fish Emulsion Fertilizer

natural homemade pesticide spray for garden

All Purpose Bug-Be-Gone Garden Spray

And DOZENS of others!

And of course, you know how I love a good sale, so don’t expect to pay full price around here! Natural Homestead normally sells for $24.95, but you can get it for 40% off during launch week! Just use the coupon code below—>

ONLY $24.95


(Coupon expires October 29th at midnight)

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  1. says

    Jill, I am fairly new to your blog, but downloaded your ebook this morning. First of all, what a treat! But to your readers, I highly recommend this resource to all of us who are striving to live the simple, natural life style. Personally, my partner and I have an urban homestead in Denver with backyard chickens, garden etc, and the recipes for natural pest and Chicken products alone make this book well worth it. And finally, as an Herbalist, I want to thank you for writing such a well thought out resource that continues to make the connection of personal health and wellbeing to simple and spirit driven living. Good Luck! Though I suspect once the words gets out about this ebook you won’t need it.

  2. Amber Coughlin says

    I bought your new e-book this morning, but can’t figure out how to access it. I don’t know where to go to download it. Could you help me with this?

    • says

      Hey Amber–
      After you paid, you should have had a page open up with the download link and you should also have a email with a download link in your inbox. (check spam filters/folders, etc) If you still aren’t seeing it, shoot me an email: info@theprairiehomestead(dot)com

      • Amber Coughlin says

        I just sent you an email and it was returned…urgh! I didn’t find it in any folders in my acct. ;-( Is there another way I can download this without having to pay for it again? (But Maybe I should steer clear of the computer today…lol)

        Thank you for your time and help!

  3. Vanessa says

    Dear Jill, I just purchased your book which is the answer to my prayers. No later than today I was researching how to take better care of the chooks I’ve just received.
    I have no idea why but after payment, Paypal told me I had sent an ‘echeque’. It’s the first time I’ve heard of this, the money is usually taken straight out of my account. But anyway, I hope to get the link and download this very soon. Can’t wait!

    Great initiative!

    • says

      I’m so excited for you to read it Vanessa!

      I think depending on how you have your PayPal account set up, it will send e-checks. I did get a notification of it however, so as soon as it “clears”, you should get a download link in your inbox. :) Holler if you have trouble!

  4. Leah says


    We bought your book this evening and I’m almost all they way through reading it. It is great and is going to prove quite a good resource for us. I have a question. I see in your book (and in other sources) that whey is good for chickens. How do you feed it to them? We have plenty of goat milk whey and our chickens, turkeys, ducks, cats and dog won’t touch it. We put in a pan for the cats and dog and in a chicken waterer for the birds and they all ignore it until it molds and we dump it out. What do you do to get your birds to drink it?

    Thank you!

    • says

      Hmmm… that’s interesting! I’ve never had trouble getting my birds to drink it–I usually just pour it into a pan and they go nuts. Sometimes if I give them a whole bunch, they won’t finish it right away, but generally they like it.

      • Leah says

        That is interesting. We’ll try just pouring it into a pan and see if for some reason they just don’t like to have it in the waterer.

  5. Jessica says

    Is there a way to download this book again? I have already purchased it but my computer got a virus and I didn’t have it backed up.