Thanks for stopping by my list of resources I recommend for everything we try to accomplish here on our homestead, from maple sugaring, to gardening, to raising livestock, to homeschooling. These are all items that are available for purchase. If you’d like a long list of free resources that I offer, please see my Resource Library. To receive a password to access the free Resource Library, you simply need to be a subscriber here on SoulyRested. (Also always totally free, btw.)


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My Maple Syrup Books and Video Course

Click on any image for more information about my full-color print book, Sweet Maple.

Or glance at info about my eBooks, Make Maple Sugar in 3 simple steps! or Maple Deliciousness,

and my instructional ecourse, Maple Joy,



Maple Syrup Supplies

(Also check out this post on saving money with a homemade RO filter. That post lists all the supplies needed to build your own money-saving Reverse Osmosis filter.)

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Gardening Supplies

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Chicken Fun



Cast Iron Baking Supplies

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I’m a glutton for a good book, especially if it’s about a topic near and dear to my heart. As a professional storyteller, I have some tried-and-true picture books that I will never part with. (I can’t wait to read them with my grandchildren some day!) As a newbie homesteader, there are books that have been invaluable to me. As a veteran homeschooler, I can honestly say I have used very few textbooks, but the ones I have used I highly recommend. So I thought I’d set aside a page here, on my blog, to share with you all my all-time favorite reads and resources as a homeschooler, homesteader, storyteller, and parent. I’m continually adding to this list, so stop back again.

I know there is a plethora of books on any one of these topics, but I am only sharing my personal favorites here. If the book is listed on this page, I assure you it holds an esteemed spot on a bookshelf in my own home. 


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For nature study anywhere in the U.S., I highly recommend ANY National Audubon Society field guide. Find the ones you’d enjoy for your part of the country. If you’re in New England, my favorite recommendation for all things nature study is Naturally Curious, by Mary Holland, but that is very specific to this region.

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Making Maple Syrup

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Living Simply


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 Some of my Favorite




Homeschooling Supplies

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Products we love for Journaling or adding to Our Backyard Book

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And My YouTube Channel