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  • Just finished reading your book.  I laughed, I cried, I was inspired.  Thank you for writing it, I enjoyed it immensely. And thank you for fostering healthy culture for our community that is humanity. 

    Mother Earth News

  • Can a couple of circles make you a more successful homesteader? They can if they’re the overlapping circles recommended by Homestead expert Cyndi Ball.

    Cyndi’s book Simplify Your Homestead Plan offers a clear, organized way to plan your homestead from the beginning. There are prompts for self-reflection, reality checks and goal planning. This workbook can save you from pursuing too many paths at one time and can help you create a more sustainable strategy for starting and growing your homestead dreams.

    This book is not just for beginner homesteaders. After years of raising chickens and sheep and growing a garden (or two or three), I am using her worksheets to reevaluate our farm. How can I become more efficient? Are my projects aligned with my goals? Is it time to prune an activity?

    Cyndi’s personal experience, educational focus, and observations of other homesteads come together in a helpful resource. I highly recommend Simplify Your Homestead Plan.

    Sheepcote Farm

  • "Simplify Your Homestead Plan" is a fantastic resource for newbie or seasoned homesteaders.  Cyndi is relatable and well spoken in her writing, breaking things down into little pieces that are easy to apply. Finding or evaluating your "Why" for the homesteading lifestyle; incorporating family and children into the daily routine; evaluating your strengths and weaknesses; funding the homesteading lifestyle; finding community and becoming a life-long learner are just some of the topics covered in her book.  There are numerous worksheets to help you evaluate what is best for you and your homestead.  Cyndi also discusses how to apply what you learn to create a plan and a timeline that works for you. 

    My favorite part of Simplify Your Homestead Plan is Cyndi's Sustainable Circle System.  The System helps you build your homestead from a single starting point, something you're already comfortable with, to becoming an expert in that single area of interest.  She gives you tools to help you keep your focus manageable and to grow in skill and confidence little by little, season by season.  

    I would highly recommend this book!

    Billabay Farms