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Living on an Acre: A Practical Guide to the Self-Reliant Life

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Publisher Comments:

Who hasn't daydreamed at one time or another about selling produce at a farmer's market, keeping chickens, or planting an orchard of fruit trees? Inside every do-it-yourselfer is a longing for a more independent lifestyle and the satisfaction that can come from getting your hands dirty while turning some earth.

Whether you're thinking about a second home in the country, starting a part-time farm, or going back to the land, Living on an Acre is the classic USDA handbook, offering a comprehensive and fully updated approach to:.

· considering the benefits of rural versus urban life

· what to think about when remodeling an older house

· how to build a barn

· growing for self-sufficiency versus growing for profit

· beekeeping

· raising livestock

· land conservation

· and much more!

Synopsis:

The classic manual for the small-scale farmer.

Synopsis:

Whether maintaining a second home, starting a part-time farm, or going back to the land, LIVING ON AN ACRE is the leading handbook for the small-scale farmer, and a comprehensive approach to solutions to every land-related problem.

LIVING ON AN ACRE covers everything:

· considering the rural versus the urban life

· choosing a region

· what to think about when remodeling an older house

· how to build a barn

· growing for self-sufficiency versus growing for profit

· beekeeping

· raising livestock

· taking in visitors

· farming fish.

· and much more!

Synopsis:

Whether maintaining a second home, starting a part-time farm, or going back to the land, LIVING ON AN ACRE is the leading handbook for the small-scale farmer, and a comprehensive approach to solutions to every land-related problem. LIVING ON AN ACRE covers:

· considering the rural versus the urban life

· choosing a region

· what to think about when remodeling an older house

· how to build a barn

· growing for self-sufficiency versus growing for profit

· beekeeping

· raising livestock

· taking in visitors

· farming fish.

· and much more!

About the Author

The U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE's team of experts is an impressive array of authorities ranging from farm management specialists, to state farm advisors, to agricultural economists, to the former Secretary of Agriculture.

CHRISTINE WOODSIDE is a freelance editor and writer whose articles have appeared in The New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, Backpacker, Yankee, Woman's Day, and Publishers Weekly. In 1987, she hiked the entire Appalachian Trail with her husband Nat Eddy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781592281145
Subtitle:
A Practical Guide to the Self-Reliant Life
Editor:
Woodside, Christine
Editor:
Woodside, Christine
Author:
Us Department of Agriculture
Author:
Woodside, Christine
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Location:
Guilford, Conn.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Agriculture
Subject:
Farms, Small.
Subject:
Agriculture - General
Subject:
General House & Home
Subject:
Planning
Subject:
Farms, Small -- United States.
Edition Number:
First edition
Edition Description:
First
Series Volume:
108-77
Publication Date:
20031201
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
16-page color insert
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
The classic manual for the small-scale farmer.

"Synopsis" by ,
Whether maintaining a second home, starting a part-time farm, or going back to the land, LIVING ON AN ACRE is the leading handbook for the small-scale farmer, and a comprehensive approach to solutions to every land-related problem.

LIVING ON AN ACRE covers everything:

· considering the rural versus the urban life

· choosing a region

· what to think about when remodeling an older house

· how to build a barn

· growing for self-sufficiency versus growing for profit

· beekeeping

· raising livestock

· taking in visitors

· farming fish.

· and much more!

"Synopsis" by ,
Whether maintaining a second home, starting a part-time farm, or going back to the land, LIVING ON AN ACRE is the leading handbook for the small-scale farmer, and a comprehensive approach to solutions to every land-related problem. LIVING ON AN ACRE covers:

· considering the rural versus the urban life

· choosing a region

· what to think about when remodeling an older house

· how to build a barn

· growing for self-sufficiency versus growing for profit

· beekeeping

· raising livestock

· taking in visitors

· farming fish.

· and much more!

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