Hobby Farming For Dummies

Hobby Farming For Dummies

Non-Fiction, Health & Lifestyle
Paperback Published on: 01/08/2008
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Do you long for the country life? Get back to nature and feel your toes in the dirt with this friendly guide to a new farming lifestyleDon't know the first thing about how to handle the basics of small-scale farming, from growing healthy crops to raising livestock and managing your property? Hobby Farming For Dummies is the no-nonsense guide you need to decide what to farm, find the right piece of property, set up utilities, select plants and livestock, protect your investment, and so much more.You'll get a realistic look into what it really means to move from your current lifestyle to a life farming in the countryside, starting with figuring out if the farming lifestyle is right for you. From what you need to know about maintaining country property to how to access a power supply, you’ll get help with major decisions of hobby farming:Whether you're better off with subsistence farming or a more ambitious projectWhich outbuildings you'll need for shelter and storageWhat tools are best for various types of farm laborWhich animals you want to raise and care forWhere to buy the land and how to acquire itThis comprehensive and user-friendly guide also shows you how to:Avoid common farming pitfallsChoose plans for your farmGet along with your neighborsMaintain your equipment and machineryRaise and care for animals, including caring for sick or injured animalsGet creative by turning fiber into scarves and making cheese or yogurtEnrich your soil with manure and compostReap the benefits of preserving fruits and vegetablesAdditionally, you can read about opportunities for fun in country communities and the top ten misconceptions about farm living. Grab a copy of Hobby Farming For Dummies and discover how you can live the simple life.

  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • ISBN: 9780470281727
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 544g
  • Dimensions: 229 x 183 x 28 mm

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