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

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Christine Woodside
Globe Pequot, 2003 - Architecture - 341 pages
4 Reviews
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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User Review  - Garrett - Goodreads

This book lived up to my expectations as a good overview for the broader topic of small/hobby farms. There is not enough depth in any one area for it to stand alone as a how-to manual, but I have not ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Daniel Brown - Goodreads

Very informative and interesting. It covers so many different ideas on how to attempt home farming. What a great resource. I checked it out of the library but am going to order a copy for myself to keep at home. Read full review

Contents

The New BacktotheLand Movement
1
Acquiring That Spot
25
Improvements for Your Place
39
The Big Picture
113
How to Do
141
PART e Property
313
How to Get Help
323
Further Reading
329
Index
335
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About the author (2003)

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.

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