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

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Christine Woodside
Globe Pequot, 2003 - Architecture - 341 pages
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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
raising livestock
taking in visitors
farming fish.
and much more!

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This is in the public domin. Anything published by the Agruculture Department is.
Unless google is going to sell it, they should let us download it.

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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


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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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