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

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ISBN-10: 1599218852

ISBN-13: 9781599218854

Edition: 2nd

Authors: Christine Woodside, Adjustment Administration Staff U. S. Department of Agriculture

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List price: $23.95
Edition: 2nd
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press, The
Publication date: 6/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.066
Language: English

Foreword to the Original Edition, Living on a Few Acres
Editor's Preface to the Second Lyons Press Edition
Pluses and Minuses
Living in the Country-a Diversity of People
Consider the Trade-Offs Before Leaving the City
Face the Realities
Changing to a New Lifestyle: Little Things Add Up
Acquiring that Spot
Selecting a Community
Alternative Rural Communities
Making Your Final Choice
Improvements for Your Place
Remodeling a House-Will it be Worthwhile?
A Personal Experience
Building That Dream House: Don't be Caught Napping
Work and Storage Areas Outside
Landscaping: Get Help, Plan Carefully
Land Improvements-What You Need to Know
Your Farmstead Buildings
Water and Waste Disposal
Power Sources and Equipment
The Big Picture
Five Years on Five Acres
Welcome to SweetAire Farm
Pigs and Pumpkins
The View from Golden Hill Farm
Attracting Wildlife to Your Land
The Benefit of a Woodlot
Growing and Raising: How to Do it
Fruit Trees
Four Kinds of Berries
How to Market Produce
Ornamental Plants
A Plant Nursery
Dried Flower Arrangements
Greenhouse Gardening
Christmas Trees
Growing Nut Trees
Keeping Chickens and Other Fowl
Raising Pigs
Raising Rabbits
Raising Beef Cattle
Raising Sheep Part-Time
Raising Dairy Cows
Raising Dairy Goats
Raising Horses
Vacation Farms
Disposing of Property
Transferring Land with Preservation in Mind
Providing for Your Heirs-Nonsale Property
How to Get Help
Further Reading
Contributors to the USDA 1978 Yearbook of Agriculture