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Hobby Farming for Dummies


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Introduction. Part I: Hobby Farms 101. Chapter 1: Heading for the Country. Chapter 2: Before Taking the Plunge: Is This the Life for You? Chapter 3: Finding Your Place in the Sun. Chapter 4: Getting Along with Your Neighbors. Part II: Down on the Farm: Getting Your Property in Order. Chapter 5: Getting Out of the House: Outbuildings and Enclosures. Chapter 6: Gearing Up with the Right Tools, Clothes, and Equipment. Chapter 7: Saving, Using, and Making Power on the Farm. Chapter 8: Managing and Accessing Your Land and Natural Resources. Part III: Calling In the Critters: What?s a Farm without Animals? Chapter 9: What Kinds of Critters Should You Get? Chapter 10: Acquiring Animals for Your Farm. Chapter 11: Caring for and Feeding Your Animals. Chapter 12: Critter Care: Providing Medical Attention for Your Animals. Part IV: Choosing and Growing Plants and Crops. Chapter 13: Deciding What and How Much of It to Grow. Chapter 14: Getting Those Plants Started. Part V: Using the Fruits of Your Labor. Chapter 15: Preserving and Using Food Items. Chapter 16: Where?s the Beef? From Hoof to Table. Chapter 17: Preparing Fiber and Making Crafty Goods. Chapter 18: Dealing with the Less Desirable Stuff. Part VI: The Part of Tens. Chapter 19: Ten Opportunities for Community Fun. Chapter 20: Ten Misconceptions about Farm Living. Part VII: Appendixes. Appendix A: Helpful Resources. Appendix B: Glossary. Index.

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Theresa A. Husarik is a freelance writer and photographer who raises animals and plants small crops on her ten acres of farmland.

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