Hobby Farm: Living Your Rural Dream For Pleasure And Profit

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HOBBY FARM addresses every aspect of getting started and developing, including: * Tools of the trade from farm vehicles (tractors, trucks, composters) to handcarts, hand and electric tools * Gardening from selection of the site, quality of soil, fertilizing and pH adjustment, planting, methods of propagation and controlling pests * Selecting and raising farm animals, including how to figure out how they to feed and nourish, creating quality pastures, understanding poisonous plans, providing shelter and healthcare, common illnesses, reproduction * Preserving the harvest, covering storage options, preservation techniques (canning, drying, freezing) with recipes for spaghetti sauce, pear-apple jam, grape juice, and more * Production of dairy products such as fresh milk, butter, cheese, ice cream and yogurt * Finding the right spot for your agribusiness, with location decisions based on good roads and proximity to large groups of consumers for direct marketing * The economics of farm life--sustainability and self-sufficiency * Navigating legal, real estate and tax issues * And much more...

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Whether you're a weekend gardener or dedicated small farmer, you'll gather a bushel of essential information from Hobby Farm Press books. Hobby Farm and its companion editions help both experienced and novice hobby farmers realize their own dreams of life on the farm--for pleasure and profit.

From the Author:

"I love this life. I wouldn't trade it for a fashion model's body,a vault full of money, or a best-selling book".

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