Автор: Christine Woodside Название: Living on an Acre: A Practical Guide to the Self-Reliant Life, 2nd Edition Издательство: Lyons Press Год: 2010 ISBN: 9781599218854 Язык: English Формат: pdf Размер: 12,8 mb Страниц: 336
This book is intended as a practical guide for those who make the journey back to the countryside and for some of you who are already there. It is mainly for those who intend not to gain their principal income from the land, but rather to have a job in town or live on a pension or some other source of income.
Living on a Few Acres describes both the pitfalls and the satisfactions of country life. There are plenty of both. And there is nothing quite like country living.
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
Part 2 Acquiring That Spot
Selecting a Community Alternative Rural Communities Making Your Final Choice
Part 3 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
Part 4 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
Part 5 Growing and Raising: How to Do It
Fruit Trees Grapes Four Kinds of Berries Vegetables How to Market Produce Ornamental Plants A Plant Nursery Dried Flower Arrangements Herbs Greenhouse Gardening Beekeeping 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
Part 6 Property
Disposing of Property Transferring Land with Preservation in Mind Providing for Your Heirs—Nonsale Property