Do you long for the country life? Hobby Farming For Dummies is a practical guide that will show you how to handle all the basics of small-scale farming, from growing healthy crops to raising livestock and managing your property. You'll see how to decide what to farm, provide shelter and utilities, select plants, and protect your investment. It's all you need to dig in and start growing!
Youll get a real idea of what it really means to jump from your current lifestyle to a life farming in the countryside. Youll get the information you need to decide if the farming lifestyle is right for you and your personality. Youll learn everything you need to know about property and how to access a power supply. Youll get practical advice on which animals would work best for your farm and youll learn how to acquire them and what you need to know about caring for them properly. Youll get help with all of the major decisions like whether youre better off with subsistence farming or a more ambitious project. Find out how to:
Make from change to a farm lifestyle
Get along with your neighbors
Find and buy rural properties
Select and maintain equipment
Raise and care for animals
Use and preserve food items
Avoid common farming pitfalls
Choose plans for your farm
Complete with lists of the ten unique opportunities for fun and the top ten misconceptions about farm living, Hobby FarmingFor Dummies will help you discover how you can live the simple life.