Hobby Farming for Dummies

  • by Theresa Husarik
  • Narrated by Brett Barry
  • 3 hrs and 19 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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! You'll get a real idea of what it really means to jump from your current lifestyle to a life farming in the countryside. You'll get the information you need to decide if the farming lifestyle is right for you and your personality. You'll learn everything you need to know about property and how to access a power supply. You'll get practical advice on which animals would work best for your farm and you'll learn how to acquire them and what you need to know about caring for them properly. You'll get help with all of the major decisions like whether you're 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 plants for your farm Hobby Farming For Dummies will help you discover how you can live the simple life.


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Customer Reviews

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Just for me

Perfect book as my family is moving from a golf course community to a 38 acre farm. We learned a lot from listening.
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- JBA Architects

Either too dumbed down or too advanced

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This book either went into notes that were far too generalized (such as a statement that horses like treats), or far too specific, (such as the exact measurement of a fiber of a type of hair). I did learn a couple of neat tidbits, though not nearly as much as I'd hoped when I purchased the book.

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- Wendy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-11-2008
  • Publisher: HarperAudio