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Table of Contents

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.


About the Author

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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