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The Joy of Hobby Farming by Michael Levatino

Title The Joy of Hobby Farming
Author Michael Levatino
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release 2011-04-01
Category House & Home
Total Pages 257
ISBN 1626367817
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

When the farm is a lifestyle, but not quite a way to earn a living, it’s considered hobby farming. Most of us want to live a sustainable and healthy life in which we protect the environment and keep it safe from development and overproduction. But we can take this a step further by learning how to grow our own produce, while still maintaining an alternative, successful career to fund this passion. In this back to basics guide, Michael and Audrey Levatino share how to:Grow your own foodRaise chickens, horses, llamas, bees, and morePractice being (a little) off the gridSell the bounty in your local communityBalance a professional career with a rural lifestyleThe Joy of Hobby Farming is a guide that will excite armchair farmers and inspire any do-it-yourselfer. While this book won’t help you become a farmer by trade, it does provide step-by-step instructions and various tips and tricks to maintain a thriving farm. It will surely teach those who aren’t farmers by day to raise their own livestock, plant their own fruits and vegetables, and live out their countryside dream.

The Joy of Hobby Farming by Audrey Levatino

Title The Joy of Hobby Farming
Author Audrey Levatino
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release 2015-09-15
Category House & Home
Total Pages 400
ISBN 1634508742
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

When the farm is a lifestyle, but not quite a way to earn a living, it’s considered hobby farming. Most of us want to live a sustainable and healthy life in which we protect the environment and keep it safe from development and overproduction. But we can take this a step further by learning how to grow our own produce, while still maintaining an alternative, successful career to fund this passion. In this back to basics guide, Michael and Audrey Levatino share how to: Grow your own food Raise chickens, horses, llamas, bees, and more Practice being (a little) off the grid Sell the bounty in your local community Balance a professional career with a rural lifestyle The Joy of Hobby Farming is a guide that will excite armchair farmers and inspire any do-it-yourselfer. While this book won’t help you become a farmer by trade, it does provide step-by-step instructions and various tips and tricks to maintain a thriving farm. It will surely teach those who aren’t farmers by day to raise their own livestock, plant their own fruits and vegetables, and live out their countryside dream.

Hobby Farming For Dummies by Theresa A. Husarik

Title Hobby Farming For Dummies
Author Theresa A. Husarik
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release 2011-04-04
Category House & Home
Total Pages 384
ISBN 1118052536
Language English, Spanish, and French
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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 plans for your farm Complete with lists of the ten unique opportunities for fun and the top ten misconceptions about farm living, Hobby Farming For Dummies will help you discover how you can live the simple life.

Title The Joy of Smoking and Salt Curing
Author Monte Burch
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release 2011-09-01
Category Cooking
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1628730951
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An easy-to-understand, beautifully illustrated guide to smoking and curing everything from store bought meats to freshly harvested fish and game. Drawing on more than forty years of experience smoking everything from succulent salmon to whole hogs, award-winning outdoor writer and photographer Monte Burch presents this practical handbook for anyone who wants to make their own ham, sausage, bacon, and other cured or smoked foods. The Joy of Smoking and Salt Curing introduces beginners to the ancient art of preserving meat, fish, and game with full-color photographs and clear instructions on how to select meats and avoid contamination, how to choose smokers, and how to use various tools. This easy-to-follow guide also includes delicious recipes for rubs, sauces, marinades, and even the ultimate smoking experience—the “pig picking.” Whether you are a serious hunter or angler seeking to cure and smoke the fish and game you’ve harvested yourself or simply a consumer looking to stretch your grocery dollar while creating delicious smoked salmon or cured bacon at home, Burch will have you making mouthwatering meals in no time. Chapters include: All about Smoking and Salt Curing Smokers and Other Tolls The Basics Pork Beef Poultry Fish Wild Game Recipes Rubs, Sauces, and Marinades Recipes for Hot Smoking And more

Title The Essential Guide to Hobby Farming
Author Carol Ekarius
Publisher i5 Publishing
Release 2015-03-24
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 306
ISBN 162008144X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Six containers of heirloom tomatoes, miniature squashes, and herbs on your back patio or six acres of beets, cabbages, and strawberries? Five chickens and a honey bee hive or a small farm with three dozen sheep and a couple of quarter horses? Regardless of the size of your “field of dreams,” Essential Guide to Hobby Farming is your best first step to making that hobby-farm aspiration a pleasurable and profitable reality. A hobby farmer for the past thirty years, Carol Ekarius shares the joys, challenges, and rewards of living the rural life. Hobby farming is as much a state of mind as it is an address in the country, and this instructive, beautifully photographed manual addresses every topic beginning hobby farmers need to know, from purchasing the right land and equipment to choosing and maintaining crops and livestock to marketing and selling your hobby farm’s yield. TOPICS DISCUSSED INSIDE: -Assessing finances and resources—land, water, tools of the trade (trucks, tractors, various implements) -Choosing the best crops for your land, climate, hardiness, and profitability -Selecting and caring for the livestock—chickens, goats, cows, sheep, etc.—that best fits your hobby farm -Protecting crops and livestock against predators, pests, and disease -Business and marketing options for selling your “local food” directly to restaurants and farmers’ markets and through CSA programs -Preserving the harvest, through canning, drying, and freezing, plus over two dozen original recipes for your homegrown produce NEW FOR THE SECOND EDITION: Expanded section on chickens, including urban and suburban accommodations; honey bee keeping; adding a barn or annex building to the farm; trends in planting, including miniature vegetables, heirloom varieties, and “hot” new vegetables and hybrids; adding flower beds to the property; getting involved with a CSA

Title The Ultimate Guide to Raising Farm Animals
Author Laura Childs
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release 2016-08-16
Category Nature
Total Pages 373
ISBN 1510701125
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Save money, eat better, and enjoy self-sufficiency with this informative, fully illustrated guide to raising and maintaining livestock. Many people have dreamed of enjoying fresh eggs from their own chickens and meat from animals they raised themselves. Yet the realities of keeping livestock can seem overwhelming. The Ultimate Guide to Raising Farm Animals covers everything a first-time animal farmer needs to get started—from general farm safety to essential information on shelters, veterinary care, and more. A handy go-to reference filled with helpful and inspiring photographs, this guide includes chapters on chickens, pigs, goats, birds, donkeys, cattle, horses, llamas, and alpacas.

The Indian Hobby Farmer by Subroto Mukherjee

Title The Indian Hobby Farmer
Author Subroto Mukherjee
Publisher Notion Press
Release 2021-10-14
Category Gardening
Total Pages 242
ISBN 1685234887
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Have you ever dreamt of living the ‘country life’, residing in your own farm nestled in verdant surroundings and indulging in hobbies such as gardening, horticulture, apiculture, poultry keeping etc.? Activities which may appear like distant dreams while living in a city? Here is a book which will get you started. Hobby farming is popular in the west and in many developed countries and there are many books and information on the subject, something I found lacking in India. This book endeavors to provide potential hobby farmers in India with important knowledge and insights in a simplistic fashion, to aid those who intend to develop their own hobby farm but are unsure of how to start…

Title Woman Powered Farm Manual for a Self Sufficient Lifestyle from Homestead to Field
Author Audrey Levatino
Publisher The Countryman Press
Release 2015-05-04
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1581576544
Language English, Spanish, and French
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To go-to guide for women who want to be part of the farming revolution. Women are leading the new farming revolution in America. Much of the impetus to move back to the land, raise our own food, and connect with our agricultural past is being driven by women. They raise sheep for wool, harvest honey from their beehives, grow food for their families and sell their goods at farmers' markets. What does a woman who wants to work the land need to do to follow her dream? First, she needs this book. It may seem strange to suggest that women farmers need a different guide than male farmers, but women often have different strengths and goals, and different ways of achieving those goals. Audrey Levatino shares her experiences of running a farm and offers invaluable advice on how to get started, whether you have hundreds of acres or a simple lot for an urban community garden. Filled with personal anecdotes and stories from other women farmers, from old hands to brand new ones, from agricultural icons like Temple Grandin, to her own sister, this book is a reassuring and inspirational guide that discusses: Should you do an internship or jump right in? How to find a farm or how to handle one that you’ve inherited Best practices for selling at the farmer’s market and how to sell your goods locally Farmhouse chores and how to get them done right How to handle large power tools, including a chainsaw Planning and growing an organic farm garden Incorporating animals as part of a farm ecosystem Where to get started if you want to farm-school your kids Tips for keeping your mind, body and spirit healthy while undertaking the demanding nature of farm work It's all here, in the same warm and friendly voice that readers embraced in The Joy of Hobby Farming. Full-color photography throughout provides step-by-step instructions for anything you’ll need to do on your farm.

Title The Complete Guide to Small scale Farming
Author Melissa Nelson
Publisher Atlantic Publishing Company
Release 2010
Category Nature
Total Pages 288
ISBN 1601383754
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Starting a small scale farm is the dream of Americans young and old, from those who watched the majesty of the great western farm in films during their youth to those who spent their childhood actually working on a farm. However, for many of these individuals it is a matter of logistics and cost that keeps them from realizing their dreams. Raising beef cattle, ducks, rabbits, and any other small animals such as sheep, goats, or chickens takes not only a decent amount of money to get started, but know how that doesn't come in textbooks while in school. This book was written with the intent of providing anyone who has ever wanted to start their own small scale farm the necessary resources and information needed to start raising small animals and cattle. You will learn everything you need to know to raise a wide variety of small animals. You will learn how to care for chickens, from choosing the right breed to raising them for egg production. You will learn how to handle geese and ducks, choosing the correct breeds, feeding, housing, breeding, and selecting the right ones for egg production. You will also learn about egg incubation, maintaining poultry health, and how raise them for meat. Other animals you will learn how to care for include rabbits, goats, sheep, dairy cows, and beef cattle. Small farmers and animal experts have been interviewed in detail and their responses added to this book to provide additional insight into every aspect of raising farm animals. This includes details about how to purchase, house, feed, breed, record, and butcher animals of all types as well as how to gather milk, use goats and cows for maintaining your fields, and even keeping records of births and selling babies. Everything you might need to know about raising small animals for your farm is included in this guide to provide you the first steps to raising domesticated poultry and livestock. Atlantic Publishing is a small, independent publishing company based in Ocala, Florida. Founded over twenty years ago in the company presidentâe(tm)s garage, Atlantic Publishing has grown to become a renowned resource for non-fiction books. Today, over 450 titles are in print covering subjects such as small business, healthy living, management, finance, careers, and real estate. Atlantic Publishing prides itself on producing award winning, high-quality manuals that give readers up-to-date, pertinent information, real-world examples, and case studies with expert advice. Every book has resources, contact information, and web sites of the products or companies discussed.

Woman powered Farm by Audrey Levatino

Title Woman powered Farm
Author Audrey Levatino
Publisher National Geographic Books
Release 2015-05-05
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 0
ISBN 1581572417
Language English, Spanish, and French
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To go-to guide for women who want to be part of the farming revolution. Women are leading the new farming revolution in America. Much of the impetus to move back to the land, raise our own food, and connect with our agricultural past is being driven by women. They raise sheep for wool, harvest honey from their beehives, grow food for their families and sell their goods at farmers' markets. What does a woman who wants to work the land need to do to follow her dream? First, she needs this book. It may seem strange to suggest that women farmers need a different guide than male farmers, but women often have different strengths and goals, and different ways of achieving those goals. Audrey Levatino shares her experiences of running a farm and offers invaluable advice on how to get started, whether you have hundreds of acres or a simple lot for an urban community garden. Filled with personal anecdotes and stories from other women farmers, from old hands to brand new ones, from agricultural icons like Temple Grandin, to her own sister, this book is a reassuring and inspirational guide that discusses: Should you do an internship or jump right in? How to find a farm or how to handle one that you’ve inherited Best practices for selling at the farmer’s market and how to sell your goods locally Farmhouse chores and how to get them done right How to handle large power tools, including a chainsaw Planning and growing an organic farm garden Incorporating animals as part of a farm ecosystem Where to get started if you want to farm-school your kids Tips for keeping your mind, body and spirit healthy while undertaking the demanding nature of farm work It's all here, in the same warm and friendly voice that readers embraced in The Joy of Hobby Farming. Full-color photography throughout provides step-by-step instructions for anything you’ll need to do on your farm.