Hobby Farming For Dummies

Hobby Farming For Dummies Author Theresa A. Husarik
ISBN-10 9781118052532
Release 2011-04-04
Pages 384
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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.



The Joy of Hobby Farming

The Joy of Hobby Farming Author Audrey Levatino
ISBN-10 9781634508742
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 264
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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.



The Essential Guide to Hobby Farming

The Essential Guide to Hobby Farming Author Carol Ekarius
ISBN-10 9781620081440
Release 2015-03-24
Pages 304
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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



Organic Hobby Farming

Organic Hobby Farming Author Andy Tomolonis
ISBN-10 9781620081259
Release 2014-04-29
Pages 384
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In Organic Hobby Farming, Andy Tomolonis, a longtime organic gardener, part-time hobby farmer, and award-winning Boston-area journalist, strips down the concept of “organic” and explains why natural farming has emerged as the healthiest and most viable method of growing for hobby farms and other small-scale operations. In addition to the improved taste and the appeal of excluding toxic materials, organic farming benefits farmers, their families, and the environment. It offers economic plusses as well. The current consumer demand for “local” and “organic” food underscores the need for small hobby farms that offer unique high-end goods. Tomolonis explains the basic principles of organic farming and describes how hobby farmers and their families can eat healthier, save money, help preserve the environment, and even turn their passion into a small-scale side business. Chapter 1 will help you assess the land you live on to determine whether it’s suited for organic vegetables, fruit, berries, or livestock. Farmers who are looking to lease or buy land will find practical advice on how to evaluate properties and find their best use, taking climate, soil, water and geography into consideration. In Chapter 2, Tomolonis continues with practical advice on how to choose the right tools without overspending—starting slowly with quality hand implements and then expanding as you determine the need for costlier power equipment. Chapter 3 moves on to the heart of any successful organic farm—building the soil. “The Good Earth” brings readers down to earth, i.e., the soil. You’ll learn how to evaluate and improve your soil with compost and cover crops and protect it from erosion, chemical contamination and other harm. The author also stresses the importance of understanding the complex relationship between underground soil organisms that play such a crucial role in natural plant health. The best soil, with the right balance of nutrients and a healthy population of microbes, will help your plants survive hardship, resist diseases and produce healthier more bountiful harvests, the author explains. Chapter 4 walks you through the steps needed to develop an organized farm plan. The chapter presents a convenient month-by-month overview of the farmer’s year, offering a timeline and detailed instructions for sowing seeds indoors, transplanting seedlings, guarding against insects and weeds, harvesting, planting cover crops extending the season and developing a schedule for successive food crops. Whether you want to feed your growing family all summer long or produce enough food for a small-scale agribusiness, the information here is invaluable. This chapter also covers organic methods for harnessing the power of nature by luring beneficial insects that will help control farm and garden pests. Learn about heirlooms, hybrids, and eclectic vegetable varieties in the comprehensive directory of vegetable crops and herbs introduced in Chapter 5. Tomolonis reveals his favorite varieties, including many alluring heirlooms that have grown in popularity. Each crop description offers detailed information on soil preparation, sowing, companion planting, and battling weeds and insects without harmful chemicals. The author, a former produce manager for a national grocery chain, also includes tips for harvesting crops, prepping them for display, and bringing the goods to market. If you’re looking for advice on fruits and berries, Organic Hobby Farms introduces new options in Chapter 6, where the author suggests ways to branch out with Asian pears, peaches, and apples, as well as nutritious blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries. As he does in other chapters, Tomolonis explains in common terms, how to choose the best varieties for your region, prepare the soil for maximum production, and deal with pests and diseases organically. Organic Hobby Farming also describes the basics of adding chickens to your farm—for wholesome organic eggs or pastured meat. Select the right breeds, raise a flock from day-old chicks and protect the birds from predators and pests the natural way. Tomolonis also delves into the fascinating world of apiculture in Chapter 8. He and his wife, Valerie, are avid beekeepers with hives that produce gallons of healthy unpasteurized local honey. In addition to bees, the book provides insight into keeping such small livestock as meat rabbits and dairy goats. Hobby farmers who want to turn their agricultural skills into a money-making operation will find practical advice in Chapter 9, which discusses commercial options. Learn how to sell your goods to local restaurants, at farmers’ markets, or as part of a community-supported-agriculture (CSA) program. And, once you make a decision to turn commercial, you’ll find advice in developing a business plan, crafting a mission statement, setting goals, and creating farm budgets. You’ll also learn the myriad benefits—and challenges—of becoming USDA certified organic. Finally, Organic Hobby Farming steers you to multiple sources of additional information with an extensive listing of resources, broken down by subject and chapter. With Organic Hobby Farming, creative-thinking readers will learn ways to increase the profitability of their organic ventures. The reader can decide to transform his hobby farm into a specialty destination for heirloom varieties, organic raw honey, preserves, dried herbs, or a particularly desirable breed of heritage livestock. As Tomolonis states in the book’s introduction, “eat safer, more nutritious food, learn about your soil and plants, support the local food movement and help save the planet—one acre at a time.”



Hobby Farm

Hobby Farm Author Kristen Hampshire
ISBN-10 9781589233645
Release 2008-12-01
Pages 176
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"Provides information and instructions for those who own, or dream of owning, a hobby farm or a large estate of 2 to 40 acres"--



The Woman Hobby Farmer

The Woman Hobby Farmer Author Karen Lanier
ISBN-10 9781620082614
Release 2017-08-15
Pages 240
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Hobby farming is alive and thriving in semi-rural, suburban, and rural areas across the country, and female farmers have been cited as the fastest growing sector within the farming community in recent years. With more than 1 million women in the United States and Canada describing farming as their primary source of income, and many more for whom hobby farming is just that—a hobby—the time is right for a publication dedicated to hobby farming from a female perspective. Written for women, by a woman, this insightful volume is packed with stories and advice from women hobby farmers and looks at female-specific farming challenges as well as issues that all farmers face. Inside The Woman Hobby Farmer: •Discussions on the who, what, why, and where of hobby farming •Deciding on your farming goals and making a plan •What to expect in your new endeavor •How to decide what to plant and prepare your planting sites •Advice on feeding, caring for, and housing different types of livestock •A look at “agripreneurship”—running and marketing your hobby farm as a successful business •Stories, quotes, and advice from successful female hobby farmers



FarmVille For Dummies

FarmVille For Dummies Author Angela Morales
ISBN-10 9781118061350
Release 2011-01-31
Pages 288
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The only how-to, full-color book available on the game sensation FarmVille With more than 80 million active players since the game?s release in 2009, there seems no end to the growing popularity of FarmVille. Whether accessed through the Facebook application or from the game?s Web site, this application is a worldwide phenomenon. Yet, there has been no beginner guide that offers an introduction to newcomers and updates to experienced players?until now. FarmVille For Dummies is aimed at getting novices acquainted with FarmVille rules and regulations, while more savvy players can sharpen their skills and find out how to stay up to date on the latest FarmVille features. You?ll discover how to download the app, create a farmer avatar, and establish your first farm. Then you?ll progress to finding neighbors, purchasing farm cash and coins, shopping at the market, and more. Serves as an ideal introductory guide to the wildly popular online game of FarmVille Walks you through downloading the app either via Facebook, Yahoo!, or your mobile device Details how to find neighbors and interact with them, purchase farm cash and coins, shop at the market, and choose a profession Highlights ways to earn ribbons, construct buildings, and become a co-op farmer Helps you deal with technical issues Author is the founder and creator of the largest FarmVille fan site You can bet the farm that FarmVille For Dummies will help you take your gaming skills to the next level!



Hobby Farming

Hobby Farming Author Allan Humphries
ISBN-10 0642973830
Release 1983
Pages 103
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Hobby Farming has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Hobby Farming also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Hobby Farming book for free.



Hobby Farm Animals

Hobby Farm Animals Author Sue Weaver
ISBN-10 9781620081860
Release 2015-04-21
Pages 384
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Eggs, meat, milk, wool, fur, feathers, and some priceless bucolic bliss. No hobby farm is complete without critters…possibly a small herd peppering the field or a microflock flapping around the hen house or pond. A single information-packed volume with everything a hobby farmer needs to know about farm animals, this new comprehensive manual to selecting, caring for, and breeding livestock brings forth the expertise of six hobby farmers, each of whom has real-life on-the-farm experience with the animals she discusses. Whether you’re contemplating adding a small herd of sheep or goats to your existing hobby farm or you’ve always wondered about the benefits of raising angora rabbits or Muscovy ducks, Livestock for Your Hobby Farm provides the kind of guidance you need to begin a herd or flock and expand your pens and fencing. With exhaustive detail, the authors offer complete coverage of chickens, ducks, goats, sheep, cattle, pigs, and rabbits, including the housing, health-care, special needs, advantages and challenges of each. -Extensive sections devoted to the seven major farm animals, including profiles of the most popular breeds and varieties -Detailed how-to chapters on the care, handling, feeding, health, and safety of each animal -Special chapters devoted to the breeding and raising of young animals -Recommendations for ways of capitalizing on your livestock’s output, from selling eggs, milk, fiber, and so forth -Tips for troubleshooting potential problems and warding off diseases, parasites, and predators



Hobby Farm

Hobby Farm Author Carol Ekarius
ISBN-10 9781937049454
Release 2012-01-03
Pages 272
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This beautiful book offers an intimate look at life on a hobby farm. From finding a farm to creating a business, to choosing what to plant to canning fruits, Hobby Farm will teach readers how to reap the benefits of rustic life with sound guidance.



Hobby Farming

Hobby Farming Author Don De Beyer
ISBN-10 0595201547
Release 2001-10-01
Pages 101
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Hobby farming is a rewarding experience for the whole family. Hobby Farming explores a wide range of information valuable to todays hobby farmers. Designed for the small scale farmer, the book helps you farm smarter and realize your farming goals. The topics covered include property selection, livestock production, crop production, farm machinery and much more. Whether you already have a small farm or are considering a purchase, this book is an essential addition to your farming library. Included with Hobby Farming are many useful links to related material on the internet to further your farming knowledge.



DIY For Dummies

DIY For Dummies Author Jeff Howell
ISBN-10 0470975393
Release 2010-09-02
Pages 432
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This hands-on guide will help you prepare for and manage simple home repairs and improvements. Jeff Howell (the Sunday Telegraph's DIY columnist) and a host of other experts guide you through the trials and tribulations of DIY, helping you to carry out a range of projects - from fixing a leaky tap to hanging wallpaper - safely, cheaply and with minimum disruption. The full-colour drawings illustrate the step-by-step techniques and the lay-flat binding is perfect for on-the-job DIY advice. DIY For Dummies covers: PART I - Planning Your Home Improvement Projects Chapter 1: Gearing Up for Your DIY Adventures Chapter 2: Being Safe and Prepared Chapter 3: Working with (And within) a Budget PART II - Basic Home Maintenance and Improvement Chapter 1: Repairing Walls and Putting Up Shelves Chapter 2: Windows Don't Have to Be a Pane Chapter 3: Doors: An Open-and-Shut Case Chapter 4: Roofs and Walls Chapter 5: Dealing with Damp Chapter 6: Electrical Repairs and Replacements PART III - Painting and Wallpapering Chapter 1: Planning Your Painting Project Chapter 2: Preparing Surfaces for Painting Chapter 3: Painting, Finishing, and Cleaning Up Chapter 4: Choosing Wallpaper and Preparing Walls Chapter 5: Hanging Wallpaper PART V - Carpentry, Woodworking, and Flooring Chapter 1: Flooring: Keeping a Leg Up on Foot Traffic Chapter 2: Drilling, Driving, Fastening, and Gluing Chapter 3: Understanding the Carpentry Process Chapter 4: Finishing Wood PART VI - Plumbing Chapter 1: The Plumbing System in Your Home Chapter 2: Heating, Ventilating, and Insulating Your Home Chapter 3: Plumbing Materials and Tools Chapter 4: Unblocking a Sink or Bath Drain Chapter 5: Unblocking and Fixing a Toilet Chapter 6: Fixing a Dripping Tap



Leadership For Dummies

Leadership For Dummies Author John Marrin
ISBN-10 0470973005
Release 2011-03-23
Pages 352
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Do you find yourself being asked to lead others but have no idea where to start? Do you lead a team spread across different offices or even continents? In this no-nonsense guide to leadership you will find answers to crucial questions like: what is leadership? And what style of leadership should I be using? You'll discover how to lead your friends whilst remaining their friend; how to lead change in a way that people accept and understand; when and where to draw the line; and how to reflect on your experiences to become a better and more effective leader. Only a lucky few of us are natural born leaders. It takes time and effort to develop a range of leadership styles which work for you and those around you as well as discovering how to become comfortable leading others. Leadership can be a lonely occupation; Leadership For Dummies is your ideal companion. John Marrin explores the fine line between managing and leading and the book is full of tips for making the most of your leadership experiences and how to cope with the dilemmas and discomfort all leaders at some point experience.



Philosophy For Dummies

Philosophy For Dummies Author Martin Cohen
ISBN-10 9780470688205
Release 2010
Pages 432
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Philosophy For Dummies is a complete crash-course in philosophical thought, covering key philosophers, philosophical history and theory and the big questions that affect us today. Tying in with standard UK curricula and including core topics such as logic, ethics and political philosophy, this impartial, expert guide cuts through the jargon to give you the facts.



British History For Dummies

British History For Dummies Author Seán Lang
ISBN-10 1119997909
Release 2011-02-08
Pages 492
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History is always a popular subject and British history has created some of the most lively and fascinating stories there are! Britain as we know it today has been shaped by centuries of political turmoil between state and church, as well as international conflicts, making its history a fascinating insight into how modern Britain has emerged. For this special, hardback edition of British History For Dummies, we’ve added over 100 black and white and colour photos for an even more explosive experience of British history. British History For Dummies Illustrated Edition: British history is still a major topic of interest, emphasised by the continual TV coverage and documentaries Inside you’ll find rip-roaring stories of power-mad kings, executions, invasions, high treason, global empire-building and forbidden love- not bad for a nation of stiff upper lips! Includes fascinating information in the fun For Dummies style- from the Stone Age right through to modern day Britain and everything in between! Provides the ultimate British history experience and the hardback format with over 100 illustrations make it the perfect gift for amateur historians



Bookkeeping Workbook For Dummies

Bookkeeping Workbook For Dummies Author Jane Kelly
ISBN-10 1119992478
Release 2010-12-13
Pages 296
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Fully updated for a UK audience Bookkeeping Workbook For Dummies is the easiest way to get up to speed in all the basics of bookkeeping: from setting up a bookkeeping system and recording transactions to managing payroll, preparing profit and loss statements, tackling tax and filing month and year end reports finances. Expert author Jane Kelly guides you step-by-step through every aspect of financial record and offers quick tips to help you work through the interactive exercises and practical problems encouraging you to find your own route to a solution and sharpen your skills along the way. Whether you’re studying on a bookkeeping course or balancing the books in a small business this book is the fastest way to get started. Bookkeeping Workbook For Dummies, UK Edition includes: Part I: Exploring Bookkeeping Basics Chapter 1: Deciphering the Basics Chapter 2: Designing Your Bookkeeping System Chapter 3: Sorting Out Your Business Road Map Part II: Putting it All on Paper Chapter 4: Looking at the Big Picture Chapter 5: Journaling — The Devil’s in the Details Chapter 6: Designing Controls for Your Books, Your Records, and Your Money Part III: Tracking Day-to-Day Business Operations with Your Books Chapter 7: Purchasing Goods and Tracking Your Purchases Chapter 8: Calculating and Monitoring Sales Chapter 9: Employee Payroll and Benefits Part IV: Getting Ready for Year’s (Or Month’s) End Chapter 10: Depreciating Your Assets Chapter 11: Paying and Collecting Interest Chapter 12: Checking Your Books Chapter 13: Checking and Correcting Your Books Part V: Reporting Results and Starting Over Chapter 14: Developing a Balance Sheet Chapter 15: Producing a Profit and Loss Statement Chapter 16: Reporting for Not-For-Profit Organizations Chapter 17: Doing Your Business Taxes Chapter 18: Completing Year-End Payroll and Reports Chapter 19: Getting Ready for a New Bookkeeping Year Part VI: The Part of Tens Chapter 20: Top Ten Checklist for Managing Your Cash Chapter 21: Top Ten Accounts You Should Monitor Chapter 22: Top Ten Problems You Should Practice



Life Coaching For Dummies

Life Coaching For Dummies Author Jeni Purdie
ISBN-10 9780470666074
Release 2010-07-20
Pages 384
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Become a life coach-for yourself and others-with this practical, informative guide If you're interested in doing away with negative beliefs, making a significant change in your life, and, finally, create-and live-the life you want, life coaching is the key. In this practical introduction, you will learn the empowering techniques essential to life coaching-including putting together an action plan, getting your priorities straight, staying focused, defining true success, overcoming common obstacles, and coaching yourself to happiness. With more information than ever before, this new updated edition includes material on emotional intelligence and active listening With insights on what to expect from life coaching and how to develop your own life coaching techniques, the book offers sound advice on what it takes to become a professional life coach. If you simply want to create more balance in your life, become more productive, and enjoy a more fulfilling existence, Life Coaching For Dummies holds the answer.