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Old 10-10-2008, 02:01 PM   #1
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Five Acres and Independence

Five Acres and Independence
Essential handbook for anyone wanting to start a small farm. Finding and financing suitable land, setting up water and sewage systems, caring for the soil, keeping bees, raising livestock and poultry, and growing fruit and vegetables for profit. Kains, 5 3/8" x 8 1/2", 397 pp.

http://www.lehmans.com/jump.jsp?item...CT&itemID=2300
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Old 10-10-2008, 02:06 PM   #2
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Just bought. More cheap on amazon
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Old 10-10-2008, 02:11 PM   #3
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Five Acres and Independence

Five Acres and Independence
Essential handbook for anyone wanting to start a small farm. Finding and financing suitable land, setting up water and sewage systems, caring for the soil, keeping bees, raising livestock and poultry, and growing fruit and vegetables for profit. Kains, 5 3/8" x 8 1/2", 397 pp.

http://www.lehmans.com/jump.jsp?item...CT&itemID=2300
It comes up currently unavailable the book that is.
That says a lot.
I think some people are naturally moving towards this kind of life.
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Old 10-10-2008, 04:21 PM   #4
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Hi Chris,

I got this book awhile back. Try www.amazon.com

Other suggestions for the apartment dweller for a balcony garden:

Dwarf fruit trees, even container grown minatures that bear full sized fruit.

Hedges that bear sand cherries, and berries.

Vines that produce edibles.

Raised bed and container gardening.
Potatoes and sweet potatoes, strawberries, cherry tomatoes under hedges and edging lawns

Rural areas: Chickens (without the crowing roosters) and other quieter fowl, rabbits...

Today it's possible to be self sustaining on one quarter acre or even less. Even inside city limits.

Five acres is nice for those with the money and physical ability.

Others can consider these sensible readily available alternatives.

Even a cheap house on a river in a less desirable neighborhood provides source for fish, crabs, shrimp,
that the farm of five acres lacks.

Ideas for those without the monies for five acres.

It can be done, even inside a major city!
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Old 10-10-2008, 05:10 PM   #5
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Thank you for the link Carol. I just bought it for under $10 on eBay, and they had over 50 available as of today 10OCT08.



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