The Self-reliant Homestead

The Self-reliant Homestead

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A hands-on text for country living, this book contains detailed advice on everything from selecting a piece of land to raising livestock, from making wine from home-grown fruits to making fences strong and durable. Here is abundant advice from a real country homesteader, a book equally valuable for lifelong farm-dwellers or for the new-to-the-country city folks looking to set down roots.

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Sanders, a homesteading rancher (and career Indiana state conservation officer), offers advice on such topics as selecting land, purchasing equipment and tools, preserving food, gardening, maintaining livestock, managing a woodlot, building fences and walls, constructing barns and other outbuildings, and figuring out wells and water. The discussion is detail-oriented and includes illustrations and photographs. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Springfield, N.J. : Burford Books, 2003
ISBN: 9781580801140
Branch Call Number: 630 Sanders 2003
Characteristics: 303 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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