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Living the Country Dream

How to create a self-sufficient homestead, grow your own produce and raise livestock

Published by Ryland Peters & Small
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

In Living the Country Dream, Nick and Bella Ivins provide all the knowledge necessary for anyone thinking of embracing a self-sustaining lifestyle and farming their own plot.

Starting with the Kitchen Garden, Nick and Bella Ivins discuss designing and planning a plot and choosing and planting crops, while in The Orchard, they explain how to plant fruit trees. Animals covers livestock—bees, poultry, lambs, and pigs—while The Garden shows how to plant a wildflower meadow, a woodland, and even a nuttery. The Outbuildings takes a closer look at the barn, the woodyard, the workshop, and the store. And finally, in The Farmhouse, Nick and Bella welcome us to the place where produce is preserved, bread is baked, and dairy products are produced. Other sections address green housekeeping with natural products. Whether you want to move towards self-sufficiency in the city, the country, or the suburbs, Living the Country Dream puts your dream within reach.