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John Deere: Hobby Farm: How to Create and Maintain Your Hobby Farm or Great Estate

The most complete hobby farming book available today


John Deere: Hobby Farm is packed with information and instructions for those who own, or dream of owning, a hobby farm or a large estate of 2 to 40 acres. Based on interviews with actual hobby farmers throughout the U.S., the book is packed with practical guidance and inspiring possibilities that capture the romance of the hobby farm. This is a highly attractive but hardworking book that’s designed to be as inspirational to the big-backyard folks who dream of upgrading as it is to those who are already living the hobby farm lifestyle.

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