The Farm-Dreams Guide to Profitable Homesteading [NOOK Book]


Today, many people are intrigued by the idea of homesteading, sustainable family farming, prepping and living more in harmony with nature. This detailed eBook is aimed at those who may be contemplating a life off the land but aren't sure how to make financial ends meet.

If that describes you, Profitable Homesteading: How to Make Money Living off the Land, will be a great ...
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The Farm-Dreams Guide to Profitable Homesteading

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Today, many people are intrigued by the idea of homesteading, sustainable family farming, prepping and living more in harmony with nature. This detailed eBook is aimed at those who may be contemplating a life off the land but aren't sure how to make financial ends meet.

If that describes you, Profitable Homesteading: How to Make Money Living off the Land, will be a great resource. The eBook is divided into 5 sections and presents many ideas and topics, including:

Part One - You’re Not Ready to Homestead Yet! • getting land • getting out of debt • what do you really need • learning to garden • getting in shape • feeding your brain • finding like-minded souls • finding your passion • focus on lasting investments • buying multi-purpose equipment • how much do you need?

Part Two - Generating Income With Your Land • thinking like a homesteader • playing the big stock market • playing the penny stock market • farm stays & events • skills classes • becoming a grower • cheese/raw milk • selling grass • breeding and boarding • basic materials

Part Three - Using Your Skills to Make Money • general services • tractor work • gardening work • RV repair • mechanical • welding • shearing • A/I • boarding • getting sharp • equipment operator • carpentry • electrical/plumbing • hauling animals • photography • workshops • computer repair • house cleaning • meat processing • brokering deals • consulting • making money online (copy editing, free-lancing, illustrations, virtual assistants, research, web/graphic design, translation, voice-overs, etc.) • authoring

Part Four - Selling Farmstead Products • farmstead meats • fresh and raw milk • farmstead/artisanal cheese • farm fresh eggs • vegetables and herbs • fruits • sweeteners • craft supplies • jewelry • wine and beer • value-added products • mushrooms • photography • knives/tools • chicken tractors and rabbit hutches • manure • artisan meat products • tractor/feed dealer • homemade lotions/soaps/candles • sewing/knitting

Part Five – Personalizing Your Farmstead Business Plan • personalizing your farmstead income plan • generating scalable income • understanding competitive advantages and barriers to entry • different products for different economic conditions • remembering the seasons of income • what to do now vs. later • shelf-life of products • understanding scale

Brought to you by the proprietor of, where farm dreams become reality!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014514958
  • Publisher: Farm Dreams
  • Publication date: 4/15/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Dusty Bottoms is the founder of As a farmer, homesteader and prepper, Dusty uses knowledge from each of these passions to guide Farm Dreams on its journey to becoming a rich community resource. But Farm Dreams is not about the individual; it's about the community. So, in a sense, all farm dreamers are "Dusty Bottoms"!

The goal of is to help like-minded souls connect with others who are interested in more independent, self-sufficient and sustainable living. Whether you're interested in becoming a farmer or cheese maker, a homesteader, preparing for a societal collapse or just want to live farm life vicariously through connecting with others, Farm Dreams aims to be a resource for all of the above. We believe the diverse topics of survival, homesteading/farming and preparedness are all connected. With your help, we will build a community that will weave those topics together so that will may all learn, becoming inspired and take action to make our lives more fulfilling and more independent.

Start living your farm dream today with!
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    First off, I don't know who this "reviewer" Bruceki is

    First off, I don't know who this "reviewer" Bruceki is, but he clearly seems to have something against the author personally, as he didn't review the book at all.

    Now, for my review.

    I found this to be an amazing resource for only a few bucks. To be fair, you can also read much (if not all) of this for free from their website, but I wanted it for my nook. There were lots of ideas and methods in the book to allow the reader to contemplate loading up the truck and moving to Beverly Hills (or the country). For me, it actually helped to convince me that I'm NOT ready to make that leap. While there were lots of good money making ideas, I'm not yet confident with my skills to act on them. Still, the book helped me to see the possibilities and prioritize.  If you're intrigued with the idea of moving to the country, I recommend the book.

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  • Posted June 5, 2012

    I've read a number of things by this author over the last few ye

    I've read a number of things by this author over the last few years; he has many opinions on farming, and has dabbled a bit in all sorts of things. Nothing has panned out for him; as far I as know he's never turned a profit on anything he's tried. It's not the sort of background that gives me much confidence in this book.

    This book is a guide to profitable homesteading -- ask the author which one of the things he talks about here that he's currently doing, and has made a profit on. Is it too much to ask that if you write a book you actually practice what you're preaching?

    If you'd like a how-to guide to making money farming or homesteading, look for one where the author is someone whos actually done it, perservered and and overcome the challenges associated with the subject at hand.

    I'm speaking as someone who is actively farming and has looked at this book from that viewpoint; do I consider it a good use of a few bucks for someone contemplating homesteading or farming? This wouldn't be on my list.

    Look for an author that is actively doing what you seek to do, and is CURRENTLY doing it. If they stopped doing it, as this author has for the majority of his ventures, ask why, and look for a book about the failure. Joel Salatin and Julius Ruechel spring to mind as two authors that I think are much more credible.

    Or drill down and find a book about the particular thing you're after. Want to raise pigs? Chickens? Can vegetables? There are lots of good choices.

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    Posted April 17, 2012

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