For city slickers who seek refuge and a new beginning in a pastoral setting, this guide provides sensible advice on the financial, social, and vocational aspects of transitioning to country life. The unique challenges of purchasing property in the country are detailed with suggested questions to ask realtors, what to research about the local county, and how to evaluate prospective property. Practical tips on financial planning and lifestyle changes accompany suggestions on back-to-nature endeavors such as maintaining a fruit orchard, raising livestock, managing a home office, and establishing a farm stand. Humor and anecdotal examples highlight the realities and opportunities of seeking a more sustainable lifestyle.
|Publisher:||On the Farm Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.46(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Jeanie Peck is the author of Farm Animals and the editor of On-the-Farm newsletter. She lives in Selah, Washington.