Living on Acreages

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What You Need to Know

Living on Acreages presents general information on what you need to know about living on an acreage, helping you understand some of the opportunities and responsibilities of countryside living.

This book is a valuable instruction and reference manual to everything from building and landscaping in the country to maintaining rural property. 

More than 80 drawings, diagrams, photographs, tables, and charts enhance descriptions of essentials. Each chapter lists resources and web sites for additional information.
Topics include
  • Selecting a rural living site
  • Designing a comfortable homestead that is adaptable to lifelong needs
  • Establishing or access systems for utilities, including septic system design
  • Understanding effects of seasonal weather and wind on rural structures
  • How to minimize damage by insects and animals
  • Developing outdoor living areas
  • Planning and managing a farm pond
  • Planning and building driveways and roadways
  • Establishing a routine preventive maintenance schedule
  • Natalie Carrol, Ag Education, Purdue University  
  • Don Jones, Emeritus, Purdue University
108 pp, 8 1/2 x 11, illus, paperback, 2006
ISBN 0-89373-103-X
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