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Escape the City: a How-To Homesteading Guide

Seven years ago I moved from the city to a farm where I taught myself to garden, raise animals & cook "farm to table". I show you how.

Escape the City: a How-To Homesteading Guide

Seven years ago I moved from the city to a farm where I taught myself to garden, raise animals & cook "farm to table". I show you how.

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