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Living on an acre a practical guide to the self-reliant life by Christine Woodside

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Published by Lyons Press in Guilford, Conn .
Written in English


  • Small Farms,
  • Agriculture,
  • Handbooks, manuals

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Edition Notes

StatementU.S. Department of Agricuture ; fully edited and updated by Christine Woodside
ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of Agriculture
LC ClassificationsS501.2 .L59 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 328 p. :
Number of Pages328
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24886593M
ISBN 109781599218854
LC Control Number2011287075

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