Carving Out a Living on the Land Lessons in Hardcover

New Exclusive Content The author in conversation with editors Michael Metivier and Nick Kaye on site at his Christmas tree farm When he first envisioned becoming a farmer author Emmet Van Driesche never imagined his main crop would be Christmas trees nor that such a tree farm could beof a managed forest than the conventional grid of perfectly sheared trees Carving Out a Living on the Land tells the story of how Van Driesche navigated changing life circumstances took advantage of unexpected opportunities and leveraged new and old skills to piece together an economically viable living while at the same time respecting the land’s complex ecological relationships From spoon carving to scything coppicing to wreath making Carving Out a Living on the Land proves that you don’t need acres of expensive bottomland to start your land based venture but rather the creativity and vision to see what might be done with that rocky section or ditch or patch of trees too small to log You can lease instead of buy build flexible temporary structures rather than sink money into permanent ones and take over an existing operation rather than start from scratch What matters are your unique circumstances talents and interests which when combined with what the land is capable of producing can create a fulfilling and meaningful farming life PLEASE NOTE When you purchase this title the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio New Exclusive Content The author in conversation with editors Michael Metivier and Nick Kaye on site at his Christmas tree farm When he first envisioned becoming a farmer author Emmet Van Driesche never imagined his main crop would be Christmas trees nor that such a tree farm could beof a managed forest than the conventional grid of perfectly sheared trees Carving Out a Living on the Land tells the story of how Van Driesche navigated changing life circumstances took advantage of unexpected opportunities and leveraged new and old skills to piece together an economically viable living while at the same time respecting the land’s complex ecological relationships From spoon carving to scything coppicing to wreath making Carving Out a Living on the Land proves that you don’t need acres of expensive bottomland to start your land based venture but rather the creativity and vision to see what might be done with that rocky section or ditch or patch of trees too small to log You can lease instead of buy build flexible temporary structures rather than sink money into permanent ones and take over an existing operation rather than start from scratch What matters are your unique circumstances talents and interests which when combined with what the land is capable of producing can create a fulfilling and meaningful farming life PLEASE NOTE When you purchase this title the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio New Exclusive Content The author in conversation with editors Michael Metivier and Nick Kaye on site at his Christmas tree farm When he first envisioned becoming a farmer author Emmet Van Driesche never imagined his main crop would be Christmas trees nor that such a tree farm could beof a managed forest than the conventional grid of perfectly sheared trees Carving Out a Living on the Land tells the story of how Van Driesche navigated changing life circumstances took advantage of unexpected opportunities and leveraged new and old skills to piece together an economically viable living while at the same time respecting the land’s complex ecological relationships From spoon carving to scything coppicing to wreath making Carving Out a Living on the Land proves that you don’t need acres of expensive bottomland to start your land based venture but rather the creativity and vision to see what might be done with that rocky section or ditch or patch of trees too small to log You can lease instead of buy build flexible temporary structures rather than sink money into permanent ones and take over an existing operation rather than start from scratch What matters are your unique circumstances talents and interests which when combined with what the land is capable of producing can create a fulfilling and meaningful farming life PLEASE NOTE When you purchase this title the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio