Ten Acres Enough

The Classic 1864 Guide to Independent Farming

Author: Edmund Morris

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048643737X

Category: Gardening

Page: 170

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When author Edmund Morris left the business world and bought a small farm in the early 1800s, he was so pleased with the results that he decided to tell others how he did it. His simply written chronicle — one of the most popular books of its time — emphasizes that agricultural success depends not on how much you grow but on what and how. Between thoughtful discussions of choosing the location, crop selection, and maintenance, he contrasts city and country life, despairs over weeds and raising pigs, and writes about the joy of establishing a home.
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Ten Acres Enough - The Classic 1864 Guide to Independent Farming

Author: Edmund Morris

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447486803

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 180

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This early work on farming is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details the experiences of a man setting up an independent farm and the challenges he faces. This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for anyone interested in the skills of agriculture. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Ten Acres Is Enough

How A Very Small Farm Can Keep A Very Large Family

Author: Edmund Morris

Publisher: A Distant Mirror

ISBN: 098029763X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 214

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In 1864, Morris gave up his business and city life for a farm of 10 acres, made a go of mixed farming, and then wrote a book about it. The delightfully readable autobiography of a farmer in the America of the 1860s has been extensively re-edited for today's reader.
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Back to the Land

The Enduring Dream of Self-Sufficiency in Modern America

Author: Dona Brown

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 0299250733

Category: History

Page: 290

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For many, “going back to the land” brings to mind the 1960s and 1970s—hippie communes and the Summer of Love, The Whole Earth Catalog and Mother Earth News. More recently, the movement has reemerged in a new enthusiasm for locally produced food and more sustainable energy paths. But these latest back-to-the-landers are part of a much larger story. Americans have been dreaming of returning to the land ever since they started to leave it. In Back to the Land, Dona Brown explores the history of this recurring impulse. ? Back-to-the-landers have often been viewed as nostalgic escapists or romantic nature-lovers. But their own words reveal a more complex story. In such projects as Gustav Stickley’s Craftsman Farms, Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Broadacre City,” and Helen and Scott Nearing’s quest for “the good life,” Brown finds that the return to the farm has meant less a going-backwards than a going-forwards, a way to meet the challenges of the modern era. Progressive reformers pushed for homesteading to help impoverished workers get out of unhealthy urban slums. Depression-era back-to-the-landers, wary of the centralizing power of the New Deal, embraced a new “third way” politics of decentralism and regionalism. Later still, the movement merged with environmentalism. To understand Americans’ response to these back-to-the-land ideas, Brown turns to the fan letters of ordinary readers—retired teachers and overworked clerks, recent immigrants and single women. In seeking their rural roots, Brown argues, Americans have striven above all for the independence and self-sufficiency they associate with the agrarian ideal. Best Books for General Audiences, selected by the American Association of School Librarians
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Identifying Animal Tracks

Mammals, Birds, and Other Animals of the Eastern United States

Author: Richard Headstrom

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486244423

Category: Nature

Page: 141

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Hunters, naturalists, scouts, and nature lovers will appreciate this comprehensive guide, featuring tracks of more than 100 species of mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles, insects, and invertebrates common to the eastern United States.
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Spices and Herbs

Lore and Cookery

Author: Elizabeth S. Hayes

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486137821

Category: Cooking

Page: 272

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More than 85 familiar and exotic plants are illustrated, examined for legendary lore, and current use. The book also includes 73 recipes, a spice chart, and tips for gardening, drying, freezing, and more.
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