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Five acres and independence; a practical guide to the selection and management of the small farm.

Author: M G Kains
Publisher: New York, Dover Publications [1973]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and enl. edView all editions and formats
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Classic of the back-to-the-land movement is packed with solid, timeless information and will teach new converts how to make their land self-sufficient. Appendices.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M G Kains
ISBN: 0486209741 9780486209746
OCLC Number: 628008
Notes: Reprint of the 1940 ed. published by Greenberg, New York, originally issued in 1935 under title: Five acres.
Description: xv, 397 pages illustrations 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Word about the author, his practical experience, and qualifications suggest reliability of the text --
City vs. country life --
Tried and true ways to fail --
Who is likely to succeed? --
Figures don't lie --
Farm to choose --
Where to locate --
Lay and lay-out of land --
Wind-breaks, pro and con --
Essential factors of production --
Renting vs. buying --
Capital --
Farm finance --
Farm accounts --
Water supply --
Sewage disposal --
Functions of water --
Drainage --
Irrigation --
Frost damage prevention --
Live stock --
Poultry --
Bees --
Greenhouses --
Coldframes and hotbeds --
Soils and their care --
Manures --
Commercial fertilizers --
Green manures and cover crops --
Lime --
Compost --
Cropping systems --
Soil surface management --
Weeds --
Tools --
Re-making a neglected orchard --
Fruit tree pruning --
Grafting fruit trees --
How to avoid nursery stock losses --
Vegetable crops to avoid and to choose --
Seeds and seeding --Transplanting --
Plants for sale --
Something to sell every day --
Strawberries grapes --
Bush and cane fruits--
Small farm fruit gardens --
Selection of tree fruits --
storage of fruits and vegetables --
Essentials of spraying and dusting --
Appendices --
Index.
Other Titles: Five acres
Responsibility: With a new introd. by J.E. Oldfield.
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Classic of the back-to-the-land movement is packed with solid, timeless information and will teach new converts how to make their land self-sufficient. Appendices.

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