Subjects Agriculture -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. Farm management. Agriculture -- United States.
Farm management -- Handbooks, manuals, etc. Contents Machine derived contents note: 1. Introduction "A word about the author, his practical experience, and qualifications suggest reliability of the text.
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CITY vs. Tried And True Ways To Fail "Too little, capital, unfavorable location, uncongenial soil, too large area, inefficient soil preparation and tillage, lack of feding, big-headedness, inexperience, city hours, laziness, too many pets and guests" 4. Who Is Likely To Succeed? Census and Department of Agriculture reports Supply and demand Relation to and contrast with individual owner's problems on productive land 6.
Five Acres and Independence : A Handbook for Small Farm Management
The Farm To Choose Soil survey maps Character of soil Nature of plant growth already on the land "Depth, drainage, slope, freedom from stones, previous crops and yields, neighborhood crops and yields" 7. Where To Locate Good roads Their up-keep Snow removal Site with respect to roadside sales Distance from market "Schools, churches, electric current, buses, stores, doctors, etc. Essential Factors Of Production Good seed Good breed of animal Variety "Strain" Abundant water and available plant food in the soil Rational tillage Ample space between plants and for animals BUYING Advantages and disadvantages of each Various ways to manage depend upon each Renting with option of buying Buying a small place but working large rented area Farm Finance Importance of credit Origin of capital How secured Borrowing for production Usury Fundamental rules for borrowing Character of borrower and business ability Annual inventory and budget Bank cashier as advisor and confidant Safety deposit boxes Farm Accounts Planning for production "Knowledge of market, and the truth about one's business" Record of crops and animals individually and of the farm as a whole Account books Water Supply Rain water and cisterns Filter cisterns Cistern capacities Cistern cleaning and purification Springs gravity piping Pneumatic pressure systems Hydraulic rams 16 Sewage Disposal Primitive methods Cess pools Septic tanks Tank construction Personal experience Functions Of Water Necessity in plant and animal growth Quantity needed by plants Types of water in soil Conservation by tillage a.
Notes This Dover edition.. Includes index. Includes bibliographical references.
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Paperback, Pages. This book is written to help both! Its presentation of advantages and disadvantages, essential farming principles and practices should enable you to decide in which class you belong and whether or not you would be foolish or wise to risk making the plunge.
In either case it should be worth many times its price because, on the one hand it should prevent fore-doomed failure, and on the other, show you how to avoid delay, disappointment, perhaps disaster, but attain the satisfaction that characterizes personal and well directed efforts in farming. From the Introduction This classic bestseller became that way because of it's very practical and honest appraisal of how a person can get from crowded, noisy, dangerous city life to a peaceful, calm, satisfaction-filled lifestyle in a rural or even suburban setting.
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