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Ten Acres Enough: The Classic 1864 Guide to Independent Farming

Ten Acres Enough: The Classic 1864 Guide to Independent Farming

by Edmund Morris (1804-1874)

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Overview

This vintage book contains a comprehensive guide to independent farming, with information on all aspects from selecting a farm to growing strawberries. With a wealth of invaluable information and useful tips, this timeless handbook will be of considerable value to both prospective and existing farmers, and would make for a fantastic addition to collections of agricultural literature. Contents include: “City Experiences—Moderate Expectations”, “Practical Views—Safety of Investments in Land”, “Resolved to Go—Escape from Business—Choosing a Location”, “Buying a Farm—A Long Search—Anxiety to Sell—Forced to Quit”, “Making a Purchase—First Impressions”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on homesteading.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781447486800
Publisher: Read Books Ltd.
Publication date: 04/16/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 279
File size: 1 MB

Table of Contents

I.City Experiences--Moderate Expectations1
II.Practical Views--Safety of Investments in Land5
III.Resolved to go--Escape from Business--Choosing a Location10
IV.Buying a Farm--A Long Search--Anxiety to sell--Forced to quit15
V.Making a Purchase--First Impressions20
VI.Planting a Peach-orchard--How to preserve Peach-trees23
VII.Planting Raspberries and Strawberries--Tricks of the Nursery31
VIII.Blackberries--A Remarkable Coincidence36
IX.The Garden--Female Management--Comforts and Profits43
X.Cheated in a Cow--A Good and Bad One--The Saint of the Barnyard49
XI.A Cloud of Weeds--Great Sales of Plants56
XII.Pigs and Poultry--Luck and Ill Luck64
XIII.City and Country Life contrasted72
XIV.Two Acres in Truck--Revolution in Agriculture77
XV.Birds, and the Services they Render86
XVI.Close of my First Year--Its Loss and Gain93
XVII.My Second Year--Trenching the Garden--Strawberry Profits98
XVIII.Raspberries--The Lawtons111
XIX.Liquid Manures--An Illustration118
XX.My Third Year--Liquid Manure--Three Years' Results125
XXI.A Barnyard Manufactory--Land Enough--Faith in Manure133
XXII.Profits of Fruit-growing--The Trade in Berries141
XXIII.Gentleman-farming--Establishing a Home153
XXIV.Unsuccessful Men--Rebellion not Ruinous to Northern Agriculture158
XXV.Where to Locate--East or West165

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