Five Acres and Independence

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Lulu.com, 04.06.2016 - 282 Seiten
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. This is the streamlined edition, which is designed to be more affordable and take up less space in your pocket or backpack. Everyone who has ever dreamed of getting back to the soil will enjoy Maurice G. Kains' practical and easy-to-understand descriptions of what small-scale farming means. A perpetual classic, readers of Five Acres and Independence have moved closer to the fulfillment of their dreams of independence on a small farm. Whether it all starts with some flowerboxes outside your apartment window, a small back yard in a subdivision, or your few acres (even a vacant lot next door or down the street) you can start today with getting healthier food for you and your family, plus the satisfaction of being self-sufficient.

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Inhalt

I INTRODUCTION
1
2 CITY VS COUNTRY LIFE
3
3 TRIED AND TRUE WAYS TO FAIL
5
4 WHO IS LIKELY TO SUCCEED?
9
5 FIGURES DONT LIE
12
6 THE FARM TO CHOOSE
15
7 WHERE TO LOCATE
19
8 LAY AND LAYOUT OF LAND
22
27 MANURES
124
28 COMMERCIAL FERTILIZERS
128
29 GREEN MANURES AND COVER CROPS
134
30 LIME
138
31 COMPOST
141
32 CROPPING SYSTEMS
143
33 SOIL SURFACE MANAGEMENT
147
34 WEEDS
157

9 WINDBREAKS PRO AND CON
25
10 ESSENTIAL FACTORS OF PRODUCTION
31
11 RENTING VS BUYING
39
12 CAPITAL
43
13 FARM FINANCE
47
14 FARM ACCOUNTS
53
15 WATER SUPPLY
56
16 SEWAGE DISPOSAL
63
17 FUNCTIONS OF WATER
68
18 DRAINAGE
73
19 IRRIGATION
77
20 FROST DAMAGE PREVENTION
84
21 LIVE STOCK
90
22 POULTRY
94
23 BEES
102
24 GREENHOUSES
105
25 COLDFRAMES AND HOTBEDS
111
26 SOILS AND THEIR CARE
118
35 TOOLS
161
36 REMAKING A NEGLECTED ORCHARD
167
37 FRUIT TREE PRUNING
173
38 GRAFTING FRUIT TREES
181
39 HOW TO AVOID NURSERY STOCK LOSSES
187
40 VEGETABLE CROPS TO CHOOSE AND AVOID
193
41 SEEDS AND SEEDING
197
42 TRANSPLANTING
206
43 PLANTS FOR SALE
213
44 SOMETHING TO SELL EVERY DAY
217
45 STRAWBERRIES
220
46 GRAPES
231
47 BUSH AND CANE FRUITS
238
48 SMALL FARM FRUIT GARDENS
245
49 SELECTION OF TREE FRUITS
252
50 STORAGE OF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES
259
51 ESSENTIALS OF SPRAYING AND DUSTING
268
BONUS
276

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