Five Acres and Independence: A Handbook for Small Farm Management
Dover Publications, 1973 - 397 Seiten
Everyone who has ever dreamed of getting back to the soil will derive from Maurice Grenville Kains' practical and easy-to-understand discussions a more complete view of what small-scale farming means. Countless readers of Five Acres and Independence have come away with specific projects to begin and moved closer to the fulfillment of their dreams of independence on a small farm.
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Coarse material such as leaves is first removed by a screen before the water
reaches the filter proper. The filter should have surface area enough for
sedimentation before filtration; be so constructed that sediment and the filtering
material may ...
Clay, the finest divided material of soils, is formed by rock weathering. Its
composition therefore varies with the nature of the original rocks. Red and brown
soils are highly valued, less because of their iron oxide than because of their
The “colloidal material” (finely decomposed rock fragments combined with
organic matter) appears to offer such banking facilities. It makes up the greater
part of the clay in soils and differs otherwise from the coarser mineral grains than
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