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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The direction and force of the wind also help in making a local forecast. One that
blows strongly from the north is far more likely to bring cool or cold weather than
one from the south, just as one from the east is likely to bring clouds and rain and
The thermostat, set to operate at 50° F., maintained a temperature within “safe
limits during sub-freezing weather,” part of the time 16° F. above zero. Hotbed
heating by electricity is also done through thermal cables, either strung around
Onions must be thoroughly ripe when harvested, always in dry weather, cured by
drying a few hours in the field then under cover and in a breeze until thoroughly
dry before being permanently stored. Storage must be dry and cold—just above ...
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