Five Acres and Independence || ↠ PDF Read by ↠ Maurice Grenville Kains


  • Title: Five Acres and Independence
  • Author: Maurice Grenville Kains
  • ISBN: 9780486209746
  • Page: 299
  • Format: Paperback

  • Everyone who has ever dreamed of getting back to the soil will derive from Maurice Grenville Kains practical and easy to understand discussions a 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 smallEveryone who has ever dreamed of getting back to the soil will derive from Maurice Grenville Kains practical and easy to understand discussions a 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.Whether you already own a suitable place or are still looking, Five Acres and Independence will help you learn to evaluate land for both its total economic and its specific agricultural possibilities There are methods of calculating costs of permanent improvements draining the land, improving soil, planting wind breaks, putting in septic tanks, cellars, irrigation systems, greenhouses, etc and methods of carrying out those improvements There are suggestions for specific crops strawberries, grapes, vegetables, orchards, spring, summer, and fall crops, transplanting, timing, repairing what already exists with methods of deciding what is best for your land and purposes and techniques for making each of them pay There are suggestions for animals for the small scale farmer goats, chickens, bees and means of working them into your overall farm design And there are suggestions for keeping your small farm in top production condition, methods of continually increasing the value of your farm, methods of marketing your produce and of accurately investing in improvements virtually everything a small scale farmer needs to know to make his venture economically sound.Some things, of course, have changed since 1940 when M G Kains revised Five Acres and Independence But the basic down to earth advice of one of the most prominent men in American agriculture and the methods of farming the small scale, pre DDT farm are still essentially the same Much of the information in this book was built on USDA and state farm bureau reports almost all of it was personally tested by M G Kains, either on his own farms or on farms of the people who trusted him as an experienced consultant His book went through than 30 editions in the first 10 years after its original publication It has helped countless small farmers attain their dreams, and it continues today as an exceptional resource for those who want to make their first farming attempt.
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    Commentaires:

    Roy Phillips
    There is a reason that this book is still in publication after 75 years:It works Kains wrote the book in order to help people who were fleeing the urban centers during the Great Depression, in favor of subsistence farming.I keep an extra copy of this book on-hand to give as a gift, and it is always well received.

    Alger
    The title of my memoir will be Between Homestead and Home: The astonishing life of someone who quit manual labor and working the land to return to college and start working at jobs that paid sufficient money to provide food and shelter, yet never stopped thinking that growing things always made more sense and was far more rewarding in a spiritual sense if not in a material way (the astonishing part is pure marketing, although parts were pretty amazing).So this is another re-read. I carried this [...]

    Alex
    Encyclopedic resource for homesteaders. Extremely broad and dense, even after the dated part of the information subtracted. The detailed results, such as numerous tables with firm data just about everything, put many other books about homesteading in shame.

    Christopher Thompson
    Want to start a self sustaining farm, grow an orchard, make your own cistern, and pretty much be awesome all around? Read this book.

    David
    Another great classic figures are obviously dated but the overall info is still very useful

    Alexandra
    Excellent advice on choosing and running a farm for small-scale production.

    Publisher
    One of the first book I bought when I was thinking of buying a range and moving to Montana. Even with the age of the material they are still useful, I guess inforamtion like this is timelss.

    John Brian Anderson
    Good common sense book on farming & self-sufficiency. Technology is dated, economics are dated, some of the advice is dated but still full of sound advice and worth a read if you are thinking of leaving the rat-race of the city for the bucolic country life (Green Acres!)

    John
    Written in 1935 and revised in 1940, Kains develops a plan for running a small (let's say, 5 acres or so) farm for a profit. For the prospective homesteader, this is interesting reading, but hardly essential.The main problem with the book is, of course, that it's dated. There are better books out there to direct the reader toward similar goals that are more up-to-date in terms of the information presented. The dollar figures, of course, are virtually meaningless to the modern reader. The equipme [...]

    Fernleaf
    A very strange book to read in 2012 where all the rage is organic veggies, backyard chickens, homemade bread and getting away from the industrialized food system. Originally written in 1935 this book offers a curious combination of 'old' methods and 'new' (conventional) methods. When they say 5-acres and independence they don't mean relative self-sufficiency in food and a happy homestead, they mean making a living farming one or a few crops and selling the products at a profit (financial indepen [...]

    Susan
    I bought at a yard sale. It was a hard back ,& published 1930s. Had a hard time the baby goat tried to eat the pages out of my hands.I'm already growing a vegetable garden, planted apple, cherry ,almonds & peach trees. also Christmas trees. Also already have alpine goats, chickens. A lot of information ,i can use. I'm starting to dig a small lake for fish, but mainly for me to swim. We already have the kids old swing set, basketball, horseshoe pit. Starting to build a archery targets.Doi [...]

    Levi
    Great in some areas, out of date or vague in others. Same goes for the figures/drawings. Good read if you happen upon it, not essential. It encouraged me to further consider the smaller details of starting a farm, providing some good general advice in the areas of finding and buying the right land, choosing what to grow and when, finding a market, etc.

    Elijah Williams
    I have not read the whole book from front to back, but it is interesting with some good info for somone who wants to establish a small, self sufficient farm according to 1940's technological standards and methods. Which means some of the information is obselete

    Marcus
    A realistic wake-up call to would-be managers of micro-ag. While many of the specifics of the book are out of date (understandably), the concepts of managing expectations in agribusiness are timeless.

    Jay Wright
    This book was originally written in 1935. It is simply awesome. While it is trying to set up financial independence, it succeeds for me as a book of "How to." From how to plant fruit trees to the care of animals it has a great deal of practical information.

    Tatjana
    Meh.It's okay.

    James Eckman
    Quaint, inspiration for the 60's but obsolete.

    Fishface
    This is a great little book. It talks about how to make a living off even 5 apparently USELESS acres of land. Stimulates thinking outside the box.

    Fredrick Danysh
    A guide on how to be self-sufficient on just a few acres of land. A good promo for someone interested in a semi-rural lifestyle.

    John
    A good, thorough book on creating a profitable five acre farm. The material is dated, but there is still a lot of good information here. I really enjoyed his practical sense.

    Bree
    Notes:I thought this was an off-the-grid bookactually about farminglots of technical readinggood info but not a book I need

    Jon Britton
    Ditch this pop-stand.

    Daniel
    After I read this I bought my first farm

    Zak
    Crazy (the bad kind) advice, little original creative output, and and an enjoyable read.

    Rogue Reader
    Classic back to the land, a practical guide to doing almost everything on a small farm. Not for me, but a learning experience to read of others.

    Carolyn McBride
    It was an interesting read, but I disagreed with the author on a lot of principles and practises.

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