Five Acres and Independence Author:M. G. Kains Five Acres are the Means, but Independence is the End - — "In this sense, independence signifies far more than material self-sufficiency. It involves all the elements of freedom, liberty, democracy, individualism. It implies the freedom to choose our place in society - or out of it; the liberty to take a chance and seek our own fortune... and t... more »he full expression of our own individual minds and wills, both in work and at rest."
Five Acres tells about this type of independence and how to achieve it by working the soil. As bucolic as Walden or The Old Oaken Bucket, it is also a practical working guide to every aspect of small farming and country living. It examines the questions of finance, water supply, sewage, livestock, the planting of crops, orchards, commercial fertilizers - organic and inorganic. It counsels on tools, insect enemies, and recommends something to sell everyday.« less