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We Wanted a Farm



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Dover Publications
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In his classic Five Acres and Independence,Maurice G. Kains offered advice about going back to the land and living off privately raised stock and produce. In this engaging and informative memoir, he relates his family's experiences in realizing a dream of establishing and maintaining their own small farm.

Table of Contents

Our First Step Toward the Farm: We Rent a Suburban Home

We Meet, Marry and Don Our Overalls

A Garden in the Snow

Mastering Clay Soil

The Teamster

A Triumph in Plowing

Maximum Vegetable Yield from Limited Space

Saving Crops from Frost

Strawberries in Abundance

We Take Our Second Step: We Buy a Suburban Place

A Suburban Home of Our Own

Fruit-Growingon a Suburban Lot

Grapes Galore in Our Garden

Fresher Eggs Than "Strictly Fresh"

Lawn-Making Under Difficulties

Our Pets Give Pleasure and Amusement

Our Final Step: We Buy Our Farm

A Pourly Colloquy

Reclaiming Neglected Fruit Trees

The Problem of Heating

Nursery Stock Ordering and Handling

Reclaiming a Blackberry Patch

The Menacing Tent Caterpillar

Spring Planting of Nursery Stock

"Welcome the Coming, Speed the Parting Guest"

Plant Pests and Their Control

Grafting Worthless Trees

Blast It!

Help! Help! Help!

Winter on Our Farm

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