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Re: LOOKING FOR HOMESTEADING BOOKS
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Posted by Tom A on February 06, 2002 at 03:14:23 from (18.104.22.168):
In Reply to: LOOKING FOR HOMESTEADING BOOKS posted by Cricket on February 05, 2002 at 20:32:53:
Welcome to the site!
I can't give up my copies (had 'em too long, and stil refer to them), but there's a couple of books I think you would like.
"Five Acres and Independence" by M.G. Kains. Written in the 30s and updated in the 40s, this is a great book with a guy who had both hands-on and book smarts. A little bit of it might be dated (building your own septic system, maybe), but it is excellent.
"Ten Acres Enough" by Edmund Morris. Written in the 1800s, but still has a lot of good info. It is available by mail from Small Farmer's Journal. The guy is a little pompous, but he left the city after a business crash in the 1800s and moved out to the country and established a successful homestead/farming business on 10 acres.
There are lots of others, but I think these are 2 of the best.
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