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Ten Acres Enough - How A Very Small Farm May Be Made To Keep A Very Large Family [Kindle Edition]

Edmund Morris , Gina Read
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Book Description

When Edmund Morris started his 'back to the land' adventure city business was in trouble, the banks were in trouble - in fact, the financial backdrop he lived through is very similar to the situation we are finding ourselves in today - except that this was over one hundred years ago!
In this classic self sufficiency book Edmund details the first 3 years of his 'back to the land' experience; how he selected the land, what he chose to grow, the animals he raised, planning and managing his fully stocked kitchen garden and the layout of his fields. He also passes along many tips for planting and growing his selection of fruits and veg aswell as sharing his experiences with cows, pigs and chickens. He explains honestly what worked for him and what did not.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2678 KB
  • Print Length: 167 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: (October 15, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0047GMGS2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #730,808 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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I have read a lot of smallholding or small farming books lately. I have been looking for one that is just right. A little bit of city life before moving to the country. A little bit of trial and error. Some funny stories and some worked examples of how it actually worked.

This is an old title. The language is quite 'ye olde' style but it has a charm that also hooks you. If you are interested in farming then you will find yourself really looking forward to the end of each season to find out how it went. The descriptions of technique and the financial accounting of farming results might be a little old for the figures to be relevant but the methods are great. You also find yourself admiring this family for their diligence and willingness to 'have a go'. This book will only increase your desire to sell your city apartment and buy 10 acres of weed infested land to do the same yourself, so be warned!

I have read this one a few times now and would recommend it to you if you fall into these groups:
1. You are a smalholder or farmer and need some inspiration,
2. You dream of the country life and are doing some research,
3. You are just dreaming about a country life, and
4. You have an interest in how we actually feed ourselves in cities (or how we did back when cities started to grow quite large).

Enjoy it, I did.


PS A modern version would be quite good but it would need to be well written and show quite a lot of detail to be as appealing as this title. Some of the sections in John Seymour's 'New Complete Guide to Self-Sufficiency' present similar views to this title.
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5.0 out of 5 stars TEN ACRES ENOUGH February 13, 2013
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not good November 26, 2012
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Totally unreadable. Tried on 3 occasions to read this book. It's just awful. What can I say? Garbage, garbage, garbage.
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