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Ten Acres Enough: The Classic 1864 Guide to Independent Farming Paperback – July 26, 2004
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Although this is an American book and therfore I did not understand a lot of the geographical references, this in no way detracted from the enjoyment I got from this book. I felt a bit smug when thinking about the success I have had with my chickens, but quite wilted when comparing his raspberries and strawberries with mine! Next season, I'm going to get me a lawtonberry or two.
I found it a bit tedious towards the end but that was when he was no longer writing about his own little farm and I think many of his comments there are quite dated and of no practical value now.
This book was well written and entertaining, though some comments I feel should rather be taken with a pinch of salt.
Rather sorry that I have finished reading this book and heartily recommend it to anyone who has fancied getting a small-holding or even those who just want to grow something well in their own backyard. Many of his tips and comments are as valid today as they were 140 years ago.
P.S. see if you can find the small reference about The Civil War.
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Read it for the history. But it was much more than that, way more. Smart, classy and well written. A true story of a families struggle to prevail.Published 2 months ago by T. Baird
Great book! Life on the farm 150 years ago. Some new information for me and confirms other information.Published 5 months ago by Ken Shields
Good book on history & organic farming. The author is definitely in love with himself.Published 7 months ago by John M. Owen
An entertaining read. I trust not much has changed since the 19th century of the common sense approaches and observational skills of our farmers to provide food. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Michael Bromund
Couldn't read this book because the smell of the paper or ink was so bad. If you are sensitive to smells or chemicals get the kindle version if available.Published 11 months ago by Sharlene
This is a must read for that budding farmer, prepare to be awed!Published 12 months ago by Dan Powell
Fun read and its worth it based on the price of the book. If it was more expensive I would pass. If your a small farm owner/ homesteading type and enjoy history then buy the... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Terry Hansen
Excellent read! I enjoyed the writing style of the period and - although it may sound odd - it's kinda good to see how the basic challenges we face today aren't really all that... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Dave Brown
I have read this book twice, it is so good! I think it is more of a history lesson about that era in America than a guide to successful farming. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Stuart