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DanR
#1 Posted : Tuesday, August 05, 2003 2:29:16 PM
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Glad you found it Andy. I have had my copy for twenty years or so. There is another one, "One Acre and Security", that also has a lot of good information.
andydufresne
#2 Posted : Tuesday, August 05, 2003 3:16:14 PM
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What drew me to this one was the FIVE ACRE part....it''s what I have. Actually I have a tad over 5 acres but not enough to crow about.

I has always thought that plantint fruit trees on a South facing slope was best...HE says no, that a North facing slope will prevent them from blooming until it is truly warm enough to survive any cold snaps. A lot of good quotes in here from some famous farmers. Just read on from some guy named George Washington.
DanR
#3 Posted : Tuesday, August 05, 2003 3:22:08 PM
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The knowledge of generations are out there if we just take the time to look for it. It is a very bad sign when everyone only wants what is "new" and turns away from what is truely "tried and true".
williamsson
#4 Posted : Monday, August 11, 2003 10:51:52 AM
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I''ve found this website quite interesting; granted, this guy lives in southern California, but I''ve been amazed at his yields from one-tenth of an acre; check out the rest of the site:
http://www.pathtofreedom.com/pathproject/facts&stats/index.shtml
andydufresne
#5 Posted : Monday, August 11, 2003 10:51:52 AM
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Got the book last week...finished the latest Ben Franklin biography and picked it up today.

WONDERFUL!

It was printed in 1935 but most of what I am learning is still good information today. I got mine from amazon.com it was something like 8 bucks. I also got some books called PUTTING FOOD BY and ROOT CELLARING.

THE GEM that I just bought is called HANDY FARM DEVICES and How to Make Them. It reads much like an old POOR RICHARD'S ALMANAC. One of the projects is something Pate recommended, a stone boat.

If I keep learning all this I may change my forum name to RAZORBACKWOODSMAN. [8D]

The MAIN THING I have learned from working to change my lifestyle is that there is a LOT to learn.

I am learning more and more respect for my grandfathers who DID work the soil to feed their families. My mother's father buried two of his kids at the edge of a cotton field.

I also will not EVER gripe about the price of food. Our farmers are terribly underpaid.

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