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We Wanted a Farm: A Back-to-the-Land Adventure by the Author of "Five Acres and Independence"

by M. G. Kains

Norton Creek Press. Revised Edition, October 2008, 172 pages,
Suggested retail price, $9.95. ISBN 0972177094.

Best known for his classic small-farm handbook, Five Acres and Independence, M. G. Kains contributed a second gem to back-to-the-land literature: his true-life adventures in We Wanted a Farm.

Kains shows how he and his family moved from New York City apartments to a full-fledged farm in easy stages: first to a rented suburban house where they grew a large vegetable garden, then in a purchased suburban house where they concentrated on fruits and berries, and finally on a full-blown farm where they went into fruits and berries in a big way. Kains' "Don't quit your day job" approach allowed them to gain experience without betting the farm--not until they were ready.

First published in 1941, Norton Creek Press is proud to bring this charming book back into print.

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Don't forget to read Norton Creek Press' other back-to-the-land adventures: Gold in the Grass by Margaret Leatherbarrow and Ten Acres Enough by Edmund Morris.

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