Planning a Subsistence Homestead – from 1934

Planning_a_subsistence_homestead_CoverThis remarkable book is from 1934 and was created by the U.S Department of Agriculture. It is provided free here via Google Books.

This brief 25 page book covers all the basics of selecting a plot of land, irrigation considerations, growing vegetables and fruits, issues of fertilizers and insects and diseases, managing a dairy cow, and many other issues of a “self-sufficient” farm.

I can tell you that many modern sustainable/homesteaders would have done much better had they read this simple and informative book. What was true in 1934 is remarkably relevant today.

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