An evaluation of 16 years of living in Vermont -- weighing the advantages against the disadvantages, showing how the...

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THIS COUNTRY LIFE

An evaluation of 16 years of living in Vermont -- weighing the advantages against the disadvantages, showing how the advantages are greater provided the family has patience, understanding, and the will to try. This is a guide to those who contemplate country living; for them he advises a revision of the scale of values, he warns that material rewards are not so great as social and cultural, he sees farming as a way of life rather than a way of making a living, he shows the rounding of family life in real and not artificial values. He suggests responsibility in community activities, the values in education other than school. He outlines vital points,- how to select land and house, where to look for trouble, how to garden intensively, farming, paying guests, trades, small plants, professions...A psychological and mental blueprint for newcomers in the back-to-the-land movement.

Pub Date: June 17, 1946

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Publisher: Barnes

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1, 1946