For every man or woman who dreams of an independent existence on his own little farm Mr. Highstone has a valuable message. His information is not explicit but intelligent and feasible. He wisely opens his book with the back-to-the-land pitfalls so that all impractical ideas are swept aside, then he proceeds to encourage the sound plan of subsistence farming. How to rent or buy the farm, to stock it, what implements are really necessary, crops, strategy, management and dozens of other subjects are clearly and concisely handled. For the city man the book will be invaluable. It speaks his language and yet acquaints him with all essential technicalities, for the novice farmer it will be a lifesaver, even the seasoned farmer may profit from its suggestions.