One might think that this is a story reproduced through rose-colored spectacles, but the evidence is there for all to read. Henry Tetlow tells of how he and his family set about making their unproductive farm-home, a going concern, preparation for the lean years. His book makes one feel like going out immediately and starting with a nucleus in live stock, a kitchen garden, an orchard -- and seeing whether, following his rules, five years will make it a profitable way of life. He does not suggest such a farm as a big business enterprise; he merely proves, in dollars and cents, that it can be put not only on a basis of balanced budget, but can actually make a substantial contribution to a shrinking exchequer -- and that taking into account the capital outlay, the investment in machinery, the man power and the wear and tear. It's stimulating reading.