The satisfaction if not the comforts of crofting in the Western Highlands of Scotland as told by Wendy Wood as she and her husband, Mac, found the ""real essential things of life,-food, clothing, shelter and happiness"" on a farm. This record has natural charm and contentment. You follow their rustic rounds as they acquired their cows, chickens, cats, a lamb, a goat, a dog; as they found companionship of neighbors and took part in ""untaxed"" amusements; as they became proficient in all parts of croft life. The photographs and line drawings enhance the pleasure- to the reader- of the record. It has something of the unique charm of a book remembered over ten years, Firbank's I Bought A Mountain.