This antiquarian volume contains a comprehensive guide to planning and establishing a productive country home, with information on economy, heating, transportation, occupations, and much more besides. Written in clear, concise language and full of practical and money-saving ideas, this text constitutes a must-have for anyone with an interest in the subject. It is not to be missed by collectors of antique literature of this ilk. The chapters of this book include: 'Country Living', 'Buying Country Property', 'Repairs and Improvements', 'Food', 'Garden and Orchard', 'Livestock and Barns', 'Field Crops', 'Woodlands', 'Water and Streams', 'Money-Earning Occupations', 'Shops and Workrooms', 'Finances and Budgets', 'Purchasing Insurance', 'Heat', etcetera. We are proud to republish this vintage text, now complete with a new and specially commissioned introduction on homesteading.