City Homes On Country Lanes; Philosophy And Practice Of The Home-in-a-garden by William Ellsworth Smythe

City Homes On Country Lanes; Philosophy And Practice Of The Home-in-a-garden

byWilliam Ellsworth Smythe

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1921. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIV "AND THOU SHALT HAVE Goat's MILK" "Thou shalt have goat's milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance of thy maidens." Proverbi. MILK, butter and cheese are as essential to the economy of the garden home as fruit, vegetables, eggs and meat. Our scheme of production for the family that has set its heart upon the largest measure of independence and self-sufficiency would be woefully incomplete if it could not solve the problem of supplying itself with those necessaries. Of course, there is the good old family cow, which will doubtless be in evidence in the garden city of the future; for it is possible to keep the cow in an intensive way, and to work out a cooperative plan of pasturing. Indeed, the man who first aroused my interest in the possibilities of little-landing kept a most adorable cow on his third of an acre, and that cow was the largest source of his cash income, even though she rarely stepped outside of her diminutive barnyard. The modern milch goat is the thing for the garden home, since five to eight goats may be kept at the cost of keeping one cow; and since two good goats will maintain the family milk supply throughout the year. To speak up for the milch goat is, of course, to put one's self immediately on the defensive. The average reader will think of the Harlem goat and all it implies --of Shantytown, and the diet of tin-cans and billboards. Undoubtedly the goat is popularly regarded as a social outcast--at least in America. The best thing that has been said of it in the past is to call it "the Poor Man's Cow." But in recent years the English nobility have taken to goats and formed a society to promote its interests, under a motto revised to read "the Wise Man's Cow." The truth is that the goat, wh...

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Title:City Homes On Country Lanes; Philosophy And Practice Of The Home-in-a-gardenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217813984

ISBN - 13:9780217813983

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