The Contrary Farmer by Gene LogsdonThe Contrary Farmer by Gene Logsdon

The Contrary Farmer

byGene Logsdon

Paperback | May 1, 1995

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Gene Logsdon has become something of a rabble-rouser in progressive farm circles, stirring up debates and controversies with his popular New Farm Magazine column, The Contrary Farmer. One of Logsdon's principle contrarieties is the opinion that--popular images of the vanishing American farmer, notwithstanding--greater numbers of people in the U.S. will soon be growing and raising a greater share of their own food than at any time since the last century. Instead of vanishing, more and more farmers will be cottage farming, part-time.

This detailed and personal account of how Logsdon's family uses the art and science of agriculture to achieve a reasonably happy and ecologically sane way of life in an example for all who seek a sustainable lifestyle. In The Contrary Farmer, Logsdon offers the tried-and-true, practical advice of a manual for the cottage farmer, as well as the subtler delights of a meditation in praise of work and pleasure. The Contrary Farmer will give its readers tools and tenets, but also hilarious commentaries and beautiful evocations of the Ohio countryside that Logsdon knows as his place in the universe.

Over the course of his long life and career as a writer, farmer, and journalist, Gene Logsdon published more than two dozen books, both practical and philosophical, on all aspects of rural life and affairs. His nonfiction works include Gene Everlasting, A Sanctuary of Trees, and Living at Nature’s Pace. He wrote a popular blog, The Con...
Title:The Contrary FarmerFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.99 × 6.02 × 0.64 inPublished:May 1, 1995Publisher:Chelsea Green Publishing

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ISBN - 10:0930031741

ISBN - 13:9780930031749

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Table of Contents

The Ramparts People
1. At Ease with the Work of Farming
2. Pastoral Economics
3. The Garden is the Proving Ground for the Farm
4. The Peaceable Kingdom of the Barnyard
5. Water Power
6. A Paradise of Meadows
7. Groves of Trees to Live In
8. King Corn
9. Cottage Mechanics
10. Winter Wheat, Spring Oats, Summer Clover, Fall Pasture
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