Planning a Subsistence Homestead

One of 1,872 pamphlets in the series: Farmers' bulletin (United States. Dept. of Agriculture) available on this site.

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"Growing food for family-living purposes in connection with enough outside work to provide the family with the cash for necessary farm and family expenses is a combination that many families now want to develop.... This kind of farming has often been called subsistence farming and a farm of this kind a subsistence homestead. This part-time farming has certain problems of its own that are somewhat different from the usual farming problems. The family has to think of the quantity and variety of products it needs rather than of what the markets demand. Those who are inexperienced often overestimate the savings ... continued below

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ii, 20 p. : ill., plans ; 23 cm.

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Wilcox, Walter W. (Walter William), 1904-1999 1934.

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"Growing food for family-living purposes in connection with enough outside work to provide the family with the cash for necessary farm and family expenses is a combination that many families now want to develop.... This kind of farming has often been called subsistence farming and a farm of this kind a subsistence homestead. This part-time farming has certain problems of its own that are somewhat different from the usual farming problems. The family has to think of the quantity and variety of products it needs rather than of what the markets demand. Those who are inexperienced often overestimate the savings made possible by this way of living, and they often underestimate the costs in the way of the labor and cash necessary in such part-time farming.... This bulletin deals chiefly with the economic problems that will be met by those people who are planning to combine part-time farming and wage earning." -- p. 1-2

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ii, 20 p. : ill., plans ; 23 cm.

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Issued May 1934. Includes bibliographical references (p. 19).

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Wilcox, Walter W. (Walter William), 1904-1999. Planning a Subsistence Homestead, pamphlet, 1934; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc86061/: accessed October 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.