We are not tied to a desk or to a bench; we stay there
only because we think we are tied.
In Montana I had a horse, which was hobbled every night
to keep him from wandering; that is, straps joined by a
short chain were put around his forefeet, so that he
could only hop. The hobbles were taken off in the
morning, but he would still hop until he saw his mate
This book is intended to show how any one can trot off
if he will.
It is not a textbook; there are plenty of good
textbooks, which are referred to herein. Intensive
cultivation cannot be comprised in any one book.
what is needed for a city man or woman to support a
family on the proceeds of a little bit of land; it shows
how in truth, as the old Book prophesied, the earth
brings forth abundantly after its kind to satisfy the
desire of every living thing. It is not necessary to
bury oneself in the country, nor, with the new
facilities of transportation, need we, unless we wish
to, pay the extravagant rents and enormous cost of
living in the city. A little bit of land near the town
or the city can be rented or bought on easy terms; and
merchandising will bring one to the city often enough.
Neither is hard labor needed; but it is to work alone