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Five Acres and Independence: Living Your Dream

 

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 My Dream is Born                                                  

I still remember that day. I’m not sure exactly how old I was but I was still in elementary school. My mother decided not to send me to school because I had a nasty cough so she dropped me off at my grandmother’s house.

Bummer! My grandmother had her “soaps” on all day on her one TV so I was out of luck there. Because I loved to read I started searching her bookcase and just about gave up finding something good.

Then I found it! It was a dull looking book with small print but the title grabbed me, “Five Acres and Independence”. I can’t imagine what a kid found intriguing about it now but I remember settling down on the sofa and starting to read. The chapter titles swept me forward: “City vs. Country Life”, “Choosing Your Land”, “Poultry”, “Bees”,… Continue reading

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