Making Home Profitable

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(4.8 stars; 3 reviews)

A new life in the country was another chance for Kate Saint Maur and her husband after a business failure left them in dire straits in the city. She moved to the country and made, with little knowledge of farming and even less money to begin, a life and home that was not only self-sustaining but profitable. Here she explains how they transformed from city dwellers to independent farmers. She shares her acquired knowledge of how to grow fruit, vegetables, herbs, flowers, and small fruit, as well as how to keep bees, raise poultry and other livestock, and breed canaries. In essence, she shares how she made a go of it.- Summary by A. Gramour (5 hr 51 min)


A Profitable Home 18:28 Read by acousticwave
Poultry 23:40 Read by Elise Kingsley
The Sitting Hen and the Incubator 14:24 Read by Ted Lienhart
Raising Early Broilers 10:41 Read by Ted Lienhart
The Poultry Yard in Mid-Season 10:00 Read by Ted Lienhart
July in the Poultry Yard 14:44 Read by A.C. Benson
A Flock of Turkeys 11:57 Read by Ted Lienhart
Ducks and Geese 14:02 Read by Alysia
Pigeons and Squabs 12:32 Read by Ted Lienhart
Poultry Ailments 11:29 Read by Ted Lienhart
The Vegetable Garden 16:35 Read by VO Gal
The Hotbed 8:18 Read by ktslinger
How to Grow Asparagus 14:50 Read by Alysia
How to Grow Mushrooms 13:29 Read by marisad6
Six Good Vegetables to Grow 10:28 Read by ktslinger
How to Plant and Cultivate Strawberries 10:35 Read by A.C. Benson
How to Grow Small Fruits 12:06 Read by A.C. Benson
How to Raise Perennial Plants 9:35 Read by A.C. Benson
June Roses 11:28 Read by Tatsu MJ
Lavender and Herbs 12:26 Read by Avery Wade
Growing Watercress 6:42 Read by Remy
My Experience with Bees 14:24 Read by marisad6
Storing Fruit and Vegetables 10:34 Read by Avery Wade
Forcing Rhubarb and Asparagus 8:23 Read by Jennifer Lozaw
Raising Pigs 13:48 Read by bandai853
Caring for House Pets 17:13 Read by bandai853
Raising Canaries for Market 8:15 Read by Stacey Malcolm
The Business Side 10:19 Read by Larry Wilson