A Self-Supporting Home, originally published in 1905, has chapters on the origin of the farm; putting the out-buildings in order; Imperial Peking ducks; The cow stable; The honey-bee; The incubator; Launcelot Gobbo, our first gander; turkeys; pheasants; cats of high degree; preparing fowls for the show-room; collecting green for the poultry during the winter; poultry ailments and vegetables for table and health. Also included are many useful illustrations from photographs.
About the Author
Kate V. Saint Maur relates her personal experiences which commenced ten years ago (1895). Up to that time she had been a city woman, striving, like hundreds of others, to maintain appearances on housekeeping allowance which needed coaxing over every little bump of hospitality, to induce the two ends to meet. Through by chance, fate, providence or whatever name is preferred for the power which shapes our ends, led her to the Pet Stock and Poultry Show, and there it suddenly occurred to Mrs. Saint Maur that, instead of waiting for the acquisition of fortune to realize the desire, the desire might be made to help acquire some of the fortune. It was such a comfortable, invigorating inspiration that it enthused away all the obstacles suggested by a cautious husband, and his consent was won on condition that current expenses were not increased or capital risked.