From the post entitled "Abandoned": "In case I sound overly-romantic or sentimental, what I remember best about our farmstead was that even when my mother was heavy with child and carrying a heavy bucket of water from the windmill pump to the chicken coop, she was singing. I see Dad hurry to her and, scolding gently, take the bucket from her. She had a hard life in some ways, so, I ask, why was she always singing?"
His statement on finances was equally interesting to me. "The only way to starve out such a self-sufficient homestead was by way of paper money and usury which in one guise or another is often what happened."
I plan to do more reading there. I might also look up his book called "Small-Scale Grain Raising".