"Big house, little house, back house, barn" - this rhythmic phrase was sung by nineteenth-century children as they played. It also portrays the four essential components of the farm buildings where many of them lived. The stately and beautiful connected farm buildings created by nineteenth-century New Englanders stand today as living expressions of a rural culture, offering insights into the people who made them and their agricultural way of life.
Reprinted for its 20th anniversary, this book has become one of the standard works on regional farmsteads in America. 2004 paperback, 226 pages.