By definition, peasant production implies the unity of the production enterprise (farm) and the domestic economy of the family (Galeski, 1972:11). Commonly, peasants are credited with attachment to the patrimony (land) and to the value they put on the ownership or control of that land. Without denying the significance of such attachment to values and assets inherited from the previous generations, the waves of mass peasant migration from village to town in Europe since the last century should alert us to the danger of overestimating that factor.