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    John Seymour is remembered as the "Father of Self-Sufficiency." Educated in England and Switzerland, his worldwide experience of husbandry and the benefits of rural life is unparalleled. After studying at an agricultural college, he worked on farms in England, and then spent some 10 years in Africa, where he managed a sheep and cattle farm and acted as a livestock officer for a veterinary department.

    His most influential contribution was to live, teach, and promote self-sufficiency, first on five acres, and then on 62 acres, and then in Ireland, where the School of Self-Sufficiency that he established with Angela Ashe attracts new recruits in increasing numbers.
    The Self Sufficient Life and How to Live It is the only book that teaches all the skills needed to live independently in harmony with the land harnessing natural forms of energy, raising crops and keeping livestock, preserving foodstuffs, making beer and wine, basketry, carpentry, weaving, and much more. Our 2003 edition included 150 new full-color illustrations and a special section in which John Seymour, the father of the back to basics movement, explains the philosophy of self-sufficiency and its power to transform lives and create communities. More relevant than ever in our high-tech world, The Self Sufficient Life and How to Live It is the ultimate practical guide for realists and dreamers alike.

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    ISBN 9780756654504
    Genre GARDENING / Reference
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 408
    Publisher Date 2009-08-17 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Dk Pub
    Copyright Year 2009
    Height 10.75 in
    Wdth 8.5 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 3.9 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Complete Back-to-basics Guide
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Seymour, John
    Country of Origin United States

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      I bought this to replace a copy that I lost. Definitive guide on self sufficiency

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    • The self sufficient life and how to live it

      I bough this book as we are going to need all the help we can get! AS the wife of a disabled vet, I am getting ready to embark on as self-sufficient a life as we can have it. I will try to update later as we get more into it. So far the book looks quite interesting and ny husband likes to read it:)

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