Self-Sufficient Life and how to live it, by John Seymour

06 Jun

As the title indicates, this is a book that is all about getting back to the basics of life.  Many people consider those in an “organic” mindset to be hippies or other names.  Really, organic is simply a way of using what you have to create what you need.  Though that is a very simplified version of it.  In John Seymour’s book “Self-Sufficient Life and how to live it, he walks you through many basics that have been tried and proven to work.

From growing your own vegetables and using the compost from those plants to benefit the next crop, to cleaning a chicken for the supper table.  How to store your fruits and vegetables, how to rotate your crops to keep your soil healthy and believe it or not, how to let your animals till and dig up your land so you can do more important things.

This is a great book to spark your imagination as well as to show you how simple things are to do.  From making your own cheese, milking the cow or your own beer and wines.  You name it, if it helps you be more self-sufficient, chances are he will teach you how to do it, or where to go to learn more.

We first thought being self-sufficient would be an exhausting chore, but John Seymour walks you through it all, and shows you just how easy it is.  A must read for all those with a desire for being self-sufficient.

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Posted by on June 6, 2011 in The Library


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