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The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 17. August 2009

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  • Gebundene Ausgabe: 408 Seiten
  • Verlag: DK (17. August 2009)
  • Sprache: Englisch
  • ISBN-10: 0756654505
  • ISBN-13: 978-0756654504
  • Größe und/oder Gewicht: 22,7 x 2,8 x 28,4 cm
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klasse Buch, schade dass es dieses nicht auf Deutsch gibt. Ist für jeden zu empfehlen der des Englischen mächtig ist.
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A book fit for dreaming 19. Januar 2010
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This book is an excellent one for dreaming. The volume looks like a coffee table book; it's large and filled with color pictures. And while John Seymour was able to live a pretty self-sufficient life on a farm, I know it's unlikely I'll ever do so. Nevertheless, reading about all Seymour learned and how he suggests others follow in his footsteps is inspiring.

Seymour is quick to note that self-sufficiency isn't about going back in time and living what is probably an idealized version of the old homesteading days. But he does realize the more self sufficient we are, the more free we are. And so his book explains how to raise and grow food, produce your own energy, and build a variety of things (from compost toilets to brick walls). While there are a couple of pages with ideas for the urban garden, this book is really for those who have (or dream of having) real acreage. Seymour explains what he'd do with one acre, five acres, and more. Those of us without the means to buy that much property can only drool.

The gardening section of the book provides solid, organic gardening advice, with good information about keeping the soil working and healthy with crop rotation, growing grains, the basics of extending the season by "growing under cover," how to grow a wide variety of vegetables, herbs, and fruits, and building and using a greenhouse. The next largest section focuses on raising cows, goats, pigs, sheep, poultry, and bees. You'll also find information on obtaining power from water, the sun, and the wind; how to clear and irrigate land; a bit about obtaining food from the wild; building and using a dairy; making butter, cream, and cheese; building a store room; making bread, wine and beer; some bare bone information about crafts like basket making and spinning; and some rather incomplete information (along with some unsafe, outdated details) on canning. The author also offers some practical ideas on how to gradually become more self-sufficient.

I enjoyed this book immensely.

Kristina Seleshanko
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There are NO better books 20. September 2009
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If you have trouble with British English and/or don't want to take the time to look up a few words here and there, this book is not for you. Which is unfortunate, because this is the best organized, well written book on this subject. Specialized topic books may be more in depth, but other general homesteading books aren't. And I've read them all from my library.

A great thing about this book it the season by season planning guides. The vegetable growing charts are a lot more useful as well because the focuses on the work to be done a different times in the season rather than seed depths and spacing. That info it on most seed packets anyway.

Another thing I like is that it does not repeatedly tell you to spend money and/or use chemicals. Many methods are described with options such as The Old Way, The European Way, the Conventional Way and the "I Don't Want To Spend and Money" Way. Many things are presented in a very "laissez faire" manner, which I appreciate.

Unlike books such as The Backyard Homestead, this book is all always on topic. New, sometimes foreign, concepts are explained well. There is no filler and fluff. For example, this book give instructions for making ice cream and provides a basic recipe. Fine. More time is spent explaining more relevant topics. The other book I mention has a few pages of "different" ice cream recipes - which are not really needed as it just involves adding different flavorings - but the gardening info is explained on a VERY basic level.

BTW, the book is text heavy. I consider this a good thing because it really explains topics in much more detail. The text is also balanced by the superb diagrams and illustrations. Everything and every tool he mentions are illustrated. As another reviewer mentioned, there's some names for tools that you won't recognize because it's UK English. But since there's a picture right there, you can figure out what we call it here in the U.S. or find a similar item.

If you are looking for a good solid overview that's really useful, this is it!
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Living the Self-Sufficient Life 5. März 2010
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First I'll give you all my warning: This was written by a man who lived in England. And that is reflected by a lot of the things written inside this book. However, everything it contains can be used in other countries as well. Sure, if you live in a tropical climate, or even a semi-tropical climate, the information may be a little problematic, but I'm sure with some slight adjustments, you can still make it work.

This information comes from a great source, a man who truly lived the self-sufficient life. And, sure, he's a bit annoying about how if you don't live his way, you're living the wrong way, but the publishers seemed to have strived very hard to smother that attitude, and have, for the most part, succeeded. This book allows for the option of living in a suburban neighborhood and still being self-sufficient. It lays out a lot of options, some truly awesome.

One thing I didn't expect before I bought this book: It has recently been expanded to include over 100 pages from The New Self-Sufficent Gardener By: John Seymour. The version I checked out at my local library did not have this, so it was quite a pleasant surprise.

Hope this helps all you potential customers, and happy reading!

Luv ya,
Tashi :)
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A classic, but it's not the only book you'll ever need 22. Oktober 2013
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While this is a really good book, a classic on the subject, it doesn't go into depth on any one subject. It's more like a list of what you might need to be self-sufficient and a page or two about each item. As an example, the pages on goats mentions how to house them and what to feed them, but never mentions that you'll need to trim their hooves and how to do so. It's a good book, and definitely one to have for your self-sufficiency library, but it won't teach you everything you'll need to know. I would also suggest "The Backyard Homestead" by Carleen Madigan and "The Encyclopedia of Country Living, 40th Anniversary Edition " by Carla Emery (for a start).
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2009 Revision! Practical, Useful and Easy with US and do-it-yourself energy updates - a must for self-reliant and homeschoolers. 26. November 2011
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We're now incorporating more pasture rotation from Joel Salatin and Polyface farm - the sections in this book on crop/pasture rotation and getting the most from your one or five acre farm mesh well. We have thirty acres and apply many of the suggestions with great results.
A little over a year from our first review - This is quickly becoming a number one hit with homeschoolers and Homesteaders. Every school in the country should have this book as a resource. Our neighbors have been on their land for generations - and constantly say "Yep - that's how Pap done it". The family patriarch points at the new technologies and tells 'The Boys' - "Do me one a them."

This book focuses on historic, sustainable, small-scale permaculture methods and does not go indepth on the use of machinary and chemicals commonly used in the US. PLEASE don't buy this book thinking you're getting detailed guidance to become an expert on any ONE subject. You will NEED to have specie specific books to raise animals in a responsible manner.

EVERY FARM FAMILY should have this book. Even if you've been on the land for generations, you'll find something. If you only have a small back yard, you'll still find lots you can use to improve and enrich your life. If you live in the city, PLEASE get this book so your kids can understand where food comes from and how many things they can cook/build/do for themselves.

I'm constantly picking this book up to inspire and shake up our routine. We especially enjoy the detailed artwork showing examples of different crops, projects and variously sized farm layouts - it works well with different learning styles. If you own only one book on self-reliant, do-it-yourself living, farm or otherwise, this is the one I'd choose. We often make notes in it listing other resouces. Sort of an Index and Table of Contents to the rest of our library and on-line resources - this saves me an ENORMOUS amount of time. With over 120 animals, I don't always remember where specific, detailed information can be found.

Spend the extra dollars to get the 2009 edition. I've read some other reviews - the revisions fix many of the issues mentioned. The section on animals is not large but covers some issues with each specie - a nice aide to deciding if you want to keep goats, buns, etc. The Field crop section has a nice bit on working with horses. I have not found the book to be unusable in North America especially the 2009 edition. Some of the vegetables and animals are more popular in the UK, but a cow is a cow and a carrot is... well, a carrot.

I'm going to try to upload the NEW Table of Contents. The One acre farm, the Five acre Farm, Crop Rotation, Gardening (including planting charts), Dairy, Preserving food, Butchering, Brewing/vinegar/wine, Alternative Energies, Crop/livestock rotation in a small space, Construction, Plumbing, Working in wood/stone/metal/clay/wool/leather/basketry, Building a fish pond, Ecology of manure/refuse handling... still just skimming the info available - 407 pages in the new edition.

Be well. sf
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