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Self-Sufficient Homesteads

Posted on: September 13, 2011


MOTHER EARTH NEWS features in their August/September issue a story on starting your own Self-Sufficient Homestead. With talk of dividing land for livestock and crops, it’s hard not to zoom back in time to 1975 and The Good Neighbors:

Don’t remember this show? Never saw the show? Tom and Barbara Good (played by Richard Briers and Felicity Kendal) decide to ditch their lives in the rat-race in order to set up their suburban home for self-sufficiency! An idea certainly “before its time” — which has come around again!

In fact, the self-sufficiency article (now a 400-page, illustrated book) which Mother Earth News promotes was first written by John Seymour in 1976! They call it “the ultimate practical guide for realists and dreamers alike.”

In the same issue, some 1930 “memories” of growing up self-sufficient.

Grab a coffee, settle in a comfy chair next to a window with some sunshine streaming thru it, and enjoy the reading!

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