Explains the principles and practices of self-sufficiency in a highly accessible text.
Packed with workable ideas for everyone, from the singleton to the large family, whether they live in the centre of town or the middle of nowhere.
Includes practical advice on how to forage and eat for free; how to feel healthier with a greater sense of pride in the way we live; how to involve children in self- sustainability; how to deal with animals and treat them with respect; how to be environmentally aware.
Focuses on how self-sufficiency can best work for you, given your circumstances and requirements.
Tackles the challenges of leading a more self-sufficient life, with tips on how to learn from the inevitable mistakes.
“A treasure-trove of brilliant ideas and easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions.”
- Adam Henson, BBC One’s Countryfile
“The book captures Simon and Debbie’s passion for food, and the land it comes from.”
- Gary Rhodes, OBE
In a world obsessed by innovation and technology, he’s discovered that our path to salvation is rooted in the simplicity of the past.
- David Kennard, author of A Shepherd’s Watch and Channel 4’s Mist: Sheepdog Tales
“The proof is in the pudding, and I can testify that Simon’s bacon is delicious. Therefore he is clearly doing something right!”
- Tom Hodgkinson, Sunday Telegraph
“I just love the philosophy which they bring to Hidden Valley Pigs and now through this wonderful book, which is all about great, local food and its relationship with the land.”
- Michael Caines, MBE, two-star Michelin chef
“Self sufficiency is all about having a go … Simon has actually been there and done that’ so this book is essential reading if you are planning your idyllic future or actually living it now.”
- Dick Strawbridge
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