Living on one acre or less by Sally Morgan

If you have read John Seymour’s “The Complete Book of Self Sufficiency”, then you will have a rough idea what this book is like. It covers lots of topics but none in much depth – but that’s not a criticism. As you would expect, this is a good book for anyone starting out with the aim of providing food for their family. It’s easy reading, well illustrated and had a decent list of resources at the back.

However, I think most people would find items of interest, no matter how long they have been smallholding. I found the section on aquaponics particularly interesting, but I can’t reconcile the system with the welfare of the fish that are kept in such unnatural conditions. And I confess to being a wee bit disappointed that keeping rabbits for meat wasn’t included, since this is something that can be done on a small land area.

It’s certainly a book I’ll be hanging on to – for tips and inspiration and I suspect it might end up as dog eared as my copy of Seymour, which is pretty high praise.

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