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Song Sparrow
True Blue Farmgirl

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Amy
Talleyville Delaware
USA
1010 Posts

Posted - May 30 2015 :  04:16:30 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I just finished this book by British author John Seymour. It was really interesting, with very many illustrations and some photos of all kinds of traditional implements for housekeeping, sewing, knitting, cooking, household appliances, you name it, and how they were used. If you haven't read anything by him, he also wrote some books on self-sufficiency which was a big concept in the UK back in the 70's-80's (he lived in Ireland). So he writes about traditional skills with a lot of experience and respect. It's definitely written from a Eurocentric perspective so it's missing some our our pioneer ingenuity, but it was great fun to read and I learned lot! It's probably no longer in print, I found it at the library. If you can find a copy, its a great book!

Peace in our hearts, peace in the world
Amy (Sister#6098) www.danaherandcloud.com

ddmashayekhi
True Blue Farmgirl

4313 Posts

Dawn
Naperville Illinois
USA
4313 Posts

Posted - May 30 2015 :  06:43:53 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This sounds like a very interesting book. I'll have to check my library for it. Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

Dawn in IL

P.S. I just checked my library and they have this book plus 3 others that he has written!

Edited by - ddmashayekhi on May 30 2015 06:45:16 AM
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DandeeRose
True Blue Farmgirl

1492 Posts

Alicia
Charlestown, IN
1492 Posts

Posted - May 30 2015 :  11:31:48 AM  Show Profile  Send DandeeRose a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks! I will look for it!

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Rosemary
True Blue Farmgirl

1825 Posts


Virginia
USA
1825 Posts

Posted - May 30 2015 :  11:39:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Our library has Seymour's Self-Sufficient Gardener. I put a hold on it and will pick it up tomorrow. I'm sure it will be very interesting. Thanks for the alert, Amy!
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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4982 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4982 Posts

Posted - May 31 2015 :  10:17:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
O just read that book which I found on Amazon! It was quite interesting to see drawings and hear recipes for old time ways.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014
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Lavender Rose
True Blue Farmgirl

1958 Posts

Brenda
Jackson MI
USA
1958 Posts

Posted - Jun 01 2015 :  4:51:38 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I think I had that book from my local library awhile ago. Very interesting book. Loved all the information it had on just about anything and everything. I love to learn about life from days gone by and how everyday things were done.

Brenda
#6218

Each day we add to our legacy-good or bad. Our Daily Bread
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forgetmenot
True Blue Farmgirl

3602 Posts

Judith
Nora Springs IA
USA
3602 Posts

Posted - Jun 09 2015 :  12:43:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I read quite of bit of John Seymour in the 70's and 80's when we were a young family gardening and living simply. Now I am retired and am re-reading and practicing some of those principals. Thanks for reading him.

Farmgirl sister #3926

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but the belief that something is more important than fear." Ambrose Red Moon
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Song Sparrow
True Blue Farmgirl

1010 Posts

Amy
Talleyville Delaware
USA
1010 Posts

Posted - Jun 09 2015 :  7:36:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
He really was a pioneer, wasn't he? Another author who seems way ahead of his time that I recently discovered is R.D. Symons. I'm just finishing up a book of his called "Stilton Seasons." It's an amazing memoir of a year of his life spent in rural Canada. He writes about the destructive nature of some types of "progress" with unapologetic passion. My mom gave me the book, and it's riveting. Anyone else everve read anything by him?

Peace in our hearts, peace in the world
Amy (Sister#6098) www.danaherandcloud.com

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Marcy
True Blue Farmgirl

2550 Posts

Marcy
Tiverton Rhode Island
USA
2550 Posts

Posted - Jun 10 2015 :  09:49:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I LOVE that book. When I saw it I just had to buy it. I have a lovely hard covered copy of it that I bought a few years ago and I stil go throught it every once in a while.

hugs,
Marcy

Farmgirl #170

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katmom
True Blue Farmgirl

14435 Posts

Grace
WACAL Gal WashCalif.
USA
14435 Posts

Posted - Jan 26 2018 :  5:56:56 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
.oops,,, wrong thread.

Edited by - katmom on Jan 26 2018 5:58:51 PM
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Sobyn
True Blue Farmgirl

752 Posts

Sabrina
Kansas
USA
752 Posts

Posted - Jan 27 2018 :  4:26:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This book sounds so interesting! (As do the others mentioned) Iíll have to see if I can find it.

Sabrina

Farmgirl Sister #3275
February 2016 Farmgirl of the Month
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