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[SANET-MG] John Seymour, 1914 - 2004, self-sufficiency and small holdings
Many of you may remember John Seymour's books
that influenced self-sufficiency and small holdings.
There was a nice article and tribute to John Seymour in
Organic Matters (Ireland's organic magazine), Issue 81,
Jan-Feb 2005, page 24-25, by Rosemary Logue.
O B I T U A R Y
JOHN SEYMOUR - born 12 June, 1914 died 14 September, 2004
Fat of the Land
The Complete Book of Self Sufficiency, (1st Edition 1975)
The New Complete Book of Self Sufficiency (2002)
John Seymour, 1914 - 2004.
by Rosemary Logue
Organic Matters (Ireland's organic magazine),
Issue 81, Jan-Feb 2005, page 24-25.
"Over the years I knew him, John became less of a farmer
and more of a philosopher. As failing eyesight and hearing
cut him off from company, he turned to composing doggerel,
much of it written to the tune of old sea shanties and hymns.
He was saddened by what was happening to the world,
by greed and commercialism. His motto was "An insult
to creation is an insult to the Creator" and he saw
insults of that sort everywhere.
I leave to him the final words of this little piece with
verses taken from two of his "bits of doggerel" (the
capitals and italics are his):
"Defiled and poisoned that was once so
My lovely Earth now deep in Mammon's
Shall I despair? No, no I'll NOT despair
I"LL THANK MY GOD WHO MATCHED
ME WITH THIS HOUR"
"The tide had turned and this tide will
So cheer up my hearties -- from this we
And every time another farmer goes
The chairman of Monsanto ought to
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