John Seymour became the driving force of Self Sufficiency and living gently on the earth from the time of his first small farm at Orford, and he remained a leading advocate of a way of life that doesn't plunder the earth until his death in his ninetieth year.
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He has inspired, through his writings and manner of life, people the world over and still, his books on self reliance, the history of the countryside, gardening and animal husbandry, are sold everywhere.
Above all, John was human. I don't say that to imply he had failings. John's humanity was such he believed people could live, and live weel, when they had charge of their bit of land, and could grow happy, fat families from the increase of their own efforts on that land.
Anyone who loves the idea of living off the land will love to read about John Seymour.