The skills in this book have served mankind for at least 15 000 years, probably more. The question it asks, and it's quite a simple one, is it wise for us to forget these skills in the period of a single lifetime? This book majors on the simple things - how to build a fence, how to secure a water supply, how to make gates and shelters for livestock. It also looks at the numerous situations 'Good Lifers' find themselves - from a back yard with a few vegetables and chickens to a full sized smallholding; and provides a multitude of ideas how to plan out and create a productive growing space. The Good Life is exactly what it says on the tin, and this book shows you how to produce not only good food, but excellent food. Anyone can buy food from the supermarket, but can you make better food than you can buy. The answer is an emphatic yes! This book treats food as the foundation to a whole way of life. The care that goes into it's production out in the garden or fields, the love lavished on livestock, the complete joy of the freshest egg; all these things combine to produce a way of life that was meant to be, whether it is lived in the confines of the urban semi or the relative open space of the country. Littered with recipes, anecdotes and stories, this is more than a book, it's a bit of a conversation between the reader and the Peacock family.