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No man is an island

The paradox of self-sufficiency is that it encourages collaboration.

I was reminded of John Donne's wise words a few years ago whilst trying - deeply unsuccessfully - to erect some new wooden sheds at our family home on The Ridge in Kent.

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Being prepared in a faltering economy

At one point it seemed entirely possible that we could face economic collapse

We decided to make preparations for a potential catastrophe

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Keeping goats

Keeping goats is both fun and useful

Kid meat is delicious, while goat's milk can be used to make soft cheese and yoghurt.

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