"Self-sufficiency does not mean 'going back' to the acceptance of a lower standard of living. On the contrary, it is the striving for a higher standard of living, for food that is organically grown and good, for the good life in pleasant surroundings... and for the satisfaction that comes from doing difficult and intricate jobs well and successfully." John Seymour ~ Self Sufficiency 2003

Sunday, 15 April 2012


I finally found an english version of the GASLAND documentary on YouTube.

And so I appeal to all South Africans who follow my blog, to please watch this movie.  If it doesn't shake the apathy you may be experiencing concerning Fracking in the Karroo, then nothing will?!

Yes, it is 1 hour, 42 minutes and 51 seconds long.

Yes, in South Africa, even with an ADSL line, it will take longer than that to watch because you have to allow for the download time.  But, YES, it is worth every minute that you sit in front of your screen.

Gather the (young) family round and let them learn, by example, how not to behave when they are adults.  If nothing else it will teach them to be responsible for the decisions and actions that they take / make later in their lives, especially if they hold positions of power.  For it will clearly show them the ramifications of that abuse of power.

They deserve to experience both sides of the coin, without the pun.  And to learn what greed is doing to our planet.


And, after watching the movie, please sign the two petitions on my blog.  And ask your friends to sign it too.  And your parents.  And your neighbours.  Ask anyone you can think of to sign the petition.

Add your voice in order that it may be heard.

Please.  Please.  Please...!