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- Daily Mail Jenny Stocks gets it all wrong about self sufficiency
Sat 13-Nov-10
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Danny
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UK readers will know that journalistic accuracy is priority #34 in the Daily Mail mission statement. But we sometimes buy it on a Saturday morning because Fiona enjoys it as a gossipy magazine read and I get to read the sports pages before my "serious" newspaper lands on our doormat on a Sunday morning (one of our few real luxuries is paying for the newspaper delivery every Sunday).

I have learned to avoid the Daily Mail "editorial" content as best I can angry

Today, writer Jenny Stocks attempts sensationalism by attempting to claim that self sufficiency costs more than buying at the supermarket.

What a sad waste of what could have been some genuinely worthwhile investigation into the costs of each activity. She decided to choose expensive start-up costs (luxury end of the market) and then load all costs onto the first year of production. Basically, she began from a premise that self-sufficiency is hugely expensive and then tried to prove her theory.

That is so wrong, and I wonder how many potential experimenters she simply switched off, to the detriment of this country. Shame on you, Jenny Stocks.

Have look and make your own mind up. See Fiona's comment:

- Cottage Smallholder, Cheveley, UK, 13/11/2010 14:59

Here is the article

 

 

Never knowingly underfed

Sat 13-Nov-10
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We buy the daily mail most weekends - we like the magazines but the newspaper itself is a load of sh*te. The standards of journalism are very poor. I haven't read todays yet, apart from a quick flick through the 'Weekend' magazine to read the recipes, gardening and tv guide.

Good to see that most of the comments seem to point out that the article is crap. The final bit about making bread completely contradicts itself, saying that the ingredients are cheap then claiming it costs £1.29 per loaf to make it yourself! I'll read the whole article later - don't want to make myself too angry all at once. It's quite rare for me to read the Daily Fail without at least one poorly-researched or badly explained article making me angry.

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Sat 13-Nov-10
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I haven't read a newspaper in years.  Keeps the old blood pressure down you know.  wink

I'll try that again!

Sat 13-Nov-10
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I don't like to get into personal attacks when it comes to situations like this......

BUT YOU GOTTA LOVE THAT PICTURE!

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I bet she'd have no idea what a "Gardener's Manicure" is! big_laugh

If you can't be a shining example, be a terrible warning!

Sat 13-Nov-10
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I wonder how happy she is to be with animals?  I wasn't aware that dungarees were still available - or are they 'designer' ones?  roll_eyes

I'll try that again!

Sun 14-Nov-10
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She clearly really knows her stuff when it comes to home economics, the great outdoors and animal husbandry.

I wonder if she knew what all the yellow stuff they threw on the floor of the photographic studio was?

Kateuk makes things at http://www.etsy.com/shop/finkstuff and sometimes she does this too http://www54paintings.blogspot.com/ and also this http://finkstuff.weebly.com/

Sun 14-Nov-10
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Michelle from Oregon
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Eh, she probably thought the goats were dogs with funny eyes.....whistle

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Sun 14-Nov-10
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big_laugh That's one from me and big_laugh  from Sir,  welldone Michelle!

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Sun 14-Nov-10
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Love it, real people here, not journalists who think they know best.  Heck, she doesn't look old enough to have an opinion.  If you live in Lunnon, do you have to pay top whack for everything?

I'll try that again!

Sun 14-Nov-10
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Michelle from Oregon said:

Eh, she probably thought the goats were dogs with funny eyes.....whistle


 

Oooooohh, lookit tha', their eyes gone all funny......big_laugh

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Sun 14-Nov-10
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Michelle, the first place I ever went in America was North Carolina and I met some real individuals there.  An education, which I adored.

 

I'll try that again!

Sun 14-Nov-10
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Michelle from Oregon
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We're all nuts here, you know.....wave big_laugh

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Sun 14-Nov-10
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I think perhaps, individual? which is a concept that I embrace. heart

Yadkinville is a great place.  Last time I went, my  niece was out for the evening and told me that I could just go to the video shop and get any film to watch and just say 'Carol said you'd know me' - that worked and no money changed hands.

I'll try that again!

Sun 14-Nov-10
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Awwwwhhhh, she does love me......big_hugsmooch

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Sun 14-Nov-10
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You mean me?  Of course I love you, you have been a stalwart of the forum with  a great input.heart

I'll try that again!

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