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If so, please state. Do you feel that you have ever been treated unfairly by a health or social care provider because of who you are? Friendly staff; but promises broken. I got referred here by my GP because of abuse One member of staff however, who was then made my main mental health doctor at the centre did contact services on my behalf and did everything to try and get me the support I need; however the services would not contact me and I didn't end up getting this support 'til the time the centre closed and I was referred to Longbridge Health Centre before being let down again - told they now only help people with schizophrenia.
Wanted advice about a friend We contact the centre to ask for advice about a She spoke to us as if we were nothing, I personally am a happy person but after speaking with her I felt depressed. Anyway she was very unhelpful and I will be writing a formal letter of complaint - hopefully my friend will be able to get the help he needs from a mental health authority that cares!
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Feedback Rating. Based on 2 reviews. Rated by Anonymous. Wanted advice about a friend We contact the centre to ask for advice about a friend who is currently a patient suffering from severe depression and the receptionist was very rude and obnoxious. View all feedback. Join our mailing list Want us to stay in touch? It was also both comforting and depressing that some of the same issues and trials that we deal with today were major issues during his own time. There was a whole passage in the book about how most Americans can't or won't do the menial jobs, due to our nature, and that it took real effort to find good help, which is directly relatable to today.
And that some folks just shouldn't be doctors or lawyers because it isn't their aptitude, but should be content being laborers instead. There are definitely portions of the book that drag, and the author is clearly full of his own self confidence and won't let you forget it. He rarely talks about his missteps, and even turns those into positives for himself to the point that you think he was either a genius, or extremely lucky, or just didn't bother to talk about all that.
His self-congratulatory style grates on your nerves occasionally, though I think this speaks more to the times than to the author. To be fair, he was a proud, self-made man, and could afford to boast a little. Good book for some, great book for the right person, and a must read for others. If you read Joel Salatin or Michael Pollan, you should add this to your bookshelf. Ten Acres Enough is remarkably easy to read and relevant for all that it's years old.
If you don't mind missing out on Robert Plamondon's helpful conversions of dollar figures to modern amounts, you can read the book online for free, but I'm glad I read the Norton Creek Press edition. Nov 06, John rated it really liked it Shelves: hobby-farming , It sounds utterly ludicrous, but that is an apt description of this book. Edmund Morris left the "comfortable" life of Philadelphia as a forty year old man, with a large family, abandoned his life as a tradesman, for the "hard" life of a farmer.
He'd read about farming for years, and sensed it was his true calling in life.
He convinced his wife, it didn't seem to take much, and his children loved th Imagine reading The Swiss Family Robinson, as set in the New Jersey countryside in the mid s. He convinced his wife, it didn't seem to take much, and his children loved the idea. The book tells their tale, in the style of William Robinson telling his tale of adventure on their tropical island. This is not simply a how-to be a successful farmer, though there is much there that will help aspiring farmers-to-be.
The tale is Morris' ascent from wannabe farmer to profitable, respectable farmer. He tells many an interesting fable on how he got his property for a song, how he stumbled into profitability his first year, about a German families "humanure" pot, and more. The story is heavy on manure, as he credits his zest for manuring his land with the success of his farm. This is a fascinating, and brief, look at farm life in the s. Morris was a fruit farmer--running a peach orchard and a variety of berries. He discusses this at length--all showing "ten acres enough. This is a hidden gem.
Feb 07, Stharris rated it really liked it. Very inspirational if you ever dream of having a small farm, and maybe even if you don't. Feb 26, Steve rated it it was amazing. What a pleasure to read! View all 3 comments. Feb 01, Mwalkes rated it it was ok. I enjoyed the old prose in the book. The farming techniques he employed were educational. I believe it can be done and if we returned to this concept, our lives would improve in many many ways.
View 1 comment. Aug 23, David rated it it was amazing. Jan 13, Lori rated it liked it. Very interesting and amazingly still relevant to current times. This man was very industrious. Apr 13, Justin rated it it was ok Shelves: free-ebook. A bit too memoiry for my tastes. Jul 02, Jonathan Ward rated it really liked it. Much has changed since then, much has stayed the same. Feb 11, Amanda rated it it was ok.
For a book of its vintage, this is a surprisingly fun read. Morris, with mild but palpable self-congratulation, tells how he realized his dream to live on and off the earnings of his own small farm, and how he managed to make it more profitable than his New York business had been.
Research seems to have been key to all Morris's successes: he located his farm in New Jersey after studying the fertility of the soil and the ease of transportation by rail to big city markets, he chose to capita For a book of its vintage, this is a surprisingly fun read. Research seems to have been key to all Morris's successes: he located his farm in New Jersey after studying the fertility of the soil and the ease of transportation by rail to big city markets, he chose to capitalize on small fruits and peaches based on his calculations of their yield and wholesale prices, and he chose his cultivation practices based on his readings about the effects of manure and his observations of successful neighboring farms.
My whole mind and energies were devoted to improving and attending to it. Most surprising to us was his attitude toward his wife and daughters. When Edmund Morris published the first edition of this book, the Civil War was in its final phase. The 19th Amendment Woman's Suffrage was not brought to Congress until and did not pass until My own mother can remember a time when a woman with her own job could not have a checking account without her husband's written permission.
In spite of the prevailing attitude towards women at the time, Morris sought his wife's agreement and opinion on all important farm matters. I was unwilling to take a single step in opposition either to her wishes or her judgment. They were in charge of preparing, planting, maintaining, harvesting, and selling surplus from the vegetable garden, and were given a ledger to track their sales.
They made a success of it. Turned around and went in. I thought it would be a typical greasy spoon and I was totally wrong. We only had teas, I only Stopped off for breakfast as passing Service was good and friendly Food was cooked to perfection served with a warm welcome and a smile Coffee was good, instant but good Will be more than happy to stop off next time I'm passing Recommend you do It's like a time capsule,but like JJ'S in Rasen,just what a cafe should be in a rural area-good,if basic food, great prices,friendly staff,and probably the best bacon we've had in a Great breakfast well priced very popular limited opening times closed early afternoon award winning very friendly staff well worth a visit.
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