Simons resilience against all odds is inspiring. A true man. The hardships of permaculture and this style of farming are evident, battles with flooding, bird flu and the difficulty of loosing animals all plays its part. You need to be a special person for this lifestyle, however the benefits and ethos out weigh the negatives, which allows a better way of farming to protect and care for our environment. Not only this, it makes us better humans. I learnt more in one day than I did in my entire time in education.