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Our Wild Farming Life: Adventures on a Scottish Highland Croft Contributor(s): Cassells, Lynn (Author) , Baer, Sandra (Author)

Our Wild Farming Life: Adventures on a Scottish Highland Croft Contributor(s): Cassells, Lynn (Author) , Baer, Sandra (Author)

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Our Wild Farming Life: Adventures on a Scottish Highland Croft
Contributor(s): Cassells, Lynn (Author) , Baer, Sandra (Author)

ISBN: 1645021653    EAN: 9781645021650
US SRP: $19.95 US 
Binding: Paperback
Pub Date: March 17, 2022
Physical Info: 0.61" H x 9.05" L x 6.09" W (0.68 lbs) 224 pages
"As seen on the BBC's This Farming Life The inspirational story of Lynbreck Croft-a regenerative Scottish farm rooted in local food, community, and the dreams of two women. Lynn and Sandra left their friends, family, and jobs in England to travel north to Scotland to find a bit of land that they could call their own. They had in mind keeping a few chickens, a kitchen garden, and renting out some camping space; instead, they fell in love with Lynbreck Croft-150 acres of opportunity and beauty, shrouded by the Cairngorms and deep in the Highlands of Scotland. But they had no money, no plan, and no experience in farming. In Our Wild Farming Life, Lynn and Sandra recount their experiences as they work out what kind of farmers they want to be, learning how to work with Highland cattle, become part of the crofting community, and understand how they can farm with nature to produce food for themselves and the people around them. "Through their journey to becoming farmers," as The Guardian recently wrote, "it's clear that nature and the health of the environment plays a central role in everything they do..." And through efforts like these, Lynn and Sandra have been able to combine regenerative farming practices with old crofting traditions to keep their own personal values intact. Our Wild Farming Life is what happens when you follow your dreams of living on the land; a story of how two people became farmers-and how they learned to make a living from it, their way"--
Lynn Cassells and Sandra Baer met while working as rangers for the National Trust and soon realised that they shared a dream to live closer to the land. They bought Lynbreck Croft in March 2016 - 150 acres of pure Scottishness - with no experience in farming but a huge passion for nature and the outdoors. Now they raise their own animals, grow their own produce and are as self-sufficient as they can be.
'The inspiring story of two courageous women who took the leap and embraced a whole new way of life. Lynn and Sandra, I salute you!'--Kate Humble, broadcaster and author of Home Cooked
'I raced through this beautiful story with mounting awe and excitement. What Lynn and Sandra have achieved on their croft in Scotland is a miracle of rebirth on land that most would have considered beyond hope. Their success is testament to the wisdom of working with nature rather than battling against it and their pragmatism, honesty and openness to new and old ideas shines through on every page. I hope it inspires legions of new farmers.'--Isabella Tree, author of Wilding
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