Our Wild Farming Life Adventures on a Scottish Highland Croft, reviewed

//Our Wild Farming Life Adventures on a Scottish Highland Croft, reviewed

Our Wild Farming Life Adventures on a Scottish Highland Croft, reviewed

Our Wild Farming Life

We look at this interesting book detailing the experiences of an intrepid couple who quit city life to move to the Cairngorms in the Scottish Highlands. You can see more about Our Wild Farming Life, Adventures on a Scottish Highland Croft by Sandra Baer and Lynn Cassells on the Chelsea Green Publishing website here. Release date: March 3, 2022

Our Wild Farming Life Adventures on a Scottish Highland Croft, reviewed

This type of story is always interesting, acting on that desire to get away from it all, and actually leave the city and make a go of it. The book’s style is open and honest, coherent and an easy read to follow. Very quickly they also gathered a lot of positive praise, feedback and even awards for their efforts. With all ventures like this it is important to work out what your strengths are, and, as a couple, to work out who might be the best to tackle various tasks.

The description of weeping while utterly exhausted as they planted their last few thousand trees was both funny and also quite believable, that whole need to have drive and just get tasks over the line, no matter how tired you are.

The authors of this book only moved to the Highlands in 2016, so they have already come a long way in a very short time. That said you get the impression that they plan to keep at it and to work away to make it work, and to ensure that they have created a viable and sustainable business. The time period of the book also covers the global pandemic, lockdown and the need to switch up their business model to remain above water. This resilience and pragmatism is an inevitable part of taking on an all encompassing project like this. We enjoyed reading this book and we got some good tips from it. Check it out.

More about the book ->

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 rebuild their new home and work out what kind of farmers they want to be. They learn how to work with Highland cattle, become part of the crofting community and begin to truly understand how they can farm in harmony with nature to produce wonderful food for themselves and the people around them.

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.

About Sandra Baer

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.

About Lynn Cassells

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.

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