When at the seed swap earlier this year I was asked if I'd be interested in writing for "The Hedge" magazine. One was slipped into my hand to read.
When I got home I sat down for half an hour and read it cover to cover.
It was beautiful. Full of poems and well written monologues about rural life as well as some stunning illustrations as well. I loved it, it really felt like a lovely publication, I was only too keen to write to the editor and say I'd love to write for them.
It's locally based (Herefordshire) not-for-profit publication released twice a year and as they say in their own blurb - "it's place to recognise how the local affects the global"
In the end I decided to write about a subject close to my heart and one that's often over looked within self sufficiency - Community.
Something I've come to realise more and more is how much I enjoy being part of the local community and that of the much wider community through the internet, be that this blog or other peoples, Facebook, Twitter,etc.
Having a network of people around you to ask advice and receive encouragement from is always a really rewarding thing. I know I have a network of people that I talk things over with when I start a new project or if something goes wrong.
It was lovely to write a piece on how much we enjoy living where we do and more lovely to see it along side other articles written by people who feel passionately about the countryside and our beautiful county of Herefordshire
I've really enjoyed writing for a few different publications this year, check out my In Print page to see what I've written this year so far and I'm looking forward to writing something else for The Hedge for the next issue!