We were approached by a journalist from The Observer Magazine a couple of weeks ago with a view to being interviewed for a forthcoming article on modern smallholders.
I checked her out with a few contacts and read some of her articles, before the Other Half and I decided to agree to be interviewed.
The journalist came up from London and spent several hours with us today, trying to find out what we do and why we do it.
We tried to get across that we’re not making a “green” lifestyle statement, especially in the holier than thou sense that some of the twee middle classes adopt.
Rather, we are simply trying to live a life that suits us.
I suspect we came across as more than a little bonkers, but we’re used to that—and it’s almost certainly true anyway.
I took the journalist on a guided tour of the croft but it was something of a non-event as the cloud had closed in on us and it was bucketing down rain.
Still, she liked our vegetable patch (she has an allotment herself), enjoyed seeing the piglets and, while most of the views were non-existent, she did get a good view of the Stonehead Circle.
The circle was at its eerie best, with the massive stones looming out of the cloud while a couple of crows stood watch upon the tallest one and eyed us balefully.
It will be interesting to see how the article turns out.