My copy of Home Farmer arriving from the hard-working hands of Postie.
I've spent many years searching for a magazine that suits me, that interests me and that I look forward to enough that I'll subscribe to it. For Hubby it's Wanderlust - tempting his itching feet with adventures to plan and look forward to in the future. I quite liked things like Essentials and Prima - but while they included recipes and crafts, they still had too much emphasis on clothing and make-up for my liking, and seemed to be aimed at a different generation. I had a go at some of the parenting or Mother and Baby magazines for a while too, but they seemed geared to the worriers and the buy-everything-brigade. The ads for nappies and gadgets and paraphernalia put me off immediately. There just didn't seem much in there for my taste at all. I tried Gardeners World too, but while I liked knowing what jobs to do each month, it was just more detailed than the time I have available allowed for.
I discovered Home Farmer by chance on the supermarket shelf, bizarrely I think it was with the car or computer magazines and just happened to catch my eye as I walked past. After two issued I went ahead and subscribed, I knew that I would want to read this magazine every month.
Regular articles include:
- jam making
- what to do on the veg patch this month (not just geared to the south England either - also appropriate to further north in Scotland)
- chicken keeping
- other animals
- bee keeping (while the animals and fowl are beyond me, I still find it interesting to read)
- self-sufficiency (or partial)
- low-impact living
I love this magazine!