Did you ever make a decision, feel pretty righteous about it then realize you were wrong? Totally wrong?? Could not be more wrong???
That’s just what I did when I cancelled my newly acquired subscription to Modern Farmer.
I was feeling churlish; I subscribed weeks earlier but hadn’t received a copy yet. And it’s just quarterly so, in hindsight, I thought it wasn’t worth the cost. Wrong, dead wrong, could not be more completely wrong.
I got my first issue – #10 – Winter 2015-2016 and knew just how big a dolt I had been.
This magazine is worth every penny and then some. I read it from cover to cover in a day and a half, tabbed up some things I wanted to research more and am rereading it right now (well not while I’m typing but rereading, yes).
I am not a farmer but I am an avid organic gardener. I raise all my own fruit (blueberries, blackberries, figs, cherries and the stray pear, apple and pluot). I grow my own vegetables and herbs and am building my own meadow in the back of our 2.3 acres.
So I loved reading the article on Seed Matters – some of the most amazing organic seed breeders and growers — and getting some recipes from their benefit dinner.
And I own a horse – have always loved horses – so I immediately read the cover article on harnessing the power of draft horses.
I enjoyed the article on growing hops and loved meeting “The Modern Farmers” through their profiles of small operations that are making a big difference in their neighborhoods.
So, with huge apologies to Modern Farmer, I went back to its site today and subscribed for 2 years. (A formal, written letter of apology will be mailed to the Editor, tomorrow.)
I will be sharing this beautifully produced, beautifully written and heartfelt magazine with stunning photography, too, with my niece who has just bought 14 acres in upstate Pennsylvania with her guy. They plan on growing their food, raising animals for meat and sale, raising fish and living on their farm.
This magazine will just be one more tool they can use and enjoy.
BTW-my subscription also gives me access to the web site and all the articles, online. A bargain….a beautiful bargain.