The Farm, River Cottage, Devon

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That homegrown setting and the night that followed set me thinking about those [many] conversations I have with those around me about what ‘the good life’ means to them. There’s a clear thread in the answers I hear- a deep seated desire and craving for a way of life that is that bit more meaningful. Often, this ‘good life’ and meaning is acknowledged to be found in the slow life. It’s a gentler approach to being and a pretty counter cultural way of doing things in today’s go-faster set up.

River Cottage seems to get that rumbling cry of those of us caught up with unsurety (and what feels like abruptly quickly) in the 21st century. It crafts things slowly and well and with a consciousness of what is good for people and our earth. They sow, grow and rear listening to the seasons and what the soil and sun will allow. What happens in nature guides them in what they create.

And the result, as expected, is something special.

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