Rewilding my life
If you have ever wanted to run away to the wilds of Scotland and stay, I invite you to come along as I share the story of life at The Gardener's Cottage.
Beginning in April 2019 I started my next great adventure in a cottage and greenhouse beside a mostly unloved walled garden of a slightly wild estate on the west coast of Scotland. I'll attempt to rewild and reroot myself while I search for a slower, more sustainable life with a deeper connection to a place that I've longed for. I'll wander the five hundred acres of the estate, including visiting the standing stones and neolithic cairn, introducing myself and my sheepdog Alfred to the ancient trees in the woodland and the seals that visit the loch shores. I'll begin to explore Scotland and my ancestral connection to this land and see where that takes me.
I aim to steward and curate a space that creates restfulness and supports creativity and sustainability for myself and my guests. Each month I send my Patrons (you can subscribe for as little as $10 USD per month) an old fashioned letter in the mail with musings and lessons from the journey, what I'm learning about the land and creatures that call it home, and just generally trying to root myself into this new way of life. Subscribe here to receive your first letter this month!