Thursday, September 18, 2008

gobble gobble


Anonymous Anonymous said...

He looks to me, like he suspects something.

September 18, 2008 at 3:03 PM  
Blogger Ian said...

Hi there,

The reason I am writing to you from deepest France is because at Farm Blogs from Around the World (a completely and entirely non-commercial site) I am trying to gather in one place the very best of global blogging about farms, farming, rural life and anything concerning the production of food and fibre.

You were recommended to me by Mary Barrosse Schwartz from Bosky Dell Farm in Vermont

I've done a post about her recommendations which you can find at

You can find the blog roll, sorted by country (and a General Interest section).

My posts are made up of the blog recommendations from farm bloggers and I also post regular stories about world farming.

All blogs have been recommended to me by other bloggers or identified by me during my occassional browsing.

I have a pretty broad definition of farming - if you're producing food or fibre, on whatever scale, you're a farmer, to my mind at least.

So blogs range from ranches to part-time smallholders, and resources for them.

Once recommended, I add them to the blogroll and then contact the bloggers (just as I am contacting you), asking them to send me a few words about their farm/small-holding and their blog and, critically, to recommend their favourite farm/farming blogs (just as Bosky Dell Farm recommended you).

And so it goes and grows.

I have added you to my blog roll but I am trying to provide a little more info besides each link - namely location; acreage; stock and crops raised).

I would very much appreciate it if you could please consider:

a) writing to me with a brief description of your blog and holding (at a minimum location; acreage; stock and crops in order to help people find like minded souls) along with permission for a once off only use of a couple of photos from your blog, so that I can make a posting about you;

b) writing to me with your favourite farming/rural blogs recommendations;

c) add a link on your blog, if that's possible, to; and if you can find a moment even make a posting about and how this blog is growing organically accross the world from other farming bloggers.

d) please feel free to send me the odd photo, both now and on an on-going basis (people who do this write to me about once a month, with a brief para of text and up to 5 photos - again it helps drive traffic to them). The blog tries to pick up different seasonal activities in different parts of the world at different times, so any photos would be much appreciated - they also help drive traffic to your site.

I know this is a drag but a lot of people are finding that my blog is driving a lot of traffic to them, so I hope you can find a moment to drop me a line. Very much hoping to hear from you,

With kind regards,


September 19, 2008 at 11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just read your Huffington post on why you're raising this guy and I want to say that was a very eloquent discussion about the sad, sorry business of producing meat for the American table, and what we can all do to extricate ourselves from the ongoing crime, on an individual level. "Contrary Vegetarian," indeed! I think your stance and actions are praiseworthy and do much to further what many of us are working so hard for - a sane, safe, humane food supply; whether you choose to eat at the top or the bottom of the chain it is all connected. Nice work, Jenna.

September 21, 2008 at 4:19 AM  

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